Feminist Movement Loses a Dear Friend and Champion (FMF)

For decades, Senator Edward M. Kennedy was a champion of women’s rights. For years, when few other Senators would take women’s rights seriously, the women’s movement could count on Senator Kennedy. In struggle after struggle, the women’s movement could turn to Senator Kennedy and his dedicated and talented staff to lead the fight in Congress…. [Continue Reading]

Murder of Dr. George Tiller

Statement of Eleanor Smeal, President The Feminist Majority Foundation is deeply saddened and outraged by the assassination of Dr. George Tiller at his church in Wichita, Kansas, this morning. We have worked closely with Dr. Tiller for many years in the hopes of preventing such a tragedy. The tragic news of his murder, unfortunately, does… [Continue Reading]

Feminists Announce New Campaign for Afghan Women and Girls

Dr. Sima Samar, chairperson of the Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission, warns that Afghan human rights and women and girls cannot be forgotten in any successful campaign to stabilize Afghanistan and end terrorism. As President Obama and his Administration concludes a two month review of Afghanistan and formulates its plans for moving forward in Afghanistan,… [Continue Reading]

Feminist Majority Urges Passage of Economic Stimulus Package

Statement of Eleanor Smeal The Feminist Majority urges the rapid approval of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. This economic stimulus package creates jobs in professions such as education, healthcare, and other human services where women are a large majority of the workforce as well as physical infrastructure construction where men are a… [Continue Reading]

Victory for Women! Global Gag Rule Repealed

The Feminist Majority applauds President Barack Obama for issuing an executive order today that repeals the Global Gag Rule. President Obama’s expeditious action on behalf of women worldwide will save the lives, health, and suffering of literally millions of women worldwide yearly. “Barack Obama, with the stroke of a pen, is now saving the lives… [Continue Reading]

Feminist Majority Applauds Hillary Clinton as She Takes Charge of State Department

The Feminist Majority applauds Hillary Clinton as she takes charge of the State Department. “Hillary Clinton will be a beacon for the women of the world” said Eleanor Smeal, President of the Feminist Majority. “Her leadership in making women’s issues central to US foreign policy will result in historic gains for women and girls in… [Continue Reading]

Statement of Eleanor Smeal for the Feminist Majority Political Action Committee on the Selection of Sarah Palin as Republican Vice Presidential Candidate

John McCain just doesn’t get it. He doesn’t understand women voters and especially Hillary voters. Sarah Palin is no Hillary Clinton. You can’t attract Hillary voters and women voters with a woman opposed to what Hillary stands for. Sarah Palin strongly opposes women’s abortion and family planning rights. She is a proponent of teaching creationism… [Continue Reading]

Statement of Eleanor Smeal for the Feminist Majority Political Action Committee on Senator Joseph Biden’s Selection as the Democratic Vice Presidential Candidate

Having met with and worked with Senator Biden on many issues over more than two decades, I know he is committed to ending injustices towards women and securing equality. Over the years, Senator Biden has proven to be a friend of the women’s movement. On a whole host of issues, Biden has been there for… [Continue Reading]

Feminist Majority Leads Campaign to Defeat Anti-Woman Ballot Initiatives

Statement of Eleanor Smeal, President Feminist Majority launched a campaign today to build a war chest to help defeat anti-abortion ballot measures that may be placed on as many as ten state ballots in November and affirmative action ban initiatives on five. Anti-abortion extremists are gathering signatures to place measures on the ballots of Colorado,… [Continue Reading]

Supreme Court Ruling in Abortion Ban Case Disastrous for Women’s Health and Safety

Statement of Eleanor Smeal, President In upholding the Bush Administration’s abortion ban in Gonzales v. Carhart, the Bush-stacked majority of the U.S. Supreme Court showed its true colors: that it does not care about the health, well-being, and safety of American women.  In this first decision on abortion of the newly constituted majority, without Sandra Day… [Continue Reading]