House passes bill to revive Equal Rights Amendment

House action on Thursday inched the U.S. closer to enshrining gender equality in the Constitution — but a daunting maze of legislative and legal obstacles still stands in the way. Lawmakers voted 232-183 to pass legislation that would repeal the 1982 deadline for states to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment, a move that could advance […]

How the debate over the ERA became a fight over abortion

Conservative activists waged a successful campaign against the Equal Rights Amendment decades ago by warning it would force women into combat, legalize gay marriage and erode gender roles. But in 2020, opponents are zeroing in on one line of attack: a claim that ERA would require taxpayer-funded abortions. The House will vote later this week […]

Police officers to stop women from having abortions under proposed new Missouri bill

Suggested law ultimately deems having an abortion to be equivalent to carrying out murder Source: https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/missouri-abortion-bill-law-mike-moon-republican-right-due-process-a9324266.html Droolin’ Dog sniffed out this story and shared it with you. The Article Was Written/Published By: Maya Oppenheim

Report claims U.S. government is using cellphone location data to track undocumented immigrants

The Department of Homeland Security has bought a commercial database that tracks movements of “millions” of cellphones in America, and is using it to curb undocumented immigrants, The Wall Street Journal reported Friday, citing people familiar with the matter and documents it has seen.  Such databases are legal in the U.S. and are typically used […]

Climate Change Pushing Bumblebees to Extinction

(via Tim Hill/Pixabay) Bumblebee species are declining in Asia, Europe, and North America. A new study from the University of Ottawa found that in the course of a single human generation, the likelihood of a bee population surviving in a given area has dropped an average of more than 30 percent. “Our results show that […]

Florida Republicans fast-track abortion restrictions

TALLAHASSEE — Florida lawmakers are fast tracking legislation to restrict abortion, pushing to deliver a victory to the Republican base in a presidential election year. On the 47th anniversary of the landmark Roe v. Wade decision, a state Senate panel on Wednesday voted along party lines to approve a bill that would require a teenager […]

'Marry-your-rapist' bill to be introduced by lawmakers in Turkey

Critics argue legislation legitimises child marriage and statutory rape Source: https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/turkey-marry-rapist-bill-child-marriage-a9296681.html Droolin’ Dog sniffed out this story and shared it with you. The Article Was Written/Published By: Maya Oppenheim

Watch Martin Luther King's iconic 'I Have A Dream' speech

Martin Luther King delivered his iconic I Have A Dream speech on August 28th 1963 at a civil rights rally in Washington DC that was officially known as the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. Source: https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/martin-luther-king-i-have-a-dream-video-washington-dc-lincoln-memorial-civil-rights-movement-a8286926.html Droolin’ Dog sniffed out this story and shared it with you. The Article Was Written/Published By: Independent […]

Supreme Court will again review Obamacare birth control mandate

The Supreme Court on Friday said it will revisit whether employers must guarantee free birth control coverage for their workers. It marks the third high court review of the contraception mandate stemming from Obamacare — and the first since Justices Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh joined the court. The provision requires employer-sponsored health plans to […]