Archive for May, 2016

May 23, 2016

Appeal for Indiana woman convicted for having an abortion

Read original article on MSNBC. May 23, 2016, 9:15 AM By Irin Carmon Purvi Patel was bleeding through her layers of clothing when she arrived, alone, at the emergency room in Mishawaka, Indiana on the night of July 13, 2013. “I was feeling very disoriented, weak,” she later testified. “Physically, I was in pain.” She told […]

May 20, 2016

Sen. Booker Introduces Legislation to Protect Women’s Access to Birth Control

Read original article on The Bergen Dispatch. By Paul Nichols May, 19, 2016 U.S. Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) today introduced the Access to Birth Control (ABC) Act, legislation to ensure that any woman with a valid prescription is not denied or intimidated when requesting birth control or emergency contraception at pharmacies. “Sadly, in some states […]

May 04, 2016

Purvi Patel’s ‘feticide’ case has huge implications for reproductive rights of women in the US

Read original article on The American Bazaar. May 2, 2016 By AB Wire Patel’s case comes up for appeal on May 23rd. The case of the Indian American woman from Indiana, Purvi Patel, convicted for 20 years in prison for feticide, which comes up for appeal on May 23rd, is being keenly watched by activists […]

May 04, 2016

SCSU data addresses sex assault and women’s health

Read original article on SCTimes. May 3, 2016, 9:14pm By Mitch LeClair NAPAWF Research Coordinator, Melissa Kwon, and MYWC University Professor, Hedy Tripp addressing sexual assault and ignorance of health topics at St. Cloud Public Library. (Photo: Mitch LeClair, mleclair2@stcloudtimes.com) Sexual assault and ignorance of health topics are problems among local college students, researchers said Tuesday at […]