Poland’s President Duda Promises Veto on Liberal Abortion Aid Bill Amid Legislative Tensions

Warsaw, Poland — Polish President Andrzej Duda has declared his intention to veto proposed legislation that seeks to liberalize the nation’s strict abortion laws. The bill, advanced by the more progressive factions within Poland’s ruling coalition, aims to decriminalize any assistance given to women in obtaining abortions up to the twelfth week of pregnancy. Currently, under Polish law, individuals involved in facilitating abortions can face up to three years in prison. During a recent interview with the TVN broadcaster, Duda expressed a firm stance against the bill, stating, “No, because for me abortion is the … Read more

Bedouin Women Unite to Provide Support and Aid Amidst Crisis, Defying Traditional Norms

BEERSHEVA, Israel – Attorney Hanan Alsanah, the director of the Center for Bedouin Women’s Rights at Itach-Ma’aki: Women Lawyers for Social Justice, was preparing for a family picnic on her day off when she received a series of WhatsApp messages on October 7. These messages, usually inactive on Saturdays, alerted her to an imminent attack. Alsanah initially hoped that the authorities would intervene and stop the violence, but as time passed, it became clear that they were not taking action. Alsanah felt unsafe and considered leaving the area with her children. However, after receiving messages … Read more

Democratic Senators Urge Biden Administration to Reject Israel’s Claims on Restricting Humanitarian Aid and Arms Transfers

Washington, D.C. – A group of 17 Democratic senators is urging the Biden administration to reject Israel’s claims that it is not violating international law by restricting humanitarian aid. At the center of the growing debate in Washington is whether the United States should suspend arms transfers to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s government. The State Department recently received written assurances from Israel that its use of U.S.-supplied weapons during the Gaza war complied with international and U.S. laws, including the provision of sufficient aid. The written assurances were in response to a national security memorandum … Read more

El Paso Leaders Slam Texas Attorney General’s Lawsuit Against Annunciation House, Calling it an Attack on Humanitarian Aid

El Paso, Texas – Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton’s recent lawsuit against Annunciation House, a Catholic nonprofit organization involved in addressing the ongoing migrant crisis, has sparked strong criticism from El Paso leaders. The religious nonprofit had previously sued Paxton’s office to delay the release of records, following a demand from the state for detailed documentation on the immigrant clients served by Annunciation House. Paxton’s decision to sue Annunciation House for non-compliance with the state’s information request has been met with outrage. The organization has been accused by Paxton of “worsening illegal immigration.” However, Annunciation … Read more