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Feminist Students Revolt Against Dress Code Enforcements That ‘Punish’ Girls

Last week, 82 boy and girl Grissom High School students, ranging in age from freshmen to seniors, defied the dress code by wearing leggings, jeans with holes along the thigh, and tank tops in a “Stand Against the Dress Code” action. Image: Shutterstock The post Feminist Students Revolt Against Dress Code Enforcements That ‘Punish’ Girls appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Texas Governor Hopes to Create Redundant Fetal Tissue Laws

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said he will seek to "eliminate and criminalize any sale or transaction of fetal tissue by an abortion clinic for any purpose whatsoever" as part of a his response to widely discredited videos targeting Planned Parenthood. Image: Gov Greg Abott / YouTube The post Texas Governor Hopes to Create Redundant Fetal Tissue Laws appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Advocates Sue to Keep Medicaid Funding for Alabama Planned Parenthood Centers

The lawsuit filed in federal court Friday says efforts to defund the reproductive health-care provider are politically motivated and violate federal law. Image: Shutterstock The post Advocates Sue to Keep Medicaid Funding for Alabama Planned Parenthood Centers appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Black College Campuses Should Advocate for Breastfeeding Families

With full access to lactation spaces and resources on college campuses, Black mothers would not have to choose between their education and their breastfeeding goals. They could have both. Image: Shutterstock The post Black College Campuses Should Advocate for Breastfeeding Families appeared first on RH Reality Check.

The 14th Amendment Says You’re A Citizen When You’re Born, So No Wonder Conservatives Hate It

Many Republicans have been attacking, undermining, or radically reinterpreting the 14th Amendment, which guarantees equality under the law. There's a lot of reasons for this, but the common theme is undermining women's right to control...Show More Summary

Alaska Court Strikes Law Limiting Medicaid Abortion Coverage

Thursday's decisions guarantees Medicaid funding for abortions for indigent Alaskans. Image: Shutterstock The post Alaska Court Strikes Law Limiting Medicaid Abortion Coverage appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Report: Center for Medical Progress Videos Deceptively Edited, ‘Lack Credibility’

The anti-choice front group behind a series of videos spreading misinformation about Planned Parenthood deceptively edited footage in "undercover" videos to alter the meaning of dialogue and removed portions of footage the organization...Show More Summary

Celebrating Baltimore and Black Ebullience

The plight of the Black community, in Baltimore and elsewhere, should not overshadow the vibrancy and resilience of Black people. Image: Shonte Daniels / RH Reality Check The post Celebrating Baltimore and Black Ebullience appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Duke Students’ Objections to Reading ‘Fun Home’ Aren’t About Trigger Warnings

Regardless of whether the freshmen's objections are legitimate, in my own estimation, co-opting this particular controversy at Duke into a discussion of trigger warnings is to compare apples to oranges. Image: Shutterstock The post Duke Students’ Objections to Reading ‘Fun Home’ Aren’t About Trigger Warnings appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Colorado’s Anti-Choice Attorney General Won’t Investigate Planned Parenthood

On the same day that Colorado's health department and attorney general declined to investigate Planned Parenthood, 30 state lawmakers, all Republicans, called for an investigation of the women's health organization. Image: Cynthia Coffman / YouTube The post Colorado’s Anti-Choice Attorney General Won’t Investigate Planned Parenthood appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Target ‘Screened Out’ Black, Asian, and Women Job Applicants

Target Corp. will pay $2.8 million to more than 3,000 job applicants who vied for upper-level management positions, but were "disproportionately screened out" by an application test. Image: artzenter / Shutterstock.com The post Target ‘Screened Out’ Black, Asian, and Women Job Applicants appeared first on RH Reality Check.

There Is No Reason to Deny Trans People the Medical Care They Need

It comes as no surprise to us when we hear that many trans people suffer from depression even after full medical transition. But for some cisgender people, such as Richard A. Friedman writing for the New York Times this fact can only...Show More Summary

Poll: Americans Believe in Women’s Equality, But Don’t Understand It

Respondents to a new poll believe in equality for women, but many have a negative view of the word “feminism,” are divided on whether women of color face more barriers to equality than white women, and have a narrow idea of what “women’s...Show More Summary

Planned Parenthood Fights to Keep Medicaid Funding in Louisiana

A federal lawsuit filed Tuesday seeks to blocks efforts by the Jindal administration to try and cut funding to Planned Parenthood health centers in the state. Image: Shutterstock The post Planned Parenthood Fights to Keep Medicaid Funding in Louisiana appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Anti-Choice Group’s Latest Video Misleads on ‘Intact’ Fetuses

The Center for Medical Progress, the anti-choice front group behind a series of videos spreading misinformation about Planned Parenthood, published an eighth video on Tuesday, which included extensive misuse of a common medical term. Image: Shutterstock The post Anti-Choice Group’s Latest Video Misleads on ‘Intact’ Fetuses appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Deceptive Planned Parenthood Attack Videos Spur More Anti-Choice Protests

Thousands of anti-choice protesters gathered August 22 at Planned Parenthood clinics around the country during a “National Day of Protest,” in response to a series of videos spreading misinformation about the organization. Image: KRCG 13 / YouTube The post Deceptive Planned Parenthood Attack Videos Spur More Anti-Choice Protests appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Marginalized Home Health Care Workers Now Eligible for Minimum Wage, Overtime Guarantees

A federal appeals court ruled that home health-care workers, most of whom are women and people of color, should qualify for minimum wage and overtime benefits. Image: Shutterstock The post Marginalized Home Health Care Workers Now Eligible for Minimum Wage, Overtime Guarantees appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Federal Appeals Courts Unanimous in Support of Obamacare’s Birth Control Accommodation

Yet another federal appeals court ruled that completing paperwork to qualify for a religious accommodation to the birth control benefit in the Affordable Care Act did not violate the Religious Freedom Restoration Act. Image: Shutterstock The post Federal Appeals Courts Unanimous in Support of Obamacare’s Birth Control Accommodation appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Illinois Latest State to Ban ‘Conversion Therapy’ for Minors

Illinois joins three other states in banning the practice of trying to change LGBTQ youth's sexual orientation or gender identity. Image: Shutterstock The post Illinois Latest State to Ban ‘Conversion Therapy’ for Minors appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Improving Reproductive Care for Women in Jail Is Not an Impossible Task

Women in city and county jails frequently face barriers to accessing contraception, abortion, prenatal care, and disease screening and treatment. But preventive family planning can be improved in jails around the United States by implementing...Show More Summary

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