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Books, Blunts, and Bullets: On Black Men Reading, Loving, and Dying

I had thought that as a "good" progressive and a "woke" Black person, I could see Keith Lamont Scott's complexity without blinders and bias. But what I realize now is that state violence goes so deep, it may take my lifetime—and certainly longer than Scott's—to excavate it. The post Books, Blunts, and Bullets: On Black Men Reading, Loving, and Dying appeared first on Rewire.

Trump’s Anti-Choice Advisory Council Includes Hate Group Leader, Members of Congress

In a a letter to anti-choice leaders earlier this month asking them to join the council, Trump made a series of promises to solidify his commitment to their cause, which included making permanent the Hyde Amendment's annual ban on federal...Show More Summary

Federal Court Blocks Arkansas From Defunding Planned Parenthood

“This is a win for the Arkansans who rely on Planned Parenthood of the Heartland for birth control, cancer screenings, and other essential health care,” said Suzanna de Baca, CEO of Planned Parenthood of the Heartland. “Every personShow More Summary

This Week in Sex: Millennials Aren’t Getting Tested Enough for STIs

This week, more than a quarter of surveyed millennials say they've never been tested for sexually transmitted infections and Swedish sex educators propose sending condoms into space. The post This Week in Sex: Millennials Aren’t Getting Tested Enough for STIs appeared first on Rewire.

#HelloHyde Erases My Lived Experience

#HelloHyde seeks to celebrate the supposed one million lives “saved” by denying low-income individuals with Medicaid insurance access to abortion care. As the product of an unplanned pregnancy, I find this goal to be offensive, malicious, and enraging. The post #HelloHyde Erases My Lived Experience appeared first on Rewire.

Parking While Black: A New Law Enforcement Tool to Harass Black Drivers?

A U.S. Appeals court will rehear a Wisconsin case that could put the kibosh on police harassment of people "parking while Black"—or the case could become another flashpoint for tense and potentially fatal interactions between law enforcement and Black people. The post Parking While Black: A New Law Enforcement Tool to Harass Black Drivers? appeared first on Rewire.

Campaign Week in Review: Race May Have Played a Factor in Voter Restrictions

Many of the states that have imposed voting restrictions since 2010 are the same states that had the highest turnout of Black voters in the 2008 election and highest rates of Latino population growth between 2000 and 2010. The post Campaign Week in Review: Race May Have Played a Factor in Voter Restrictions appeared first on Rewire.

Californians Can Soon Pick Up 12 Months of Birth Control

Women who received a year’s supply of birth control were about a third less likely to have an unplanned pregnancy, compared to those with a one- or three-month supply, according to a 2011 study. The post Californians Can Soon Pick Up 12 Months of Birth Control appeared first on Rewire.

Competing Family Leave Plans Emerge in Washington, D.C.

The D.C. Chamber of Commerce and the Consortium of Universities have pitched an eight-week paid family leave policy for the District. The groups' proposal comes as the 13-member D.C. council considers the Universal Paid Family Leave Act of 2015. The post Competing Family Leave Plans Emerge in Washington, D.C. appeared first on Rewire.

Behind More Than Just Bars: Incarcerated Women and the Hyde Amendment

Women should not be forced to continue an unwanted pregnancy no matter where they live, their involvement in the criminal justice system, or how they receive coverage for their care. The post Behind More Than Just Bars: Incarcerated Women and the Hyde Amendment appeared first on Rewire.

What Does It Look Like When a State Bucks the Hyde Amendment?

California offers abortion care coverage under a program called Medi-Cal—rejecting the federal funding ban on abortion care imposed by Hyde Amendment, which turns 40 this month. The post What Does It Look Like When a State Bucks the Hyde Amendment? appeared first on Rewire.

Florida Ballot Initiative Would Make Abortion, Birth Control Punishable by Death

"These types of extreme proposals are wildly unpopular with the public and have failed every single time they have been put before voters," Amanda Allen, senior state legislative counsel at the Center for Reproductive Rights, told Broadly. Show More Summary

Hyde and State Courts: What a Repeal Would Mean

Ending the Hyde Amendment would likely not end litigation about Medicaid funding for abortion. Of course, that doesn’t mean advocates shouldn’t push for a repeal of Hyde’s restrictions, which legalize anti-poor discrimination. The post Hyde and State Courts: What a Repeal Would Mean appeared first on Rewire.

Deliberate Disenfranchisement: The Hyde Amendment and the District of Columbia

As a Washington, D.C., native and longtime resident, I know firsthand the effect Hyde restrictions have on women and their families. The post Deliberate Disenfranchisement: The Hyde Amendment and the District of Columbia appeared first on Rewire.

Poll: Attacking Planned Parenthood Funding Unpopular in Battleground States

These findings come almost exactly a year after some congressional Republicans attempted to use the federal budget to strip Planned Parenthood of federal funding, risking a government shutdown in the process. The post Poll: Attacking Planned Parenthood Funding Unpopular in Battleground States appeared first on Rewire.

Report: States Restricting Abortion Access Don’t Help New Parents Either

The analysis by the National Partnership for Women & Families singles out a dozen states lacking even a single workplace protection for new parents–beyond what's required by federal law. These states also severely curb abortion-care access in health insurance. The post Report: States Restricting Abortion Access Don’t Help New Parents Either appeared first on Rewire.

Progress on Flint, Zika Negotiations May Avert Government Shutdown

Neither the U.S. House of Representatives nor the U.S. Senate have finalized the items on the legislative agenda. But if all goes as planned, lawmakers will leave Washington, D.C., by the end of the week and won’t return until at least November—potentially later. The post Progress on Flint, Zika Negotiations May Avert Government Shutdown appeared first on Rewire.

The Hyde Amendment: Codie, Claire and 40 Years of Harm

Codie had an abortion in New Mexico, and the cost left her wondering if she’d have to sell her car to pay for it. Claire is from Kentucky, but the closest clinic was in Tennessee; it cost her a week of time and nearly a month’s wages to obtain her abortion. For 40 years, the […] The post The Hyde Amendment: Codie, Claire and 40 Years of Harm appeared first on Rewire.

Peace Without, But Not Within: The Hyde Amendment and the Peace Corps

In Malawi and other countries, we've witnessed the human costs of making abortion illegal or inaccessible. And, due to this policy, Peace Corps volunteers experience similar barriers to abortion as the people they serve in developing nations. The post Peace Without, But Not Within: The Hyde Amendment and the Peace Corps appeared first on Rewire.

Texas Anti-Choice Group Funnels State Funds to Fake Clinics

"It's more than a little sad that this is what passes for health care. They're just making it up as they go along, and it's replacing actual clinics that were providing health care," Blake Rocap of NARAL Pro-Choice Texas said. The post Texas Anti-Choice Group Funnels State Funds to Fake Clinics appeared first on Rewire.

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