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Progress on Flint, Zika Negotiations May Avert Government Shutdown

Neither the U.S. House of Representatives nor the U.S. Senate have finalized the items on the legislative agenda. But if all goes as planned, lawmakers will leave Washington, D.C., by the end of the week and won’t return until at least November—potentially later. The post Progress on Flint, Zika Negotiations May Avert Government Shutdown appeared first on Rewire.

The Hyde Amendment: Codie, Claire and 40 Years of Harm

Codie had an abortion in New Mexico, and the cost left her wondering if she’d have to sell her car to pay for it. Claire is from Kentucky, but the closest clinic was in Tennessee; it cost her a week of time and nearly a month’s wages to obtain her abortion. For 40 years, the […] The post The Hyde Amendment: Codie, Claire and 40 Years of Harm appeared first on Rewire.

Peace Without, But Not Within: The Hyde Amendment and the Peace Corps

In Malawi and other countries, we've witnessed the human costs of making abortion illegal or inaccessible. And, due to this policy, Peace Corps volunteers experience similar barriers to abortion as the people they serve in developing nations. The post Peace Without, But Not Within: The Hyde Amendment and the Peace Corps appeared first on Rewire.

Texas Anti-Choice Group Funnels State Funds to Fake Clinics

"It's more than a little sad that this is what passes for health care. They're just making it up as they go along, and it's replacing actual clinics that were providing health care," Blake Rocap of NARAL Pro-Choice Texas said. The post Texas Anti-Choice Group Funnels State Funds to Fake Clinics appeared first on Rewire.

When Life-Saving Drugs Stop Working: UN Takes Look at Antimicrobial Resistance

Only two new antibiotics were approved in the United States between 2008 and 2012. And that's a big problem, as more and more illness-causing germs are getting harder to treat with existing medications. The post When Life-Saving Drugs Stop Working: UN Takes Look at Antimicrobial Resistance appeared first on Rewire.

Destigmatizing and Decriminalizing Abortion: That’s Our Collective Work

On this Global Day of Action for Access to Safe and Legal Abortion, we celebrate the millions who make a decision that is the right one for them, their families, and their communities. We celebrate the providers who are committed toShow More Summary

Want a Voice in Presidential Debate Questions? Here’s Your Chance

There can't be a good debate unless the right questions are asked. And that's why Rewire has joined the nonpartisan Open Debate Coalition. The post Want a Voice in Presidential Debate Questions? Here’s Your Chance appeared first on Rewire.

Abortion in Developing Regions: What Progress Since 1990?

Wednesday serves as an important reminder that it is the basic right of every woman to be able to decide on the number and spacing of her children without having to put her health or life at risk—no matter where she lives. The post Abortion in Developing Regions: What Progress Since 1990? appeared first on Rewire.

Push Continues for Federal Government to Cut Ties With Private Prison Companies

Advocates want DHS to end immigrant detention center private contracts because for-profit prison companies “lobby for and profit from racist laws and policies that target Black communities, which are disproportionately represented in...Show More Summary

Voting Rights Completely Ignored at Monday’s Presidential Debate

Though 14 states this fall will experience new voting restrictions for the first time in a presidential election, there was no mention of voting rights or registration during Monday night’s debate. The post Voting Rights Completely Ignored at Monday’s Presidential Debate appeared first on Rewire.

For Native Women Seeking Abortion, Hyde Amendment Is Another Broken Promise

In my work caring for Native American women relying on federally provided insurance in northern Arizona, I meet patients who are shocked when they learn that abortion care is not covered. They are accustomed to receiving care through...Show More Summary

Pennsylvania Audits Anti-Choice Nonprofit Over Use of Taxpayer Money

Pennsylvania shifts money from the state General Fund and Temporary Assistance for Needy Families to anti-choice outfits, including Real Alternatives, which then passes the money onto fake clinics and the like. The post Pennsylvania Audits Anti-Choice Nonprofit Over Use of Taxpayer Money appeared first on Rewire.

GOP Wants to Stop New Overtime Protections Rule

The Department of Labor estimates that the new rules will directly impact 4.2 million people who work in the United States. The post GOP Wants to Stop New Overtime Protections Rule appeared first on Rewire.

Study: Black-White Wage Gap Worse Today Than It Was in 1979

The study revealed that even with the same education, work experience, metro status, and region of residence, Black men in 2015 made 22 percent less than their white male counterparts and Black women earned 34.2 percent less than white male workers. The post Study: Black-White Wage Gap Worse Today Than It Was in 1979 appeared first on Rewire.

With Liberty and Justice for Some: Medicaid Recipients and the Hyde Amendment

Health insurance should not be based on which state you live in. The post With Liberty and Justice for Some: Medicaid Recipients and the Hyde Amendment appeared first on Rewire.

Texas Asks Supreme Court to Reinstate Voter ID Law

Republican legislators in state legislatures that have passed rigid voter ID laws have claimed that such laws are necessary to prevent in-person voter fraud. GOP-led investigations have not turned up evidence of voter fraud. The post Texas Asks Supreme Court to Reinstate Voter ID Law appeared first on Rewire.

Are North Carolina Officials Stalling to Release Videos of Keith Scott Shooting Because of HB 972?

At a news conference Friday morning, Mayor Roberts said that she believes the video of Scott’s shooting should be released publicly, but that it’s a matter of when. “The question is timing,” she said. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Chief Kerr Putney agreed, refusing to release the recordings to the public. Show More Summary

Advocates Appeal Ruling on Challenge to North Carolina Anti-Marriage Equality Law

Equality advocates appealed a ruling that threw out a legal challenge to SB 2, a Republican-supported North Carolina law that allows magistrates and other civil servants to refuse to participate in same-sex marriages. The post Advocates Appeal Ruling on Challenge to North Carolina Anti-Marriage Equality Law appeared first on Rewire.

Judge With Ties to Military School of Latin American Dictators Denies Bond for Asylum-Seeking Teen

Advocates told Rewire that it “obviously makes more sense” financially and otherwise to release the teen than to spend more than a hundred dollars a day keeping him detained, but that they anticipated this would be “a fight” with immigration...Show More Summary

GOP Rep. Steve King Adds Abortion to Grievances Against Black Americans

Rep. Steve King (R-IA) characterized abortion care as a “tragedy for any life, no matter what color,” but ultimately found as much fault with Black Americans who make the reproductive health-care decision as those who advocate on behalf of civil rights. The post GOP Rep. Steve King Adds Abortion to Grievances Against Black Americans appeared first on Rewire.

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