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Congresswoman Pushes Intersectionality at Democratic National Convention

Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-NJ) charges that reproductive health-care restrictions have a disproportionate impact on the poor, the urban, the rural, and people of color. The post Congresswoman Pushes Intersectionality at Democratic National Convention appeared first on Rewire.

Do Counselors-in-Training Have the Right to Discriminate Against LGBTQ People?

Doctors can't treat their patients with leeches; counselors can't impose their beliefs on patients or harm them using discredited methods. Whatever their views, medical professionals have to treat their clients competently. The post Do Counselors-in-Training Have the Right to Discriminate Against LGBTQ People? appeared first on Rewire.

Democratic Party Platform: Repeal Bans on Federal Funding for Abortion Care

When asked this month about the platform’s opposition to Hyde, Hillary Clinton’s running mate Sen. Tim Kaine (D-VA) said that he had not “been informed of that” change to the platform though he has “traditionally been a supporter of the Hyde Amendment.” The post Democratic Party Platform: Repeal Bans on Federal Funding for Abortion Care appeared first on Rewire.

Texas Lawmaker’s ‘Coerced Abortion’ Campaign ‘Wildly Divorced From Reality’

Anti-choice groups and lawmakers in Texas are charging that coerced abortion has reached epidemic levels, citing bogus research published by researchers who oppose legal abortion care. The post Texas Lawmaker’s ‘Coerced Abortion’ Campaign ‘Wildly Divorced From Reality’ appeared first on Rewire.

Texas District Attorney Drops Felony Charges Against David Daleiden and Sandra Merritt

The grand jury returned indictments against Daleiden and Merritt on felony charges of tampering with an official government document for purportedly using a fraudulent driver's license to gain access to a Planned Parenthood center in Houston. The post Texas District Attorney Drops Felony Charges Against David Daleiden and Sandra Merritt appeared first on Rewire.

Samantha Bee’s ‘Sam Squad’ Interviews Republicans About Black Lives Matter

Correspondents from Full Frontal with Samantha Bee interview Republican National Convention attendees about their views on the Black Lives Matter movement. The post Samantha Bee’s ‘Sam Squad’ Interviews Republicans About Black Lives Matter appeared first on Rewire.

On ‘Commonsense Childbirth’: A Q&A With Midwife Jennie Joseph

Joseph founded a nonprofit, Commonsense Childbirth, in 1998 to inspire change in maternity care to better serve people of color. As a licensed midwife, Joseph seeks to transform how care is provided in a clinical setting. The post On ‘Commonsense Childbirth’: A Q&A With Midwife Jennie Joseph appeared first on Rewire.

El Salvador Bill Would Put Those Found Guilty of Abortion Behind Bars for 30 to 50 Years

Under El Salvador’s current law, when women are accused of abortion, prosecutors can—but do not always—increase the charges to aggravated homicide, thereby increasing their prison sentence. This new bill, advocates say, would heighten...Show More Summary

Parents, Educators Can Support Pediatricians in Providing Comprehensive Sexuality Education

While medical systems will need to evolve to address the challenges preventing pediatricians from sharing medically accurate and age-appropriate information about sexuality with their patients, there are several things I recommend parents...Show More Summary

Colorado Voters Could Get a Chance to Boost the State’s Minimum Wage

A campaign fact sheet cited an April survey showing that 59% of the 2,400 U.S. small businesses polled favor raising the minimum wage, and that about 40 percent of those polled already pay entry-level employees "far above" the required minimum wage in their location. The post Colorado Voters Could Get a Chance to Boost the State’s Minimum Wage appeared first on Rewire.

Feds Prep for Second Mass Deportation of Asylum Seekers in Three Months

Those asylum seekers include Mahbubur Rahman, the leader of #FreedomGiving, the nationwide hunger strike that spanned nine detention centers last year and ended when an Alabama judge ordered one of the hunger strikers to be force fed. The post Feds Prep for Second Mass Deportation of Asylum Seekers in Three Months appeared first on Rewire.

Gavel Drop: Republicans Can’t Help But Play Politics With the Judiciary

Republicans have a good grip on the courts and are fighting hard to keep it that way. The post Gavel Drop: Republicans Can’t Help But Play Politics With the Judiciary appeared first on Rewire.

Let’s Stop Conflating Self-Care and Actual Care

It's time for a shift in the use of “self-care” that creates space for actual care apart from the extra kindnesses and important, small indulgences that may be part of our self-care rituals, depending on our ability to access such activities. The post Let’s Stop Conflating Self-Care and Actual Care appeared first on Rewire.

Debbie Wasserman Schultz Resigns as Chair of DNC, Will Not Gavel in Convention

Donna Brazile, vice chair of the DNC, will step in as interim replacement for Wasserman Schultz as committee chair. The post Debbie Wasserman Schultz Resigns as Chair of DNC, Will Not Gavel in Convention appeared first on Rewire.

Democrats’ Latest Platform Silent on Discriminatory Welfare System

The current draft of the 2016 Democratic Party platform contains some of the most progressive positions that the party has taken in decades. But there is a critical issue—one that affects millions in the United States—that is missing...Show More Summary

Clinton Campaign Announces Tim Kaine as Pick for Vice President

The prospect of Kaine’s selection has been criticized by some progressives due to his stances on issues including abortion as well as bank and trade regulation. The post Clinton Campaign Announces Tim Kaine as Pick for Vice President appeared first on Rewire.

This Week in Sex: The Sexually Transmitted Infections Edition

A new Zika case suggests the virus can be transmitted from an infected woman to a male partner. And, in other news, HPV-related cancers are on the rise, and an experimental chlamydia vaccine shows signs of promise. The post This Week in Sex: The Sexually Transmitted Infections Edition appeared first on Rewire.

Boom! Lawyered: SLAPP Edition

The recent brouhaha over Kanye, Taylor Swift, and the Snapchat heard 'round the world is a perfect way to learn about Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation (SLAPP), which are meritless lawsuits meant to bully a defendant and stifle speech. The post Boom! Lawyered: SLAPP Edition appeared first on Rewire.

Parental Notification Law Struck Down in Alaska

"The reality is that some young women face desperate circumstances and potentially violent consequences if they are forced to bring their parents into their reproductive health decisions," said Janet Crepps, senior counsel at the Center for Reproductive Rights. Show More Summary

Campaign Week in Review: Republican National Convention Edition

The Trump family's RNC claims about crime and the presidential candidate's record on gender equality have kept fact-checkers busy. The post Campaign Week in Review: Republican National Convention Edition appeared first on Rewire.

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