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Are North Carolina Officials Stalling to Release Videos of Keith Scott Shooting Because of HB 972?

At a news conference Friday morning, Mayor Roberts said that she believes the video of Scott’s shooting should be released publicly, but that it’s a matter of when. “The question is timing,” she said. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Chief Kerr Putney agreed, refusing to release the recordings to the public. Show More Summary

Advocates Appeal Ruling on Challenge to North Carolina Anti-Marriage Equality Law

Equality advocates appealed a ruling that threw out a legal challenge to SB 2, a Republican-supported North Carolina law that allows magistrates and other civil servants to refuse to participate in same-sex marriages. The post Advocates Appeal Ruling on Challenge to North Carolina Anti-Marriage Equality Law appeared first on Rewire.

Judge With Ties to Military School of Latin American Dictators Denies Bond for Asylum-Seeking Teen

Advocates told Rewire that it “obviously makes more sense” financially and otherwise to release the teen than to spend more than a hundred dollars a day keeping him detained, but that they anticipated this would be “a fight” with immigration...Show More Summary

GOP Rep. Steve King Adds Abortion to Grievances Against Black Americans

Rep. Steve King (R-IA) characterized abortion care as a “tragedy for any life, no matter what color,” but ultimately found as much fault with Black Americans who make the reproductive health-care decision as those who advocate on behalf of civil rights. The post GOP Rep. Steve King Adds Abortion to Grievances Against Black Americans appeared first on Rewire.

Why I’m Delaying Motherhood Now More Than Ever

For people who are faced with image after image of Black bodies brutalized by those sworn to protect them, it is not simply a question of “Do we want to have children?” It is the realization that these youngins will have to grow up too...Show More Summary

Trump’s Prescription for Chicago Strips Black People of Civil Liberties

This renewed call for stop-and-frisk in areas like Chicago, which have been ravaged by poverty and systemic racism, is about: more cops, more racial profiling, and more infringement on constitutional rights. The post Trump’s Prescription for Chicago Strips Black People of Civil Liberties appeared first on Rewire.

Pro-Choice Groups to Presidential Debate Moderator: It’s Time to #AskAboutAbortion

“While many topics deserve the candidates’ consideration—from job creation to immigration to national security—safe and reliable access to abortion is fundamental to all Americans’ ability to determine our own destinies,” pro-choiceShow More Summary

Campaign Fact-Check: Rubio Campaign Claims Opponent Is ‘Distorting’ Senator’s Record on Abortion

Rubio made his opposition to abortion rights a cornerstone of his failed run for the Republican nomination this election cycle, so his campaign’s suggestion that an ad highlighting his opposition to abortion rights is wrong seems curious. The post Campaign Fact-Check: Rubio Campaign Claims Opponent Is ‘Distorting’ Senator’s Record on Abortion appeared first on Rewire.

Catholics Join Push to Repeal the Hyde Amendment

“The most important myth we are working to expose is that bishops represent whatever Catholic opinion in public policy matters. We wanted to make sure everyone from all walks of life are heard,” said Sara Hutchinson Ratcliffe, domestic program director at Catholics for Choice. The post Catholics Join Push to Repeal the Hyde Amendment appeared first on Rewire.

Lady Parts Justice: Get ‘inFormation’ About Anti-Choice Laws

Lady Parts Justice, a group that uses comedy and digital media to spread the word about reproductive rights, performs an educational parody of Beyonce’s song “Formation,” about the TRAP laws and anti-abortion legislation in Louisiana. The post Lady Parts Justice: Get ‘inFormation’ About Anti-Choice Laws appeared first on Rewire.

Congressional Black Caucus: Use ‘Full Weight of the Federal Government’ in Investigations of Police Shootings

“The killing of unarmed Black men and women by police is a crisis,” Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) said. “It is an emergency. And it has not just affected those victims and families of those who were killed, it has affected every Black man...Show More Summary

Advocates: Clinton’s Speech on Disabilities Fell Short in One Big Way

“The disability voting bloc is so large because it is so intersectional,” Greg Beratran, a disability activist, said. “If you ignore the intersectionality of the disability community, then you’re leaving out so many within it.” The post Advocates: Clinton’s Speech on Disabilities Fell Short in One Big Way appeared first on Rewire.

Another GOP Attempt to Defund Planned Parenthood Could Be Blocked

A law supported by Mississippi's Republican legislators would prohibit the Division of Medicaid from reimbursing any entity that provides abortion care, maintains a facility where abortion services are performed, or is affiliated with an entity that provides abortion care. The post Another GOP Attempt to Defund Planned Parenthood Could Be Blocked appeared first on Rewire.

Arizona’s Outdated Medication Abortion Law Meets Its End

New research on a similar law in Ohio, which also forced doctors to follow outdated FDA labeling, showed that patients experienced twice as many side effects and were three times as likely to need additional treatment to end their pregnancies. The post Arizona’s Outdated Medication Abortion Law Meets Its End appeared first on Rewire.

Story-Telling Campaign Chronicles the 40-Year Toll of Hyde

"We know patients forgo paying rent and their bills," Nancy R. Starner, director of development and communications with Preterm, said of the struggle to pay for abortion care in the absence of Medicaid coverage."We know patients whoShow More Summary

Democrats Walk Out of GOP’s ‘Illegitimate’ Anti-Abortion Contempt Proceedings

Democratic lawmakers once again blasted the so-called Select Investigative Panel on Infant Lives' targeting of a firm that processes human fetal tissue for medical research. The post Democrats Walk Out of GOP’s ‘Illegitimate’ Anti-Abortion Contempt Proceedings appeared first on Rewire.

Mothers of the Movement Commemorate Those Lost to ‘Violence and Indifference’

More than 750 people gathered at Freedom Plaza in Washington, D.C., for a vigil on Monday to commemorate the lives of people of color lost to ongoing violence, as part of a national summit hosted by the We Won’t Wait 2016 campaign. The...Show More Summary

Legal Fight Over Employee Benefits Ramps Up as Roberts Court Steps In

The Supreme Court on Wednesday inched closer to deciding which employers may have broad power to limit employee benefits based on religious objections and which ones can't. The post Legal Fight Over Employee Benefits Ramps Up as Roberts Court Steps In appeared first on Rewire.

HUD Extends Nondiscrimination Protection at Homeless Shelters to Transgender People

“This new rule will ensure equal access to the very programs that help to prevent homelessness for persons who are routinely forced to choose between being placed in facilities against their gender identity or living on our streets.”...Show More Summary

Sean Hannity to Host Trump Town Hall on Issues Affecting Black Voters—Don’t Expect Much

The countless examples of the Fox News host’s often extreme and controversial claims about people of color and issues pertaining to race include exclaiming “all lives matter” at protesters during a previous town hall on immigration. The post Sean Hannity to Host Trump Town Hall on Issues Affecting Black Voters—Don’t Expect Much appeared first on Rewire.

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