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U.S. House ‘Diversity Gap’ Could Become Wider Than Ever

House Democrats and Republicans have never looked so different, and the GOP could become whiter and more male-dominated this year. Image: Capitol Hill via Shutterstock The post U.S. House ‘Diversity Gap’ Could Become Wider Than Ever appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Iowa’s Telemedicine Abortions Can Continue—for Now

A stay issued late Tuesday by the Iowa Supreme Court blocks a rule designed to shut down telemedicine abortions across the state. Image: Doctor computer via Shutterstock The post Iowa’s Telemedicine Abortions Can Continue—for Now appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Census Bureau Poverty Numbers Are Cold Comfort for Women, Families, Workers

A new report from the Census Bureau found a modest reduction in poverty, but there's a long way to go to help struggling low- and middle-income families. Image: Shutterstock The post Census Bureau Poverty Numbers Are Cold Comfort for Women, Families, Workers appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Religious Nonprofits Will Continue Legal Battle Against Federal Contraception Benefit

Priests for Life told the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals that the Obama administration's latest efforts to accommodate religious objections to the birth control benefit fell short. Image: Young priest praying via Shutterstock The post Religious Nonprofits Will Continue Legal Battle Against Federal Contraception Benefit appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Pennsylvania to Audit $48 Million Spent on Republican Governor’s Medicaid Expansion Alternative

Pennsylvania officials will look into $48 million in undisclosed spending in the roll out of Healthy PA, the state’s alternative to Medicaid expansion. Image: Audit via Shutterstock The post Pennsylvania to Audit $48 Million Spent on Republican Governor’s Medicaid Expansion Alternative appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Senate Republicans Block Paycheck Fairness Act

Senate Republicans once again blocked the Paycheck Fairness Act from advancing on Monday, after having allowed it to move forward last week. Image: Different sized piggybanks via Shutterstock The post Senate Republicans Block Paycheck Fairness Act appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Suntan Lotion, Not ‘the Social Issues,’ the Priority on GOP Women2Women Tour

Republicans continue to grapple with ways to attract more women voters, even in reliably conservative states. Image: Republican elephant symbol image via Shutterstock The post Suntan Lotion, Not ‘the Social Issues,’ the Priority on GOP Women2Women Tour appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Brazil’s Criminal Abortion Laws Are Killing Women

For women in Brazil, seeking an abortion can have extreme legal, social, and physical consequences. Image: redetv! The post Brazil’s Criminal Abortion Laws Are Killing Women appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Legal Wrap: No End in Sight for Lawsuits Challenging Obamacare

Republicans are never going to successfully repeal health-care reform, so instead they hope to use the courts to gut the most popular and important provisions and render the law a political liability for Democrats. Image: folders on Shutterstock The post Legal Wrap: No End in Sight for Lawsuits Challenging Obamacare appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Women Given the Lead in Shaping NFL’s Domestic Violence Policy Changes

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell sent a letter to teams and staff Monday announcing the appointment of four women to shape the league’s policies on intimate partner violence. Image: Bloomberg News via YouTube The post Women Given the Lead in Shaping NFL’s Domestic Violence Policy Changes appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Texas Planned Parenthood Clinics Rebrand in Hopes of Public Funds

The entity formerly known as Planned Parenthood of Hidalgo County is making a major branding switch: from now on, the provider will be known as Access Esperanza Clinics. Image: Insurance via Shutterstock The post Texas Planned Parenthood Clinics Rebrand in Hopes of Public Funds appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Arizona GOP Leader Resigns After Calling for Forced Sterilization of Poor Women

"You put me in charge of Medicaid, the first thing I'd do is get Norplant, birth-control implants, or tubal ligations. … Then we'll test recipients for drugs and alcohol, and if you want to (reproduce) or use drugs or alcohol, then get...Show More Summary

The Aftermath of ‘Hobby Lobby': Multiple Attacks on Contraception Access

Suing to keep grown daughters from accessing contraception, or to keep employees from having coverage for contraception from somewhere besides the health-care plan you offer? Conservatives are getting aggressive in arguing they haveShow More Summary

Ohio’s Conflicting Statutes Create Obstacles for Some Abuse Survivors

Survivors of child sexual abuse have 12 years after they turn 18 to pursue justice—unless they're trying to sue the state. Image: Gavel and documents via Shutterstock The post Ohio’s Conflicting Statutes Create Obstacles for Some Abuse Survivors appeared first on RH Reality Check.

People With Mental Health Emergencies Deserve So Much More Than What Our Health-Care System Has to Offer

Too often, reaching out for help can mean being handed off to people who have absolutely no training in mental health care and who have deep prejudices against those with mental illnesses. Image: Shutterstock The post People With Mental Health Emergencies Deserve So Much More Than What Our Health-Care System Has to Offer appeared first on RH Reality Check.

The Obama Administration Must Start Speaking to DREAMers, Not Just for Us

Those of us directly affected by immigration policies are tired of being used as a talking point. When it comes to deciding our future, the administration seems to consult everyone but us. Image: MSNBC The post The Obama Administration Must Start Speaking to DREAMers, Not Just for Us appeared first on RH Reality Check.

With San Francisco’s New Resolution, Asian-American Women Can Reclaim the Conversation

The city's measure condemning sex-selective abortion bans gives Asian-American women ownership and agency over this issue, at which we are at the center. It gives us a platform to tell our own story, in our own words. Image: Shutterstock The post With San Francisco’s New Resolution, Asian-American Women Can Reclaim the Conversation appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Attorneys Face Tough Questions in Court Hearing on Texas’ Omnibus Anti-Abortion Law

Federal judges asked tough questions Friday morning during a lengthier-than-expected appeals court hearing concerning the enforcement of Texas' omnibus anti-abortion law, HB 2. Image: Shutterstock The post Attorneys Face Tough Questions in Court Hearing on Texas’ Omnibus Anti-Abortion Law appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Abortion Insurance Coverage Is Imperative for Women’s Safety

When elected officials push policies to deny insurance coverage for abortion care, they make it unaffordable for many women to receive quality treatment. As a physician and as a woman, this concerns me immensely. Image: stethoscope on Shutterstock The post Abortion Insurance Coverage Is Imperative for Women’s Safety appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Anti-Choice Candidates Restrict Birth Control, Then Claim to Support Over-The-Counter Access

With the midterm races heating up, anti-choice Senate candidates are scrambling to win over female voters by throwing their support behind over-the-counter birth control. Really? These guys have each supported policies that make it harder...Show More Summary

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