In a House floor speech celebrating Women’s History Month, U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth, D-Ky., called out talk radio host Rush Limbaugh’s crude remarks about a Georgetown law student as part of a larger Republican assault on women. Earlier this week, Limbaugh apologized to 30-year-old Sandra Fluke after calling the women’s rights activist a “slut” and… Continue reading Yarmuth Rips Limbaugh During Women’s History Month Address
The Indiana Attorney General’s office has filed its brief in the defense of a state law that defunds Planned Parenthood. The law passed the General Assembly this year and blocks Medicaid funding from any organization that provides abortions. Planned Parenthood of Indiana and the American Civil Liberties Union have challenged the law, and won a… Continue reading Indiana AG Appeals Planned Parenthood Ruling, Organization Looks to Kansas Case for Encouragement
The donations have run out for Planned Parenthood of Indiana, and layoffs, furloughs and service cuts are forthcoming. Planned Parenthood has been using donations to pay for services to its 9,300 Medicaid patients since May, when Governor Mitch Daniels signed a law stripping the agency of its $1.4 million in public funding. But the donations… Continue reading Planned Parenthood to Make Cuts as Donations Run Out
Losing a key pro-life endorsement to state Senate President David Williams, Republican gubernatorial candidate Phil Moffett flexed his socially conservative views in a recent questionnaire sent out by the Associated Press. The Louisville businessman, who is backed by the Tea Party, didn’t pull any punches on the issues and equated abortion with murder. From the… Continue reading Update With Audio: Moffett Says Abortion is Murder
Revised Kentucky law now requires rape exams to be made available to sexual assault victims, even if the crime has not yet been reported. Sexual Assault Forensic-Medical Exams, or SAFE exams, are available at medical facilities across the commonwealth.
Thursday marks the 90th anniversary of the formal adoption of the 19th Amendment, which gave women the right to vote. A local celebration will be held Thursday evening to honor one of the leaders of the suffrage movement.
They say history is written by the victors. It should be no surprise then that African-American women’s stories have gone untold for so long, and their achievements have gone unrecognized. Facing the double-edged sword of racial and sexual discrimination, they often found themselves kept on the sidelines of both the women’s liberation and the civil rights movements. Listen to the Show