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Kansas Voters May End Brownback’s ‘Experiment’ on Election Day

In the closing days of the 2014 campaign, the results of the agenda that Brownback championed have put the governor in serious danger of being defeated by a Democratic challenger. Image: Wikimedia Commons The post Kansas Voters May End Brownback’s ‘Experiment’ on Election Day appeared first on RH Reality Check.

San Francisco Lawmakers Fight Back After Supreme Court’s Buffer Zone Ruling

Passed unanimously by the city Board of Supervisors, the ordinance is meant to mitigate the effects of the U.S. Supreme Court’s June buffer zone ruling. Image: Shutterstock The post San Francisco Lawmakers Fight Back After Supreme Court’s Buffer Zone Ruling appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Who should control the Senate is pretty clear: make sure to get out and vote pro-choice!

On November 4, control of the Senate will be in your hands. The elections are going to come down to the wire, so your vote will matter big ime. And the differences between these candidates couldn't be more stark. In each race, one candidate...Show More Summary

A Colorado Catholic Speaks Out Against Amendment 67

Amendment 67 flies in the face of all my Catholic values. By banning birth control, abortion, and in vitro fertilization, this dangerous measure would prevent women from following their consciences when making critical moral decisions. Image: Shutterstock The post A Colorado Catholic Speaks Out Against Amendment 67 appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Minimum Wage in Five States Could Look Vastly Different After Election Day

Voters in Alaska, Arkansas, Illinois, Nebraska, and South Dakota will decide ballot measures, also known as initiatives or issues, on Election Day to increase those states’ minimum wage. Image: Shutterstock The post Minimum Wage in Five States Could Look Vastly Different After Election Day appeared first on RH Reality Check.

GOP Candidates in Key Races Downplaying Anti-Choice Views

Some Republican candidates appear to be trying to neutralize "war on women" criticisms to narrow the gender voting gap that favors Democrats among women. Image: EPG_EuroPhotoGraphics / Shutterstock.com The post GOP Candidates in Key Races Downplaying Anti-Choice Views appeared first on RH Reality Check.

SisterReach Holds Conference on Tennessee’s Extreme Anti-Choice Initiative

Early voting in Tennessee has begun and many residents have already taken to the polls to cast their ballots for Amendment 1, a highly controversial and extreme anti-choice ballot initiative. Image: Shutterstock The post SisterReach Holds Conference on Tennessee’s Extreme Anti-Choice Initiative appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Gardner Pushed for $110 Million in Abstinence-Only Education Funding

During his re-election campaign in Colorado, Democratic Sen. Mark Udall has spotlighted senatorial candidate Cory Gardner’s extreme anti-abortion positions, which opposed by most voters, but the congressman has also co-sponsored unpopular...Show More Summary

Actually, Young People Are Leading the Abortion Access Movement Forward

Instead of claiming that young people take gender equality for granted, we should be recognizing their work for reproductive rights and striving to better support them. Image: Eugenio Marongiu / Shutterstock.com The post Actually, Young People Are Leading the Abortion Access Movement Forward appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Conservatives Not Amused by NARAL Colorado Condom Shortage Ad

Conservative commentators are teeing off at an ad campaign depicting a world in which birth control is banned and condoms are in short supply. Image: Truth Revolt/Youtube The post Conservatives Not Amused by NARAL Colorado Condom Shortage Ad appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Hillary Clinton: Closing Labor Force Gender Gap Would Boost GDP

In a speech at Georgetown University on Thursday, Hillary Clinton said that worldwide, women’s labor is often invisible because they work in the “informal economy.” Image: JStone / Shutterstock.com The post Hillary Clinton: Closing Labor Force Gender Gap Would Boost GDP appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Advocates File Emergency Appeal to Block Oklahoma Medication Abortion Restrictions

Attorneys from the Center for Reproductive Rights filed an emergency appeal with the Oklahoma Supreme Court asking them to blocking a ruling Wednesday that allowed new restrictions on medication abortions to take effect. Image: Shutterstock The post Advocates File Emergency Appeal to Block Oklahoma Medication Abortion Restrictions appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Push for National 20-Week Abortion Ban Likely if GOP Takes the Senate

Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY), who will likely become majority leader if he wins his re-election campaign next week and if the Republicans win the Senate, has promised his base that a 20-week abortion ban is a priority for him. Image: Mitch McConnell/Youtube The post Push for National 20-Week Abortion Ban Likely if GOP Takes the Senate appeared first on RH Reality Check.

‘Personhood’ Amendments Would Hurt Families Who Want Children

The amendments in Colorado and North Dakota giving legal rights to fetuses would leave people seeking in vitro fertilization (IVF) in the dust. Image: Shutterstock The post ‘Personhood’ Amendments Would Hurt Families Who Want Children appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Court Rules Oklahoma Restrictions on Medication Abortions Can Take Effect

The ruling is the second one this week to allow an anti-abortion restriction take effect beginning November 1. Image: Shutterstock The post Court Rules Oklahoma Restrictions on Medication Abortions Can Take Effect appeared first on RH Reality Check.

GOP Pushes for Independent to Split the Vote With Democrat Michaud

The Republican Governors Association, just a week before Election Day, is pulling out the final stops in its push to re-elect Gov. Paul LePage. Image: Republican Governors Association/Youtube The post GOP Pushes for Independent to Split the Vote With Democrat Michaud appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Bishops Denounce ‘Catholics for Choice’ Campaign Against Colorado ‘Personhood’ Measure

Colorado’s bishops, speaking through the Colorado Catholic Conference, say they've taken a “neutral” stance on Colorado’s "personhood" amendment. But they've backed church activity supporting the amendment and are criticizing a campaign...Show More Summary

Irregularities, Misinformation in Tennessee’s Early Voting

Shortly after early voting began in Tennessee, local media reported that some voters have received misleading information about Amendment 1 and that there have been cases of voting machine irregularities. Image: Shutterstock The post Irregularities, Misinformation in Tennessee’s Early Voting appeared first on RH Reality Check.

As Voters Consider Abortion Rights Crackdown, Two North Dakota Women Speak Out

North Dakota voters will decide on Election Day whether to add an amendment to the state constitution defining life as beginning at conception. While the debate surrounding so-called personhood amendments often takes the form of competing...Show More Summary

Tennessee’s Amendment 1 Is A ‘Personhood’ Referendum—for Pregnant Women

Amendment 1's proponents claim that it "neutralizes" the law on abortion; in reality, the measure would rob pregnant women of the full protections of Tennessee's constitution. Image: Shutterstock The post Tennessee’s Amendment 1 Is A ‘Personhood’ Referendum—for Pregnant Women appeared first on RH Reality Check.

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