- STAND WITH SERVICEWOMEN
Sexual assault in the U.S. military was highlighted in November 2013 when a report from the Pentagon showed a 50% increase in reported assaults over the course of one year. Thanks to an effort led by mainstream Republican Senator Susan Collins (ME), the 2013 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) included improved prevention measures, but now Senators on both sides are prepared to do more.
Two bills are expected to come up on the Senate floor in the next few weeks, both looking to remedy some of the weaknesses regarding sexual assault in the military system that still remain after the 2013 NDAA. Read more about these bills here.
- Prevention Over Politics
PREVENTION OVER POLITICSAs we mark the 41st anniversary of Roe v. Wade, battles for choice and personal liberty continue to rage across the country. But we know that in real life voters and families understand that each situation is different, that each family is different, and that all are trying to make the best decisions for themselves.Roe v. Wade is and has always been about protecting the rights and safety of Americans NOT about the promotion of abortion. And we, like most Americans, believe that information, early intervention and access are the keys to limiting the rate of abortion in our country. Regardless of which label, pro- or anti-choice, we choose to carry, this is a goal we all share. Read more on our blog.
- Choice Advances in Supreme Court
U.S. SUPREME COURT TAKES ON CHOICE
Over 300 anti-choice bills were introduced across the country in 2013. Now many of these dangerous measures are being contested in courts across the country - and a number of them are expected to make it to the U.S. Supreme Court this year.
On January 13th, the high court refused to hear Arizona's ban on most abortions at 20 weeks, effectively striking down that dangerous law. And last week the court heard arguments in a case that some say puts freedom of speech and reproductive rights at odds. Read more about these cases and others on our blog.