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State with Nation’s Highest Chlamydia Rate Enacts New Restrictions on Sex Ed

By requiring sexual education instructors to be certified teachers, the Alaska legislature is targeting Planned Parenthood, which is the largest nonprofit provider of such educational services in the state. The post State with Nation’s Highest Chlamydia Rate Enacts New Restrictions on Sex Ed appeared first on Rewire.

Campaign Week in Review: ‘If You Don’t Vote … You Are Trifling’

The chair of the Democratic National Convention (DNC) this week blasted those who sit out on Election Day, and mothers who lost children to gun violence were given a platform at the party's convention. The post Campaign Week in Review: ‘If You Don’t Vote … You Are Trifling’ appeared first on Rewire.

After Suicide Attempt, Chelsea Manning Faces Indefinite Solitary Confinement

“Now, while Chelsea is suffering the darkest depression she has experienced since her arrest, the government is taking actions to punish her for that pain. It is unconscionable and we hope that the investigation is immediately endedShow More Summary

How Politicians Can Prove They Stand with the Undocumented Community

At the DNC, Rewire spoke with members of Juntos, a community-led, Latinx immigrant organization in South Philadelphia, about the distrust of both parties and what can be done now and in the future to actually make a difference in the...Show More Summary

Court Blocks North Carolina’s ‘Discriminatory’ Voter ID Law

“[T]he new provisions target African Americans with almost surgical precision," Circuit Judge Diana Gribbon Motz wrote for the court, describing the North Carolina GOP's voter ID law. The post Court Blocks North Carolina’s ‘Discriminatory’ Voter ID Law appeared first on Rewire.

After ‘Whole Woman’s Health’ Decision, Advocates Should Fight Ultrasound Laws With Science

A return to data should aid in dismantling other laws ungrounded in any real facts, such as Texas’s onerous "informed consent” law—HB 15—which forces women to get an ultrasound that they may neither need nor afford, and which imposes...Show More Summary

Texas Pro-Choice Advocates Push Back Against State’s Anti-Choice Pamphlet

The “A Woman’s Right to Know” pamphlet, published by the state, has not been updated since 2003. The pamphlet includes the medically dubious link between abortion care and breast cancer, among other medical inaccuracies common in anti-choice literature. The post Texas Pro-Choice Advocates Push Back Against State’s Anti-Choice Pamphlet appeared first on Rewire.

On Immigration, Major Political Parties Can’t Seem to Agree on What’s ‘Un-American’

As far as immigration is concerned, neither the Democrats nor Republicans are without their faults, though positions taken at the conventions were clearly more extreme in one case than the other. The post On Immigration, Major Political Parties Can’t Seem to Agree on What’s ‘Un-American’ appeared first on Rewire.

Tim Kaine Clarifies Position on Federal Funding for Abortion, Is ‘for the Hyde Amendment’

The Democratic Party voiced its support for rolling back the restriction on federal funding for abortion care in its platform, which was voted through this week. The post Tim Kaine Clarifies Position on Federal Funding for Abortion, Is ‘for the Hyde Amendment’ appeared first on Rewire.

The Democratic National Convention Was a Remarkable Victory for Disabled People

This year's convention included disabled people every evening as part of a larger inclusive policy that made 2016 a banner year for disability rights activists, who are used to being invisible. The post The Democratic National Convention Was a Remarkable Victory for Disabled People appeared first on Rewire.

Anti-Choice Democrats: ‘Open The Big Tent’ for Us

“Make room for pro-life Democrats and invite pro-life, progressive independents back to the party to focus on the right to parent and ways to help women in crisis or unplanned pregnancies have more choices than abortion,” the group said...Show More Summary

No Need to Block Bathroom Access for Transgender Student, Attorneys Tell Supreme Court

A transgender student in Virginia sued the local school board, arguing that its policy of mandating that students use bathrooms consistent with their “biological sex” rather than their gender identity was unconstitutional. The post No Need to Block Bathroom Access for Transgender Student, Attorneys Tell Supreme Court appeared first on Rewire.

Exclusive: Fact-checking the Democrats for Life of America at the DNC

Rewire is on the ground this week covering the Democratic National Convention and we got the chance to speak with Kristen Day, Executive Director of Democrats for Life of America. Her thoughts on Planned Parenthood’s “control” of the...Show More Summary

Three Crisis Pregnancy Centers Served for Breaking California Law

The notices of violation issued this month mark the first time authorities anywhere in the state are enforcing the seven-month-old Reproductive Freedom, Accountability, Comprehensive Care, and Transparency (FACT) Act. The post Three Crisis Pregnancy Centers Served for Breaking California Law appeared first on Rewire.

NARAL President Tells Her Abortion Story at the Democratic National Convention

Though reproductive rights and health have been discussed by both Democratic Party presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) while on the campaign trail, Democrats have come under fire for failing to ask about...Show More Summary

New Pennsylvania Bill Is Just One Step Toward Helping Survivors of Economic Abuse

The legislation would allow victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking to terminate their lease early or request locks be changed if they have "a reasonable fear" that they will continue to be harmed while living in their unit. The post New Pennsylvania Bill Is Just One Step Toward Helping Survivors of Economic Abuse appeared first on Rewire.

Remaining Charges Dropped Against Officers in Freddie Gray Case

Gray, who was Black, died of a neck injury a week after being taken into police custody in April 2015. The 25-year-old’s death led to widespread protest and civil disobedience against racial injustice and a number of reforms in Baltimore and across Maryland. The post Remaining Charges Dropped Against Officers in Freddie Gray Case appeared first on Rewire.

The Gender Wage Gap Is Not Women’s Fault, and Here’s the Report That Proves It

The fact is, in every occupation and at every level, women earn less than men doing exactly the same work. The post The Gender Wage Gap Is Not Women’s Fault, and Here’s the Report That Proves It appeared first on Rewire.

Tim Kaine Changes Position on Federal Funding for Abortion Care

The Obama administration, however, has not signaled support for rolling back the Hyde Amendment's ban on federal funding for abortion care. The post Tim Kaine Changes Position on Federal Funding for Abortion Care appeared first on Rewire.

Congresswoman Pushes Intersectionality at Democratic National Convention

Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-NJ) charges that reproductive health-care restrictions have a disproportionate impact on the poor, the urban, the rural, and people of color. The post Congresswoman Pushes Intersectionality at Democratic National Convention appeared first on Rewire.

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