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Former Klan Leader on Senate Run: My Views Are Now the ‘GOP Mainstream’

David Duke has been a fervent support of the Trump campaign, and has posted dozens of messages in support of Trump on Twitter. Duke has often used the hashtag #TrumpWasRight. The post Former Klan Leader on Senate Run: My Views Are Now the ‘GOP Mainstream’ appeared first on Rewire.

The 2016 Republican Platform Is Riddled With Conservative Abortion Myths

Anti-choice activists and leaders have embraced the Republican platform, which relies on a series of falsehoods about reproductive health care. The post The 2016 Republican Platform Is Riddled With Conservative Abortion Myths appeared first on Rewire.

Study: United States a ‘Stark Outlier’ in Countries With Legal Abortion, Thanks to Hyde Amendment

The study's lead author said the United States' public-funding restriction makes it a "stark outlier among countries where abortion is legal—especially among high-income nations." The post Study: United States a ‘Stark Outlier’ in Countries With Legal Abortion, Thanks to Hyde Amendment appeared first on Rewire.

Legislators Have Introduced 445 Provisions to Restrict Abortion So Far This Year

So far this year, legislators have introduced 1,256 provisions relating to sexual and reproductive health and rights. However, states have also enacted 22 measures this year designed to expand access to reproductive health services or protect reproductive rights. The post Legislators Have Introduced 445 Provisions to Restrict Abortion So Far This Year appeared first on Rewire.

Pennsylvania’s TRAP Law Could Be the Next to Go Down

The Democrats' bill would repeal language from a measure that targets abortion clinics, forcing them to meet the standards of ambulatory surgical facilities. The post Pennsylvania’s TRAP Law Could Be the Next to Go Down appeared first on Rewire.

Voting Rights Advocates Notch Another Win, This Time in Texas

This makes two voting rights victories in as many days for voting rights advocates. A federal judge on Tuesday in Wisconsin ruled that voters who unable to comply with the state's photo ID requirement would be allowed to vote in the November's election. The post Voting Rights Advocates Notch Another Win, This Time in Texas appeared first on Rewire.

Is Clinton a Progressive? Not If She Chooses Tim Kaine

The selection of Tim Kaine as vice president would be the first signal that Hillary Clinton intends to seek progressive votes but ignore progressive values and goals, likely at her peril, and ours. The post Is Clinton a Progressive? Not If She Chooses Tim Kaine appeared first on Rewire.

David Daleiden Brags About Discredited Smear Campaign at GOP Convention

Daleiden’s claims about the videos’ impact on Planned Parenthood contrast with a recent poll showing that support for Planned Parenthood has increased in the aftermath of the Center for Medical Progress' anti-choice smear videos. The post David Daleiden Brags About Discredited Smear Campaign at GOP Convention appeared first on Rewire.

‘Pro-Life’ Pence Transfers Money Intended for Vulnerable Households to Anti-Choice Crisis Pregnancy Centers

Donald Trump's running mate has said that "life is winning in Indiana"—and the biggest winner is probably a chain of crisis pregnancy centers that landed a $3.5 million contract in funds originally intended for poor Hoosiers. The post ‘Pro-Life’ Pence Transfers Money Intended for Vulnerable Households to Anti-Choice Crisis Pregnancy Centers appeared first on Rewire.

Franchesca Ramsey Debunks Four Myths About Black Lives Matter

On MTV News’ Decoded, host Franchesca Ramsey explains the importance of Black Lives Matter, and breaks down common questions and misunderstandings about the movement. The post Franchesca Ramsey Debunks Four Myths About Black Lives Matter appeared first on Rewire.

Health Insurer Kaiser Distances Itself From Employees’ Anti-Choice Activities

Active since 2014, if not earlier, Kaiser for Life appears to oppose what it describes as "late-term" abortions performed at Kaiser Permanente facilities in California. The post Health Insurer Kaiser Distances Itself From Employees’ Anti-Choice Activities appeared first on Rewire.

ICE Releases Reports for 18 Migrants Who Died in Detention, Medical Neglect Is Suspected

Though the death reviews released by ICE provide further insight into the conditions inside detention centers, the bigger concern among researchers and advocates is what they don't know. The post ICE Releases Reports for 18 Migrants Who Died in Detention, Medical Neglect Is Suspected appeared first on Rewire.

Twitter Is Still Failing Black Women

For hours on Monday, Leslie Jones posted screenshots and responses to the deluge of abuse she received on Twitter, abuse so filthy and vile that I won’t sully this space by repeating it. The post Twitter Is Still Failing Black Women appeared first on Rewire.

#FreedomNow Protests: Police Union ‘Protects Violent Officers’

In New York City, activists called attention to the role the union plays in preventing police accountability. The activists called for the firing a police officer who fatally shot 37-year-old Delrawn Small while off duty in a road rage incident on July 4. The post #FreedomNow Protests: Police Union ‘Protects Violent Officers’ appeared first on Rewire.

Blackburn Punts on Next Steps in Anti-Choice Congressional Investigation

Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) deflected questions about targeting later abortion care in her interview with Rewire. The post Blackburn Punts on Next Steps in Anti-Choice Congressional Investigation appeared first on Rewire.

Have a Problem With Black-Only Spaces? Get Over It

As the parade of police killings of Black people continues, Black people have a right to mourn together—and without white people. The post Have a Problem With Black-Only Spaces? Get Over It appeared first on Rewire.

Republicans Make History in Obstructing Merrick Garland for Supreme Court

Merrick Garland is now officially the longest Supreme Court nominee to go without confirmation hearings or a vote in U.S. history. The post Republicans Make History in Obstructing Merrick Garland for Supreme Court appeared first on Rewire.

Wisconsin Can’t Enforce GOP’s Voter ID Law in November

Republican lawmakers in other states, like Ohio, have turned up almost nothing during lengthy investigations into claims of voter fraud. The post Wisconsin Can’t Enforce GOP’s Voter ID Law in November appeared first on Rewire.

Black Lives Matter Belongs in Canada, Despite What Responses to Its Pride Action Suggest

Privileging the voices of white LGBTQ Canadians who claim racism is not a part of Canada's history or present ignores the struggles of Canadians of color, including those who are LGBTQ. The post Black Lives Matter Belongs in Canada, Despite What Responses to Its Pride Action Suggest appeared first on Rewire.

Texas Could Be Next to Give Police Hate Crime Protections

Police officers have shot and killed 165 people in Texas since the start of 2015. Of those, 35 were Black men, 12 of whom were unarmed. There were 2 officers killed by firearms in Texas in 2015. The post Texas Could Be Next to Give Police Hate Crime Protections appeared first on Rewire.

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