Stephen Bannon, head of white nationalist website Breitbart News, has “occasionally talked about the genetic superiority of some people," a source told the New York Times. The post Report: Trump’s Chief Strategist Said Suppressing Some Black Votes ‘Not Such a Bad Thing’ appeared first on Rewire.
Colorado District Court Judge Gilbert Martinez has now three times found Robert Lewis Dear Jr. not legally competent to stand trial on the 179 criminal counts he faces, including murder and attempted murder. The post A Year After the Colorado Planned Parenthood Shootings, Still No Trial in Sight appeared first on Rewire.
On Monday, the Wisconsin Election Commission is expected to approve a timeline for the state’s presidential election recount. Watch here, via The UpTake’s YouTube channel. The post Wisconsin Election Commission on Presidential Recount appeared first on Rewire.
Betsy DeVos' family is composed of religious conservatives in Michigan who for decades have helped funnel money into influential political battles, such as local races, ballot measures, presidential elections, and key congressional contests in other states. The post Trump Taps Education Secretary From Conservative Mega-Donor Family appeared first on Rewire.
State Sen. Jill Schupp (D-Creve Coeur) told Missourinet that the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt striking down parts of Texas omnibus anti-choice law HB 2 motivated her to introduce the legislation. The post Missouri Lawmaker Looks to Repeal Anti-Choice Laws in 2017 appeared first on Rewire.
It's been a hard year for many of us, and I think we have harder times ahead. But it's time to be thankful for the many things that we have to celebrate. The post Giving Thanks in a Year of Turmoil appeared first on Rewire.
Since the election, mayors from across the country have stepped forward to reassure undocumented immigrants that they are safe in their cities. An existing ICE program, however, means that may not necessarily be the case. The post The Who, What, Where, and Weaknesses of Sanctuary Cities appeared first on Rewire.
The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations has the power to work on behalf of the country to try to ensure that reproductive health and rights are topics addressed by the global community. But Haley seems unlikely to champion the issue given her anti-choice record. The post Trump Picks Anti-Choice Governor Nikki Haley for Ambassador to the United Nations appeared first on Rewire.
I knew what I was doing was best for my health and my family. But thanks for abortion restrictions and stigma, I was made to feel like I was doing something wrong. The post My Second-Trimester Abortion Wasn’t a ‘Choice’ I Wanted to Make, and Politics Made It Harder appeared first on Rewire.
With many people spending time with family during the holidays this time of year, abortion rights supporters are craving deep conversations with people they love, and they have committed to engaging in what can be hard talks to helpShow More Summary
If ever you wanted to understand just how quickly the corporate media in the United States can be distracted from their duty as a watchdog and fall prey to absolute and utter bullshit, this was the week to be watching. Today, for example,...Show More Summary
Recently, a parent in Minnesota filed a lawsuit seeking to block her transgender daughter from receiving further gender-affirming medical service. This is an assault on the rights of trans youth and minors who may need abortion care. The post Minnesota Anti-Trans Suit Is Also an Attack on Minors’ Abortion Rights appeared first on Rewire.
Pennsylvania spent $248.2 million on unintended pregnancies in 2010, in addition to the $478.6 million spent by the federal government. More than half of pregnancies in the state that year were classified as “unintended.” The post Pennsylvania Makes LARCs More Accessible appeared first on Rewire.
Liberty University, an ultra-conservative school in Virginia, threatens students with punishment should they receive or help someone receive abortion care. The school also warns women students to be wary of the length of their dresses...Show More Summary
I can feel already the pressure to be more conventionally womanly than I am. To be quieter. To be more accommodating. To smile at men I don’t know. I can feel already that women who look like me will try to stick out less. To look more...Show More Summary
When Trump supporters obliquely recall the mass incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II and cite it as a possible precedent for monitoring Muslims in the United States, it's a profound misreading of history. But it also...Show More Summary
Republicans are pursuing an additional $800,000 in funding, more than doubling the total cost of the anti-choice investigation to $1.59 million. But where will GOP lawmakers find the money? The post How Congressional Republicans Are Doubling the Budget for Their Anti-Choice ‘Witch Hunt’ appeared first on Rewire.
Authoritarians attack institutions to channel anger and distract attention from the needs of real people. In a democracy, this can not stand. The post Media Watch: Trump Is Trying to Control the Press, and We Must Not Let Him appeared first on Rewire.
White feminists need to recognize that we can’t win by leaving our sisters and siblings behind. We must support reproductive justice organizations led by women of color. The post Protecting Reproductive Autonomy in the Age of Trump: A Call to Fellow White Feminists appeared first on Rewire.
Perhaps what is most notable about Trump's plan to replace the Affordable Care Act is what isn’t included: any mention of the incredibly popular protections for those with pre-existing conditions and the birth control benefit. The post More Than 20 Million Could Lose Access to Care Under the Trump Administration appeared first on Rewire.