The Court's decision in Elonis v. Facebook offered no clarity for those who face violent online harassment. Image: WikiMedia Commons The post Roberts Court Punts on Issue of Whether Online Threats Are Protected Free Speech appeared first on RH Reality Check.
Lawmakers in the Kansas house approved a bill Saturday making a technical change to a GOP law banning telemedicine abortion care. Supporters hope the legislative “fix” will end an injunction imposed by a state court. Image: Shutterstock The post Kansas Legislature Resurrects Anti-Choice Bill by Passing ‘Fix’ appeared first on RH Reality Check.
The Roberts Court on Monday ruled in favor of a Muslim woman who claimed she was not hired by Abercrombie & Fitch because she wears a hijab. Image: Shutterstock The post Employees Get Rare Win Before Roberts Court appeared first on RH Reality Check.
The Texas legislature approved two measures on Friday that will make it harder for some of the most marginalized Texans to access cancer treatment and legal abortion care. Image: Shutterstock The post Texas Lawmakers Further Restrict Access to Legal Abortion Care for Minors, Cancer Screenings appeared first on RH Reality Check.
Sine die—the official end of the regular legislative session—here in Texas is set for Monday, and if the fates are willing, we won't be facing a special legislative session. That would mean another cruel start to the summer for Texans...Show More Summary
The Maine house's Democratic majority rejected a bill that would require clinics providing abortion services to meet onerous licensing requirements. Image: Shutterstock The post TRAP Bill Fails to Gain Traction in Maine House appeared first on RH Reality Check.
A federal appeals court on Friday ruled unconstitutional an Idaho law banning abortions at 20 weeks post-fertilization, marking the latest legal defeat for radical state-level abortion bans. Image: Shutterstock The post Ninth Circuit Court Strikes Another 20-Week Abortion Ban appeared first on RH Reality Check.
For the first time since 2008, significantly more Americans described themselves as “pro-choice” than “pro-life” in a Gallup poll asking for their position on “the abortion issue.” Image: Shutterstock The post Poll: Most Americans Identify as ‘Pro-Choice’ for the First Time in Seven Years appeared first on RH Reality Check.
Looking up to a Carly Fiorina-type doesn’t help you if you have to quit your job because you can’t afford child care. Image: Christopher Halloran / Shutterstock.com The post Stop Trying to Make Conservative Feminism Happen appeared first on RH Reality Check.
The bill is part of state Republican lawmakers’ two-pronged assault on reproductive rights. Image: Shutterstock The post North Carolina Republicans Advance 72-Hour Waiting Period Bill appeared first on RH Reality Check.
This month brings two anniversaries of note to those of us who are interested in the role that doctors can play in the struggle for social justice: May 21, when pro-slavery "ruffians" invaded Lawrence, Kansas in 1856, and May 31, when...Show More Summary
The South Carolina Senate passed by voice vote Wednesday a ban on abortion at 20 weeks post-fertilization after one lawmaker dropped an objection to exemptions in the bill, reaching an agreement with Republicans in the house. Image: Shutterstock The post South Carolina Republicans Agree to Remove 20-Week Ban Exceptions appeared first on RH Reality Check.
May 28 is the International Day of Action for Women’s Health—a day advocates have commemorated since 1987. This year, the focus is on institutional violence. Image: Shutterstock The post Taking Action to Combat State-Sanctioned Violence Against Women Worldwide appeared first on RH Reality Check.
A federal lawsuit challenges a policy by the Michigan Secretary of State's office that requires an amended birth certificate before correcting the gender on state issued identification cards. Image: Shutterstock The post Lawsuit: Michigan Discriminates Against Transgender People in Issuing State IDs appeared first on RH Reality Check.
California's Democratic-majority assembly passed a bill Tuesday that would require crisis pregnancy centers to offer pregnant people information about state programs providing reproductive health-care services, including abortion. Image: Shutterstock The post California Assembly Requires Anti-Choice Centers to Discuss Abortion Options appeared first on RH Reality Check.
Amy Hagstrom Miller and Amanda Williams at ChoiceWorks speak about their vision for their new nonprofit Shift, why they’ve chosen to launch in Texas, and what the end of abortion stigma might look like in red states. Image: CourtesyShow More Summary
Anti-choice legislators, following days of infighting between mainstream Texas Republican lawmakers and Tea Partiers, missed a key Tuesday night deadline to approve a bill that would have banned abortion care coverage in insurance plans...Show More Summary
The law, considered to be among the most radically restrictive in the nation, has been blocked by a federal judge since March 2014. Image: Shutterstock The post Federal Court Permanently Blocks Arkansas’ 12-Week Abortion Ban appeared first on RH Reality Check.
The Alabama house passed legislation Tuesday that would prohibit clinics offering abortion care from being located near schools, charging that children should be protected from anti-choice protests. Image: Shutterstock The post Alabama GOP Passes Bill Regulating Abortion Clinics Like Sex Offenders appeared first on RH Reality Check.
A Louisiana senate committee hearing Tuesday on an abortion ban based on the sex of the fetus ended with a tense exchange between a committee member and the bill’s author. Image: Shutterstock The post Louisiana Lawmakers Clash as GOP Fails to Advance Anti-Choice Measure appeared first on RH Reality Check.