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Study: Planned Attack on LGBTQ Rights Would Be ‘Devastating’ for Texas Economy

“North Carolina’s governor was just voted out of office because of his support for a discriminatory law that took an immediate and devastating toll on his state’s economy,” said Matt McTighe, executive director of Freedom for All Americans. The post Study: Planned Attack on LGBTQ Rights Would Be ‘Devastating’ for Texas Economy appeared first on Rewire.

Democrats to Paul Ryan: Stop Anti-Choice Republicans’ Violation of House Rules

House Speaker Paul Ryan has praised the GOP-led investigation that has attacked Planned Parenthood, abortion care providers, researchers who use fetal tissue to potentially cure life-threatening diseases, and a private company that helps...Show More Summary

D.C. Council Moves Closer to Making Family Leave a Reality

The D.C. Paid Family Leave campaign reports that only 17 percent of people who work for low wages nationally have access to short-term disability plans and that family leave is “more critical than ever” because more than half of mothers with infants are in the workforce. The post D.C. Council Moves Closer to Making Family Leave a Reality appeared first on Rewire.

Report Sheds Light on Plight of Parents in Custody Cases Involving Child Abuse

A report from the investigative news organization 100Reporters throws light on complaints of a parent sexually or physically abusing a child being routinely rejected at family courts around the country. The post Report Sheds Light on Plight of Parents in Custody Cases Involving Child Abuse appeared first on Rewire.

Immigrant Survivors of Domestic Violence Deserve Better

Delays in U visa processing are not only unacceptable, but also damaging to an already vulnerable population whose health and well-being are put at risk as they are in constant fear of deportation. The post Immigrant Survivors of Domestic Violence Deserve Better appeared first on Rewire.

Lies, Lies, and More Lies: Mike Pence and Jason Miller Edition

Gov. Mike Pence seems to have a very deeply embedded habit of dissembling, meaning you ask him a question and he just won't give you a straight answer. The post Lies, Lies, and More Lies: Mike Pence and Jason Miller Edition appeared first on Rewire.

Lies, Lies, and More Lies: Mike Pence and Jason Miller Edition, December 6, 2016

With roughly 44 days before the inauguration of Donald J. Trump as president of the United States, we are awash in a flood of lies, falsehoods, conspiracy theories, and dissembling emanating from Trump tower. If we have learned one thing...Show More Summary

New House Freedom Caucus Leader: Rush Gutting of Obamacare

Meadows has worked tirelessly to roll back access to reproductive health care. He co-sponsored measures such as the U.S. House of Representatives' medically and scientifically unsupported fetal pain bill. The post New House Freedom Caucus Leader: Rush Gutting of Obamacare appeared first on Rewire.

Ohio GOP Votes to Unconstitutionally End Legal Abortion at Six Weeks

Until Tuesday, Ohio Republicans had advanced "heartbeat bills" in the house, but not the state senate, over fears that the law would be struck down in federal court. The post Ohio GOP Votes to Unconstitutionally End Legal Abortion at Six Weeks appeared first on Rewire.

Thanks, But No Thanks, Pope Francis: Abortions Don’t Need To Be Forgiven

If Pope Francis were serious about taking the Church in a more progressive, merciful direction, he would stop fanning the flames of abortion stigma and focus instead on protecting women’s health and well-being. The post Thanks, But No Thanks, Pope Francis: Abortions Don’t Need To Be Forgiven appeared first on Rewire.

Texas Government Pamphlet Rife With Debunked Anti-Choice Myths

Heather Busby, executive director of NARAL Pro-Choice Texas, said in a press release that the state is "playing politics with people's health care." The post Texas Government Pamphlet Rife With Debunked Anti-Choice Myths appeared first on Rewire.

‘There Should Be No Judgment’ in Termination: One Woman’s Story

Sandra, who went through the adoption process in 1987, wants legislators and others to know that it wasn’t the right option for her and shouldn’t be held up as the obvious alternative to terminating an unintended pregnancy. The post ‘There Should Be No Judgment’ in Termination: One Woman’s Story appeared first on Rewire.

Can ‘Whole Woman’s Health’ Help Push Back Attacks on Voting Rights?

In a series of cases tackling the issue of racial gerrymandering before the Roberts Court Monday, the possibility of abortion rights jurisprudence protecting voting rights started to emerge. The post Can ‘Whole Woman’s Health’ Help Push Back Attacks on Voting Rights? appeared first on Rewire.

El Salvador Woman Describes the Terror and Tragedy of Being Jailed for Her Miscarriage

In 2012 in El Salvador, Maria Teresa Rivera was convicted of aggravated homicide and sentenced to 40 years in prison after her miscarriage. A judge overturned her conviction in May of this year, but prosecutors have appealed this decision. Show More Summary

Lawsuit Claims New Mexico Clinic Broke Informed Consent Laws

Jessica Duran had signed a medical consent form that stated: "I understand that the tissue and parts will be removed during the procedure, and I consent to their examination and their use in medical research and their disposal by the...Show More Summary

How Organizers Can, and Do, Make Conferences Accessible for Parents and Caregivers

Ensuring accessibility for parents, caregivers, and children, especially when organizing for social change, sends the message that they are valued members of and contributors to larger movements. The post How Organizers Can, and Do, Make Conferences Accessible for Parents and Caregivers appeared first on Rewire.

‘Mass Release’ of Asylum Seekers From Detention Following Court Ruling on Licensure of Texas Facilities

Almost immediately after the ruling, advocates reported to Rewire, there was a “mass release” of approximately 460 women and children from these facilities. The post ‘Mass Release’ of Asylum Seekers From Detention Following Court Ruling on Licensure of Texas Facilities appeared first on Rewire.

Congressional Democrats Excoriate GOP’s Anti-Choice ‘Witch Hunt’ in Final Report

The report reiterated many of the same allegations that Democrats have consistently lobbed at the U.S. House of Representatives panel and its chair, Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), over the past year. The post Congressional Democrats Excoriate GOP’s Anti-Choice ‘Witch Hunt’ in Final Report appeared first on Rewire.

Exiting Anti-Choice Governor Pat McCrory Finally Concedes in YouTube Video

“I personally believe that the majority of our citizens have spoken,” said McCrory, the only incumbent governor to lose during the 2016 election cycle. The post Exiting Anti-Choice Governor Pat McCrory Finally Concedes in YouTube Video appeared first on Rewire.

‘Why Do You Think There Are Lesbians’: Seventh Circuit Hears Anti-Gay Discrimination Case

After being reprimanded for kissing her girlfriend in a campus parking lot, Kimberly Hively tried in vain to get full-time employment at the college where she worked. She never received an interview, and in 2014, the college failed to...Show More Summary

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