Friday, December 18, 2009

Senate Democrats Negotiate Healthcare Bill; Catholic Bishops Continue to Dictate Terms & Weekly Feminist News Digest: 12/11/2009 - 12/18/2009

December 18, 2009
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Dec 18 2009
Senate Democrats Negotiate Healthcare Bill; Catholic Bishops Continue to Dictate Terms
Senate Democratic leadership has delegated to Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) the task of winning over Senator Ben Nelson (D-NE), in an attempt to secure the sixty votes necessary to prevent the fillibuster of the healthcare reform bill...
Dec 17 2009
Obama Signs Omnibus Spending Bill
President Barack Obama signed the FY 2010 Omnibus Appropriations bill, which includes several major gains for women's health and civil liberties, yesterday...
Dec 16 2009
Congressional Hearing Held on Rape Kit Backlog
The Senate Committee on the Judiciary held a hearing yesterday on the national rape kit backlog, the reauthorization of the Debbie Smith Act, and current legislation introduced in the Senate that is intended to incentivize the processing of rape kits...
Dec 15 2009
DC City Council Votes for Same Sex Marriage
The Washington, DC, city council voted for the second time today to legalize same-sex marriage...
Dec 14 2009
Uganda Bars Female Genital Mutilation
The Ugandan parliament unanimously passed a bill late last week that bans female genital mutilation (FGM) in the country...


Dec 18 2009 - Judge to Rule on Oklahoma Abortion Reporting Law

Dec 17 2009 - Taliban Destroys Pakistani Girls School

Dec 16 2009 - Sexual Harassment Pervasive in Arab Countries

Dec 15 2009 - Spain Compromises on Abortion Reform Bill

Dec 14 2009 - Laureates Call for Gender Equity in Sciences as Women Earn Record Number of Nobels

Dec 14 2009 - Iran Cracks Down on Women's Rights Activists

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