"Melinda Gates' New Crusade: Investing Billions in Women's Health"
Gates has decided to make family planning her signature issue and primary public health a priority. Her foundation is teaming up with the British government to cosponsor a summit of world leaders in London, to start raising the $4 billion needed to provide 120 million more women access to contraceptives by 2012. Read more at The Daily Beast.
"Utah, Arizona, and Kansas Pass Extreme Anti-Choice Legislation"
The "war on women" continues as more laws have been passed just within the past week to restrict women's access to health care. For more information visit feministing.
"The GOP's Sneak Attack on Abortion Rights"
A group of republicans are pushing a bill to put key health care decisions in the hands of states, rather than the federal government. States would receive fixed quarterly grants to set-up health care programs as they wish. States would have more say over how they spend Medicaid funds, but it forbids from covering abortions. Find out more at Mother Jones.
"Obama Backs Gay Marriage"
On Wednesday, Barack Obama became the first president to announce his support for gay marriage. Read what he had to say at The Huffington Post.
"In North Carolina, You're Married or You're Screwed"
North Carolina residents voted in favor of Amendment One which will change the state's constitution to outlaw not only same-sex marriage, but all domestic unions. Find out more at Ms. Magazine.