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Posted on: Jan 23, 2009, Source: Women's eNews

More than 40 years after Congress passed a law making it illegal for employers to pay women less than men for the same work, women still earn less.

Posted on: Nov 23, 2008, Source: Women's eNews

Women's rights advocates are scrambling to make up for an unexpected shortage of cash to fund a push for female appointees to Obama's Cabinet.

Posted on: Oct 21, 2008, Source: Women's eNews

Women could pick up as many as 13 seats on Election Day.

Posted on: Oct 8, 2008, Source: Women's eNews

A look at what we could do instead with $700 billion to spend fixing up our world.

Posted on: Sep 26, 2008, Source: Women's eNews

Regardless of what happens on Wall Street, it looks like bad news for women.

Posted on: Aug 26, 2008, Source: Women's eNews

Women around the country are becoming engaged in politics like never before.

Posted on: Aug 1, 2008, Source: Women's eNews

Sixteen women who lost congressional races in 2006 are running again. This could mark a new era in the evolution of the female political candidate.

Posted on: Apr 8, 2008, Source: Women's eNews

Women are making record campaign contributions, so why are campaign agendas still mute on child care, birth control and domestic violence?

Posted on: Jan 13, 2008, Source: Women's eNews

In the GOP field McCain, Huckabee and Thompson are battling for the staunch anti-abortion vote in South Carolina's pivotal Jan. 19 primary.

Posted on: Dec 7, 2007, Source: Women's eNews

Women's health advocates want to reach bipartisan compromises on reproductive health bills before the 2008 presidential election polarizes Congress.

Posted on: Jul 30, 2007, Source: The American Prospect

A new movement seeks to award special certificates to fetuses that are stillborn, but pro-choice advocates worry that this is yet another step toward fetal personhood that could endanger abortion rights.

Posted on: Jun 12, 2007, Source: Women's eNews

Some Georgia legislators want their state constitution to recognize embryos and fetuses as persons from the moment of conception. It's a sign of a widening strategic divide within the anti-choice movement.

Posted on: May 17, 2007, Source: Women's eNews

Women could stand to gain substantially from a law that would expand hate crime definitions to include gender, sexual orientation and disability. But will the legislation stand a chance?

Posted on: Jan 14, 2007, Source: Women's eNews

A new bill being drafted by Sen. Biden would create a network of 100,000 legal volunteers to work on behalf of domestic violence victims.

Posted on: Jan 9, 2007, Source: Women's eNews

The Hyde Amendment has prevented federal funding of abortion services to low-income women for three decades. Now that its namesake has left Congress, pro-choicers are campaigning to dismantle it.

Posted on: Nov 8, 2006, Source: Women's eNews

With Nancy Pelosi as the presumptive next House speaker, another woman Senator elected and at least another four Democratic women elected to the House, this was an election women can be proud of.

Posted on: Aug 6, 2006, Source: Women's eNews

Four female veterans running for Congress are challenging stereotypes about women being weak on foreign policy.

Posted on: Jul 26, 2006, Source: Women's eNews

To pro-choicers' dismay, the Senate has approved a bill prohibiting anyone from taking a minor over state lines to avoid parental notification laws. What's next?

Posted on: Jun 26, 2006, Source: Women's eNews

Politically active women's groups are already attacking Hillary Clinton for supporting the Iraq war and backing an anti-choice Senate candidate.

Posted on: Dec 1, 2005, Source: Women's eNews

In the first abortion case before the Supreme Court, we get a glimpse at how our new chief justice might restrict abortion.