Women's Rights

ACLU Urges College Wrestling Association to Stop Discriminating Based on Sex

ACLU Urges College Wrestling Association to Stop Discriminating Based on Sex

2017-10-25 00:00:00

Today the American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan, the ACLU, the National Women’s Law Center and the Women’s Sports Foundation sent a letter to the National Collegiate Wrestling Association (NCWA) urging it to change its discriminatory policy that prohibits women, like University of Michigan-Dearborn student and national wrestling champion Marina Goocher, from competing against male wrestlers when women wrestlers and women’s teams are unavailable.

ACLU Files Complaint Against Catholic Health System For Denying Care to Pregnant Woman With Brain Tumor

ACLU Files Complaint Against Catholic Health System For Denying Care to Pregnant Woman With Brain Tumor

2016-10-25 00:00:00

CHICAGO — The American Civil Liberties Union and the ACLU of Michigan today filed a government complaint against a Catholic health care provider that refused medically necessary treatment to a pregnant woman on religious grounds.

The Jessica Mann Story

The Jessica Mann Story

2015-10-20 00:00:00

Recently, a Catholic hospital denied permission to Jessica Mann, a pregnant Michigan woman with a life-threatening brain tumor, to have her tubes tied after she delivers her baby--despite her doctor's recommendation. As a result, a pregnant woman could be put at risk because a hospital has chosen religious belief over sound medicine. This is Jessica's story.

Campaign for Reproductive Justice

A decision about having a baby or having an abortion is a deeply personal, private decision best left to a woman, her family, and her doctor. Yet some politicians remain obsessed with interfering.

Abortion is one of the most common medical procedures performed today, and it’s incredibly safe. But laws that make it difficult if not impossible for a woman to get an abortion if she needs one, particularly if she is poor, are increasing at an alarming pace.

MI Lead Coalition Launched To Give Women a Stronger Voice in Michigan

MI Lead Coalition Launched To Give Women a Stronger Voice in Michigan

2015-01-27 00:00:00

LANSING, Mich. — As challenges to women's rights in Michigan mount, leaders from more than 30 social and professional organizations announced today that their groups have joined together to form MI Lead, a nonpartisan coalition dedicated to empowering women and ensuring gender equality statewide.

Don’t Let Them Sneak This One By

Don’t Let Them Sneak This One By

2013-05-21 00:00:00

It looks like the summer of 2013 is shaping up to be just like that of 2012 – all about vagina.

Tomorrow morning, the Michigan State Board of Canvassers is holding a hearing that could be the first step towards ignoring the will of the people and forcing policy that would endanger women’s health through the legislature.

If the Board approves petition language for this extreme ballot proposal, it would mean that opponents of reproductive rights would have a shot at enacting a law that cannot be vetoed by the Governor or challenged in the courts.

Just One of the Boys... Except I’m a Girl

Just One of the Boys... Except I’m a Girl

2009-10-08 00:00:00

I like competition and contact sports. I do not shy away from confrontation and I enjoy a rousing debate where voices are raised and tensions are high. Taking off my shoes does not allow me to think better. In other words, I would have failed miserably if I had been forced into a single-sex classroom that employed “differential learning techniques” based on supposed gender differences.

Make Equal Pay for Equal Work a Reality

Make Equal Pay for Equal Work a Reality

2009-04-28 00:00:00

It’s no surprise that women tend to be hurt first and worst during economic downturns. The reasons may be multifaceted, but one thing is apparent – despite 45 years since the passage of the Equal Pay Act – women still earn only 78 cents for every dollar that men earn. The statistics are even worse for women of color. And as we commemorate Equal Pay Day, the point into the year that a woman must work to earn as much as a man earned in the past year, we must urge Congress to make long-lasting changes.

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