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Judge Rules as Unconstitutional Texas Ban on Common Method of Abortion

U.S. District Judge Lee Yeakel accused lawmakers of requiring a patient seeking a second-trimester abortion to undergo an "unwanted, risky, invasive, and experimental procedure." The post Judge Rules as Unconstitutional Texas Ban on Common Method of Abortion appeared first on Rewire.

This Next District Attorney Is a ‘Sea Change’ for Criminal Justice Reform

While Philadelphia voters’ overwhelming support for Larry Krasner this November may seem like an outlier, it isn't the only example of voters turning to criminal justice reform-minded candidates. The post This Next District Attorney Is a ‘Sea Change’ for Criminal Justice Reform appeared first on Rewire.

Adult Adoption and Creating the Family I Need

For me, considering going through the adoption process as an adult is about having the right to configure my family the way that’s best for me—a right we should all have. The post Adult Adoption and Creating the Family I Need appeared first on Rewire.

Film Reunites Woman With Abusive Ex. But Is He ‘A Better Man’?

The answer is unclear. But in making the documentary herself, survivor Attiya Khan gets a rare chance to document her own healing. The post Film Reunites Woman With Abusive Ex. But Is He ‘A Better Man’? appeared first on Rewire.

‘We Will Not Stand Down’: #StopETP Coalition Rallies Against ‘Climate Criminals’

The demonstration was held on the one-year anniversary of the brutal assault on the primarily indigenous water protectors at Standing Rock. The post ‘We Will Not Stand Down’: #StopETP Coalition Rallies Against ‘Climate Criminals’ appeared first on Rewire.

Texas Detention Center Faces Allegations of Widespread Sexual Abuse—Again

Abuse of this nature is "very widespread" at Hutto, said one woman who has accused a guard at the detention facility of repeatedly sexually assaulting her. "It is a big problem in this place," she said. The post Texas Detention Center Faces Allegations of Widespread Sexual Abuse—Again appeared first on Rewire.

The Courts Are One of the Few Places in the Country Where LGBTQ Rights Are Being Upheld—Sometimes

The GOP is controlling both the legislative and executive branches, but it's not all bad news for LGBTQ people. The post The Courts Are One of the Few Places in the Country Where LGBTQ Rights Are Being Upheld—Sometimes appeared first on Rewire.

Hartford Weighs Ordinance to Stop an Anti-Choice Clinic From Tricking Abortion Patients

“Location, location, location,” St. Gerard's board chair and medical director, Dr. Judith Mascolo, said. “It’s all about business. We go where the women are.” The post Hartford Weighs Ordinance to Stop an Anti-Choice Clinic From Tricking Abortion Patients appeared first on Rewire.

Study: Georgia Funds Anti-Choice Fake Clinics Doling Out ‘Potentially Harmful’ Information

“I think Georgia must explain exactly how granting tax payer dollars to CPCs will improve maternal health outcomes in our state, with no regulation or accountability attached, all while we still have one of the highest maternal mortality...Show More Summary

Will Wendy’s Help Protect Farmworkers From Sexual Violence?

Wendy's has chosen to source tomatoes and other produce from Mexico, including from firms with a known history of human rights violations. The post Will Wendy’s Help Protect Farmworkers From Sexual Violence? appeared first on Rewire...

Prescription Opioid Addiction Is a Women’s Issue

Sweeping declarations can gloss over the complexity of this problem and distort our views about who is most vulnerable to addiction. The post Prescription Opioid Addiction Is a Women’s Issue appeared first on Rewire.

Trump’s Anti-Immigration Agenda Puts 60,000 Haitians in Peril

“On the eve of Thanksgiving, the administration has decided to contravene basic humanitarianism in favor of an immigration agenda that is drenched in racism, nativism, and xenophobia." The post Trump’s Anti-Immigration Agenda Puts 60,000 Haitians in Peril appeared first on Rewire.

Fetal ‘Personhood’ Backer Enters Colorado’s GOP Gubernatorial Fray

Tom Tancredo’s anti-abortion stance in a general election would likely work against him in a state that has voted down so-called personhood amendments three times. The post Fetal ‘Personhood’ Backer Enters Colorado’s GOP Gubernatorial Fray appeared first on Rewire.

Gavel Drop: It’s Nonstop Judicial Nomination Shenanigans

Trump's nominees are a bunch of white bros, including one who has never tried a case and (surprise!) is married to a White House lawyer. The post Gavel Drop: It’s Nonstop Judicial Nomination Shenanigans appeared first on Rewire.

Not Just Flint: Water Crisis Studies Aim to Shed Light on Lead Problems Elsewhere

“This is a real tragedy, and it’s one that’s backed up by sound statistics and sound science that lays out how important of a calamity it is." The post Not Just Flint: Water Crisis Studies Aim to Shed Light on Lead Problems Elsewhere appeared first on Rewire.

When Education Doesn’t Mean Escaping Poverty

America’s poor today are the most educated in history. The post When Education Doesn’t Mean Escaping Poverty appeared first on Rewire.

Reproductive Justice as Trans Resilience

In order for any of us to have a taste of reproductive justice, it must be available to all of us. The post Reproductive Justice as Trans Resilience appeared first on Rewire.

Ten Ways to ‘Keep the Public in Public Health’

We have to address the ways that we make public health elitist and how that limits who can contribute to this work. The post Ten Ways to ‘Keep the Public in Public Health’ appeared first on Rewire.

ICE Continues to Target North Carolina Mother, and It Is a Reproductive Justice Issue

"ICE is targeting families and Minerva [Garcia] is just one person whose name we know. What about the hundreds of other families this is happening to each day?" The post ICE Continues to Target North Carolina Mother, and It Is a Reproductive Justice Issue appeared first on Rewire.

Abortion Clinic Protesters Sue City of Charlotte for Enforcing Zoning Laws

Anti-choice protesters in Charlotte, North Carolina, filed a lawsuit in federal court alleging the city is improperly enforcing zoning laws to curb their clinic protests. The post Abortion Clinic Protesters Sue City of Charlotte for Enforcing Zoning Laws appeared first on Rewire.

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