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- MALDEF and the ACLU are challenging legislation passed in the Dallas suburb of Farmers Branch, Texas, that prohibits landlords from renting to undocumented immigrants.
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- Mexicana golfer Lorena Ochoa is AP Athlete of the Year
December7: House Fails to Pass Unborn Child Pain Awareness Act.
Yesterday, representatives tried to push the Unborn Child Pain Awareness Act through the House, and failed. This bill would have required doctors to inform some women seeking an abortion that the fetus might feel pain. MORE
Maternal and Child Health in Southeastern Pennsylvania
A new report by the Maternity Care Coalition on women’s dismal state of pre-natal access and care in Pennsylvania highlights the lack of access for diverse ethnic groups, including Latinas. Click here for the report.
November 21: New Head of Family Planning Services Anti-Choice
Last week President Bush chose Eric Keroack, an opponent of birth control and abortion, as the new family planning chief. MORE
November 20: Nicaraguan President Signs Abortion Ban
On Friday, President Bolaños signed a ban on all abortions including those that would save the life of the woman. Legal challenges are expected. MORE
Professors Elma Gonzalez, Diana Marinez, Elvia Niebla and doctoral candidate Elisa Ruiz read excerpts from their essays in Norma Cantu’s recent book project, Flor y Ciencia: Chicanas in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Thursday, Nov. 16 on the UT San Antonio campus. Sponsored by the departments of Women’s Studies, English, Classics, & Philosophy,
Gonzales is a professor of ecology and evolutionary biology at UCLA. Marinez is a professor of biochemistry and dean of the College of Science and Technology at Texas A&M University, Corpus Christi. Niebla serves as the national coordinator for the USDA Forest Service Global Change Research Program. Ruiz is a doctoral candidate in mathematics at Texas A&M University, College Station.
If you’d like a copy of Flor y Ciencia (Christmas gift?), please drop an email to NCantu@malcs.net and your message will be forwarded to her.
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