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SenecaFallsOnline.com re-launch to track Women’s issues and Human Rights in a world with an uncertain future

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Welcome to Seneca Falls Online
Here in America and across the globe, women's rights and human rights remain under attack. Populist movements, authoritarian governments and politicians eager to garner and maintain power fuel this attack on decency and equality. The proliferation of the Internet over the past quarter century has opened up new frontiers for sharing dissenting ideas while at the same time handcuffing governments' ability to curb their citizens’ expression. Respect for women's equality, human rights, and democracy in ... Read More »

What is happening with the Italian government and human rights?

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What is happening with the Italian government and human rights?
A new government is being led in Italy by Giorgia Meloni and the Brothers of Italy party now that general elections have commenced. But will everyone in Italy have basic human rights? Meloni's campaign said it would "govern for everyone," according to the Human Rights Watch. While in theory that sounds great, there are some concerns. Many have expressed worry that not everyone living under the Italian government will maintain equal and basic human rights ... Read More »

Reproductive rights rally in Rapid City: Women’s Wave and the Period Project this weekend

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Reproductive rights rally in Rapid City: Women's Wave and the Period Project this weekend
Election day is approaching and this has women getting to the polls to protect their own reproductive rights as they remain under fire in the U.S. The West River Women's Wave Rally and Period Project will be hosting an event this weekend between 12 p.m. and 3 p.m. at Halley Park in Rapid City, South Dakota. The rally will happen on Saturday. Sisters United SD, Democracy in Action, the Rapid City branch of American Association ... Read More »

Herschel Walker is against abortion, but the woman who’s abortion he paid for has revealed her identity

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Herschel Walker is against abortion, but the woman who's abortion he paid for has revealed her identity
Georgia Senate candidate Herschel Walker was accused of paying for a woman's abortion back in 2009, despite being against abortion and wanting to ban them. The woman originally came forward anonymously, but has since revealed her identity. It turns out she already had one of his children. With the election coming up in about a month, Walker is dealing with being called a hypocrite as he favors a state ban on abortion procedures. The Daily ... Read More »

Abortion: Will President Joe Biden pass an abortion rights law?

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Abortion: Will President Joe Biden pass an abortion rights law?
On Tuesday President Joe Biden made a promise to try to pass an abortion right law for American citizens. The administration looks to try and push a law ahead of the midterm elections set to take place next month. Biden stated that if Democrats elected more senators to keep control of the House, he would prioritize abortion. He added that Congress should codify Roe "once and for all" according to CNN. Will Biden actually follow ... Read More »

Abortion rights may be determining factor with voters in batleground states

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Abortion rights may be determining factor with voters in batleground states
When it comes to states that aren't on one side or the other, women voting regarding abortion rights could change the outcome for these battleground states. According to MS Magazine, 41% of young women who are voing are angry and worried about overturning Roe V Wade. Women between the ages of 18 and 29 have made it clear that abortion and women's rights are the biggest thing motivating them to get to the voting polls ... Read More »

Abortion: Texas woman denied abortion until sick may not be able to have kids now

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Abortion: Texas woman denied abortion until sick may not be able to have kids now
A Texas woman who is trying to have a baby may not be able to after being denied an abortion until it was too late. One woman has been trying to become pregnant with her husband for over a year now. Amanda and Josh Zurawski, of Austin, Texas, finally fell pregnant. Once the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, the ban had a direct impact on their ability to conceive. Complications requiring an abortion were ... Read More »

Abortion: Another woman accuses Herschel Walker of trying to get her to get rid of pregnancy

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Abortion: Another woman accuses Herschel Walker of trying to get her to get rid of pregnancy
Republican Georgia Senate nominee Herschel Walker has been in the spotlight for pressuring women to get an abortion. This is a major issue because of his political stance on abortion; he's against it. The woman coming forward now is accusing him of pressuring her to terminate her pregnancy in 1993 after a years long affair. Herschel Walker repeatedly accused of pressuring women to get an abortion while maintaining he's against them According to My Twin ... Read More »

With elections just one week away, misinformation regarding abortion is being spread in Spanish

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With elections just one week away, misinformation regarding abortion is being spread in Spanish
Liz Lebrón, who is in charge of overseeing the Latino Anti-Disinformation Lab, shared that there has been a spike in false information regarding abortion in the Spanish language. This was noticed by Lebrón and her colleagues just after it leaked that the Supreme Court planned to overturn Roe v. Wade. The spread of misleading and false information was happening on social media, according to NPR. The lab run by Lebrón wasn't actually looking for abortion ... Read More »

Melinda French Gates Donates $1 Billion to Women’s Rights

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Melinda French Gates Donates $1 Billion to Women's Rights
Melinda French Gates announced she will donate $1 billion over the next two years to support women's and family rights worldwide, focusing on reproductive rights and maternal health. In a New York Times op-ed, she expressed concern that her 1-year-old granddaughter might grow up with fewer rights than she had. French Gates, stepping down from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, highlighted the political violence against women and the lack of national paid family leave ... Read More »

Senate Republicans Block IVF Rights Bill: What Happens Next?

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Senate Republicans Block IVF Rights Bill: What Happens Next?
Senate Republicans have blocked a bill that aimed to guarantee women nationwide access to in vitro fertilization (IVF) and other fertility treatments. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., pushed for a vote on the Right to IVF Act, led by Sen. Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill., on Thursday, highlighting the ongoing political battle over reproductive care. The proposed bill sought to expand IVF access through insurance and provide support for military members and veterans. Despite support from ... Read More »

Cartoonist Explores Hidden History of Women’s Suffrage

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Cartoonist Explores Hidden History of Women’s Suffrage
Cartoonist Caitlin Cass delves into the complex history of women’s voting rights in her new graphic book, "Suffrage Song: The Haunted History of Gender, Race, and Voting Rights in the U.S." The book reveals how some White suffragettes fought for their right to vote while neglecting the rights of people of color. Cass started the project in 2019, and her roughly 230-page book features ghostly illustrations to symbolize the haunting past of the suffrage movement ... Read More »

Bust of Susan B. Anthony’s Lawyer Unveiled at Ontario Courthouse

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Bust of Susan B. Anthony's Lawyer Unveiled at Ontario Courthouse
A marble bust of attorney John Van Voorhis, who defended Susan B. Anthony in her 1873 trial for illegal voting, was unveiled at the Ontario County Courthouse on June 17. The bust, donated by Van Voorhis' great-granddaughters, now stands next to Anthony’s outside the courtroom where she was convicted. Van Voorhis, also known for defending Black abolitionist Frederick Douglass and businesswoman Martha Matilda Harper, was honored during the ceremony. Ontario County Historian Preston Pierce highlighted ... Read More »