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TOPIC: Kagan Confirmed as 4th Woman on Supreme Court

Kagan Confirmed as 4th Woman on Supreme Court 7 years 3 months ago #54

The Senate confirmed Elena Kagan as the 112th justice and fourth woman to serve on the Supreme Court on Aug. 5, reported The Associated Press. The vote was 63-37 for President Barack Obama's nominee to succeed retired Justice John Paul Stevens. She is the first Supreme Court nominee in nearly 40 years with no experience as a judge, and her swearing-in will mark the first time that three women will serve on the nine-member court at the same time.
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Re:Kagan Confirmed as 4th Woman on Supreme Court 7 years 3 months ago #55

More News to cheer this week -

The Midwifery Modernization Act passed unanimously in the New York Senate July 30 and was signed into law the same day, according to press reports. The act removes the requirement for a midwife to have a written practice agreement with an obstetrician, allowing midwives to practice independently as primary care providers. Under the new law, midwives may continue to refer women to obstetricians, gynecologist or physicians on an as-needed basis
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More news to cheer this week - 7 years 3 months ago #56

Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva has offered refuge in his country to Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani, the Iranian woman sentenced to death by stoning for adultery, a move which raised hopes that her life will be spared, reported The Guardian Aug. 1. Lula offered Ashtiani asylum at a political rally in Curitiba, southern Brazil. Her son, Sajad, told The Guardian that Brazil and Turkey, Iran's allies, are the only countries that can make an impact on Iran to save his mother's life. Specific details of the asylum proposal, such as where Ashtiani might live in Brazil, have not yet been revealed.
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Another Win for Women - in Indonesia 7 years 3 months ago #57

The Indonesian government announced on Aug. 2 it would fund deliveries performed by skilled birth attendants for three million low-income women in 2011, as part of a proposal to reduce the maternal mortality rate, reported Integrated Regional Information Networks. Under the current health system, only five percent of Indonesia's five million low-income pregnant women receive government assistance for deliveries, according to the ministry. The nation is off-track in meeting its target to reduce the maternal mortality rate to 102 per 100,000 live births by 2015, the Indonesia Maternal Health Assessment reported. The current rate is 228 deaths per 100,000 live births.
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