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Oakland Could Outlaw False Advertising by Crisis Pregnancy Centers

California already requires CPCs to post information about free or low-cost abortion care or contraception in their facilities. The proposed ordinance would penalize licensed and unlicensed "limited service pregnancy centers" for making...Show More Summary

Lawsuit: Religious Groups Are Denying Abortion Care to Teen Refugees

The suit accuses the federal government of paying millions to religious grantees that refuse to provide unaccompanied minors with legally required reproductive health services. The post Lawsuit: Religious Groups Are Denying Abortion Care to Teen Refugees appeared first on Rewire.

Advocates: Bill to Address Gaps in Mental Health Care Would Do More Harm Than Good

Advocates say that U.S. Rep. Tim Murphy's "Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act," purported to help address gaps in care, is regressive and strips rights away from those diagnosed with mental illness. This leaves those in the...Show More Summary

“We Stopped the Sham!”: From the Steps of the Supreme Court

On June 27, 2016, the United States Supreme Court struck down as unconstitutional the key provisions of Texas’s anti-choice law disputed in Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt. The 5-3 ruling was a comprehensive victory for pro-choice...Show More Summary

Texas Posts ‘A Woman’s Right to Know’ Pamphlet for Public Comment

The draft version of "A Woman's Right to Know" was published online Tuesday, just a day after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled two provisions of the state’s omnibus anti-choice law are unconstitutional. The post Texas Posts ‘A Woman’s Right to Know’ Pamphlet for Public Comment appeared first on Rewire.

Supreme Court Rejects Challenge to Washington Law Requiring Pharmacies to Stock Plan B

On Tuesday the Roberts Court turned away a challenge by a pharmacy-owning family who claimed a Washington state law that requires pharmacies to stock Plan B or other emergency contraception violated their religious beliefs. The post Supreme Court Rejects Challenge to Washington Law Requiring Pharmacies to Stock Plan B appeared first on Rewire.

Senate Democrats Object to Contraception Limits in Blocking GOP Zika Agreement

“Republicans don’t want to treat Zika as an emergency and they don’t want to expand access to birth control," Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-MD) said in a statement. "It begs the question: Will they be willing to pay the costs associated with...Show More Summary

Supreme Court Blocks Implementation of Mississippi and Wisconsin Abortion Restrictions

The Supreme Court on Tuesday turned away requests from attorneys in Wisconsin and Mississippi to overturn decisions blocking abortion restrictions nearly identical to those ruled unconstitutional by the Court on Monday. The post Supreme Court Blocks Implementation of Mississippi and Wisconsin Abortion Restrictions appeared first on Rewire.

The Burden Is Undue: What I Have Learned and Unlearned About Abortion

For all 29 years of my life, the right to abortion has been under attack. In early March, I slept at the Supreme Court overnight, waiting for oral arguments, and had time to reflect on the experiences that have made me an advocate. The post The Burden Is Undue: What I Have Learned and Unlearned About Abortion appeared first on Rewire.

The Orlando Massacre Response Must Not Obliterate the Realities of LGBTQ People of Color

Even in the wake of violent death, the reality of our community is erased. Omar Mateen's actual motives, the lives and very names of the dead, and the realities of gay, queer, and trans people of color who yet live are obliterated under...Show More Summary

Supreme Court Strikes Texas Abortion Restrictions

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday ruled 5 to 3 that both the admitting privileges and surgical center requirements of Texas' HB 2 are unconstitutional. The post Supreme Court Strikes Texas Abortion Restrictions appeared first on Rewi...

Advocates: Texas Will Not Be ‘Bending Over Backwards’ to Reopen Clinics

Heather Busby, executive director NARAL Pro-Choice Texas, told Rewire in a phone interview that while the Supreme Court’s decision is a victory for reproductive rights, the damage to reproductive health care in Texas cannot be easily undone. The post Advocates: Texas Will Not Be ‘Bending Over Backwards’ to Reopen Clinics appeared first on Rewire.

Gavel Drop: Despite Supreme Court Victory, Still Work to Do in Texas

Yes, the U.S. Supreme Court announced a victory for abortion access in Texas—and around the country. But it's going to take time to unravel the effects of anti-choice organizing in the state, where abortion opponents have poured resources...Show More Summary

What Monday’s Supreme Court Decision Means in the Fight for Abortion Rights

Monday's decision striking two provisions of Texas' HB 2 doesn't just threaten similar laws nationwide; it could be the basis for finally stemming the onslaught of anti-science abortion restrictions in the states. The post What Monday’s Supreme Court Decision Means in the Fight for Abortion Rights appeared first on Rewire.

Language Matters: Why I Don’t Fear Being Called ‘Pro-Abortion’

Words can and do hurt, especially when they cast people who seek or provide abortion care as immoral or murderers. But pro-choice activists can embrace unapologetic language that represents hope, self-determination, and bodily autonomy. The post Language Matters: Why I Don’t Fear Being Called ‘Pro-Abortion’ appeared first on Rewire.

WWH v. Hellerstedt: The Supreme Court Decision Is In

The Supreme Court decision in Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt, the case challenging a series of Texas anti-abortion measures, is in. Learn what this means for abortion access in Texas and across the country.   The post WWH v. Hellerstedt: The Supreme Court Decision Is In appeared first on Rewire.

Jesse Williams: ‘Just Because We’re Magic Doesn’t Mean We’re Not Real’

During his powerful acceptance speech after receiving the Humanitarian Award at the BET Awards 2016, actor and activist Jesse Williams spoke about police brutality against Black people, gentrification, and fighting for freedom. The post Jesse Williams: ‘Just Because We’re Magic Doesn’t Mean We’re Not Real’ appeared first on Rewire.

Looking Beyond ‘Whole Woman’s Health’: Challenges Remain in Dozens of States

Even if we are able to celebrate a favorable outcome in the case Monday, the battle for reproductive health will continue in dozens of states across the country. The post Looking Beyond ‘Whole Woman’s Health’: Challenges Remain in Dozens of States appeared first on Rewire.

Boom! Lawyered: Plurality Opinions Edition

We here at Team Legal are on pins and needles waiting for the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellersted, the biggest abortion case to hit the Court’s steps in more than a decade. One of our concerns is thatShow More Summary

Blackburn Calls for State-Level Criminal Investigation Into Fetal Trafficking

A public university and abortion clinic in New Mexico are the latest targets in a congressional investigation approved by Speaker Paul Ryan and condemned by a House Democrat as "a McCarthy-like witch hunt." The post Blackburn Calls for State-Level Criminal Investigation Into Fetal Trafficking appeared first on Rewire.

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