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Campaign Week in Review: Trump Campaign Says Glitch Led to Selection of White Nationalist Leader As Delegate

The prominent white supremacist has since resigned. And on the Democratic side, both Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders registered their objections to the Obama administration's immigration raids. The post Campaign Week in Review: Trump Campaign Says Glitch Led to Selection of White Nationalist Leader As Delegate appeared first on Rewire.

Alabama’s GOP Governor Gives Go-Ahead to Regulating Abortion Clinics Like Sex Offenders

Nikema Williams, vice president of public policy for Planned Parenthood Southeast, said in a statement that the “misguided legislation” was passed after Republican lawmakers suspended debate to silence opposition from Black lawmakers. The post Alabama’s GOP Governor Gives Go-Ahead to Regulating Abortion Clinics Like Sex Offenders appeared first on Rewire.

Obamacare Equity on Its Way for Transgender People

National Center for Transgender Equality officials warned that some insurance companies could attempt to deny paying for various medically necessary treatments even though the regulations under the rule correspond with the “overwhelming...Show More Summary

Obama Administration Moves to Protect Transgender Students as State-Level Attacks Persist

Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick (R) threatened to defy the administration and encouraged superintendents to do the same, even if that means foregoing an estimated $10 billion in federal education funds. The post Obama Administration Moves to Protect Transgender Students as State-Level Attacks Persist appeared first on Rewire.

National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance Holds Week of Action to #RedefineSecurity

From May 7 to May 15, events nationwide are encouraging participants to reimagine safety in Asian and Pacific Islander communities and to push back against any police presence at June LGBTQ Pride events, which advocates argue would create...Show More Summary

#QAPIs4BlackLives Shows Support for Black Lives Matter Movement

In solidarity with Black Lives Matter, members of the National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance share their experiences with police brutality and racial profiling. The post #QAPIs4BlackLives Shows Support for Black Lives Matter Movement appeared first on Rewire.

Living in the Shadow of Counterterrorism: A Daily Struggle for Muslim Women

In the second part of Rewire’s “Living in the Shadow of Counterterrorism” series, we look at how Muslim families, particularly women, are forced to confront state violence on a daily basis­­—from living with the stigma of terrorism,Show More Summary

Exploring Jewish Identity Through the Eyes of Women Artists

According to scholar Tahneer Oksman, women illustrators from the United States and Canada use their drawings to make sense of their religion, culture, and sometimes complicated relationships to Israel. The post Exploring Jewish Identity Through the Eyes of Women Artists appeared first on Rewire.

This Democratic-Dominated Legislature Won’t Stop Attacking Abortion Access

NARAL Pro-Choice America this year gave Rhode Island a failing grade on its annual scorecard of states’ reproductive freedom, along with Republican-dominated legislatures in Alabama, Nebraska, South Carolina, and Texas, among others. The post This Democratic-Dominated Legislature Won’t Stop Attacking Abortion Access appeared first on Rewire.

Dear Incompetency Ruling Is the Latest Dangerous Signal From Courts on Anti-Abortion Violence

Two different courts in as many weeks handed down rulings potentially sending some terrifying cues to the anti-choice movement. The post Dear Incompetency Ruling Is the Latest Dangerous Signal From Courts on Anti-Abortion Violence appeared first on Rewire.

Maryland Moves to the Forefront in Birth Control Access

It aims to prevent insurers, nonprofit health service plans, and health maintenance organizations from requiring "a copayment, coinsurance, or prior authorization requirement" for most contraceptive drugs and services. The post Maryland Moves to the Forefront in Birth Control Access appeared first on Rewire.

Judge Rules Accused Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood Shooter Not Competent for Trial

A ruling Wednesday means Robert Lewis Dear Jr. will not stand trial for a November siege at a Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood that left three dead. The post Judge Rules Accused Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood Shooter Not Competent for Trial appeared first on Rewire.

GOP Panel Attacking Fetal Tissue Research Subpoenas Prominent Abortion Provider

Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) continues to refer to the discredited Center for Medical Progress videos as the basis for the panel’s investigation and continued subpoenas. The post GOP Panel Attacking Fetal Tissue Research Subpoenas Prominent Abortion Provider appeared first on Rewire.

Another Anti-Choice Radical Seems Ready to Back Donald Trump

Shifting stances on reproductive health and rights have created questions about Trump’s position, though Trump’s charity has given money to anti-choice groups and the candidate has spoken at length about his opposition to funding Planned Parenthood. The post Another Anti-Choice Radical Seems Ready to Back Donald Trump appeared first on Rewire.

All-Gender Bathroom Bill Breezes Through California Legislature

The bill's passage came the same day that the U.S. Department of Justice announced it is suing North Carolina, arguing that the state's anti-transgender bathroom discrimination law violates the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The post All-Gender Bathroom Bill Breezes Through California Legislature appeared first on Rewire.

Lawsuit: Chicago-Area Dunkin’ Donuts Systematically Stole Workers’ Wages

“It’s part of a bigger project to improve the working conditions, for the employees’ health and safety,” said Lam Nguyen Ho, founder and executive director of the Community Activism Law Alliance and one of the plaintiff's attorneys. The post Lawsuit: Chicago-Area Dunkin’ Donuts Systematically Stole Workers’ Wages appeared first on Rewire.

Living in the Shadow of Counterterrorism: Meet the Muslim Women Taking on the National Security State

In a three-part series, Rewire will share some stories of the families of the accused and explore how multiple intersecting issues converge around allegations of terrorism in post-9/11 America. The post Living in the Shadow of Counterterrorism: Meet the Muslim Women Taking on the National Security State appeared first on Rewire.

Sentenced to 40 Years After a Miscarriage, Maria Teresa Rivera May Have Chance to Go Free

In El Salvador, Maria Teresa Rivera was convicted of aggravated homicide after experiencing an obstetrical emergency. She is scheduled to have a new day in court on May 11, when she will argue that there were judicial errors in her original trial. The post Sentenced to 40 Years After a Miscarriage, Maria Teresa Rivera May Have Chance to Go Free appeared first on Rewire.

Clinton: Cap Child Care Costs at 10 Percent of Family Income

A 2015 analysis by the Economic Policy Institute found that in 33 states and Washington, D.C., child care costs were higher than the average cost of in-state tuition at public universities. The post Clinton: Cap Child Care Costs at 10 Percent of Family Income appeared first on Rewire.

Fewer Young People Are Getting Formal Sex Education, But Can a New Federal Bill Change That?

Though the Real Education for Healthy Youth Act has little chance of passing Congress, its inclusive and evidence-based approach is a much-needed antidote to years of publicly funded abstinence-only-until-marriage programs, which may...Show More Summary

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