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Anti-Choice Ohio Governor to Consider 20-Week Abortion Ban After Legislature Passes Bill

SB 127 makes no exceptions for rape or incest and only gives pregnant people immunity when they are at risk for death or permanent organ damage. The post Anti-Choice Ohio Governor to Consider 20-Week Abortion Ban After Legislature Passes Bill appeared first on Rewire.

No, Sean Hannity, Our Uteruses May Not ‘Be Fine’ Under Trump

"Ladies, your uteruses will be fine,” claimed the host on Thursday, apparently attempting to gloss over the abysmal record on reproductive rights and health espoused by the president-elect, the vice-president elect, and the motley crew...Show More Summary

This Week in Sex: Girls Who Are Close to Their Moms Wait Longer for Sex

A Dutch study finds that girls who get along well with their mothers are more likely to put off having sex; doing good might have benefits in the bedroom; and don't think that gamers are hanging out alone with their joysticks. The post This Week in Sex: Girls Who Are Close to Their Moms Wait Longer for Sex appeared first on Rewire.

Trump’s Choice for Labor Secretary Tried to Outlaw Abortion

Earlier in his life, Andrew Puzder was also well-known for his work as an anti-choice attorney. In the 1980s, he helped author a sweeping piece of anti-choice legislation in Missouri that included radical “personhood” language defining life as beginning at conception. The post Trump’s Choice for Labor Secretary Tried to Outlaw Abortion appeared first on Rewire.

Congress Targets Retaliation Against Military Sexual Assault Survivors

“I think there’s more to be done on the military justice side, but these [retaliation] provisions are obviously ways of showing that Congress takes this seriously and [the Department of Defense] should too,” said Nancy Duff Campbell,...Show More Summary

Six Ways to Meet the Needs of Trans and Gender-Nonconforming Patients

For health-care professionals, or anyone looking to create a safer and more affirming environment for trans people, here are some starting points that can help guide you toward better meeting the needs of your patients or other people in your life. The post Six Ways to Meet the Needs of Trans and Gender-Nonconforming Patients appeared first on Rewire.

Washington GOP Pushes Anti-Trans ‘Bathroom Bill’—Again

Many of the state Republicans backing the measure sponsored a similar bill in the last legislative session. The post Washington GOP Pushes Anti-Trans ‘Bathroom Bill’—Again appeared first on Rewire.

Trump Cabinet Pick Opens Door for New Iowa Governor Who Would Treat Abortion Like ‘Murder’

If Gov. Terry Branstad is confirmed as ambassador, Republican Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds will replace him as Iowa governor. Reynolds has said if abortion is criminalized, the punishment "would be equivalent to murder." The post Trump Cabinet Pick Opens Door for New Iowa Governor Who Would Treat Abortion Like ‘Murder’ appeared first on Rewire.

‘Hobby Lobby’ Lawyers Are Back at It, This Time to Restrict LGBTQ Rights in Minnesota

The Alliance for Defending Freedom (ADF) has claimed Minnesota's Human Rights Act could be used to unfairly target businesses who might hypothetically want to deny services to same-sex couples on religious grounds. The post ‘Hobby Lobby’ Lawyers Are Back at It, This Time to Restrict LGBTQ Rights in Minnesota appeared first on Rewire.

‘I Lost Four Years With My Father’: Protesters Renew Calls to Shut Down Rikers

Rikers has become a symbol among activists of a rotten prison system, plagued with a history of reported excessive force used against inmates. The post ‘I Lost Four Years With My Father’: Protesters Renew Calls to Shut Down Rikers appeared first on Rewire.

Study: Planned Attack on LGBTQ Rights Would Be ‘Devastating’ for Texas Economy

“North Carolina’s governor was just voted out of office because of his support for a discriminatory law that took an immediate and devastating toll on his state’s economy,” said Matt McTighe, executive director of Freedom for All Americans. The post Study: Planned Attack on LGBTQ Rights Would Be ‘Devastating’ for Texas Economy appeared first on Rewire.

Democrats to Paul Ryan: Stop Anti-Choice Republicans’ Violation of House Rules

House Speaker Paul Ryan has praised the GOP-led investigation that has attacked Planned Parenthood, abortion care providers, researchers who use fetal tissue to potentially cure life-threatening diseases, and a private company that helps...Show More Summary

D.C. Council Moves Closer to Making Family Leave a Reality

The D.C. Paid Family Leave campaign reports that only 17 percent of people who work for low wages nationally have access to short-term disability plans and that family leave is “more critical than ever” because more than half of mothers with infants are in the workforce. The post D.C. Council Moves Closer to Making Family Leave a Reality appeared first on Rewire.

Report Sheds Light on Plight of Parents in Custody Cases Involving Child Abuse

A report from the investigative news organization 100Reporters throws light on complaints of a parent sexually or physically abusing a child being routinely rejected at family courts around the country. The post Report Sheds Light on Plight of Parents in Custody Cases Involving Child Abuse appeared first on Rewire.

Immigrant Survivors of Domestic Violence Deserve Better

Delays in U visa processing are not only unacceptable, but also damaging to an already vulnerable population whose health and well-being are put at risk as they are in constant fear of deportation. The post Immigrant Survivors of Domestic Violence Deserve Better appeared first on Rewire.

Lies, Lies, and More Lies: Mike Pence and Jason Miller Edition

Gov. Mike Pence seems to have a very deeply embedded habit of dissembling, meaning you ask him a question and he just won't give you a straight answer. The post Lies, Lies, and More Lies: Mike Pence and Jason Miller Edition appeared first on Rewire.

Lies, Lies, and More Lies: Mike Pence and Jason Miller Edition, December 6, 2016

With roughly 44 days before the inauguration of Donald J. Trump as president of the United States, we are awash in a flood of lies, falsehoods, conspiracy theories, and dissembling emanating from Trump tower. If we have learned one thing...Show More Summary

New House Freedom Caucus Leader: Rush Gutting of Obamacare

Meadows has worked tirelessly to roll back access to reproductive health care. He co-sponsored measures such as the U.S. House of Representatives' medically and scientifically unsupported fetal pain bill. The post New House Freedom Caucus Leader: Rush Gutting of Obamacare appeared first on Rewire.

Ohio GOP Votes to Unconstitutionally End Legal Abortion at Six Weeks

Until Tuesday, Ohio Republicans had advanced "heartbeat bills" in the house, but not the state senate, over fears that the law would be struck down in federal court. The post Ohio GOP Votes to Unconstitutionally End Legal Abortion at Six Weeks appeared first on Rewire.

Thanks, But No Thanks, Pope Francis: Abortions Don’t Need To Be Forgiven

If Pope Francis were serious about taking the Church in a more progressive, merciful direction, he would stop fanning the flames of abortion stigma and focus instead on protecting women’s health and well-being. The post Thanks, But No Thanks, Pope Francis: Abortions Don’t Need To Be Forgiven appeared first on Rewire.

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