01 Oct '11, 2pm

The Hyde Amendment: 35 Years Of Discriminating Against Poor Women | Care2 Causes

This month marks the 35th anniversary of the Hyde Amendment , the federal law which bans Medicaid coverage of abortions with few exceptions. What started out as a extreme position against a woman’s right to chose has, with devastating consequence, become the default position when arguing abortion access in this country. For starters, the ability to “chose” to cover abortions or not in the public sector became transplanted in the private sector with the passage of the Affordable Care Act. But if you place the Hyde Amendment, and its repugnant attitude toward poor women, in the context of recent census data that shows the United States with the highest number people living in poverty since 1954 and a doubling of unintended pregnancies among poor women and you have an emerging crisis. A poor woman is five times as likely to have an unintended pregnancy than her higher-income ...

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Turn the Tide of Poverty | Care2 Causes

Turn the Tide of Poverty | Care2 Causes

care2.com 01 Oct '11, 2pm

NOTE: This is a guest post from Kimberley Sevcik, Information and Media Relations Manager for Camfed. When young women in ...

How Israel treats women and children

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Care2 Success! No More Single Use Plastic Bags In Dana Point | Care2 Causes

Care2 Success! No More Single Use Plastic Bags ...

care2.com 01 Oct '11, 12pm

Great news from Care2 member Michael Sean Wright: thanks to his Care2 petition , single use plastic bags may soon be banne...

Poor students in Singapore can score just as well as those who are better-off, international test reveals

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straitstimes.com 05 Oct '11, 2am

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French Feminists: Eliminate "Mademoiselle" | Care2 Causes

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care2.com 01 Oct '11, 2pm

This past Thursday, September 29, French writer Tristane Banon and politician Dominique Strauss-Kahn were jointly question...

Social Innovation to Deliver Clean Drinking Water for the World's Poor #SocEnt

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justmeans.com 01 Oct '11, 3pm

Paul Polak has been a social entrepreneur long before the term came into vogue. He designs socially innovative products fo...

15 Years & Smears With Fox News | Care2 Causes

15 Years & Smears With Fox News | Care2 Causes

care2.com 08 Oct '11, 1am

Written by Melinda Warner , a Media Matters blogger As Fox News celebrates its 15th anniversary, Media Matters looks back ...

Protecting Tuna With Technology | Care2 Causes

care2.com 01 Oct '11, 11am

Yes, a paper-base system is impractical nowadays, especially since people are either lazy or do not understand the importa...

Who Ordered News of the World Staff to Hack Into Phones? | Care2 Causes

Who Ordered News of the World Staff to Hack Int...

care2.com 01 Oct '11, 4pm

We’re getting closer to learning who instructed staff of the now defunct News of the World paper to hack into the phones n...

Top 10 Barriers to Reproductive Health | Care2 Causes

Top 10 Barriers to Reproductive Health | Care2 ...

care2.com 29 Sep '11, 10pm

Have you ever crossed your fingers, hoping not to get pregnant? Every day in the world’s poorest countries, women cross th...

Ten Years Later - Afghanistan the True Cost | Care2 Causes

Ten Years Later - Afghanistan the True Cost | C...

care2.com 08 Oct '11, 9am

10 years ago, on October 7, the war in Afghanistan began. After the 9/11 adrenaline had subsided, the lives of those of us...

Saudi Arabian Women Granted Voting Rights | Care2 Causes

Saudi Arabian Women Granted Voting Rights | Car...

care2.com 25 Sep '11, 9pm

Saudi Arabia’s king Abdullah bin Abdulaziz al-Saud announced on Sunday that women will be given the right to vote and to r...