The misleadingly-named "Women's Public Health and Safety Act" would allow states to kick health-care providers out of their Medicaid programs for performing abortions, or being connected in almost any way to abortion services. Image: RepSeanDuffy / YouTube The post U.S. House Passes Yet Another Anti-Choice Bill appeared first on RH Reality Check.
Republican lawmakers asked Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards the same questions over and over, seeming not to care what her answers were or whether their questions were grounded in reality. Image: Raw Story / YouTube The post GOP Congressmen Use Hearing to Badger Planned Parenthood President appeared first on RH Reality Check.
A recent Wall Street Journal article accuses the American left of being hypocritical by advocating for Black Lives Matter while failing to address racial inequities in U.S. abortion rates. This claim is a deliberate attempt to justify...Show More Summary
Tuesday’s ruling keeping the Planned Parenthood Association of Utah's funding intact is the latest effort from the federal courts to protect the reproductive health-care provider from conservative political attacks. Image: C-SPAN / YouTube The post Federal Judge Blocks Utah GOP’s Attempt to Defund Planned Parenthood appeared first on RH Reality Check.
There will be no further investigation into Missouri Planned Parenthood’s policies and practices concerning fetal tissue donation because there has been “no evidence” to substantiate any claims of wrongdoing. Image: Shutterstock The post Another GOP-Led Planned Parenthood ‘Investigation’ Comes Up Empty appeared first on RH Reality Check.
Almost 40 years since the Hyde Amendment was first passed, another Supreme Court fight over reproductive health-care access and income inequality is shaping up. Image: Shutterstock The post The Hyde Amendment and Beyond: The Conservative Attack on Reproductive Health Care That Just Won’t Quit appeared first on RH Reality Check.
Data shows that average rates of non-consensual sexual contact by physical force or incapacitation reported by all the universities that participated were as high or slightly higher than those revealed in prior surveys. Image: Shutterstock The post Survey Shows Prevalence of Campus Sexual Assault appeared first on RH Reality Check.
It is the job of the media to help inform the public by providing information that is accurate, fair, and thorough, and neither misinforms nor oversimplifies. Unfortunately the media too often fails at its job and in this case NPR did too. Image: Shutterstock The post Media Memo: What Two NPR Stories Reveal About How to Report on Abortion appeared first on RH Reality Check.
Reports that a drug that treats toxoplasmosis went from $13.50 to $750 per pill caused outrage among medical experts, politicians, and the public. Image: Shutterstock The post HIV Drug Price Increase Brings ‘Price Gouging’ to the Forefront appeared first on RH Reality Check.
Conservative business interests will likely appeal the decision to the U.S. Supreme Court. Image: Shutterstock The post Federal Appeals Court Upholds Seattle’s Minimum Wage Hike appeared first on RH Reality Check.
On Monday, the Global Day of Action for Access to Safe and Legal Abortion, we at Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest and the Hawaiian Islands (PPGNHI) are reminded that legal abortion is critical to improving maternal health and...Show More Summary
The executive committee of the medical staff of University of Missouri Health Care voted unanimously to discontinue “refer and follow” as a category of privileges at MU Health Care facilities. Image: Shutterstock The post Under Pressure From Anti-Choice Lawmakers, University of Missouri Ends Admitting Privileges appeared first on RH Reality Check.
Repeating allegations that Planned Parenthood illegally “harvests” and “sells” fetal tissue and murders fetuses that are “born alive,” Daleiden offered a new unfounded charge: he said Planned Parenthood is committing these acts in Washington,...Show More Summary
Kim Davis, a Kentucky county clerk who went to jail this month after refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, was presented with the Cost of Discipleship Award at the Values Voter Summit. Image: CNN / YouTube The post Anti-LGBTQ Headline Makers Lionized at Values Voter Summit appeared first on RH Reality Check.
Republican presidential candidates Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, and Rick Santorum called to strip Planned Parenthood of all funding at the annual Values Voter Summit. Image: Sofia Resnick The post GOP Candidates Use ‘Defund Planned Parenthood’ Rally Cry at Conservative Summit appeared first on RH Reality Check.
Boehner doesn’t have to worry about losing his speakership or the damaging effects on party morale that a failed attempt to oust him would have. He can comfortably pass a “clean” temporary spending bill that includes funding for Planned Parenthood. Image: C-SPAN / YouTube The post Boehner Announces Resignation Amid Planned Parenthood Fight appeared first on RH Reality Check.
Attorneys from the Center for Reproductive Rights filed a lawsuit asking the Oklahoma Supreme Court to block enforcement of an anti-choice measure that permits warrantless searches of abortion providers, among other provisions. Image: Shutterstock The post Lawsuit Asks Oklahoma Supreme Court to Block Anti-Choice Omnibus Bill appeared first on RH Reality Check.
The anti-choice activists behind a direct mail campaign targeting a candidate for city council in Albuquerque, New Mexico, are being investigated by the city’s ethics board for allegedly violating local election law. Image: Shutterstock The post New Mexico Anti-Choice Activists May Have Broken Election Law appeared first on RH Reality Check.
RH Reality Check brings you our first weekly roundup of the good, the bad, and the bizarre statements on reproductive health and justice from the people who want to be your president. Image: Fox News / YouTube The post Campaign Week in Review: Fiorina Fibs, Biden Says Abortion is ‘Always Wrong’ appeared first on RH Reality Check.
It’s time to take bold action to stop putting family health at risk—corporations and municipalities, states, and the federal government should mandate parental leave for both parents for births and adoptions. Image: Shutterstock The post Parental Leave: Take It, Don’t Leave It appeared first on RH Reality Check.