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Discussing Disabled Sexuality Is a Radical Act

The American Academy of Pediatrics recently released an update to its guidelines that included an expansion discussion of sexual health for disabled teens. That's an incredibly important addition—so why are so few media outlets covering it? Image: Shutterstock The post Discussing Disabled Sexuality Is a Radical Act appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Polls: Voters Connect Abortion Access and Economic Opportunities

In one poll of New York and Pennsylvania voters, three-quarters of respondents said that a woman’s ability to control whether to have children is linked to equality and financial stability. Image: Shutterstock The post Polls: Voters Connect Abortion Access and Economic Opportunities appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Immigrant Rights Groups: Obama Administration Runs ‘Deportation Mill’ in New Mexico

Immigrant rights groups sued the federal government on Tuesday to compel the Obama administration to release documents under the Freedom of Information Act regarding the use of the expedited removal process against families with children. Image:...Show More Summary

Groundbreaking Research Aims to Expand Our Knowledge of Abortion Stigma

Despite its ubiquity in our culture, abortion stigma has garnered relatively little scholarly attention. Now, after two years of effort, there's a new issue of the academic journal Women and Health that focuses entirely on the subject. Image: Shutterstock The post Groundbreaking Research Aims to Expand Our Knowledge of Abortion Stigma appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Liar Liar, Pants on Fire: 4 Anti-Choice Politicians Caught in a Lie

These 4 anti-choice politicians have been lying about where they really stand on women's equality and reproductive freedom to try to win votes. They know that if they tell voters the truth about their extreme beliefs, they'll never get elected. Show More Summary

Conservative Activists: Opposition to Marriage Equality a ‘Non-Negotiable Issue’ for GOP

Marriage equality gains across the country have created significant divisions within the Republican Party, with right-wing activists threatening to leave the party and actively campaign against some lawmakers over their support for same-sex...Show More Summary

Breaking: Supreme Court Blocks Portions of Texas Anti-Abortion Law

“Tomorrow, thirteen clinics across the state will be allowed to reopen and provide women with safe and legal abortion care in their own communities," said Nancy Northup, president and CEO of the Center for Reproductive Rights, in a statement...Show More Summary

Katha Pollitt’s ‘Pro’ Hopes to Sway the ‘Muddled Middle’ on Abortion Ethics

Pollitt's well-crafted defense of abortion as a social and ethical good will likely come as no surprise to most reproductive justice activists. But she's really targeting those who aren't convinced either way on the issue. Image: Macmillen Publishers The post Katha Pollitt’s ‘Pro’ Hopes to Sway the ‘Muddled Middle’ on Abortion Ethics appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Most Georgians Want Medicaid Expansion as GOP Legislators Fight Against It

The majority of Georgia residents want the state to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and disagree with conservative state lawmakers' decision to reject it, according to a new public opinion survey. Image: Shutterstock The post Most Georgians Want Medicaid Expansion as GOP Legislators Fight Against It appeared first on RH Reality Check.

#STLDispatch: ‘This Is the People’s Government’

More tweets on the "weekend of resistance" in Ferguson, Missouri, October 10-13. Image: Elon James White The post #STLDispatch: ‘This Is the People’s Government’ appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Ferguson October Protests Reveal Deep Wounds in St. Louis

Since August 9, there has been a sharp divide between life before Michael Brown was killed and life after. The scab on the wound of racial injustice in the St. Louis region was ripped off, and we’ve all been confronted with the full scope of the infection. Image: ReblopTV/Youtube The post Ferguson October Protests Reveal Deep Wounds in St. Show More Summary

Announcing the National Black Women’s Reproductive Justice Agenda

We are proud to announce our collective partnership in forming In Our Own Voice: National Black Women’s Reproductive Justice Agenda, an organizational initiative designed to amplify and lift up the voices of Black women at national and...Show More Summary

Coloradans Are Fed Up With The Denver Post

Kristin Zilcosky is Digital Deputy Director at NARAL Pro-Choice America. On Friday, October 10, The Denver Post shocked its readers by endorsing extremist Cory Gardner for U.S. Senate over Mark Udall. What kind of mental gymnastics does...Show More Summary

Health-Care Company Looks to Increase Emergency Contraceptive Use by Cutting Price in Half

AfterPill is the first emergency contraception to be sold exclusively online. The company offers one dose of EC for $20, plus a $5 flat-rate shipping fee, making it roughly half the price of Plan B One-Step. Image: After Pill The post Health-Care Company Looks to Increase Emergency Contraceptive Use by Cutting Price in Half appeared first on RH Reality Check.

#NoJusticeNoFootball: St. Louis Activists Protest at Monday Night Game

During the Rams vs. 49ers game in St. Louis on Monday night, activists and members of the community protested outside and inside the arena as part of the Ferguson "weekend of resistance." Despite some drunk fans verbally and physically...Show More Summary

Missouri Lawmaker Pushes for AG to Close State’s Lone Abortion Clinic

A Missouri lawmaker claims the state’s Constitution bans abortion—which conflicts with federal law—and is demanding the state's attorney general enforce that ban. Image: Missouri Capitol via Shutterstock The post Missouri Lawmaker Pushes for AG to Close State’s Lone Abortion Clinic appeared first on RH Reality Check.

We Need to Stop Punishing Women for Seeking Health Care

The prosecution of Jennifer Whalen for purchasing her daughter abortion-inducing medication is reminiscent of the way that hospitals, Child Protective Services, and law enforcement have historically responded to drug use during pregnancy. Image: Shutterstock The post We Need to Stop Punishing Women for Seeking Health Care appeared first on RH Reality Check.

GOP’s Jeff Bell: Single Women ‘Wed’ to Democrats Because of Government Benefits

New Jersey's Republican U.S. Senate candidate says he is lagging behind in the polls because of the rise in the number of single women, who he charges “are automatically Democratic” because they rely on social programs like food stamps. Image:...Show More Summary

Police Arrest Faith Leaders at Ferguson Rally

On the final day billed as part of Ferguson's "weekend of resistance," Dr. Cornel West was put in handcuffs outside of the Ferguson Police Department. Image: Elon James White The post Police Arrest Faith Leaders at Ferguson Rally appeared first on RH Reality Check.

‘Personhood’ Amendment Backers: Gardner ‘Was Firmly on Our Side’

Colorado Republican senatorial candidate Cory Gardner has dropped support of state “personhood” amendments because he didn’t know they would have banned some forms of birth control. But an anti-choice group now says Gardner was briefed...Show More Summary

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