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New Research on How to Support Abortion Storytellers

This week, we released Saying Abortion Aloud, a report and set of recommendations for those sharing their personal abortion stories publicly and the advocates who support them. Image: Shutterstock The post New Research on How to Support Abortion Storytellers appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Ohio’s Extremist Fetal Heartbeat Abortion Ban Headed to House Floor

HB 248, which represents at least the second time Ohio has tried to pass a heartbeat ban, was pushed hastily to a vote in the House Health and Aging Committee. Image: Shutterstock The post Ohio’s Extremist Fetal Heartbeat Abortion Ban Headed to House Floor appeared first on RH Reality Check.

For Immigrants After Obama’s Executive Order, Mix of Joy, Sorrow, Determination

Dozens of immigrants and activists gathered at the Washington, D.C., offices of United We Dream on Thursday to hear what President Obama would say to the nation about their families and their community. Image: Dante Atkins The post For Immigrants After Obama’s Executive Order, Mix of Joy, Sorrow, Determination appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Abortion Speak-Outs Can Combat Our Own Stigma Too

Thursday's live-streamed "one in three" speak-out made me realize that even as a staunch reproductive rights advocate, a clinic escort, and a feminist, I still have to battle my own internalized abortion stigma. Image: Shutterstock The post Abortion Speak-Outs Can Combat Our Own Stigma Too appeared first on RH Reality Check.

House GOP Sues Obama, Could Make Health Care Pricier For Low-Income Americans

The lawsuit claims the administration abused its authority in delaying the implementation of a key portion of the Affordable Care Act. Image: Shutterstock The post House GOP Sues Obama, Could Make Health Care Pricier For Low-Income Americans appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Fourteen Months and One Lawsuit Later, Cincinnati’s Last Abortion Clinic Will Stay Open

The city's last abortion clinic will remain open for now after state health inspectors granted an exemption to an anti-choice state law that requires all abortion clinics to have a transfer agreement with local hospitals, but also bans...Show More Summary

This Week in Sex: Chicago Parents Worried About Sex Ed, New Research on First-Date Sex

This week, a presentation in Chicago had parents worried about what their kids might learn in sex ed class, and research shows that women with more male friends have more sex with their committed partners than their peers. Image: Talk...Show More Summary

The Austin Police Department Needs an Attitude Adjustment, Stat

The Austin police chief's response to two officers that cracked rape jokes—implying that "their heart[s] were in the right place"—is just the latest demonstration of a department culture that appears to be uninterested in addressingShow More Summary

Mississippi’s Anti-Choice Admitting Privileges Law Dealt Another Blow

Mississippi's admitting privileges law will remain blocked after the full panel of 15 judges on the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals refuses to hear the case again. Image: Shutterstock The post Mississippi’s Anti-Choice Admitting Privileges Law Dealt Another Blow appeared first on RH Reality Check.

GOP-Led Government Shutdown Over Immigration Could Be ‘Impossible’

The House Appropriations Committee said Thursday that it would be "impossible" to defund the immigration order, as some GOP legislators compared Obama to a murderous tyrant. Image: Shutterstock The post GOP-Led Government Shutdown Over Immigration Could Be ‘Impossible’ appeared first on RH Reality Check.

House GOP Picks All Men for New Committee Chairs

Although there are more women in Congress than ever before in history, House Republicans filled every one of their open committee chair spots with men. Image: Capitol via Shutterstock The post House GOP Picks All Men for New Committee Chairs appeared first on RH Reality Check.

‘No Victories Are Permanent,’ Recalls Film About Feminism’s Beginnings

She's Beautiful When She's Angry, Mary Dore's new film about the birth of contemporary feminism, is an insightful, inspiring look at the struggles and triumphs of our foremothers. Image: She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry Trailer The post ‘No Victories Are Permanent,’ Recalls Film About Feminism’s Beginnings appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Watch Live: ‘One in Three’ Campaign Abortion Speakout

In order to eliminate the stigma associated with abortion, it's important to allow opportunities for personal stories to teach others about the importance of legal access to safe abortion care. Image: 1 in 3 Campaign The post Watch Live: ‘One in Three’ Campaign Abortion Speakout appeared first on RH Reality Check.

When Teachers Sleep With Students, the Student Is Always the Victim

It seems like every week, there's another story in the news about a teacher having sexual contact with a student. Though the circumstances of each case are different, one thing should be clear to us: The young people involved are never at fault. Image: Shutterstock The post When Teachers Sleep With Students, the Student Is Always the Victim appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Elizabeth Warren, Workers Take Aim at ‘Walmart Economy’

When Sen. Warren and Rep. George Miller invited Walmart workers to brief Congress on Tuesday about the retail giant’s abusive practices, the conversation was about more than just Walmart. Image: jessicakirsh / Shutterstock.com The post Elizabeth Warren, Workers Take Aim at ‘Walmart Economy’ appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Senate Takes Small Step to Improve Child Care for Low-Income Families

The bipartisan reauthorization of the Child Care and Development Block Grant program will make overdue improvements to a key child-care subsidy program—but it may not do much to ease the crisis of child care affordability in the United States. Image: Shutterstock The post Senate Takes Small Step to Improve Child Care for Low-Income Families appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Holiday Retail Jobs: Great for Sales, Tough on Workers

The holiday rush, expected to be a boon, exacerbates not so rosy conditions facing the majority of the nation’s 7.8 million retail sales workers and cashiers year-round. Image: Shutterstock The post Holiday Retail Jobs: Great for Sales, Tough on Workers appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Colorado Legislator’s Extreme Views May Backfire on State’s GOP

Gordon Klingenschmitt, a state legislator in Colorado who's set to take office in January, sees demonic forces at work in everyone from reproductive health-care providers to President Obama, and his extreme views may hurt Colorado'sShow More Summary

Condoms Are Way More Effective Than the New York Times Says They Are

Unfortunately, Nicholas Kristof's great op-ed on teenage pregnancy in the New York Times last week included a misleading statistic that suggests people who rely on condoms for pregnancy prevention will eventually, inevitably become pregnant. Image: Shutterstock The post Condoms Are Way More Effective Than the New York Times Says They Are appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Two Lawsuits Represent First Wave of Fresh Attacks on Affirmative Action

The lawsuits argue race-based admissions policies at Harvard University and the University of North Carolina improperly discriminate against whites and Asian Americans. Image: Shutterstock The post Two Lawsuits Represent First Wave of Fresh Attacks on Affirmative Action appeared first on RH Reality Check.

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