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Should you worry about data from your period-tracking app being used against you?

After a draft opinion from the Supreme Court indicating that Roe v. Wade would be overturned, people were expressing concerns about the privacy of period-tracking app information - now, experts answer questions on data access and usage.... Read more»

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Religious beliefs give strength to the anti-abortion movement – but not all religions agree

Most anti-abortion rallies have signs and banners with religious admonitions such as “pray for life” and “pray to end abortion,” but in actuality, America’s religious community is divided over the issue of abortion.... Read more»

McConnell doesn’t rule out U.S. Senate vote outlawing abortion if GOP takes control

Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell isn’t ruling out bringing a nationwide abortion ban up for a vote, should the Supreme Court end the constitutional right to terminate a pregnancy and his party regains the chamber in the November elections. ... Read more»

GOP Senate candidate Blake Masters wants to allow states to ban contraception use

After the U.S. Supreme Court overturns women’s constitutional right to abortion this summer, Blake Masters, a GOP candidate for U.S. Senate and Tucson-based venture capitalist, thinks judges should also take aim at the right to buy and use contraception. ... Read more»

Draft overturning Roe v. Wade quotes infamous witch trial judge with long-discredited ideas on rape

In writing about abortion, Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito chose to quote from Sir Matthew Hale, a 17th-century English jurist whose writings and reasonings have caused enduring damage to women for hundreds of years.... Read more»

Indigenous leaders gather in Arizona to discuss violence against Native women

On Thursday, Indigenous men and women across Arizona gathered in solidarity for the Missing & Murdered Indigenous Peoples rally to march in a plea to receive more support to fight against violence on their sovereign lands.... Read more»

As women return to jobs, remote work could lock in gains

The pandemic “shecession” is fading as more women return to jobs across the country, aided by new workplace flexibility that could lock in future increases in female employment.... Read more»

Narrowing of state, U.S. gender wage gaps slow; may widen post-pandemic

The wage gap that had been narrowing between men and women stalled in 2019, according to new numbers from the Census Bureau, and advocates fear the situation will only get worse when pandemic-era data is released. ... Read more»

Here's how abortion access would change if Supreme Court erodes Roe

As the nation awaits a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that could significantly erode abortion rights, state laws on the issue have taken on a whole new meaning - soon, more than at any time in nearly half a century, obtaining an abortion will depend on where you live. ... Read more»

Senate panel advances study committee on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Peoples

Senate Bill 1215, which would establish a study committee for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Peoples (MMIP) in Arizona.... Read more»

Biden vows to nominate first Black woman to Supreme Court by end of February

Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer formally announced his retirement Thursday - and President Biden said he will make his decision by the end of February - recommitted to nominating the first Black female justice, fulfilling a promise he made repeatedly while campaigning.... Read more»

Super Bowl LVII host committee launches countdown to 2023 game in Glendale

When the Super Bowl - one of the world’s most popular sporting events - returns to Arizona on Feb. 12, 2023, the country and the state's economy will enjoy the fruits of an effort that has been in the works since the spring of 2018.... Read more»

With end to Roe possible, thousands brave cold at upbeat March for Life

While religious and political leaders took the stage, school and church groups appeared to make up a large part of the crowd that packed the National Mall for several blocks Friday for the 49th annual March for Life. ... Read more»

Texas abortion law challenge heads to state's supreme court, likely adding more delays to case

The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Monday sent the legal challenge to Texas’ restrictive abortion law to the state’s Supreme Court, a move that is expected to significantly delay the case and that abortion opponents had hoped would occur.... Read more»

Abortion providers ask for Supreme Court intervention in challenge against Texas’ near total ban on the procedure

Abortion providers challenging a Texas law banning almost all abortions in the state asked the Supreme Court Monday to order the Fifth Circuit of Appeals to send their case to a federal district court in an attempt to avoid a delay in its resolution. ... Read more»

Cahokia artspace, owned by women and led by Native Americans, cultivates 'creative placekeeping'

Cahokia, a modern Phoenix Indigenous art and social space owned by women, is a hub for Indigenous and marginalized creatives and entrepreneurs to host events, sell products, showcase and sell their artwork and collaborate on various projects.... Read more»

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