Articles by Sue Davis

Asserting right of poor women to abortion

July 16, 2015

A bold giant step in defense of poor women’s right to abortion and for equal opportunity for all women took place on July 8. Democratic Congresswomen Barbara Lee, Jan Schakowsky and Diana DeGette introduced the Equal Access to Abortion Coverage in Health Insurance (EACH Woman) Act in the House of [...]

Texas laws threaten access to abortion

June 18, 2015

People protest in front of the Whole Women’s Health clinic Saturday, October 4, 2014, in McAllen, Texas. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit on June 9 upheld two of the strictest, most unscientific and potentially life-threatening limits on abortion services passed by the Texas [...]

Feticide sentencing denounced as racist

May 4, 2015

Purvi Patel For the first time in the United States, on March 30 a woman was convicted and ordered to spend 20 years of a 41-year sentence in prison for child neglect — and feticide! The charges against Purvi Patel, a 33-year-old woman of South Asian descent, were clearly contradictory, but that [...]

‘Fight for $15’ tells bosses to raise wages

April 22, 2015

BaltimorePhoto: Bill Hughes Low-wage workers in the tens of thousands, in 263 cities and towns, went on strike from coast to coast on April 15 for $15 an hour and union representation without retaliation. It signaled a growing escalation in the workers’ struggle in the U.S. Joined by protests in [...]

Evento en NY marca 70 años federación mundial de mujeres

March 31, 2015

Nueva York El llamado a la solidaridad internacional en la lucha por la igualdad y la justicia para las mujeres fue fuerte y claro el 17 de marzo cuando representantes de la Federación Democrática Internacional de Mujeres celebró su reunión anual en el Centro de Iglesia de las Naciones Unidas [...]

Event marks women’s global federation at 70

March 30, 2015

The call for international solidarity in the fight for women’s equality and justice was loud and clear on March 17 as representatives of the Women’s International Democratic Federation (Federación Democrática Internacional de Mujeres) held its annual meeting at the Church Center of the United [...]

Human trafficking law promotes reproductive injustice

March 21, 2015

The Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act of 2015 (S. 178) was considered a bipartisan bill when it was introduced in the U.S. Senate on Jan. 13. When an anti-abortion provision was discovered on March 10, protests from human rights, civil rights, legal, reproductive health and women’s groups [...]

U.S. ranks as world’s worst in jailing women

March 12, 2015

Women are the fastest growing prison population in the U.S. due primarily to harsh sentencing for nonviolent crimes and drug offenses. Over the last three decades the number of women incarcerated has mushroomed, though they account for less than 7 percent of the country’s 2.4 million inmates. [...]

Indiana woman criminalized after miscarriage

February 19, 2015

An outrageous miscarriage of justice occurred Feb. 3 in Indiana based on a real miscarriage. Purvi Patel, a 33-year-old, unmarried woman of South Asian-American descent, was found guilty of two contradictory crimes: feticide and neglect of a child. In March she could be sentenced to 70 years in [...]

Reproductive justice in the age of austerity

January 18, 2015

A new report shows that the state of abortion rights in the U.S. on the 42nd anniversary of the Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision legalizing abortion is significantly worse than even four years ago. The Guttmacher Institute’s report, issued in the first week of 2015, says that states have [...]
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