A letter from Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston's lawyer to CNN threatening to sue if the network broadcasted the documentary film The Hunting Ground is the latest action in a series of high-profile sexual assault cases...Show More Summary
The lawsuit filed in federal court Monday claims anti-abortion lawmakers in Texas are playing political games with family planning funding. Again. Image: Shutterstock The post Texas Planned Parenthood Affiliates Sue to Reinstate Medicaid Funding appeared first on RH Reality Check.
As there have been more and more abortion stories on television in the past few years, it’s important to recognize how groundbreaking Shonda Rhimes’ work truly has been. Rhimes is a board member of Planned Parenthood of Los Angeles, and is clearly invested in how abortion is portrayed in our popular entertainment. Show More Summary
Gov. Mary Fallin wrote a letter last week to the Oklahoma Health Care Authority calling for the defunding of Planned Parenthood, citing high rates of billing errors. Image: KOKH - FOX 25 / YouTube The post Oklahoma’s GOP Governor: Use Technicality to Defund Planned Parenthood appeared first on RH Reality Check.
The media coverage and governmental responses to the protests in Minneapolis are missing the message that the community is protesting that the police shot Jamar Clark before he had his day in court as someone facing domestic violence...Show More Summary
Each year at Thanksgiving, I take time to remember all that I have to be thankful for, but also all the things about which I feel a personal need to remain vigilant. Image: Shutterstock The post Giving Thanks and Making Commitments appeared first on RH Reality Check.
Before the official start of the Thanksgiving holiday, we wanted to officially introduce the most recent additions to our growing staff, each of whom plays a key role in our mission to provide evidence-based news, commentary, analysis,...Show More Summary
Jason Van Dyke has been charged with murder a day before release of a video showing Van Dyke shooting Laquan McDonald 16 times. Image: CNN / YouTube The post White Chicago Policeman Charged in Black Teen’s Shooting Death appeared first on RH Reality Check.
At an event considered the “final exam” for candidates prior to influential evangelical leader Bob Vander Plaats making his endorsement, candidates used the night to blast "political correctness" for interfering with their factuallyShow More Summary
The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals rejected the Walker administration’s efforts to reinstate an unconstitutional restriction to abortion access. Image: Shutterstock The post Judge: Wisconsin GOP’s Anti-Choice Law a ‘Clear Flouting of Roe v. Wade’ appeared first on RH Reality Check.
Bob Libal of Grassroots Leadership said that the state didn't want to license detention centers as child-care facilities because there was an actual “emergency”; it sought to expedite the process and reduce the standards to meet theShow More Summary
The sole abortion clinic in Mississippi is about to become an official health provider for insurance companies, including Medicaid, meaning the clinic can soon provide covered contraception to its patients. Image: Shutterstock The post Mississippi’s Sole Abortion Clinic to Offer Contraception appeared first on RH Reality Check.
Lawyers for the National Abortion Federation (NAF) filed two whopping motions on November 13 against the anti-choice front group and its leader. Image: The Center for Medical Progress / YouTube The post Legal Troubles Continue for Group Attacking Planned Parenthood appeared first on RH Reality Check.
The proposed ballot measure would limit state money for the procedure to cases of rape, incest, or medical necessity, similar to the federal Hyde Amendment. Image: Shutterstock The post Another Effort to Strip State-Assisted Abortion Funding Introduced in Oregon appeared first on RH Reality Check.
The study released last week by the Williams Institute also says that wedding spending generated an estimated $52 million in tax revenue. Image: Shutterstock The post Study: Marriage Equality Has Boosted State and Local Economies by $813 Million appeared first on RH Reality Check.
This week in sex: Research shows that sex once a week helps with happiness, the Cleveland Clinic searches for women who want uterine transplants, and Mississippi teacher suspended when student does condom demonstration in class. Image: Shutterstock The post This Week in Sex: For Couples, Sex Once a Week Is Ideal for Happiness appeared first on RH Reality Check.
While Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has implemented policy changes to avoid detaining asylum seekers for long periods of time, immigrant rights advocates are raising concerns about their methods and the "false choices" the...Show More Summary
The authors of the report say that expediting their release is a “critical part of reducing mass incarceration, and of creating a more fair, just and humane justice system.” Image: The Justice Initiative at Columbia University / YouTube The post New Report Highlights Growing Number of Aging People in Prison appeared first on RH Reality Check.
Republican lawmakers announced the proposed anti-choice measures at the state capitol, flanked by opponents of abortion rights in a press conference organized by the Utah Pro-Life Coalition. Image: Shutterstock The post Utah Republicans Plan to Defund Planned Parenthood, Restrict Abortion Access in 2016 appeared first on RH Reality Check.
Ted Cruz welcomed an endorsement from one of the country’s most radical anti-choice activists, a new report revealed Ohio Gov. John Kasich’s aides played a key role in creating stringent anti-choice measures in the state, and Donald Trump sounded off on defunding Planned Parenthood. Image: Albert H. Show More Summary