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New HPV Vaccine Protects Teens From at Least Four Kinds of Cancer

A study released Monday found that Gardasil 9, the newest version of the vaccine that protects against HPV, remains effective for years after it’s given to pre-teen and teen boys and girls. Image: Shutterstock The post New HPV Vaccine Protects Teens From at Least Four Kinds of Cancer appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Georgia Officials Seek Solutions to High Maternal Mortality Rates

Georgia’s maternal mortality rate is the worst in the United States, and researchers and medical professionals analyzing state health statistics are beginning to understand the data behind the problem and to move toward creating solutions. Image: Shutterstock The post Georgia Officials Seek Solutions to High Maternal Mortality Rates appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Judge: Ohio Anti-Choice Law Unconstitutional, Rules Clinic Can Remain Open

An Ohio abortion clinic will remain open despite an almost yearlong effort by anti-choice state officials to shutter its doors, thanks to a county judge’s ruling on Friday that the state’s abortion clinic licensing laws are unconstitutional. Image: Shutterstock The post Judge: Ohio Anti-Choice Law Unconstitutional, Rules Clinic Can Remain Open appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Investigative Report: How Victim-Blaming Led to the Rape Kit Backlog

In cases of rape, the “he said, she said” dilemma has outgrown the realm of legitimate legal query, and has instead come to justify the systemic failure of police and prosecutors nationwide to properly process forensic evidence thatShow More Summary

New York Legislators Pass Pregnancy-Friendly Health Insurance Law

A bill allowing pregnant women to enroll in health insurance through the New York state exchange passed both houses of the state legislature last week and is now headed to Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s desk. Image: Shutterstock The post New York Legislators Pass Pregnancy-Friendly Health Insurance Law appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Advocates File Emergency Request With Supreme Court to Block Clinic Shutdowns

The petition filed late Friday asks the Roberts Court to stay a decision by the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals that requires all clinics to meet ambulatory surgical center provisions by July 1 or shut down. Image: Shutterstock The post Advocates File Emergency Request With Supreme Court to Block Clinic Shutdowns appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Breaking: Fifth Circuit Insists Clinic Shutdown Measure Take Effect in Texas

Late Friday, the Fifth Circuit ruled it would not stay an order that could force all but nine clinics in the state to close. Image: Shutterstock The post Breaking: Fifth Circuit Insists Clinic Shutdown Measure Take Effect in Texas appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Ohio GOP Once Again Pushes Anti-Choice Measures In Budget Bill

Ohio senators on Thursday dealt a blow to abortion access in the state with the approval of a budget amendment that advocates say is designed to force the closure of at least one clinic. Image: Shutterstock The post Ohio GOP Once Again Pushes Anti-Choice Measures In Budget Bill appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Indiana’s Looming Gubernatorial Race Should Act as a Lesson for Democrats on the National Stage

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence's reputation took a drubbing in the aftermath of the "religious freedom restoration act." But many progressives feel his would-be adversary, John Gregg, isn't progressive enough to satisfy voters. Image: JohnShow More Summary

Iowa Supreme Court: Telemedicine Abortion Ban Is Unconstitutional

The unanimous ruling protects a practice designed to improve abortion access in rural parts of the state. Image: Shutterstock The post Iowa Supreme Court: Telemedicine Abortion Ban Is Unconstitutional appeared first on RH Reality Ch...

The Problems for Reproductive Rights Advocates in the Confederate Flag License Plate Decisions

On Thursday, the Supreme Court ruled states can refuse to print license plates displaying the Confederate flag. But the decision is not the win it looks like for reproductive rights advocates. Image: 360b / Shutterstock.com The post The Problems for Reproductive Rights Advocates in the Confederate Flag License Plate Decisions appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Report: Paid Leave for Dads Improves Family Life

A report released during the week of Father's Day finds that public policy and research often ignore men’s role in caregiving, and that paid parental leave is key to increasing gender equality worldwide. Image: Shutterstock The post Report: Paid Leave for Dads Improves Family Life appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Montana Abortion Clinic Vandal Sentenced to Prison

Following three days of hearings, a man with connections to a local anti-choice group was sentenced on Thursday to five years in prison for vandalizing a Kalispell, Montana reproductive health-care facility in 2014. Image: Democracy Now!/ YouTube The post Montana Abortion Clinic Vandal Sentenced to Prison appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Shannon Grove: From a ‘Crazy’ Comment to a Dishonest One

Over the past week, our story about a California lawmaker who suggested the state's drought represents God's wrath over abortion has gained significant traction in state and national media. Now Grove is desperately trying to walk back...Show More Summary

House GOP Keeps Trying to Overturn D.C.’s Reproductive Health Anti-Discrimination Law

House Republicans moved forward Wednesday with another attempt to overturn the District of Columbia’s Reproductive Health Non-Discrimination Act (RHNDA), this time using the budget process. Image: Shutterstock The post House GOP Keeps Trying to Overturn D.C.’s Reproductive Health Anti-Discrimination Law appeared first on RH Reality Check.

South Carolina 20-Week Abortion Ban Won’t Include Rape or Incest Exceptions

HB 3114, which had various amendments tacked on by both the house and senate, will likely be taken up in January with only an exception for fetal anomaly, said Democratic state Rep. Robert L. Ridgeway. Image: Nagel Photography / Shutterstock.com The post South Carolina 20-Week Abortion Ban Won’t Include Rape or Incest Exceptions appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Military Sexual Assault Reform Blocked Again in Senate

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand’s quest for military justice reform faced another setback on Tuesday, when the Senate blocked a vote to include the Military Justice Improvement Act as an amendment to the 2016 defense spending bill. Image: Shutterstock The post Military Sexual Assault Reform Blocked Again in Senate appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Arizona Doctors Won’t Have To Lie to Patients About ‘Abortion Reversal’—For Now

A provision that would force abortion providers to tell patients medication abortions can be reversed will not be enforced while a lawsuit challenging the requirement's constitutionality proceeds. Image: Shutterstock The post Arizona Doctors Won’t Have To Lie to Patients About ‘Abortion Reversal’—For Now appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Around the World, Women Are Forced to Justify Their Reasons for Abortion

A New York Times op-ed raises the question of how liberal an abortion law is if it requires women to justify their abortions. Most abortion restrictions in the United States and Europe are based on the idea that some women are more deserving...Show More Summary

TRAP Law Goes Down in Maine’s GOP-Controlled Senate

Maine's Republican-majority state senate voted 21 to 14 against a targeted regulation of abortion provider (TRAP) bill in Maine on Friday, after the state's Democratic-led house voted down the proposal last month. Image: Shutterstock The post TRAP Law Goes Down in Maine’s GOP-Controlled Senate appeared first on RH Reality Check.

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