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What Else Happened? A Look Inside the Abortion Underground

Kat and Regina discuss the comeback of a disease, raids on strip clubs in New Orleans, and a lawsuit against policy preventing transgender residents from having a driver’s license that reflects their gender identity. Also, Regina talks...Show More Summary

Pennsylvania Supreme Court Could Decide Whether Using Drugs During Pregnancy Is Child Abuse

If the court rules that using narcotics while pregnant constitutes child abuse, it could become yet another barrier people face in getting substance abuse treatment or prenatal care. The post Pennsylvania Supreme Court Could Decide Whether Using Drugs During Pregnancy Is Child Abuse appeared first on Rewire.

Gavel Drop: Maine’s Top Court Considers State Abortion Funding

The ACLU is suing to ensure the state's Medicaid-like program can pay for abortions. The post Gavel Drop: Maine’s Top Court Considers State Abortion Funding appeared first on Rewire.

Bresha Meadows Is Out From Behind Bars—But What About Other Abuse Survivors?

While no longer confined to a juvenile detention or mental health facility, Meadows remains under state supervision—as do countless numbers of other abuse survivors. The post Bresha Meadows Is Out From Behind Bars—But What About Other Abuse Survivors? appeared first on Rewire.

Democrats Sound Alarm Over Trump Health Official With Ties to Planned Parenthood Smear Campaign

March Bell's "reported statements and actions call into question his conduct, judgment, and ability to meet professional standards of impartiality and fairness." The post Democrats Sound Alarm Over Trump Health Official With Ties to Planned Parenthood Smear Campaign appeared first on Rewire.

Indiana Man Faces Charges of Abortion Clinic Threats: ‘I Will Blow You Up if I Have to’

The man allegedly is a member of Army of God, an “underground network of domestic terrorists who believe that the use of violence is appropriate and acceptable as a means to end abortion.” The post Indiana Man Faces Charges of Abortion Clinic Threats: ‘I Will Blow You Up if I Have to’ appeared first on Rewire.

‘The Calm in This Storm’: Reproductive Rights Leaders Reflect on Cecile Richards’ Legacy

Richards has become synonymous with Planned Parenthood and all its services. The post ‘The Calm in This Storm’: Reproductive Rights Leaders Reflect on Cecile Richards’ Legacy appeared first on Rewire.

‘To Siri With Love’ and the Problem With Neurodiversity Lite

The word "neurodiversity" and the idea it represents—that autistic people and other people whose minds function in atypical ways are equal, not less—has gained a tenuous foothold in the public consciousness. Still, many members of the...Show More Summary

An Unbelievable Book About Rape: New Work From Pulitzer Story Authors Is a ‘Reality Check’

In a new book, the authors of ProPublica's "An Unbelievable Story of Rape" provide historical context that explains how the police and the court system have adapted skepticism toward women reporting rape. The post An Unbelievable Book About Rape: New Work From Pulitzer Story Authors Is a ‘Reality Check’ appeared first on Rewire.

Trump Administration’s Global Gag Rule Review ‘Ignoring the Evidence’ on Policy’s Danger

Advocates say State Department officials misrepresented the consequences of the policy in presenting its six-month review. The post Trump Administration’s Global Gag Rule Review ‘Ignoring the Evidence’ on Policy’s Danger appeared first on Rewire.

This Fake Clinic Network Receives State and Federal Funding to Teach Kids ‘Shaming’ Sex-Ed Curriculum

During the last two years, the organization was awarded nearly $900,000 to teach students to, among other things, question condom effectiveness and suggest that sex may cause “emotional and psychological problems." It's not the only one. The post This Fake Clinic Network Receives State and Federal Funding to Teach Kids ‘Shaming’ Sex-Ed Curriculum appeared first on Rewire.

Another Charlottesville Can Be Stopped. Here’s How.

Georgetown University lawyers found a collection of items from the state's constitution and other statutes that could have been used to prevent organized, armed groups from attending the rally. The post Another Charlottesville Can Be Stopped. Here’s How. appeared first on Rewire.

Ohio’s Dangerous Abortion Ban Pits Disability Rights Against Reproductive Rights

Anti-choice activists must stop using people with disabilities as pawns in their mission to undermine reproductive rights, as they have with the newest ban making it unlawful for health-care providers to perform abortions based on aShow More Summary

Cannabusiness Leaders of Color Are Already Breaking Barriers in the Industry, Their Communities

I discovered at Women Grow a growing marijuana movement that is Black- and people of color-led, and that centers our resilience as we are fighting to end cycles of poverty and mass incarceration in our communities. The post Cannabusiness Leaders of Color Are Already Breaking Barriers in the Industry, Their Communities appeared first on Rewire.

The Economic Impact of Denying Abortion Care May Be Bigger Than You Think

Women who were denied an abortion are three times more likely to be unemployed than women who were able to access one. The post The Economic Impact of Denying Abortion Care May Be Bigger Than You Think appeared first on Rewire.

Lawsuit: Alabama Discriminates Against Transgender People Who Want to Change Their Driver’s License

Alabama is one of at least a dozen states that prevents transgender people from obtaining a driver’s license that reflects their gender identity unless they first undergo surgery. The post Lawsuit: Alabama Discriminates Against Transgender People Who Want to Change Their Driver’s License appeared first on Rewire.

Mississippi Woman Criminally Charged for Pregnancy Outcome After Home Birth

“What's happening to Mrs. Fisher and her family is the latest in a line of women of color having their pregnancies and specifically pregnancy loss criminalized." The post Mississippi Woman Criminally Charged for Pregnancy Outcome After Home Birth appeared first on Rewire.

South Dakota GOP Wants to Force Abortion Patients to Visit Fake Clinics

"This bill attempts to make an extreme law—one that does not exist anywhere else in the country, and has already been declared to likely be found unconstitutional—even more extreme." The post South Dakota GOP Wants to Force Abortion Patients to Visit Fake Clinics appeared first on Rewire.

Gavel Drop: The Koch Brothers Want to Steal the Next Supreme Court Seat

And in other news, abortion restrictions are being challenged in Louisiana and Montana, and our national immigration agency just keeps being deplorable. The post Gavel Drop: The Koch Brothers Want to Steal the Next Supreme Court Seat appeared first on Rewire.

‘There’s Still a Serious Crisis in Black America’: Patrisse Khan-Cullors on Breaking the Silence

In her new memoir, When They Call You a Terrorist, Patrisse Khan-Cullors gives readers an intimately personal look at her life, from her childhood in a low-income Los Angeles neighborhood where police violence was an everyday reality,...Show More Summary

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