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How Geofencing Works… and How It Can Be Abused

Geofencing technology can be deployed by anti-choice groups to send propaganda directly to a woman’s phone while she is in a clinic waiting room. Watch the video to learn how it works and then read the full investigative report. The post How Geofencing Works… and How It Can Be Abused appeared first on Rewire.

Anti-Choice Groups Use Smartphone Surveillance to Target ‘Abortion-Minded Women’ During Clinic Visits

Women who have visited almost any abortion clinic in the United States have seen anti-choice protesters outside, wielding placards and chanting abuse. A Boston advertiser's technology, when deployed by anti-choice groups, could allow...Show More Summary

States Launch Legal Attack Against White House Guidance on Transgender Bathroom Equity

The guidance comes at a time when transgender rights are under attack by Republican legislators at the state level. Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick (R) has threatened to defy the administration and encouraged superintendents to do the same. The post States Launch Legal Attack Against White House Guidance on Transgender Bathroom Equity appeared first on Rewire.

As Threats Spike, Advocates Urge Feds to Strengthen Law Protecting Abortion Clinic Access

Just two days after NARAL Pro-Choice America submitted a letter asking the U.S. Department of Justice to investigate anti-choice activities as domestic terrorism, an extremist opened fire on a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado, murdering...Show More Summary

Anti-Choice, Anti-LGBTQ Leaders Prepare to Cozy Up to Trump

Though some anti-choice leaders have signaled their support for Trump, others expressed hesitation about the Republican candidate when approached about attending the meeting. The post Anti-Choice, Anti-LGBTQ Leaders Prepare to Cozy Up to Trump appeared first on Rewire.

Breastfeeding, Bias, and Men Who Give Birth: Q&A With Trans Activist Trevor MacDonald

In his new parenting memoir, Trevor MacDonald talks about pregnancy and breastfeeding as a trans man—and why we must dislodge the idea that bearing children is only women's labor. The post Breastfeeding, Bias, and Men Who Give Birth: Q&A With Trans Activist Trevor MacDonald appeared first on Rewire.

ACLU Sues for Complaints Filed Against Catholic Hospitals Denying Reproductive Care

A 2012 federal investigation of the Catholic-run St. John Hospital in Detroit found the hospital violated federal law by discharging a miscarrying patient who lost seven pints of blood while the facility refused for six hours to allow...Show More Summary

Ohio Republicans Hit a Legal Snag in Defunding Planned Parenthood Clinics

Iris E. Harvey, president and CEO of Planned Parenthood of Greater Ohio, praised the judge’s temporary order. "Politicians have no business restricting women’s health, and today, the court agreed," Harvey said. The post Ohio Republicans Hit a Legal Snag in Defunding Planned Parenthood Clinics appeared first on Rewire.

Democrats to Speaker Ryan: End GOP ‘Witch Hunt’ on Fetal Tissue, Later Abortion Practices

Democrats implored House Speaker Paul Ryan “not to stand idly by while tax dollars are spent on a baseless investigation that endangers women, scientists, health providers, and others involved in women's health care and biomedical research.” The post Democrats to Speaker Ryan: End GOP ‘Witch Hunt’ on Fetal Tissue, Later Abortion Practices appeared first on Rewire.

Patel Oral Arguments Suggest a Dangerous Precedent for Prosecuting Pregnant People

Attorneys for the State of Indiana argued it is entirely reasonable for the state to bring felony charges against women who try and terminate their own pregnancies. The post Patel Oral Arguments Suggest a Dangerous Precedent for Prosecuting Pregnant People appeared first on Rewire.

What My First Pregnancy Taught Me About Birth Justice

The medical community needs to do more to support women of color, particularly Black women, who must confront a number of hurdles in order to have a vaginal birth after cesarean. The post What My First Pregnancy Taught Me About Birth Justice appeared first on Rewire.

Los Angeles Officials ‘Not Going to Wait’ to Enforce Regulation on Anti-Choice Pregnancy Centers

Los Angeles City Councilwoman Nury Martinez told reporters that her office last year fielded complaints about two Los Angeles centers that told clients that abortion care wasn't an option. One client carried to full term as a result,...Show More Summary

After Hunger Strike to #EndTransDetention, Santa Ana City Council Votes to End ICE Contract

In an emailed press release from Familia: TQLM (Trans Queer Liberation Movement), a spokesperson said, “the fight to end the ICE contract with the city of Santa Ana is not over. We will continue to organize and escalate.” The post After Hunger Strike to #EndTransDetention, Santa Ana City Council Votes to End ICE Contract appeared first on Rewire.

Associated Press Article on 20-Week Bans Underscores What’s Wrong With Reporting on Abortion

Reducing critical medical and public health debates to the level of opinion not only abrogates the public trust, it puts all of us in danger. The post Associated Press Article on 20-Week Bans Underscores What’s Wrong With Reporting on Abortion appeared first on Rewire.

‘Shrill’: Memoir Combats Fat-Shaming Without Sideshow Sensationalism

Lindy West's life in a fat body is often mentioned and occasionally center stage in her memoir. But her book is also about lots of other things: her family, her work, her passions, her reproductive organs, her harassers, her relationships, and her marriage. The post ‘Shrill’: Memoir Combats Fat-Shaming Without Sideshow Sensationalism appeared first on Rewire.

Gavel Drop: Supreme Court ‘Friends’ Are Usually White Guys

Of course, the nation's highest court would consider white men the most natural fit as a "friend of the court" in legal proceedings. The post Gavel Drop: Supreme Court ‘Friends’ Are Usually White Guys appeared first on Rewire.

Judge Overturns Homicide Conviction of El Salvador Woman Jailed After a Miscarriage

Like dozens of other women in El Salvador, where abortion is completely illegal, Maria Teresa Rivera faced criminal charges in 2012 after experiencing obstetric complications. The post Judge Overturns Homicide Conviction of El Salvador Woman Jailed After a Miscarriage appeared first on Rewire.

Murder of Pregnant North Carolinian Highlights Prevalence of Reproductive Coercion, Domestic Violence

“It’s all about power and control,” said Tara Romano, a domestic violence activist and executive director of NARAL Pro-Choice North Carolina. “We don’t actually know what [Dixon’s] motive was, but it always comes down to control.” The post Murder of Pregnant North Carolinian Highlights Prevalence of Reproductive Coercion, Domestic Violence appeared first on Rewire.

The Forgotten History of Republicans’ (Failed) Attacks on Fetal Tissue Research

Today's congressional inquiry not only derides fetal tissue research, but attacks abortion care. The inaugural hearing in March 2016 gave Republicans a platform to compare fetal tissue research to Nazi experimentation. Republicans derided...Show More Summary

New Hampshire Sen. Kelly Ayotte’s Record on Women’s Health at Center of Heated Race

Sen. Kelly Ayotte's defenders have made claims about her commitment to "strengthening women's health" through action on various measures; reproductive rights advocates point out, however, that most of these measures would have done more harm than good. The post New Hampshire Sen. Kelly Ayotte’s Record on Women’s Health at Center of Heated Race appeared first on Rewire.

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