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Today’s Lady News: Remembering Geraldine Ferraro, Catholic Abortion Rights Supporter

Geraldine Ferraro, who died this weekend, made headlines as the first-ever woman to be nominated for vice president by a mainstream political party. But Geraldine Ferraro should also be remembered for being a practicing Catholic who also supported keeping abortion legal. [AlterNet]
Saudi women will not be allowed to vote in Saudi Arabia’…

Jessica Wakeman / March 28, 2011

Geraldine Ferraro Dies

Geraldine Ferraro, the first woman from a major party ever to run for vice president, died yesterday at age 75. Ferraro was a Queens criminal prosecutor and then representative in Congress who joined Walter Mondale in a presidential run in 1984. Although the Walter-Mondale ticket proved no match for Ronald Reagan and George Bush (41),…

Jessica Wakeman / March 27, 2011

July 12 Was A Big Day For Women In ’84

On this day in 1984, Democratic presidential candidate Walter Mondale announced that Geraldine Ferraro would be his running-mate. Geraldine was the first female vice presidential candidate in U.S. history. Isn’t it sad that more than 20 years later, we still haven’t had a woman in that job? []…

Catherine Strawn / July 11, 2008