Power, not pity
December 20, 2017 9:36 AM Subscribe
Janet Benshoof, litigator, activist, and fierce proponent of women's rights, dies at 70 Janet Benshoof, a human rights lawyer who campaigned to expand access to contraceptives and abortion. As a litigator for the American Civil Liberties Union, she argued sex education and abortion cases before the Supreme Court. She founded the Center for Reproductive Rights and the Global Justice Center to defend clients that included abortion providers facing bomb threats as well as rape victims in war zones. She died at home on December 18 from cancer.
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