HB 1409, sponsored by Rep. Lisa Billy, increased the waiting period for a woman seeking an abortion from 24 hours to 72 hours. Image: Shutterstock The post Oklahoma Governor Signs 72-Hour Waiting Period Bill appeared first on RH Reality Check.
A person can be fired, denied housing, and refused health care for being gay or transgender in Michigan. That could change this year, as Democratic lawmakers are seeking to extend statewide non-discrimination protections to LGBTQ residents. Image: Shutterstock The post Michigan Democrats: Outlaw LGBTQ Employment, Housing Discrimination appeared first on RH Reality Check.
The governor of Iowa has signaled that he doesn't want to be the sole arbiter of whether the state Medicaid program pays for certain types of abortion care, while Republican lawmakers in the state legislature seem unwilling to allowShow More Summary
A new survey of likely Texas voters shows that a majority believe that discrimination against LGBT Texans is either a "major" or a "minor" problem and that they would support a state law protecting LGBT Texans from employment discrimination. Image: Shutterstock The post Poll: Majority of Texans Favor Legal Protections for Their LGBT Neighbors appeared first on RH Reality Check.
About 200 of the women and girls were said to be visibly pregnant among the hundreds of captives recently rescued in the Nigerian military fight against Boko Haram insurgents. Image: Shutterstock The post Nigerian Troops Rescue Pregnant Girls From Boko Haram’s Stronghold appeared first on RH Reality Check.
The New York Times op-ed section gave space to Sofia Vergara's ex so he could demand she turn some frozen embryos over to him. There's a way to have this debate without allowing toxic people to attempt to control and shame their exes in public. Image: DFree / Shutterstock.com The post Public Shaming of Sofia Vergara Isn’t About ‘Debate’ appeared first on RH Reality Check.
Carmelina Pérez, a Honduran woman living in El Salvador, was sentenced to 30 years in prison in July 2014 after suffering what appeared to be a miscarriage. But last week, she was acquitted of all charges, setting a possible new precedent...Show More Summary
After the Colorado legislature rejected funds for a program that reduced teen pregnancies in Colorado by 40 percent over five years, the state's chief medical officer said he'll seek money for the program from private foundations. Image: Colorado.Gov The post Colorado’s Top Doctor Seeks Funds for Pregnancy-Prevention Program Rejected by GOP appeared first on RH Reality Check.
A California assembly committee last week killed a GOP bill that would have allowed insurance companies to exclude abortion coverage from plans for any reason and without penalty. Image: Shutterstock The post California Bill Banning Abortion Care in Insurance Plans Fails appeared first on RH Reality Check.
While protests engulfed Baltimore after a young Black man suffered fatal injuries in police custody in April, a Maryland lawmaker suggested that the state should ban public assistance to those participating in the uprising, which heShow More Summary
In a vote split along party lines, the Texas Senate on Tuesday voted to ban insurance coverage for abortion care in both private and public insurance plans. Image: Shutterstock The post Texas Republicans Ban All Insurance Coverage for Abortion Care appeared first on RH Reality Check.
Democrats in Colorado's state house have killed a bill, introduced after a grisly attack on a pregnant women, that would have given legal rights to a fetus. Image: Shutterstock The post Colorado Democrats Defeat Fetal ‘Personhood’ Legislation appeared first on RH Reality Check.
New research suggests the use of skin cells and stem cells to create biological children for couples or individuals with difficulty conceiving may one day become a reality. The thing is, it's not only necessary to make this assistedShow More Summary
Virginia abortion clinics don’t have to comply with the harsh targeted regulation of abortion providers (TRAP) law currently under review by the state, according to a decision passed down by state Attorney General Mark Herring. Image:...Show More Summary
The Supreme Court on Monday turned away a challenge to a New Jersey law banning so-called conversion therapy practices targeting LGBTQ youth. Image: Shutterstock The post Supreme Court Lets Stand New Jersey ‘Conversion Therapy’ Ban appeared first on RH Reality Check.
Many low-income Wisconsinites might no longer be able to purchase lobster or shrimp, and may be subject to drug testing and forced substance abuse rehabilitation programs, under two bills introduced in the GOP-majority state assembly this month. Image: Shutterstock The post Wisconsin GOP: Restrict Food Stamp Recipients’ Choices appeared first on RH Reality Check.
This week, a survey shows many women are not taking precautions against STDs, Men's Health determines the "sex-happiest" cities, and a Dutch designer designs a sex toy to hold human ashes. Image: Shutterstock The post This Week in Sex: Would You Put Your Loved One’s Ashes in a Sex Toy? appeared first on RH Reality Check.
On April 28, a Korean immigrant and domestic abuse survivor named Nan-Hui Jo was sentenced to 175 days in jail and three years of probation after being convicted of misdemeanor child abduction. Now, she faces the threat of deportation...Show More Summary
There are 30 days left in the regular session and a total of 32 filed bills dealing with the subject of abortion—most, but not all, of which would make comprehensive reproductive health care more costly and difficult to access. Image:...Show More Summary
Congress could still try to overturn the District's Reproductive Health Non-Discrimination Act later through the appropriations process, but for now it appears that the law will go into effect. Image: Shutterstock The post D.C. Reproductive Health Bill Survives Despite House Vote to Overrule It appeared first on RH Reality Check.