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Draft of first Trump budget would cut legal aid for millions of poor Americans

Draft proposes elimination of Legal Services Corporation, which provides free legal assistance to low-income people, victims of domestic violence and others<p>Cuts in Donald Trump’s first draft budget to funding for legal aid for millions of Americans could strip much-needed protections from victims …

Domestic Violence

Undocumented Victims of Domestic Violence Weigh Seeking Help Against Risk of Deportation

M. and her former partner met in 2004 at the frozen food factory where they both worked in Los Angeles. Like M., he was an undocumented immigrant …

Vice President Pence Breaks Tie In Vote That Cuts Millions In Planned Parenthood Funding

Pence continues his long-simmering campaign against women’s healthcare.<p>The Senate passed a bill Thursday that gives states permissions to hold back …

Planned Parenthood

The GOP's Obamacare Replacement Cuts Funding for Planned Parenthood

The largest network provider of women's health care.<p>House Republicans have at long last unveiled their plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care …

Health Care

You Won't Believe How Much More Women Pay for Healthcare Than Men | Women's Health

On average, women pay 69 percent more for out-of-pocket healthcare costs than men.<p>Vitals<p>Although groan-inducing, the numbers aren’t that surprising. The bills for standard preventative care, breast and ovarian cancer screenings, and birth control—not to mention being actually, you know, sick—aren’t …

NAMI C.A.R.E.S. About Minority Mental Health Awareness Month

"Once my loved ones accepted the diagnosis, healing began for the entire family, but it took too long. It took years. Can't we, as a nation, begin to speed up that process? We need a national campaign to destigmatize mental illness, especially one targeted toward African Americans...It's not …

Mental Health

Law was meant to let American Indians prosecute violence; is it working?

When you hear about violence against women, the commonly used statistics are 1 in 2 have experienced physical violence in their lifetime while 1 in 6 have experienced rape or attempted rape, according to the Department of Justice and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. For indigenous women, …

Domestic Violence

How can a judge not think a woman beaten by her husband is 'vulnerable' enough because she has a degree?

As a journalist, a gender equality campaigner, and as a training counsellor, I often hear tales of domestic violence recounted by survivors. Most of …

Domestic Violence

Pregnant women without legal status 'too afraid to seek NHS care'

Hundreds of pregnant women without legal status are avoiding seeking NHS antenatal care because of growing fears that they will be reported to the Home Office or face high medical bills, according to charities that work with vulnerable migrant women.<p>The Guardian has seen letters from one NHS trust …

Radiation Therapy

Women And Health Care: Study Reveals Gender Split In Ability To Afford Coverage

The American Health Care Act—alternatively known as “Trumpcare,” “Ryancare” and “Obamacare Lite”—stands to hurt many low-income Americans who receive …

Research Once Again Proves Abortion Restrictions Punish Poor Women The Most

Abortion may be legal, but reproductive rights advocates have long held that for poor women who cannot access abortion services because it costs them too much ― or because they have to travel hundreds of miles to get to a provider ― “choice” is an empty word.<p>New data from the National Network of …

Pro-Life Leaders Respond to George W. Bush's Daughter Headlining Planned Parenthood Fundraiser

When President George W. Bush was in office, he had a strong record of being anti-abortion.<p>So some people find it perplexing that his daughter, …

Financial Advice From a Single Mom

One important piece: Don't think of yourself as a single mom.<p>Emma Johnson, who runs the website Wealthy Single Mommy, wants to remind single mothers …

Parenting

The Personal Finance Index Card for Single Moms

No one told me in deep detail how to invest my money or save for anything with discipline. And when I found myself as a single mom, I knew I had to get smart on money real fast.<p>Handling finances as a single mom (or any single parent, really) doesn't have to be complex. In fact, all you need to …

Personal Finance

Women's Shelters Are Terrified Trump Will Cut Their Funding

If President Trump cuts Violence Against Women Act grants, advocates say, more domestic violence victims will die. Here's how they're preparing to fight back.<p>In October, YWCA staff were giving a tour of their Nashville domestic violence shelter when they heard a woman screaming in pain. She had …

Mike Pence

Mom Didn't Know Abusive Husband Was Granted Bail. Two Weeks Later, Her Children Became Orphans

With her abusive husband behind bars, Teresa Bradford was ready to move on with her life.<p>She didn't know that he would be released only 44 days after …

Sociology

Bill: Domestic Violence Victims Can Carry Without a Permit

A bill introduced in the Indiana Statehouse would allow victims of domestic violence to be allowed to carry a firearm without a permit for 60 …

Guns

Tech’s Gender Pay Gap Hits Younger Women Hardest

The salary database Comparably has released a new study exploring the pay gap between men and women in the tech industry. Among its most interesting …

Gender

New video shows Planned Parenthood staffers saying they only do ultrasounds for abortions

The pro-life group Live Action released two new investigative videos Tuesday that depict Planned Parenthood staffers saying that their clinics only offer ultrasounds to women seeking abortions — not women seeking prenatal care.<p>The first video shows clinic workers telling undercover investigators …

Feminism

EACH Woman Act would lift restrictive abortion coverage bans

New legislation introduced to Congress today could lead to a huge victory for reproductive rights advocates—and the millions of women covered by …