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Why Aren’t More Trans Women on PrEP?

“So much of the research and the way trans health-care programs are designed is not trans-affirming or developed by trans folks.” The post Why Aren’t More Trans Women on PrEP? appeared first on Rewire.

House Republicans Fail to Jam Anti-Trans Amendment Into Defense Spending Bill

Republicans supporting the discriminatory amendment cited figures from the Family Research Council, an organization deemed an anti-LGBTQ hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center. The post House Republicans Fail to Jam Anti-Trans Amendment Into Defense Spending Bill appeared first on Rewire.

Under a Trump Administration, the Power of the Vote Is in Increasing Danger

Last week, Trump's Department of Justice backed a Texas voter ID law that remains reprehensible in its scope. The post Under a Trump Administration, the Power of the Vote Is in Increasing Danger appeared first on Rewire.

Black Lives Matter Network Marks Four Years With New Report

"We work to manifest a world where Black people are not constantly fighting to survive, but can thrive in safe and sustainable environments." The post Black Lives Matter Network Marks Four Years With New Report appeared first on Rew...

Despite What Ivanka Says, the Trump Paid Leave Plan Is Not a Step in the Right Direction

The administration’s proposal would provide too little time for too few people for too little money from an unreliable funding source. The post Despite What Ivanka Says, the Trump Paid Leave Plan Is Not a Step in the Right Direction appeared first on Rewire.

Leader Pelosi, You Need to Try Harder on Abortion

Democratic party leaders cannot be weak in this fight—restricting access to abortion and perpetuating stigma have real consequences for real people. The post Leader Pelosi, You Need to Try Harder on Abortion appeared first on Rewire...

House GOP: Eliminate Family Planning Services for Low-Income Families

Republicans have long wielded the appropriations process against Title X. This effort marks the latest House GOP attempt to do away with the program. The post House GOP: Eliminate Family Planning Services for Low-Income Families appeared first on Rewire.

A Bad Aftertaste: David Brooks, Class, and the Politics of Food

While Brooks seems to think his insensitivity derives from choosing a tony sandwich joint beyond his friend’s culinary vocabulary, there’s much more insensitivity to unpack. The post A Bad Aftertaste: David Brooks, Class, and the Politics of Food appeared first on Rewire.

Attorneys for Anti-Abortion Activist David Daleiden Held in Contempt of Court

Daleiden has been charged with 14 felony counts of unlawfully recording people without permission and one count of conspiracy to invade privacy stemming from his covert recordings of Planned Parenthood staffers and officials. The post Attorneys for Anti-Abortion Activist David Daleiden Held in Contempt of Court appeared first on Rewire.

Sessions Talks to Anti-LGBTQ Group Behind Closed Doors

“How can we trust that the nation’s top law enforcement officer will protect all Americans when he’s willing to meet behind closed doors with a group that supports criminalizing homosexuality and marginalizing LGBT people around the world?” The post Sessions Talks to Anti-LGBTQ Group Behind Closed Doors appeared first on Rewire.

Meet the Federal Agency Keeping Track of Betsy DeVos

If ever the need existed for independent agencies like the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, it is now. The post Meet the Federal Agency Keeping Track of Betsy DeVos appeared first on Rewire.

Virginia Delegate Bob Marshall Has Spent Decades Promoting Anti-Choice Views

With his far-right record on LGBTQ issues already on blast in his bid for re-election, Marshall's record on restricting reproductive rights and freedoms may not be far behind. The post Virginia Delegate Bob Marshall Has Spent Decades Promoting Anti-Choice Views appeared first on Rewire.

These States Are Moving to Protect Birth Control Access as Congress Debates ACA Repeal

The state protections vary, but frequently include provisions that require insurers cover a range of contraception, including birth control pills and long-acting intrauterine devices. The post These States Are Moving to Protect Birth Control Access as Congress Debates ACA Repeal appeared first on Rewire.

Standing in the Way of a Gas Pipeline Project: Nuns and a Makeshift Chapel

"Oil and gas pipelines are extremely short-sighted and will continue to benefit only wealthy corporations." The post Standing in the Way of a Gas Pipeline Project: Nuns and a Makeshift Chapel appeared first on Rewire.

Another Birth Control Benefit Foe Reportedly Landed Position at HHS

While at the anti-choice Alliance Defending Freedom, Matthew Bowman—who the New York Times reports is now serving as “a top lawyer at the Department of Health and Human Services"—successfully represented cabinet manufacturer Conestoga Wood Specialties Corp. Show More Summary

Mike Pence Had a Meeting With Anti-Choice Activists He Doesn’t Want You to Know About

The vice president's Twitter account posted a photo of his meeting with activists determined to destroy reproductive health care, but no one will discuss details of the meeting. The post Mike Pence Had a Meeting With Anti-Choice Activists He Doesn’t Want You to Know About appeared first on Rewire.

Anti-Choice Legal Attacks Make It Harder to Access Clinics Themselves

In addition to helping pass abortion restrictions at the state level, anti-choice activists are challenging those laws that do protect clinics and patients. The post Anti-Choice Legal Attacks Make It Harder to Access Clinics Themselves appeared first on Rewire.

ACLU: Irregular Georgia Voter Purges Akin to ‘Jim Crow Voter Suppression’

“Sending out confusing and intimidating Purge Notices in an irresponsible and unlawful manner has the effect, if not the purpose, of making it harder for Georgia voters... to exercise their fundamental right to vote," said Sean Young,...Show More Summary

Gavel Drop: Architects of Planned Parenthood Smear Videos Face Fresh Round of Charges

The figures behind the anti-choice front organization The Center for Medical Progress aren't finding it easy to duck charges. The post Gavel Drop: Architects of Planned Parenthood Smear Videos Face Fresh Round of Charges appeared first on Rewire.

A Diabetic Migrant Was Taken Into ICE Custody. They Trashed Her Medication

“There’s a lot for folks to combat in detention and what we see with Brenda is that her case illustrates how these horrible conditions undermine every asylum seeker’s chance at a fair process." The post A Diabetic Migrant Was Taken Into ICE Custody. They Trashed Her Medication appeared first on Rewire.

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