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Scott Walker: Drug Testing Welfare Recipients Is a Jobs Measure

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) is planning to introduce policy that would require low-income residents pass drug tests before they qualify for a number of welfare programs. Image: Scott Walker/Youtube The post Scott Walker: Drug Testing Welfare Recipients Is a Jobs Measure appeared first on RH Reality Check.

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Justin Cohen is a staff member of the Digital department at NARAL Pro-Choice America Did your representative support women's reproductive freedom on the anniversary of Roe v. Wade? Here we are, 42 years after the landmark Roe v. Wade decision. Show More Summary

Losing My Lege: Dan Patrick Turns Texas Redder Than Ever on First Day in Office

Newly sworn in Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick kicked things off by spending a couple of hours dismantling a decades-old bipartisan legislative tradition beloved by Republicans and Democrats alike. Image: Dan Patrick/Youtube The post Losing My Lege: Dan Patrick Turns Texas Redder Than Ever on First Day in Office appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Natural Family Planning Methods Can Work, But They Take a Big Commitment

The Pope drew attention to natural family planning methods when he suggested there are ways for Catholic women to limit the number of children they have without violating the Church's teachings on contraception. But just how do these...Show More Summary

Legal Wrap: 42 Years After ‘Roe,’ Too Many Still Lack Access

This week marked the 42nd anniversary of Roe v. Wade. Here's a roundup of some of the best pieces online on the state of abortions access in this country. Image: Law and justice via Shutterstock The post Legal Wrap: 42 Years After ‘Roe,’ Too Many Still Lack Access appeared first on RH Reality Check.

20-Week Ban, ‘Personhood’ Measure Introduced in Virginia

Lawmakers in Virginia this week introduced two anti-choice measures, adding to a long list of abortion-related bills to be considered this legislative session. Image: Shutterstock The post 20-Week Ban, ‘Personhood’ Measure Introduced in Virginia appeared first on RH Reality Check.

I Am Tired of Politicians Using My Grief for Their Gain

I have had two abortions, both when I was married. My decision to terminate for medical reasons was one of the hardest things I have done in my life. It is my personal story, my anguish, my grief. I am tired of politicians using it to...Show More Summary

McDonald’s Sued For ‘Rampant’ Racial, Sexual Discrimination Against Employees

The federal civil rights lawsuit could be an important step in holding corporate owners liable for actions of their franchise owners. Image: Bikeworldtravel / Shutterstock.com The post McDonald’s Sued For ‘Rampant’ Racial, Sexual Discrimination Against Employees appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Indiana Prosecutors Start Jury Selection in Feticide Trial on ‘Roe’ Anniversary

Jury selection began in the felony feticide trial of Purvi Patel, an Indiana woman prosecutors allege illegally self-induced her miscarriage. Image: Shutterstock The post Indiana Prosecutors Start Jury Selection in Feticide Trial on ‘Roe’ Anniversary appeared first on RH Reality Check.

This Week in Sex: Birth Control on ‘Downton Abbey,’ and Not Much Sex in Japan

This week, the FDA warns of real Viagra in supposedly all natural supplements, a survey finds less than half of adults polled in Japan had sex in the last month, and we theorize about what method of contraception was available to the...Show More Summary

Montana Lawmakers Look to Criminalize Food Stamp Recipients With Drug Tests

Montana lawmakers held a committee hearing on a bill that would require some low-income residents to be drug tested to qualify for welfare assistance. Image: Shutterstock The post Montana Lawmakers Look to Criminalize Food Stamp Recipients With Drug Tests appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Controversial Colorado Legislator Requests Moment of Silence to ‘Remember’ Fetuses

The speaker of the Colorado House of Representatives rejected a request by Colorado Springs Rep. Gordon Klingenschmitt for a “moment of silence” to remember fetuses aborted since the Roe v. Wade decision. Image: Right Wing Watch via Youtube The post Controversial Colorado Legislator Requests Moment of Silence to ‘Remember’ Fetuses appeared first on RH Reality Check.

U.S. House Passes Bill Targeting Insurance Coverage of Abortion

“It seems that the majority has an endless supply of bills attacking women's health. Can't pass this one? Grab another,” said Rep. Louise Slaughter (D-NY) on the House floor. Image: Shutterstock The post U.S. House Passes Bill Targeting Insurance Coverage of Abortion appeared first on RH Reality Check.

On ‘Roe’ Anniversary, West Virginians Protest New 20-Week Ban Proposal

A group of nearly 100 West Virginians gathered at the state capitol on the 42nd anniversary of Roe v. Wade to protest a new bill that would ban abortions after 20 weeks post-fertilization. Image: WV Free The post On ‘Roe’ Anniversary, West Virginians Protest New 20-Week Ban Proposal appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Will Obama’s Vision of Child Care Overcome Nixon’s Legacy?

As a longtime advocate for quality child care, I was heartened to hear President Obama's forceful words on the matter during his State of the Union address. It occurred to me that it had been more than 40 years since a U.S. president...Show More Summary

Letters to Justice Blackmun Offer Glimpse of Public’s Post-‘Roe’ Reactions

By 1994, when Roe v. Wade's majority opinion author Justice Harry Blackmun retired from the Supreme Court, more than 70,000 Americans had poured out their approval, outrage, and ambivalence in letters to him, a sample of which are stored...Show More Summary

Let’s Use Our Abortion Stories to Push Policy Reforms in 2015

As more people share their abortion stories this year, let's ensure the policy agenda advocates are pushing for addresses the full spectrum of needs laid bare in these stories. Image: Shutterstock The post Let’s Use Our Abortion Stories to Push Policy Reforms in 2015 appeared first on RH Reality Check.

House GOP Cancels 20-Week Abortion Ban Vote, Introduces Another Anti-Choice Bill

Concerned about a possible female GOP "revolt" over a 20-week abortion ban, Republicans will pinch-hit with another bill from their deep bench of anti-choice legislation—a bill to restrict federal funding for abortion coverage. Image: Shutterstock The post House GOP Cancels 20-Week Abortion Ban Vote, Introduces Another Anti-Choice Bill appeared first on RH Reality Check.

What Would Change If ‘Roe’ Were Overturned?

Forty-two years after the Supreme Court's historic decision affirming a woman's right to choose an abortion, access to reproductive health care remains out of reach for a majority of Americans. Image: Shutterstock The post What Would Change If ‘Roe’ Were Overturned? appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Study: Medicaid for Children Pays for Itself

Low-income children with access to health insurance are more likely to attend college and live longer than poor children without insurance, according to a groundbreaking new study published this month. Image: Shutterstock The post Study: Medicaid for Children Pays for Itself appeared first on RH Reality Check.

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