They were sentenced for up to 10 years for violating anti-abortion laws. Some say their pregnancy was a result of rape. Rwanda has now liberalized its abortion laws and pardoned hundreds of the women.
The former president’s desire to further human rights began in early life and continued through his time in the White House and beyond. But he hit his stride as a 21st-century advocate for women.
When Lauren Miller found out one of her twins had a fatal condition, she discovered her doctors in Texas would only say: You need to leave the state. She went to Colorado for a selective reduction.
The exhibit, “Women’s Rights are Human Rights,” was curated by Elizabeth Resnick, a graphic designer and curator out of the Massachusetts College of Art and Design. Its namesake is from a 1995 speech by then-first lady Hillary Clinton.
Iranian American scholar Pardis Mahdavi was once arrested in Tehran for lecturing about Iran's sexual revolution. She wonders if the country's current wave of protests might result in regime change.
With abortion illegal in a growing number of states, both groups that help patients access the procedure and those who oppose it are reporting more calls for help.
Physicians must treat in line with patients' wishes and standards of care. Some medical ethicists say that abortion bans will force doctors to disregard these obligations in order to follow the law.
Risking beatings by the Taliban, Afghan women have taken to the streets to protest against the hard-line regime, its new curbs on their rights — and Pakistan's influence in their country.
The March4Justice demonstrations in Australia on Monday were organized after a series of sexual assault allegations involving government officials.
Friday on Political Rewind: The coronavirus pandemic has put into sharp focus the painful inequities in our society, and studies show the economic and professional progress women have made is in peril. The pay gap between men and women has widened, and working mothers struggle more than ever to balance family and home responsibilities with their jobs.
The Constitutional Court had ruled in October to ban terminations of pregnancies with fetal defects – nearly the only abortions that happen in Poland, which already had strict limits on the procedure.
Shamsia Alizada dropped out of the Madwdud Academy in Kabul after a suicide bomber killed more than 40 students. But she returned — and has scored top grades on the country's college entrance exams.
Tennessee was the final state needed to ratify the amendment that secured women the right to vote. At the last moment, a young state legislator switched his vote to yes after his mom asked him to.
Friday, March 8, is International Women's Day. To mark the occasion, "On Second Thought" host Virginia Prescott is moderating a panel of powerful women...
Coretta Scott King was not just the wife of the late civil rights icon Martin Luther King Jr. She was also an accomplished activist in her own right....