Anti-abortion rights bills advance in Minnesota Legislature

After two days of testimony, a pair of anti-abortion rights bills passed key committees in the Minnesota House this week, one to ban abortions at 20 weeks of pregnancy and another to ban taxpayer

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Reclaiming rights on International Women’s Day centennial

The year 2011 started with the news of food price hikes around the world pushing even more people, especially women, into hunger. But then along came images of women in Egypt in the forefront of a revolution to get rid of a government that has been in power for over 30 years!

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Republicans introduce bill to ban abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy

Republicans in the Minnesota Legislature introduced a bill Monday that would ban abortion in Minnesota after the first 20 weeks of pregnancy.

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Andrew's wishes

Corporal Andrew Charles Wilfahrt, 552nd Military Police Company

Born: May 7, 1979 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Andrew was killed in action on February 27, 2011,Kandahar Province, Afghanistan at age thirty-one. Interment at Fort Snelling National Cemetery, March 5th, 2011.

 

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Andrew's guards

From the flurry of e-mails last week involving the death of my nephew, I received one from a cousin on the east coast.

On March 3, 2011 she wrote;

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On International Women's Day an Iraqi leader has hope for her country's future

Suaad Allami has a shy smile.  A silk scarf frames her face, and is tucked around the thick coil of hair at her neck.  Even wearing high heels, she looks short.

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Yvette Mulongo honored for work with women in the Congo

On Tuesday, March 1, Yvette Mulongo, a healthcare advocate from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, was honored with a grant from the Americans for U

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Minnesota Democrats vow to fight anti-gay marriage amendment

In its DFL Dispatch - an email update to party activists - Minnesota DFL chair Ken Martin said last week that the party will fight to stop a constitutional amendment banning gay marriage from pas

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OPINION | Pay equity works for everyone

Should Esther, the city clerk in Lake Wobegon, be paid $250 a month less than Joe who shovels the sidewalk and sweeps the floor in city hall?

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'Africa Rising': Advocacy and education through women's human rights film series

In many parts of the world, to be a woman is to be treated like a dog with a bad master, beaten and treated with horrific inhumanity.

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