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Saturday, January 20, 2018

Women's March 2018

Women’s March 2018: A Year Later, the Movement Evolves

The Women’s March is back. A year after millions of women took to the streets en masse to protest President Trump’s inauguration, marchers will be gathering again this weekend in hundreds of cities across the country and the world, as they try to build on a movement that has only grown in its ambition.

A deluge of revelations about powerful men abusing women, leading to the #MeToo moment, has galvanized activists to demand deeper social and political change. And in the United States, progressive women are eager to translate their enthusiasm into electoral victories in this year’s midterm elections ...

It's especially important for women to stick together and win elections as Trump erodes pro-choice rights ...

Trump administration rolls back more Obama abortion protections

[...] The Trump administration on Friday took two new steps in its ongoing fight against abortion.

The first was a new regulation that further underscored protections for health-care workers who refuse to perform abortions and other medical procedures because of religious and moral objections.

The second rescinded a formal warning issued by the Obama administration in 2016 to all state Medicaid directors reminding them that they could not cut funding to Planned Parenthood just because that group offers abortion services.

However, the rescission of that warning does not affect the existing federal law barring Medicaid directors from taking such actions.

The moves came a day after the Health and Human Services Department announced it was creating a new "Conscience and Religious Freedom Division" within its Office of Civil Rights.

And it came on the same day that President Donald Trump was due to become the first sitting president to address the annual March for Life anti-abortion demonstration in Washington ...


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