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David Daleiden Is Not an Investigative Reporter, Says New Legal Filing Confirming What We Knew Already

An amicus brief filed in a federal court case provided an opportunity for journalists to state in clear terms why David Daleiden's claims to be an investigative reporter endanger the profession and its goal: to safeguard democracy by...Show More Summary

Activist Isa Noyola on the Orlando Shooting, Immigration, and Latinx Stories of Survival

Isa Noyola, director of programs for the Transgender Law Center, joins Democracy Now! to discuss the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando, Florida, and how the aftermath of the shooting is affecting the Latinx LGBTQ community. The post Activist Isa Noyola on the Orlando Shooting, Immigration, and Latinx Stories of Survival appeared first on Rewire.

Obama Administration Punts on Helms Amendment

The administration confirmed to Rewire that the president's remarks on "treating survivors" at the United State of Women Summit Tuesday will not translate into executive action on the Helms Amendment—the subject of a demonstration that preceded Tuesday’s summit activities. The post Obama Administration Punts on Helms Amendment appeared first on Rewire.

Michigan Governor Signs Republican-Initiated ‘Abortion Coercion’ Bills Into Law

Snyder signed into law HB 4787 and its companion bill, HB 4830, last week, making it a criminal offense to coerce a pregnant person to have an abortion against their will. The post Michigan Governor Signs Republican-Initiated ‘Abortion Coercion’ Bills Into Law appeared first on Rewire.

Family Members and Undocumented Survivors of Orlando Shooting Eligible for U Visas

"The individuals and their families impacted by this horrific tragedy aren’t getting any special treatment or cutting the line," said Immigration Equality Client Programs Director Pamela Denzer, "they are eligible for something thatShow More Summary

TRAP Laws and the Abortion ‘Crisis’: A Conversation With Award-Winning Filmmaker Dawn Porter

Recently, Porter spoke with Rewire about the inaccurate framing of abortion as a “moral” issue and the conditions that have created the current crisis facing providers and patients alike. Her film will air nationally on PBS’ Independent Lens Monday. The post TRAP Laws and the Abortion ‘Crisis’: A Conversation With Award-Winning Filmmaker Dawn Porter appeared first on Rewire.

Pregnant Women Are Being Shackled in Massachusetts—Even Though It’s Been Illegal for Years

According to a new report, not a single jail or prison facility in the state has written policies that are fully compliant with the law against restraining pregnant women behind bars. The post Pregnant Women Are Being Shackled in Massachusetts—Even Though It’s Been Illegal for Years appeared first on Rewire.

Legal Experts to Appeals Court: Daleiden and His Anti-Choice Front Group Pose Threat to Abortion Access

A series of legal briefs filed with a federal appeals court argue that David Daleiden and the Center for Medical Progress engaged in fraud that puts providers' and patients' lives at risk. The post Legal Experts to Appeals Court: Daleiden and His Anti-Choice Front Group Pose Threat to Abortion Access appeared first on Rewire.

Texas Judge Dismisses Misdemeanor Charge Against Daleiden

The ruling leaves in place the felony indictment against David Daleiden and his colleague, Sandra Merritt, for using fake identification to gain access to Planned Parenthood clinics. The post Texas Judge Dismisses Misdemeanor Charge Against Daleiden appeared first on Rewire.

Arizona Officials Find No Instances of Wrongdoing in Fetal Tissue Donation

"This is a silly requirement enacted to solve a non-existent problem," Jodi Liggett, vice president of public affairs with Planned Parenthood Arizona, said in an email on Monday to Rewire. The post Arizona Officials Find No Instances of Wrongdoing in Fetal Tissue Donation appeared first on Rewire.

Outside White House Women’s Summit, Activists Demand Executive Action on Abortion Law

The Center for Health and Gender Equity, Amnesty International USA, Reproaction, and Catholics for Choice organized what they described as a “call to action” rather than a protest of the summit. The post Outside White House Women’s Summit, Activists Demand Executive Action on Abortion Law appeared first on Rewire.

Trump Using Tragedy to ‘Further Divide Marginalized Communities,’ Advocates Say

Donald Trump reiterated his suggestion of a ban on Muslims from entering the country during a national security speech, in which he also told the crowd that he would implement a temporary restriction on immigrants from places with "a...Show More Summary

Eleven Months, Five Clinic Arson Attacks, One Arrest, and Countless Unanswered Questions

Arsonists have attacked five Planned Parenthood clinics around the country since last July, wreaking hundreds of thousands of dollars in damage, closing down the facilities, and sowing fear among staff and providers. The post Eleven Months, Five Clinic Arson Attacks, One Arrest, and Countless Unanswered Questions appeared first on Rewire.

Gavel Drop: Before Orlando Massacre, an Important Win for Gun Control

Politicians refuse to do anything about gun violence. Can the courts? The post Gavel Drop: Before Orlando Massacre, an Important Win for Gun Control appeared first on Rewire.

Members of the LGBTQ Community Speak Out About Orlando Shooting

After 50 people were killed and 53 were wounded by a shooter at Pulse, a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, organization Familia: Trans Queer Liberation Movement spoke with transgender and queer Latino/a people about crimes against the LGBTQ community. The post Members of the LGBTQ Community Speak Out About Orlando Shooting appeared first on Rewire.

Inciting Hatred and Violence: Unfortunately, This Is Who We Are As a Nation

“This is not who we are.”  “This is not America.” These sentiments have become a common refrain in recent years in the response to everything from mass shootings to police abuse of power and police brutality toward protestors to blatantly racist acts by members of a fraternity. Show More Summary

Clinton in Friday Speech: ‘Fight Back Against the Erosion of Reproductive Rights’

Just after Clinton ended her speech, the presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump took the stage at a different event and struck a very different tone. The post Clinton in Friday Speech: ‘Fight Back Against the Erosion of Reproductive Rights’ appeared first on Rewire.

Despite Public Outcry, This Kentucky High School Works to Accommodate and Respect Transgender Students

PBS NewsHour speaks with the students and staff of Atherton High School in Louisville, Kentucky about their efforts to end discrimination against transgender students at the school. The post Despite Public Outcry, This Kentucky High School Works to Accommodate and Respect Transgender Students appeared first on Rewire.

Blackburn’s False Abortion Allegations Fuel Conservative Call to Action

Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) remarks at Friday’s faith-based Road to Majority conference garnered the loudest rounds of applause when she pointed to her “strong, pro-life" team of Republican colleagues on her Select Investigative Panel...Show More Summary

California Takes Steps to Repeal ‘Unfair’ Welfare Rule Affecting 130,000 Children

Known as the Maximum Family Grant Rule, the provision bars low-income women and families who have another child from receiving increases in welfare benefits under the state program CalWORKs. The post California Takes Steps to Repeal ‘Unfair’ Welfare Rule Affecting 130,000 Children appeared first on Rewire.

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