A first-of-its-kind report calls on the Democratic-held state legislature and health officials to roll out sweeping reforms to bridge a health coverage gap that has left 383,000 residents uninsured. Image: Shutterstock The post Oregon Report: Fix Health-Care Gap, Make Abortion More Financially Accessible appeared first on RH Reality Check.
A four-month investigation by Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson found no evidence that Planned Parenthood performs illegal abortions or that its clinics sell fetal tissue for profit "rather than simply recovering costs." Image: Shutterstock The post Washington State GOP’s Planned Parenthood ‘Witch Hunt’ Turns Up Nothing appeared first on RH Reality Check.
At Saturday’s Democratic debate, paid family leave was once again a hot topic for the presidential candidates, who roundly agree such policies are important despite disagreeing on how to implement them. Image: CNN / YouTube The post Democratic Presidential Candidates Spar Over Paid Family Leave Policies appeared first on RH Reality Check.
The findings of this study suggest that the incidence of self-induced abortion may be proportionally higher in Texas than among women in the rest of the country. Image: Shutterstock The post Study: At Least 100,000 Texas Women Have Attempted Self-Induced Abortion appeared first on RH Reality Check.
More than two dozen events are being held across 17 different states this week in protest against, according to a press release from the organization Grassroots Leadership, "the unjust enforcement and deportations that have continued...Show More Summary
An unknown vandal or vandals have broken the windows of EMW Women's Surgical Center twice in less than a month. Image: Shutterstock The post Kentucky’s Last Full-Time Abortion Clinic Vandalized Twice in One Month appeared first on RH Reality Check.
Louisiana's highly anticipated gubernatorial runoff election is making waves as a Democrat in the Deep South threatens Republicans’ hold on the governor’s seat. But whatever his politics, should he win, Rep. John Bel Edwards would still...Show More Summary
The Daniel Holtzclaw trial entered its third week Monday, with over two dozen out of an estimated 175 witnesses for the prosecution having testified so far, and yet local residents are still waiting for the story to grab nationwide attention. Image:...Show More Summary
The petition calls a September decision by the Alabama Supreme Court to not recognize the parent's adoptive rights as "unprecedented" and asks for an emergency order allowing her to see her kids. Image: Shutterstock The post Supreme Court Asked to Overturn Denial of Lesbian Adoptive Mother’s Parental Rights appeared first on RH Reality Check.
Outside branches and corporate offices in Texas, New Mexico, and North Carolina, protesters this week brandished signs that read “Bank of Abortion” and urged customers to take their money elsewhere. Image: rmnoa357 / Shutterstock.com The post Anti-Choice Activists Target Bank of America for Matching Employees’ Planned Parenthood Donations appeared first on RH Reality Check.
More infants are being born with syphilis in the United States due to rising rates of infection among women, as well as gaps in prenatal care. Image: Shutterstock The post Cases of Babies Born With Syphilis on the Rise appeared first on RH Reality Check.
Over the past seven days thousands of Black student and their allies in dozens of institutions have come out in support of their peers at Mizzou and Yale, using demonstrations, marches and sit-ins to highlight their own longstandingShow More Summary
This week, a Spanish town did not actually hold a clitoris festival, an economic analysis fears that as global temperatures rise our sex lives (and birth rates) will suffer, and new research suggests veterans suffer from sexual dysfunction. Image: Shutterstock The post This Week in Sex: ‘Global Warming’ May Equal Cooling in the Bedroom appeared first on RH Reality Check.
A detainee participating in the weeks-long hunger strike at the T. Don Hutto Residential Center in Taylor, Texas, confirmed women are being transferred to other detention centers as punishment for participating in the strike, according...Show More Summary
There's been a flurry of activity at the Supreme Court around reproductive rights issues, but despite granting cases looking at the contraception benefit and Texas' HB 2, the Court turned away a Planned Parenthood funding case and is...Show More Summary
The clinic, located at the Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center, will offer primary care, hormone therapy, and mental health services to transgender patients. Image: Shutterstock The post Transgender Military Veterans to Get Specialized Care From VA appeared first on RH Reality Check.
Candidates on the 2016 campaign trail spent the week focusing on reproductive health, with Jeb Bush’s super PAC considering an attack on Sen. Marco Rubio's abortion stance. Image: a katz / Shutterstock.com The post Campaign Week in Review: Sanders Promises to Fight Anti-Choice ‘Counter-Revolution’ appeared first on RH Reality Check.
A new timeline from RH Reality Check illustrates the history of HB 2, the omnibus anti-abortion bill passed by Texas conservatives in 2013, and the court fight leading to today's Supreme Court order. Image: Shutterstock The post ‘Roe’ Revisited: The Path From Texas to SCOTUS for HB 2 appeared first on RH Reality Check.
State Sen. Connie M. Leyva will introduce a bill to eliminate the statute of limitations in cases of rape and other sex crimes to afford survivors of assault a chance at seeking justice. Image: CASenDems / YouTube The post California Lawmaker: End Statute of Limitations for Sex Assault Cases appeared first on RH Reality Check.
New data shows there has been a 44 percent decrease in the maternal mortality rate worldwide over the last 25 years—but in the United States, along with 12 other countries, maternal mortality rates rose during this period. Image: Shutterstock The post Maternal Mortality Down Worldwide, Except in United States appeared first on RH Reality Check.