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Abortion in Mexico: Fight for rights just beginning, women say

BBC
In 1999, aged 13, Paulina was raped and was left pregnant by a man who broke into her family’s home. Following the brutal attack, she sought an abortion, fully legal in Mexico in cases of rape. However, Paulina was harangued by conservative doctors, state officials and priests who put up......

Israel Accuses 6 Palestinian Rights Groups of Terrorism

New York Times
New York Times – For more and to sign up click here JERUSALEM — Israel designated six major Palestinian rights watchdogs as terrorist organizations on Friday, a move that critics said would restrict the ability of Palestinian civil society to scrutinize and challenge Israeli government activity in the West Bank......

Biden Is Open to Scrapping Filibuster for Voting Rights Bill ‘and Maybe More’

New York Times
WASHINGTON — President Biden said on Thursday that he was open to ending the Senate filibuster so Democrats could pass voting rights legislation, raise the federal debt limit and possibly enact other parts of his agenda that had been blocked by Republicans. Speaking at a CNN town hall meeting, the......

Biden says he’d be willing to eliminate filibuster to pass voting rights and “maybe more”

CBS News
CBS News – For more and to sign up click here President Biden ventured a step further in favor of eliminating the filibuster in some instances, after this week saw the defeat of voting rights legislation in the Senate, and the nation earlier this month teetered on the brink of......

Biden says he’s open to altering, eliminating filibuster to advance voting rights

USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Morgan Chalfant President BidenJoe Biden White House: US has donated 200 million COVID-19 vaccines around the world Police recommend charges against four over Sinema bathroom protest K Street revenues boom MORE on Thursday opened the door to “fundamentally” altering......

Moderna & J&J COVID Boosters Advance, Voting Rights Bill Fails, Russia Hosts Taliban : Up First

NPR
NPR Moderna and Johnson & Johnson COVID vaccine boosters clear another regulatory hurdle. Senate Democrats lose a major push for voting rights protections. And a meeting in Moscow signals Russia’s embrace of closer contact with Afghanistan’s Taliban rule. NPR – Click for more...

Supporters of Abortion Rights Struggle to Gain Marchers and Momentum

New York Times
Last fall, Hannah Dasgupta spent her days focused on politics, channeling her fear and anger over President Donald J. Trump into activism. Worried about the future of abortion rights, among other issues, during the Trump administration, she joined a group of suburban Ohio women who were working to elect Democrats.......

Why Scores of Female Athletes Are Speaking Out on Abortion Rights

New York Times
Life as she knows it, the life she loves, is a product of that decision, she told me. “That’s not uncommon,” she said, adding that many athletes have similar stories. In May, the Supreme Court announced it would hear Mississippi’s appeal of a lower court’s decision that blocked the state’s......

House approves measure to protect abortion rights amid threats from states and the courts.

New York Times
WASHINGTON — The House narrowly approved a measure on Friday intended to enact abortion rights into federal law, as Democrats sought to counter efforts at the state level to restrict abortions and growing hostility to abortion rights from the conservative-leaning Supreme Court. Acting after the high court refused to block......

House passes bill to protect abortion rights in response to restrictive Texas law

CNBC
CNBC – For more and to sign up click here House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) speaks during a news conference about the House vote on H.R. 3755, the “Women’s Health Protection Act” legislation to “establish a federally protected right to abortion access” at the Capitol in Washington, U.S., September 24,......

Netflix “would definitely consider” buying F1 race streaming rights

Sports Illustrated
http://www.si.com/.image/c_limit%2Ccs_srgb%2Cfl_progressive%2Ch_1200%2Cq_auto:good%2Cw_1200/MTg0MDk4ODc1MDAxMjg0NDgz/formula-1.jpg Madeline Coleman Formula 1 has seen a major boost in its fandom as Netflix’s docuseries Formula 1: Drive to Survive continues to thrive, and now, the CEO of the streaming platform spoke to German outlet Der Spiegel and said they “would definitely consider” bidding for F1’s streaming rights. However, if successful, it wouldn’t......

Voting rights groups sue Ohio over a Republican-controlled revision of state voting districts.

New York Times
The American Civil Liberties Union and other voter rights groups filed a lawsuit on Thursday challenging the newly drawn state legislative districts enacted last week by a Republican-dominated commission in Ohio, an opening salvo in what is likely to be a series of confrontations across the country as the once-in-a-decade......

500 athletes back abortion rights in SCOTUS filing

ESPN
WASHINGTON — A group of prominent women athletes, including soccer star Megan Rapinoe and basketball standouts Diana Taurasi and Sue Bird, on Monday urged the U.S. Supreme Court to protect abortion rights in a case involving Mississippi’s Republican-backed bid to ban the procedure after 15 weeks of pregnancy. Abortion opponents......

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