Americans United for Separation of Church and State launched an initiative Tuesday to fight back against attempts by social conservatives to use the notion of religious freedom to deny services to people, especially to same-sex couples. Image:...Show More Summary
The move is a welcome step toward protecting women in the states in which clinics of criminal abortion provider Steven Brigham have operated, but the question remains as to why it took regulators so long to act. Image: Lawyer in court via Shutterstock The post New Jersey Cracks Down on Rogue Abortion Provider. What Took So Long? appeared first on RH Reality Check.
Whatever the Supreme Court decides about HB 2, we can all agree that Texas is the testing ground for new abortion laws in the United States. And we who live here aren’t proud of it. Image: Shutterstock The post Texas Clergyman: Religious Abortion Opponents Do Not Speak for Me appeared first on RH Reality Check.
Abortion care services continue to be stonewalled by some of the web's most visited sites, as these Internet giants charge that abortion is not a family friendly topic. Image: Yeamake / Shutterstock.com The post Google, AdBlade Bar Abortion Clinic From Advertising appeared first on RH Reality Check.
Women in West Virginia are speaking up against Dr. Byron C. Calhoun, the prominent anti-choice OB-GYN who holds senior positions in West Virginia’s public health care and education institutions. Image: Pro Vita via Vimeo The post West Virginia Women Speak Out About Extremist Anti-Choice OB-GYN appeared first on RH Reality Check.
Rather than being centered on healthy discussions of sex and relationships, these “tales of love” are more tales of women carrying the burdens of men while American viewers watch and judge. Image: ABC News/ YouTube The post On ‘The Bachelorette,’ Women Are Far From in Charge appeared first on RH Reality Check.
A Kentucky judge this week upheld a planned minimum wage increase in Louisville and called the corporate argument against increased pay “without merit.” Image: Shutterstock The post Kentucky Judge Upholds Louisville Minimum Wage Increase appeared first on RH Reality Check.
While out shopping in Georgia at my favorite bookstore, the same day the Emanuel AME Church reopened its doors after the mass shooting, a white man in camouflage entered the store openly carrying a gun on his hip. This tense moment was too soon. Image: Shutterstock The post Powerless in the Face of White Supremacy and a Gun appeared first on RH Reality Check.
Most students seem to have heard of the affirmative consent—or “yes means yes”—standard, but it does not seem to be a common practice on campuses nationwide. Image: Shutterstock The post Affirmative Consent Is Still Confusing to College Students appeared first on RH Reality Check.
The Netflix series has been praised by many as being "revolutionary" in its depictions of womanhood, but the show fails to offer its Black characters the sexual liberation that is typically only associated with white characters. Image:...Show More Summary
Funded privately over the past five years, the initiative provided more than 30,000 people with long-acting reversible contraception and lowered the teen pregnancy rate in Colorado by 40 percent. Image: Shutterstock The post Advocates Seek Pregnancy Prevention Program Funds Nixed By Colorado GOP appeared first on RH Reality Check.
The anti-choice argument for Texas's omnibus law—that its regulations make the procedure safer—is an empirically false claim. Yet media outlets like NPR shy away from providing this basic fact when reporting on the court battles over...Show More Summary
Restrictions on reproductive rights passed by anti-choice state legislatures this year are set to take effect July 1, even as abortion-related legislative and legal battles rage on. Image: Shutterstock The post A Slew of Anti-Choices Laws Take Effect Today appeared first on RH Reality Check.
The Girl Scouts council of Western Washington returned a sizable grant this week when it was asked by the donor to ensure that no funds would be used to support transgender girls. Image: Girl Scouts of Western WA/YouTube The post Girl Scouts Council Returns $100,000 From Anti-Transgender Donor appeared first on RH Reality Check.
A state court judge blocked a Florida measure on Tuesday that would add at least 24 hours and another trip to the physician for patients seeking abortion care. An appeal by the state means the measure can take effect anyway. Image: Shutterstock The post Fight Continues Over Florida’s Forced Abortion Delay Law appeared first on RH Reality Check.
California Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday signed one of the nation's strictest mandatory vaccine bills. The state will no longer allow parents to claim a religious or personal exemption. Image: Shutterstock The post California Cracks Down on Vaccine Exemptions appeared first on RH Reality Check.
From Alaska to Tennessee, there are renewed calls for Medicaid expansion from activists in Republican-controlled states after the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision upholding a key provision of the Affordable Care Act. Image: Shutterstock The post Supreme Court Ruling Creates Renewed Hopes for Medicaid Expansion in Red States appeared first on RH Reality Check.
Texas’ anti-choice lawmakers—almost all Republicans, joined by a few Democrats—have spent the last decade and a half or so chipping away abortion access in the state. Yet every session, we're told to be thankful something more restrictive...Show More Summary
Caya, a new single-size diaphragm, gives women who can't or don't want to use hormonal methods a new birth control option. Image: Fuz Jamall/ YouTube The post New Diaphragm Hits U.S. Market for First Time in 50 Years appeared first on RH Reality Check.
Comments made last year by a senior attorney at the Alliance Defending Freedom could have enormous implications for how Americans now grapple with the development of LGBTQ rights in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent decision...Show More Summary