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Don’t Gut the Affordable Care Act If You Want Fewer Unintended Pregnancies and Abortions

As women's health-care providers, we've seen contraception benefit our patients. The ability to choose if and when to become a parent gives women the power to control their future, be more economically successful through improved educational...Show More Summary

‘She’s One of Us’: Trump Official Kellyanne Conway’s Two Decades of Anti-Choice Advocacy

Conway has an extensive background working with anti-choice politicians, groups, and activists. The post ‘She’s One of Us’: Trump Official Kellyanne Conway’s Two Decades of Anti-Choice Advocacy appeared first on Rewire.

Democrats Have the Receipts for Price’s Reproductive Health Discrimination

Sen. Maggie Hassan, the former Democratic governor of New Hampshire, grilled Rep. Tom Price (R-GA) about whether an employer “should be able to fire a woman because she uses birth control.” The post Democrats Have the Receipts for Price’s Reproductive Health Discrimination appeared first on Rewire.

New York Democrats Move to Protect Reproductive Rights From Trump

Advocates at the New York-based public policy organization, the National Institute for Reproductive Health (NIRH), said the public should not “rely solely on federal protections to ensure residents’ basic rights." The post New York Democrats Move to Protect Reproductive Rights From Trump appeared first on Rewire.

Democracy? It’s Up to You, Democrats—Starting With a Boycott of the Inauguration

Democrats must stop adhering to some norms—like attending the inauguration and showing implicit approval for Trump's abrogation of virtually every democratic norm—in order to fight for our democracy. The post Democracy? It’s Up to You, Democrats—Starting With a Boycott of the Inauguration appeared first on Rewire.

Trump’s Education Nominee Evasive on Whether She’d Fight Campus Sexual Assault

Betsy DeVos refused to give a concrete answer when pushed to say if she would uphold the 2011 guidance that colleges and universities have a responsibility to address campus sexual assault under Title IX’s prohibition on sex-based discrimination. The post Trump’s Education Nominee Evasive on Whether She’d Fight Campus Sexual Assault appeared first on Rewire.

What’s Next for Republicans’ Nationwide Abortion Ban?

“Unfortunately for Republicans, banning abortion nationwide, which this bill effectively would do, is unconstitutional thanks to Roe v. Wade,” Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) said. “The bill also exposes Republicans’ clear lack of understanding...Show More Summary

Former ‘Apprentice’ Contestant Sues Trump for Defamation

Summer Zervos is suing Trump over the statements he made denying Zervos’ allegations of assault when she first went public with them last October, after leaked tapes captured Trump bragging of his ability to kiss and fondle women because of his status as a “star.” The post Former ‘Apprentice’ Contestant Sues Trump for Defamation appeared first on Rewire.

Pro-Choice Activists Should Heed Kassi Underwood’s Push for Healing After Abortion

As one of the most anti-choice administrations in U.S. history is set to take office this week, just two days before we mark the 1973 decriminalization of abortion through Roe v. Wade, pro-choice activists must make a concerted effort...Show More Summary

D.C. Metro Rejects Medication Abortion Ads

“Part of what Carafem wanted to do was to speak openly and unapologetically about abortion in the same way that other providers speak about their services,” said Melissa Grant, Carafem's vice president of health-care services. “This feels like a First Amendment issue.... It feels wrong.” The post D.C. Metro Rejects Medication Abortion Ads appeared first on Rewire.

What’s Driving the Falling Abortion Rate?

"If there are women in these highly restrictive states who want abortions but can't get them because there aren't any clinics that they can get to, and that's why abortion's going down, that's not a good thing," said Rachel Jones, senior research associate at Guttmacher and lead author of the study. The post What’s Driving the Falling Abortion Rate? appeared first on Rewire.

Congress’ Latest Attack on Planned Parenthood Would Hit Low-Income People Hardest

If Congress prohibits Planned Parenthood from receiving federal funding, it will not only strip Medicaid enrollees of their preferred provider, but also will leave many enrollees with nowhere else to receive quality reproductive and sexual health services. The post Congress’ Latest Attack on Planned Parenthood Would Hit Low-Income People Hardest appeared first on Rewire.

Immigrants Tell Trump Administration: We’re #HereToStay

Mass deportations could have catastrophic effects on the U.S. economy. Removing all immigrants without legal documentation could cost the federal government up to $600 billion. The post Immigrants Tell Trump Administration: We’re #HereToStay appeared first on Rewire.

Women’s March Platform Demands Abortion Access for All

“We do not accept any federal, state or local rollbacks, cuts or restrictions on our ability to access quality reproductive healthcare services, birth control, HIV/AIDS care and prevention, or medically accurate sexuality education,” the Women’s March on Washington platform says. The post Women’s March Platform Demands Abortion Access for All appeared first on Rewire.

How Folding Mental Health Services into Maternal and Infant Care Can Help Low-Income Families

Integrating therapy, other services, or information into routine visits can make getting help easier and chip away at the stigma regarding postpartum depression. The post How Folding Mental Health Services into Maternal and Infant Care Can Help Low-Income Families appeared first on Rewire.

Breaking: Total Abortion Ban Debuts in Congress

Rep. Steve King (R-IA) introduced copycat legislation that failed last year in Ohio. King's anti-choice bill would amount to a total ban on abortion care nationwide. The post Breaking: Total Abortion Ban Debuts in Congress appeared first on Rewire.

This Week in Sex: NYPD Rape Comments Are the Real ‘Total Abomination’

A Brooklyn police captain puts acquaintance rapes lower on his priority list than sexual assaults by strangers; an implant to prevent HIV is now in development; and a Japanese cartoon character fights evil—and a burgeoning syphilis problem in the nation. The post This Week in Sex: NYPD Rape Comments Are the Real ‘Total Abomination’ appeared first on Rewire.

Paul Ryan Falsely Claims Planned Parenthood Uses Taxpayer Money for Abortion Care

"We don't want to commit people's taxpayer dollars to effectively funding something that they believe is morally unconscionable," said Paul Ryan (R-WI) at a CNN town hall event on Thursday. The post Paul Ryan Falsely Claims Planned Parenthood Uses Taxpayer Money for Abortion Care appeared first on Rewire.

Abortion Care Will Be First-Degree Murder in Idaho If This GOP Lawmaker Gets His Way

"Over the years we have seen abortion bans, but not ones that specifically equate abortion with homicide," Elizabeth Nash of the Guttmacher Institute said in an email to Rewire. The post Abortion Care Will Be First-Degree Murder in Idaho If This GOP Lawmaker Gets His Way appeared first on Rewire.

Let Her Learn: A Toolkit for Fighting Racial Bias in School

Girls of color are suspended from school more often than white girls despite committing the same minor offenses. To combat racial discrimination young girls often face, the National Women’s Law Center created the Let Her Learn toolkit,...Show More Summary

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