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‘First, Do No Harm’: Why Anti-Trans Discrimination in Health Care Must End

We often believe that we do not have the training to deal with the complexities of transgender health. This contributes to significant disparities in sexual and reproductive health for transgender people. The post ‘First, Do No Harm’: Why Anti-Trans Discrimination in Health Care Must End appeared first on Rewire.

Massachusetts Attorney General: Anti-Choice Groups Can’t Spy on ‘Abortion-Minded Women’

A Boston-based firm dispatched advertisements for anti-choice groups to women’s smartphones while they were sitting in Planned Parenthood clinics, using a technology known as “mobile geo-fencing.” The post Massachusetts Attorney General: Anti-Choice Groups Can’t Spy on ‘Abortion-Minded Women’ appeared first on Rewire.

Let Us Heal: On Surviving and the Controversial ‘Comfort Woman’

Any attempt to control the narrative of a survivor is harmful to their recovery because it invalidates their truth. The post Let Us Heal: On Surviving and the Controversial ‘Comfort Woman’ appeared first on Rewire.

Gavel Drop: A Flurry of Title IX Rulings and Cases

Appeals courts differ over what law to apply when considering cases about sex discrimination at educational institutions. And various groups say the First Amendment gives them the right to access government data. The post Gavel Drop: A Flurry of Title IX Rulings and Cases appeared first on Rewire.

‘It’s a Civil Rights Issue’: Workers Will March for a Living Wage

“I think there has been a long struggle to dignify wages for Black and brown people. If we are not paying all people enough to lead full lives then we are thwarting democracy,” said Kayla Reed with the Movement for Black Lives. The post ‘It’s a Civil Rights Issue’: Workers Will March for a Living Wage appeared first on Rewire.

This Far by Faith: Abortion Provider Dr. Willie Parker Writes of His ‘Life’s Work’

In his memoir, Dr. Willie Parker explains that his gospel is one that views “abortion as part God” and that allows women to “find healing and understanding in church, not stigma and shame." The post This Far by Faith: Abortion Provider Dr. Willie Parker Writes of His ‘Life’s Work’ appeared first on Rewire.

United Nations Committee Urges Moratorium on El Salvador’s Total Abortion Ban

The committee's recommendations lend momentum toward a legislative effort to relax the country's abortion law. The post United Nations Committee Urges Moratorium on El Salvador’s Total Abortion Ban appeared first on Rewire.

New Reproductive Justice Guide Is a Powerful Vision for the Future

Loretta Ross and Rickie Solinger help prove in Reproductive Justice: An Introduction that while choice is important, it is but a bullet point on a larger list of human rights issues. The post New Reproductive Justice Guide Is a Powerful Vision for the Future appeared first on Rewire.

Is This the Democrat Who Could Unseat Ted Cruz in 2018?

A recent University of Texas/Texas Politics Project poll found that 29 percent of respondents “disapproved strongly” of Cruz's performance in Congress, while 20 percent strongly approved. The post Is This the Democrat Who Could Unseat Ted Cruz in 2018? appeared first on Rewire.

Boom! Lawyered: Presidential Immunity Edition

Can Donald Trump be sued while he’s the president of the United States? The post Boom! Lawyered: Presidential Immunity Edition appeared first on Rewire.

The Second Circuit Takes a Small Step Forward for LGBTQ Workers, But There’s Still Far to Go

On a federal level, there are no explicit workplace protections for LGBTQ people. The post The Second Circuit Takes a Small Step Forward for LGBTQ Workers, But There’s Still Far to Go appeared first on Rewire.

This Week in Sex: The Pill’s Anti-Cancer Powers May Last for Decades

A new study may reassure people who fear connections between hormonal contraceptives and some cancers; a survey lists the colleges where students have the most sex; and your phone may soon double as a sperm-counting tool. The post This Week in Sex: The Pill’s Anti-Cancer Powers May Last for Decades appeared first on Rewire.

Grieving Couples Snared in Arizona’s Anti-Abortion Politics

An Arizona woman was halfway through a pregnancy when doctors said there was no hope for her fetus. Legislation now before the Arizona governor inserts the state in these personal decisions. The post Grieving Couples Snared in Arizona’s Anti-Abortion Politics appeared first on Rewire.

If Congress Guts Women’s Health Services, Girls Will Suffer

We must not overlook the important role federal policy plays in the lives and health-care options of girls. Fragmenting health care for adolescent girls creates a dangerous and artificial line between a girl’s reproductive needs and her other medical needs. The post If Congress Guts Women’s Health Services, Girls Will Suffer appeared first on Rewire.

Companies Protesting Texas’ Anti-Trans Bill Helped Elect Its Sponsors

The political action committees of three law firms, one trade association, and eight other companies that signed the letter against SB 6 have given hundreds of thousands of dollars to the campaigns of Republican state senators who sponsored the bill. The post Companies Protesting Texas’ Anti-Trans Bill Helped Elect Its Sponsors appeared first on Rewire.

Anti-LGBTQ Law Firm Takes a Swing at Trans Rights

The Alliance Defending Freedom's lawsuit is based on a dubious reading of Title IX law and a deliberate and cruel misrepresentation of the rights trans students seek. The post Anti-LGBTQ Law Firm Takes a Swing at Trans Rights appeared first on Rewire.

Pence’s Vote Delivers Death Knell to Family Planning Safeguards

“Our patients who rely on Title X family planning funding—including people of color, people with low incomes, and those who live in rural areas—already face systemic barriers to getting health care," said Dr. Willie Parker, board chair of Physicians for Reproductive Health. The post Pence’s Vote Delivers Death Knell to Family Planning Safeguards appeared first on Rewire.

Texas GOP: Treat Detention Centers as Child-Care Facilities

Deadly private prison companies that stand to reap huge profits under the Trump administration could soon operate Texas family detention centers as child-care facilities. The post Texas GOP: Treat Detention Centers as Child-Care Facilities appeared first on Rewire.

HHS Secretary Sells Off Controversial Stock Amid Questions Over His Ethical Judgment

Price may hope the divestitures will bring an end to the questions over his judgment when it came to investing in companies whose futures he could help determine. Yet, there is enough information on the public record to continue to cast the specter of doubt. The post HHS Secretary Sells Off Controversial Stock Amid Questions Over His Ethical Judgment appeared first on Rewire.

Iowa Republicans Tried to Push Through a Total Abortion Ban

Iowa's GOP majority failed to attach a so-called heartbeat ban to a 20-week abortion ban as Republicans continue to erode abortion access in the state. The post Iowa Republicans Tried to Push Through a Total Abortion Ban appeared first on Rewire.

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