Women's rights

August Mulvihill, of Norwalk, Iowa, center, holds a sign during a rally to protest recent abortion bans at the Statehouse in Des Moines, Iowa on  May 21, 2019.
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AP News
September 18, 2019 - 10:02 am
The number and rate of abortions across the United States have plunged to their lowest levels since the procedure became legal nationwide in 1973, according to new figures. Read more here.
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In this June 28, 2019 file photo, Ashlyn Myers of the Coalition for Life St. Louis, waves to a Planned Parenthood staff member in St. Louis, Mo.
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July 16, 2019 - 8:03 am
By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Taxpayer-funded family planning clinics must stop referring women for abortions immediately, the Trump administration says, declaring it will begin enforcing a new regulation hailed by religious conservatives and denounced by medical...
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100 years ago, Pennsylvania became the seventh state to vote in favor of the 19th Amendment, which gave women the right to vote. A celebration in Valley Forge included the ringing of what’s known as the “Women’s Liberty Bell."
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Jim Melwert
June 24, 2019 - 6:04 pm
VALLEY FORGE, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — One hundred years ago, Pennsylvania became the seventh state to vote in favor of the 19th Amendment, which gave women the right to vote. A celebration in Valley Forge included the ringing of what’s known as the “Women’s Liberty Bell." Its official name is the...
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Pro-choice advocates took to the streets of Philadelphia Tuesday as part of a nationwide day of action. The goal was to condemn restrictive anti-abortion laws recently passed in eight states.
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Kim Glovas
May 21, 2019 - 3:41 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Pro-choice advocates took to the streets of Philadelphia Tuesday as part of a nationwide day of action. The goal was to condemn restrictive anti-abortion laws recently passed in eight states. Passing cars and trucks beeped their support as about a hundred people...
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Pennsylvania Rep. Brian Sims
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Kristen Johanson
May 08, 2019 - 5:28 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Authorities in Philadelphia are looking into a video state Rep. Brian Sims posted, which showed him engaging with a woman who was protesting in prayer outside a Center City Planned Parenthood. Demanding an investigation, Pennsylvania Republicans have sent a letter to...
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Women's March on Philadelphia
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Hadas Kuznits
January 19, 2019 - 3:28 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Thousands of people marched for equality Saturday at the third annual Women's March on Philadelphia. Women’s March on Philadelphia @KYWNewsradio pic.twitter.com/3NIpnSe42k — Hadas Kuznits (@hadaskuznits) January 19, 2019 Despite internal turmoil, and controversies...
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Susan Frietsche (center) speaks at the Capitol during a Women's Law Project news conference.
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Tony Romeo
January 16, 2019 - 3:27 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — Pennsylvania abortion providers have sued the commonwealth, seeking to overturn the ban on state dollars for abortions. Susan Frietsche, senior staff attorney for the Women’s Law Project , said abortion rights advocates have for a long time looked for an...
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Philadelphia Women's March organizers are hoping turmoil and rumours surrounding the National march don't prevent women from turning out in record numbers again this year on Jan 19.
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Hadas Kuznits
January 07, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Despite rumors and misunderstandings, the Philadelphia Women's March is still scheduled to go on as planned on Jan. 19. The National Women's March has been under scrutiny this year, but Philadelphia Women's March board member Deja Lynn Alvarez says while the...
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Dreamstime
November 21, 2018 - 3:30 am
By Amy E. Feldman, Judge Technology Solutions PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Is a new California law a step toward gender equality or gender discrimination? Depends whom you ask. Even as California Gov. Jerry Brown was praising Senate Bill 826 and signing it into law, he expressed his concern that...
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Pennsylvania Conference for Women
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Melony Roy
October 12, 2018 - 6:38 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- International human rights lawyer Amal Clooney and tennis champion Serena Williams were in Philadelphia on Friday, headlining one of the largest gathering of women in the region. More than 11,000 women and a few men descended upon the Pennsylvania Convention Center...
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