Archive for April, 2015

Apr 30, 2015

Women of Color Leaders Call for a Change: End Barriers to Abortion Care

Op-Ed co-authored by Miriam Yeung

Apr 30, 2015

Miriam Yeung in Lisbon 2014: An International Summit on Reproductive Choice

http://www.catholicsforchoice.org/topics/abortion/documents/LisbonSummit-Yeung.pdf

Apr 20, 2015

Kansas and Oklahoma approve dangerous anti-choice law

In April, Kansas and Oklahoma became the first states in the country to ban a medical procedure used in miscarriages and second trimester abortions. The new laws prohibit the performance of the dilation and extraction procedure, commonly referred to as D & E, but supporters of the laws used graphic and medically inaccurate language to […]

Apr 20, 2015

Paid leave makes way in the states

On February 12, Philadelphia became the first municipality in Pennsylvania and the 17th in the country to pass a law guaranteeing paid sick leave. The law ensures paid sick leave to workers employed by businesses with 10 or more employees, and is set to go into effect in mid-May—that is, unless the Pennsylvania state legislature […]

Apr 20, 2015

Oakland raises minimum wage and enacts paid sick leave law

On March 2, Oakland’s minimum wage jumped from the statewide minimum of $9 an hour to $12.25, making it the highest minimum wage in the Bay Area. The 36% increase was also accompanied by a guaranteed five to nine paid sick days for all workers. The measure was approved by voters last November by a […]

Apr 20, 2015

Domestic violence survivor, Nan-Hui Jo, convicted in California for fleeing with child

On March 3, a California jury unanimously found domestic violence survivor Nan-Hui Jo guilty of child abduction charges filed by her child’s father and alleged abuser. As a result of her conviction, Nan-Hui is now facing deportation and permanent separation from her child. After her student visa expired in 2009, Nan-Hui fled the U.S. to […]

Apr 20, 2015

Purvi Patel convicted for miscarriage under Indiana feticide laws

On March 30, Purvi Patel was convicted under Indiana’s feticide law to over 20 years in prison for suffering a miscarriage. Indiana’s law criminalizes the intentional termination of a pregnancy. Last July, Purvi went to an emergency room in South Bend, Indiana, seeking medical assistance for severe bleeding. She told her doctors she had miscarried, […]

Apr 20, 2015

Oakland stands with AAPI women!

On March 17, the Oakland City Council became the second city in the country to pass a resolution affirmatively opposing sex-selective abortion bans. The resolution, introduced by Councilmembers Annie Campbell Washington and Abel Guillen, represents a victory for AAPI women in reclaiming their voices around their own reproductive health and agency. Bay Area chapter leader, […]

Apr 20, 2015

The fight for sick days and paid leave continues in Congress

In February and March, two bills were introduced in Congress that would create a national standard for paid sick days and paid family and medical leave. The Healthy Families Act was reintroduced on February 12 by Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) and Senator Patty Murray (D-WA). The law would allow workers in businesses with at least […]