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50 Years of Precedent: Will Roe v. Wade Be Overturned?

On Monday, in an unprecedented leak from the U.S. Supreme Court, Politico released a draft of Justice Samuel Alito’s majority opinion that would rescind Roe v. Wade, ending 50 years of abortion protection at the federal level. What does this mean?

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Why the ERA Is TBD

Join us as we use the extensive resources within HeinOnline, including our Women and the Law (Peggy) database, to explore the history of the ERA and where it stands today—just in time for Women’s History Month.

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7 Milestone Moments in the Fight for Women’s Rights

March is Women’s History Month, but the fight for gender equality in the United States is ongoing. While we continue to work towards a more equitable future, it’s the perfect time to review some milestone moments in the women’s rights movement.

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Same DNA but Born this Way: A Look Back at Transgender History

Although to many the term transgender seems relatively new, its roots can be traced back to ancient civilizations. This Pride month, we’ll take a look at the history of transgender people and how they are impacted by law today.

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Dr. Mary Edwards Walker, Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient

The greatest number of Medal of Honor recipients are from the American Civil War—including the only woman to date to receive the honor, Dr. Mary E. Walker. Join us during Women’s History Month, as we explore history’s memory of this controversial figure.

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12 Female Firsts from American History for Women’s History Month

Women’s History Month has been observed since the 1980s as a way to highlight the contributions of women to society over the years. Let’s do just that with HeinOnline’s Women and the Law database by taking a look at some of the most notable “female firsts” in U.S. history.

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4 Simple Ways to Research the Women’s Suffrage Centennial

To celebrate the political progress of American women over the past century, let’s take a look at where it all began. Join HeinOnline as we outline four ways to research the women’s suffrage movement and the 19th Amendment.