The Week's Top Stories and Commentary from Women's Enews

Apr 02, 2001, 01:00 ET from Women's Enews

    NEW YORK, April 2 /PRNewswire/ -- (WOMENSENEWS) -- These are the news
 stories and commentary posted April 2 on Women's Enews
 (http://www.womensenews.org), the news source for fair, accurate and fresh
 coverage on issues of concern to women.  Print, broadcast and Internet media
 are free to use Women's Enews content at no cost -- with permission. Women's
 Enews stories and commentaries are written and edited by seasoned journalists
 from around the globe.
 
     Cover Story: Confusion Surrounds Partial Birth Abortion
     -- by Cynthia L. Cooper
     "Partial-birth abortion" laws are neither about late-term abortions nor a
 specific procedure. This confusion appears to be at the core of why the laws
 are persistently passed only to be struck down by courts.
 (http://www.womensenews.org/article.cfm?aid=499&context=cover&mode=today)
 
     Commentary: Accused Killer Part of Anti-Abortion Underground
     -- by Frederick Clarkson
     The expected trial of James Kopp, accused of murdering abortion provider
 Dr. Barnett Slepian, will provide a window into the violent anti-abortion
 movement's 20-year record of arson, bombings, murder.
 (http://www.womensenews.org/article.cfm?aid=496)
 
     Betty 'The Ugly' Reveals a Truth About Beauty
     -- by Margarita Martinez
     Colombia's citizens are obsessed with a soap opera starring an
 unattractive female financial whiz with greasy hair, eyeglasses and braces
 that forces them to take a hard look in the mirror and think about true
 beauty. (http://www.womensenews.org/article.cfm?aid=498&mode=today)
 
     Women Near Majority in French City Councils
     -- by Raphael Sachetat
     Under a new French law, half of all candidates for political office must
 be women. And in recent municipal elections, women won nearly half of the
 seats.  (http://www.womensenews.org/article.cfm?aid=494)
 
     Commentary: Gov. Jane Swift Mirrors Our Doubts About Mothering
     -- by Caryl Rivers
     Critics ask if Jane Swift, Massachusetts' governor-in-waiting and pregnant
 with twins, can perform as governor. But frontier women raised children,
 engaged in farming, trade, weaving, healing. For Jane Swift, this job's a
 snap. (http://www.womensenews.org/article.cfm?aid=492)
 
     Pro-Choice Religions Vow to Speak Out for Choice
     -- by Ann Moline
     Pro-choice religious groups and women's advocates vow to work hand-in-hand
 to safeguard women's reproductive privacy.
 (http://www.womensenews.org/article.cfm?aid=491)
 
     Outrage of the Week:
     President Bush Closes White House Office on Women
     (http://www.womensenews.org/article.cfm?aid=497&context=outrage)
 
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     Contact:  Elizabeth Randolph of Women's Enews, 212-413-7566,
 pressrelease@womensenews.org.
 
 

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    NEW YORK, April 2 /PRNewswire/ -- (WOMENSENEWS) -- These are the news
 stories and commentary posted April 2 on Women's Enews
 (http://www.womensenews.org), the news source for fair, accurate and fresh
 coverage on issues of concern to women.  Print, broadcast and Internet media
 are free to use Women's Enews content at no cost -- with permission. Women's
 Enews stories and commentaries are written and edited by seasoned journalists
 from around the globe.
 
     Cover Story: Confusion Surrounds Partial Birth Abortion
     -- by Cynthia L. Cooper
     "Partial-birth abortion" laws are neither about late-term abortions nor a
 specific procedure. This confusion appears to be at the core of why the laws
 are persistently passed only to be struck down by courts.
 (http://www.womensenews.org/article.cfm?aid=499&context=cover&mode=today)
 
     Commentary: Accused Killer Part of Anti-Abortion Underground
     -- by Frederick Clarkson
     The expected trial of James Kopp, accused of murdering abortion provider
 Dr. Barnett Slepian, will provide a window into the violent anti-abortion
 movement's 20-year record of arson, bombings, murder.
 (http://www.womensenews.org/article.cfm?aid=496)
 
     Betty 'The Ugly' Reveals a Truth About Beauty
     -- by Margarita Martinez
     Colombia's citizens are obsessed with a soap opera starring an
 unattractive female financial whiz with greasy hair, eyeglasses and braces
 that forces them to take a hard look in the mirror and think about true
 beauty. (http://www.womensenews.org/article.cfm?aid=498&mode=today)
 
     Women Near Majority in French City Councils
     -- by Raphael Sachetat
     Under a new French law, half of all candidates for political office must
 be women. And in recent municipal elections, women won nearly half of the
 seats.  (http://www.womensenews.org/article.cfm?aid=494)
 
     Commentary: Gov. Jane Swift Mirrors Our Doubts About Mothering
     -- by Caryl Rivers
     Critics ask if Jane Swift, Massachusetts' governor-in-waiting and pregnant
 with twins, can perform as governor. But frontier women raised children,
 engaged in farming, trade, weaving, healing. For Jane Swift, this job's a
 snap. (http://www.womensenews.org/article.cfm?aid=492)
 
     Pro-Choice Religions Vow to Speak Out for Choice
     -- by Ann Moline
     Pro-choice religious groups and women's advocates vow to work hand-in-hand
 to safeguard women's reproductive privacy.
 (http://www.womensenews.org/article.cfm?aid=491)
 
     Outrage of the Week:
     President Bush Closes White House Office on Women
     (http://www.womensenews.org/article.cfm?aid=497&context=outrage)
 
     To see entire stories or commentary, go to (http://www.womensenews.org).
 To obtain permission to reprint, broadcast or post a Women's Enews story,
 email editors@womensenews.org. Include the headline of the story, name of the
 media outlet, circulation or audience size, contact name and email address.
 
     Web Site: http://www.womensenews.org
     Women's Enews is a project of the NOW Legal Defense and Education Fund
 
     Contact:  Elizabeth Randolph of Women's Enews, 212-413-7566,
 pressrelease@womensenews.org.
 
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