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‘God Loves Women Who Have Abortions': The Religious Abortion Advocates That History Forgot

The year was 1967, and too many women were dying. The New York legislature had just failed to pass an incremental reform to the state’s strict anti-abortion law, leaving the status quo in place. At that time, deaths resulting from illegal abortions accounted for 42 percent of New York City’s maternal mortality rate. While wealthy…

$500 for $10,000 – Bonus Challenge #2

  So far the CrowdRise Giving Tower Holiday Challenge has been amazing and with the help of our supporters, we’re out to win the grand prize of $100,000 for our cause. We’ve got another Bonus Challenge this week we wanted to let you know about. If we’re one of the first 30 organizations to raise…

$10,000 – Help Us Win the Holiday Challenge!

As you might know, we’re involved in an amazing campaign called the CrowdRise Giving Tower Holiday Challenge. The Challenge runs through January 6th and the charity that raises the most for their cause during that timeframe will get a grand prize of $100,000 from craigconnects, Fred and Joanne Wilson, MacAndrews & Forbes and Isaac S….

Standing with the Family of Michael Brown

We were saddened and outraged by the announcement last night that the Grand Jury has decided not to charge Darren Wilson for killing Michael Brown. In this time of tremendous pain, the US Human Rights Network (in which Woodhull is a proud partner)  stands in solidarity with Michael Brown’s family, the Ferguson community, and every…

TAKE ACTION, Because Every Child Deserves a Family

November is National Adoption Month.  Join us in demanding that our elected officials pass the Every Child Deserves a Family ACT and celebrate by helping all children find the loving family that they deserve! The U.S. foster care system currently has about 400,000 young people, and 100,000 of those youth are eligible for adoption.  Because of…

Human Rights & Anti-Censorship Groups Tell Senate to Stop the ‘Stop Advertising Victims of Exploitation’ Act

A coalition of human rights, civil liberties, publishing, and online commerce groups are asking Congress to oppose a piece of anti-speech, anti-sex work legislation known as as the “Stop Advertising Victims of Exploitation” (SAVE) Act. The bill is allegedly aimed at thwarting human trafficking but in reality would create harsh new criminal liabilities for websites…

Call for 2015 Sexual Freedom Summit Workshop Proposal

In just six years, Woodhull’s Sexual Freedom Summit has become an established and anticipated forum in the national discussions of sexuality and human rights. Over the course of the Summit’s six years, thousands of participants from all over the world have joined in discussions around the many issues in the sexual freedom movement including the right…

Reclaiming Our Joy, A Keynote at Leather Reign

I want to tell you a story. Anyone who knows me knows how I believe in the power of stories, they can be evocative, funny, tragic or melancholy, but they always have a message. So listen and open your minds and try to imagine the scene I am painting. It was the summer of 1981,…

Five Weddings, Four Lawyers, Three Ghosts, One Bound Bear

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Traditional Marriage The first time I got mass-married was at the March on Washington in 1987. It was one of the scheduled activities. We assembled in front of the IRS. Apparently some committee decided to frame marriage as a pocketbook issue, a special discount we weren’t getting….

Inter-American Commission on Human Rights to Hear Testimony on Domestic Violence in U.S.

Inter-American Commission on Human Rights to Hear Testimony on Domestic Violence in U.S. Monday Oct. 27 Human Rights Groups Demand U.S. Govt. Implement Changes to Domestic Violence Policy in Accordance with IACHR 2011 Decision CONTACT: Crystal Cooper, ACLU National, 212-549-2666, media@aclu.org WASHINGTON – The American Civil Liberties Union and several other human rights groups will…

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