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Group Behind Planned Parenthood Attack Videos Sees Scrutiny From California Attorney General

California Attorney General Kamala Harris will review whether the front group behind the Planned Parenthood attack videos violated any laws in making the deceitful recordings. Image: The Sacramento Bee / YouTube The post Group Behind Planned Parenthood Attack Videos Sees Scrutiny From California Attorney General appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Lawsuit: Texas Denies Birth Certificates to U.S. Citizens With Undocumented Parents

A group of Texas parents say the state has wrongfully denied their children birth certificates and therefore discriminated against those kids because of their parents' immigration status. Image: Shutterstock The post Lawsuit: Texas Denies Birth Certificates to U.S. Citizens With Undocumented Parents appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Indiana Clerk: Processing Same-Sex Marriage Licenses Violates Religious Rights

A new lawsuit claims the former employee of the Harrison County Clerk's office had her First Amendment rights violated when she was fired for refusing to process same-sex marriage licenses. Image: Shutterstock The post Indiana Clerk: Processing Same-Sex Marriage Licenses Violates Religious Rights appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Cleveland Transit Officer Pepper-Sprays ‘Black Lives Matter’ Activists

A three-day convening last week designed to provide Black organizers and community activists with a space to strategize around the Black Lives Matter movement ended in indignation following an aggressive interaction with a transit authority...Show More Summary

Laws to Protect LGBTQ Students Fail to Gain Traction on Federal or State Levels

Legislation that was intended to prevent discrimination and harassment of LGBTQ students in public schools failed to pass in the Senate last week, despite bipartisan support. Image: Shutterstock The post Laws to Protect LGBTQ Students Fail to Gain Traction on Federal or State Levels appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Newsweek: How The New York Times Bungled the Hillary Clinton Emails Story

Journalists have an ethical duty to report the truth, to correct errors quickly, and to take responsibility for their work. As noted here by Kurt Eichenwald writing in Newsweek, the New York Times has not only failed in its responsibility,...Show More Summary

Minnesota Governor Denounces GOP ‘Grandstanding’ Over Planned Parenthood Attack Videos

Republicans nationwide have urged their state attorneys general and governors to look into Planned Parenthood affiliate organizations. Image: WCCO - CBS Minnesota / YouTube The post Minnesota Governor Denounces GOP ‘Grandstanding’ Over Planned Parenthood Attack Videos appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Maine’s New Anti-Shackling Law Was No ‘Accident’

After Maine Gov. Paul LePage made national news earlier this month by claiming to have “pocket vetoed” 19 bills that became law without his signature, messages started popping up in my inbox saying things like “An accidental win!” and...Show More Summary

Pregnant Workers Fairness Act Gains Bipartisan Congressional Support

Before this year, no Republican has co-sponsored the bill to ensure that employers treat pregnant workers fairly. Image: g-stockstudio / Shutterstock The post Pregnant Workers Fairness Act Gains Bipartisan Congressional Support appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Senate Fast-Tracks Bill to Defund Planned Parenthood

Sen. Rand Paul and his anti-choice colleague Sen. Ted Cruz, both 2016 presidential contenders, have pushed to deny federal funding to Planned Parenthood in recent days. Image: Rand Paul / YouTube The post Senate Fast-Tracks Bill to Defund Planned Parenthood appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Washington Contraception Regulations Don’t Violate Religious Rights, Court Rules

A federal appeals court overturned a decision blocking regulations that would guarantee pharmacies in Washington State fill contraceptive prescriptions. Image: Shutterstock The post Washington Contraception Regulations Don’t Violate Religious Rights, Court Rules appeared first on RH Reality Check.

‘We on the Freedom Side': Why I Stood Up for Black Lives at Netroots Nation

Doing social change work is scary and will make you uncomfortable; it will change you, for better or for worse. But that’s part of what showing up and taking a stand means. And what choice do we have? Image: a katz / Shutterstock.com The post ‘We on the Freedom Side': Why I Stood Up for Black Lives at Netroots Nation appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Congressman Attacks Planned Parenthood After Embracing Group in Election Year

After voting to defund Planned Parenthood, but still using the organization's logo last year in a campaign ad aimed at gaining women’s votes in his swing district, Rep. Mike Coffman (R-CO) now broadly attacks the women’s health organization. Image:...Show More Summary

New York Fast-Food Workers to Get $15 Minimum Wage

Fast-food employees in New York state will see their wages raised to $15 an hour, a major victory for the nationwide campaign to raise the pay of some of the country’s lowest-wage workers. Image: a katz / Shutterstock.com The post New York Fast-Food Workers to Get $15 Minimum Wage appeared first on RH Reality Check.

What the Right Wing Really Thinks of Women: ‘Female Animals’ Without Rights

According to Erick Erickson, a regular Fox News contributor, editor of RedState.com, and guest host for Rush Limbaugh, women who seek reproductive health care are "pregnant female animals" with no ability for autonomous thinking. Image:...Show More Summary

Progressives Urge Democrats to Push Back Harder Against GOP Planned Parenthood Attacks

Some progressives are urging pro-choice legislative leaders to more aggressively support Planned Parenthood before anti-choice narratives get too much traction. Image: EPG_EuroPhotoGraphics / Shutterstock.com The post Progressives Urge Democrats to Push Back Harder Against GOP Planned Parenthood Attacks appeared first on RH Reality Check.

New Data: Most Teens Use Contraception the First Time

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released new data Wednesday that shows fewer teens, especially younger teens, are having sex, and the majority of those who become sexually active use contraception the first time they have sex. Image: Shutterstock The post New Data: Most Teens Use Contraception the First Time appeared first on RH Reality Check.

GOP Crusade Against Planned Parenthood Stalls Bill Helping Wounded Veterans

Republican attacks on Planned Parenthood have stalled a bill that would have helped wounded and paralyzed veterans get access to fertility treatments. Image: Shutterstock The post GOP Crusade Against Planned Parenthood Stalls Bill Helping Wounded Veterans appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Jeb Bush Visits Crisis Pregnancy Center, Calls for Planned Parenthood Investigation

Jeb Bush has bragged that Florida is “the only state, I believe, to have funded with state monies crisis pregnancy centers.” He’s wrong about that. Image: Andrew Cline / Shutterstock.com The post Jeb Bush Visits Crisis Pregnancy Center, Calls for Planned Parenthood Investigation appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Federal Court Blocks North Dakota Heartbeat Ban, Calls on the Supreme Court to Overturn ‘Roe’

The decision from the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals shows that anti-choice activists are intent on prodding the Roberts Court to take up a challenge to abortion rights, and soon. Image: Shutterstock The post Federal Court Blocks North Dakota Heartbeat Ban, Calls on the Supreme Court to Overturn ‘Roe’ appeared first on RH Reality Check.

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