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Flint Investigator: Officials Could Face Manslaughter Charges in Water Crisis

Todd Flood, a special counsel leading the probe into Flint’s water contamination emergency, told the press that his team is taking the case “very seriously.” Image: MSNBC / YouTube The post Flint Investigator: Officials Could Face Manslaughter Charges in Water Crisis appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Judge Extends Restraining Order Against Orchestrators of Planned Parenthood Smear Campaign

United States District Court Judge William Orrick confirmed what reproductive rights advocates have been claiming since July: David Daleiden is no journalist, and his organization, the Center for Medical Progress (CMP), is built on fraud. Image:...Show More Summary

Tennessee Woman Takes Plea Deal Under State’s Fetal Assault Law

Advocates say the law effectively criminalizes an entire population: pregnant people. Image: Shutterstock The post Tennessee Woman Takes Plea Deal Under State’s Fetal Assault Law appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Crisis Pregnancy Centers Fail in Fight Against California Reproductive Disclosure Law

The lawsuit is the fourth challenge to the new law that regulates pregnancy-related centers, requiring facilities to post a public notice about access to abortion and birth control. Image: Shutterstock The post Crisis Pregnancy Centers Fail in Fight Against California Reproductive Disclosure Law appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Texas Advocates Speak Out as Abortion Access Hangs in the Balance

Reproductive rights advocates with the #FightBackTX Truth Tour have traveled around Texas this month to raise awareness about the negative effects anti-choice laws have had on abortion access. Image: Texas A&M University / YouTube The post Texas Advocates Speak Out as Abortion Access Hangs in the Balance appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Campaign Fact-Check: Is It True That Millennial Voters ‘Have Not Moved to the Left’ on Abortion?

During the Republican debate over the weekend in Manchester, New Hampshire, a commentator posed a question that suggested young people are?? conservative when it comes to reproductive rights, as they ?"have not moved to the left" onShow More Summary

Advocates Reaffirm Shared Roots of Black Lives Matter, Reproductive Justice Movements

The Trust Black Women Partnership, a collective of Black women-led organizations and advocates, released a solidarity statement with Black Lives Matter on Tuesday, reaffirming the shared roots of struggles for Black self-determination...Show More Summary

Virginia Woman Charged Following Stillborn Birth

Katherine N. Dellis, 24, was charged Friday with unlawful concealment of human remains, a Class 6 felony. Image: Shutterstock The post Virginia Woman Charged Following Stillborn Birth appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Ted Cruz Doubles Down on False Claim That ‘Nobody Is Suggesting Banning Birth Control’

Cruz has also been a vocal proponent of defunding Planned Parenthood, which provides millions of people with access to contraception. Image: Rich Koele / Shutterstock.com The post Ted Cruz Doubles Down on False Claim That ‘Nobody Is Suggesting Banning Birth Control’ appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Telling Sexually Active Women to Abstain From Alcohol Is Unrealistic and Ineffective

There are two public health issues that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention was evidently trying to address: the dangers of fetal alcohol spectrum disorders and the high number of unplanned pregnancies in this country. ByShow More Summary

Advocates Press Florida Court to Keep Abortion Delay Law Blocked

Attorneys challenging the measure argue it unduly burdens abortion rights and serves no legitimate health interest. Image: Shutterstock The post Advocates Press Florida Court to Keep Abortion Delay Law Blocked appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Planned Parenthood Clinic to Reopen After Deadly Shooting

Planned Parenthood will reopen its Colorado Springs clinic on February 15, about two and a half months after a shooter killed three people at the facility. Image: CBS Evening News / YouTube The post Planned Parenthood Clinic to Reopen After Deadly Shooting appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Michigan’s GOP Senate Passes Bill With Unconstitutional Sodomy Ban

The bill is meant to protect animals from abuse. It also makes sodomy a felony punishable by up to 15 years in prison. Image: SenatorRickJones/ YouTube The post Michigan’s GOP Senate Passes Bill With Unconstitutional Sodomy Ban appeared first on RH Reality Check.

New Mexico Anti-Choice Copycat Bill Dies in Committee

The bill drew heavily on copycat legislation, "The Born Alive Infant Protection Act," authored by Americans United for Life, an anti-choice legislation mill. Image: meunierd / Shutterstock.com The post New Mexico Anti-Choice Copycat Bill Dies in Committee appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Gavel Drop: Judge Rules David Daleiden Is No Journalist

A federal judge ruled Friday that nope, David Daleiden was not engaging in "journalism" when he concocted the video smear campaign against Planned Parenthood; plus more legal news. Image: Center for Medical Progress / YouTube The post Gavel Drop: Judge Rules David Daleiden Is No Journalist appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Abortion Rights Take Center Stage at Republican Debate

Republicans facing off in Saturday night’s presidential debate sparred over whose anti-choice stances were the most draconian. Image: ABC News / YouTube The post Abortion Rights Take Center Stage at Republican Debate appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Colorado Republicans Wrestle With Violent Anti-Choice Facebook Comments

Extreme anti-choice comments have not been removed from the Facebook pages of two Colorado Republicans, raising the question about how much responsibility they have for the posts. Image: JaysonPhotography / Shutterstock.com The post Colorado Republicans Wrestle With Violent Anti-Choice Facebook Comments appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Advocates: Man Sterilized in ICE Detainment Deported to Guatemala

Advocates said in a press statement that jail staff locked Rosa in a cell with exposed sewage and prevented him from showering. Rosa soon developed a testicular infection, they added. Image: Mark Van Scyoc / Shutterstock.com The post Advocates: Man Sterilized in ICE Detainment Deported to Guatemala appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Anti-Choice Activist Behind Planned Parenthood Attack Videos Turns Himself In

David Daleiden intends to plead not guilty and to reject a proposed plea deal that would keep him out of prison, according to CBS News. Image: FRCAction / YouTube The post Anti-Choice Activist Behind Planned Parenthood Attack Videos Turns Himself In appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Kasich Touts and Clinton Stays Silent on Welfare Reform That Could Leave One Million People Hungry

Federal guidelines mandating that food assistance recipients find a job or lose their benefits kicked in last month for residents of 21 states, leaving as many as one million at risk of food insecurity—a result that owes no small debt to the welfare reform efforts of former President Bill Clinton's administration and Ohio Gov. Show More Summary

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