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At CPAC, Anti-Choice Leaders Split on Strategy to Ram Through Restrictions

Anti-choice leaders at a Conservative Political Action Conference panel had conflicting opinions on whether Senate Republicans should do away with the filibuster to force through bills to restrict or end abortion access. The post At CPAC, Anti-Choice Leaders Split on Strategy to Ram Through Restrictions appeared first on Rewire.

It’s Getting Even Harder for Refugees to Access Health Care

The Trump administration's policies have likely exacerbated these problems, both for women struggling with access in their home countries and for those who eventually flee to the United States. The post It’s Getting Even Harder for Refugees to Access Health Care appeared first on Rewire.

TRAP Laws Have Ensured ‘Separate and Unequal Treatment’ for Abortion Care

Lawmakers in more than a dozen states with TRAP laws have imposed no regulations on office-based surgeries like liposuction, breast augmentation, and vasectomies. The post TRAP Laws Have Ensured ‘Separate and Unequal Treatment’ for Abortion Care appeared first on Rewire.

To Understand U.S. Police Impunity Better, I Went to South Africa

Different as they are, both nations have deep histories of law enforcement violence and poor accountability. I wanted to know why. The post To Understand U.S. Police Impunity Better, I Went to South Africa appeared first on Rewire.

Why I’ll Never Warm Up to the Winter Olympics

All of those Appalachian kids like me—geographically outside of the snow belt, and economically on the moon—will never know the exhilaration of a ski slope or the flawless ice of a skating rink. The post Why I’ll Never Warm Up to the Winter Olympics appeared first on Rewire.

An Organization Founded by Roy Moore Is Trying to Make Fetal ‘Personhood’ Law in Alabama

The arguments made in two separate amicus briefs show that even as anti-choice advocates defend piecemeal abortion restrictions, they remain focused on ending legal abortion entirely. The post An Organization Founded by Roy Moore Is Trying to Make Fetal ‘Personhood’ Law in Alabama appeared first on Rewire.

When Fear Turned Into Fact: Congress’ Move to Gut the Americans With Disabilities Act Spurs Protests

Activists filled first the House Rules Committee session, and then the House Gallery days later for the final floor vote, chanting, "Don't take our rights away; hands off the ADA." The post When Fear Turned Into Fact: Congress’ Move to Gut the Americans With Disabilities Act Spurs Protests appeared first on Rewire.

Kansas Republicans Mostly Silent on Party Resolution Invalidating Transgender People

“Do they know how brave a child has to be to come out to their parents that they are transgender?.... And on top of that, how frightening it is to read the new Republican resolution?” The post Kansas Republicans Mostly Silent on Party Resolution Invalidating Transgender People appeared first on Rewire.

New Jersey Planned Parenthood Clinic to Close for Weeks After ‘Intentional’ Truck Attack

Authorities have not disclosed a possible motive for the crash as the incident is under investigation, but some media outlets have noted the defendant’s views on social media, including an article he shared from the anti-abortion group Live Action. The post New Jersey Planned Parenthood Clinic to Close for Weeks After ‘Intentional’ Truck Attack appeared first on Rewire.

Austin Passed a Landmark Paid Leave Policy. Will Texas Republicans Undermine It?

“I have no doubt in my mind that when regular folks in this state understand what is possible, they’re going to ask... why not us? Why can’t we also have the opportunity to take a day off when we get sick or when our kids get sick?” The post Austin Passed a Landmark Paid Leave Policy. Will Texas Republicans Undermine It? appeared first on Rewire.

Virginians Push for Medicaid Expansion as Republican Opposition Softens

Republicans hope to tack on work requirements to expansion efforts that could put some families with dependent children in a coverage gap if they earn too much but don’t receive health benefits through work. The post Virginians Push for Medicaid Expansion as Republican Opposition Softens appeared first on Rewire.

‘Prosecution in Search of a Theory’: Court Documents Raise Questions About Case Against Latice Fisher

Dr. Leah Torres, an OB/GYN who provides reproductive health care, told Rewire that the case appeared to be “wrought with invasion of privacy.” The post ‘Prosecution in Search of a Theory’: Court Documents Raise Questions About Case Against Latice Fisher appeared first on Rewire.

It’s Been Celebrated as a Path to Revitalization—But Who Does Atlanta’s BeltLine Truly Help?

And who is it leaving behind? The post It’s Been Celebrated as a Path to Revitalization—But Who Does Atlanta’s BeltLine Truly Help? appeared first on Rewire.

Arizona GOP ‘Trying to Make It Impossible’ to Provide Abortion Care With New Rules

Critics compared the new draft rules to Targeted Regulation of Abortion Providers laws, favored by anti-choice state legislators, that often have the effect of shutting down abortion clinics. The post Arizona GOP ‘Trying to Make It Impossible’ to Provide Abortion Care With New Rules appeared first on Rewire.

Why—and How—Parkland High School Students Can Succeed On Guns Where We Have Failed

I have hope because a group of high school students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, have shown themselves to be fierce, fearless, focused, and smart, and they are galvanizing what may be the biggest student movement in decades. The post Why—and How—Parkland High School Students Can Succeed On Guns Where We Have Failed appeared first on Rewire.

New Jersey Governor to Restore Axed Planned Parenthood Funding

"Not only does this move help thousands of people in New Jersey get the health care they need, but it sends a clear signal that the eight years of harming women’s health we saw under Chris Christie are over." The post New Jersey Governor to Restore Axed Planned Parenthood Funding appeared first on Rewire.

Online Dating Apps Need to Get Serious About Blocking

If you’ve been abused, assaulted, or harassed by someone, and you both happen to be using Tinder, there’s a chance you will see their face at some point. The post Online Dating Apps Need to Get Serious About Blocking appeared first on Rewire.

Two Years After Rule Change, NYC Issues First Fines Against Anti-Abortion Fake Clinics

A measure that made "pregnancy service centers" tell clients if the facilities have medical staff, or don't offer or refer for services such as abortion or birth control, was hampered by lack of clear, accessible information about how to report violations. The post Two Years After Rule Change, NYC Issues First Fines Against Anti-Abortion Fake Clinics appeared first on Rewire.

When It Comes to Photos at News Outlets, the Devil Is in the Details

Photo editors help erase certain groups from the narrative just by selecting the wrong image. The post When It Comes to Photos at News Outlets, the Devil Is in the Details appeared first on Rewire.

Gavel Drop: Whew, Bader Ginsburg Plans to Stick Around on the Court

We don't want to contemplate what will happen when she's not there holding it down. The post Gavel Drop: Whew, Bader Ginsburg Plans to Stick Around on the Court appeared first on Rewire.

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