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Hawaii Fake Clinics Told to Stop Breaking Privacy Laws

Federal and independent investigations have caught staff at fake clinics, commonly known as crisis pregnancy centers, lying about the so-called risks of abortion care. The post Hawaii Fake Clinics Told to Stop Breaking Privacy Laws appeared first on Rewire.

Wisconsin State Employees Could Soon Be Without Abortion Coverage

“The Republicans, both in the state of Wisconsin and at the national level, are making it a priority to take people’s health care away," state Rep. Chris Taylor (D-Madison) said. "This is just another attempt to infringe on peoples’ health care. Show More Summary

This Week in Sex: Too Many Women Experience Painful Sex

A new study finds many women have some discomfort during intercourse; running for exercise can pay off in the bedroom; and one day, you might be able to control a vibrator by brain power alone. The post This Week in Sex: Too Many Women Experience Painful Sex appeared first on Rewire.

This Week in Resistance: Dancing, Marching, and Rallying in D.C.

Protests continued in great numbers throughout the Trump administration’s third week in power in Washington, D.C. The party-line confirmations of controversial cabinet members Betsy DeVos, Jeff Sessions, and Rep. Tom Price (R-GA) outraged...Show More Summary

Next on Congressional GOP Chopping Block: Family Planning Safeguards

“Congress is playing politics with women’s health and working to undermine access to care,” Sarah Lipton-Lubet, vice president at the National Partnership for Women & Families, told Rewire. The post Next on Congressional GOP Chopping Block: Family Planning Safeguards appeared first on Rewire.

Colorado Democrats Quash Trio of Anti-Choice Measures

Republicans in the Colorado legislature pushed a so-called abortion reversal bill, which was dubbed by medical professionals as "quackery" when a similar measure was introduced in Arizona. The post Colorado Democrats Quash Trio of Anti-Choice Measures appeared first on Rewire.

Have Trump’s Mass Deportations Begun? Immigration Arrests Reported Around the Country

Immigration activists protested for hours last night in downtown Los Angeles, calling for the release of those detained. The post Have Trump’s Mass Deportations Begun? Immigration Arrests Reported Around the Country appeared first on Rewire.

As Health Secretary, Tom Price Adds to Whiff of Kleptocracy

Now that Price is responsible for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and its $1.15 billion budget, it’s worth taking stock of the allegations of conflicts of interest leveled against the Georgia congressman. The post As Health Secretary, Tom Price Adds to Whiff of Kleptocracy appeared first on Rewire.

Federal Appeals Court Tells Trump to Take a Seat—Here’s What That Means for the Muslim Ban

All in all, this was exactly the kind of opinion civil rights advocates challenging the Muslim ban could have hoped for. The post Federal Appeals Court Tells Trump to Take a Seat—Here’s What That Means for the Muslim Ban appeared first on Rewire.

Price Confirmation Could Spark Reproductive Health Care Rollbacks

Price’s confirmation offers a life-jacket to the so-called fast-track Affordable Care Act repeal process treading water in the Republican-controlled Congress. The post Price Confirmation Could Spark Reproductive Health Care Rollbacks appeared first on Rewire.

Virginia GOP’s Defunding of Planned Parenthood Will be Vetoed

Health-care providers in the state say that prohibiting Planned Parenthood from receiving public funding would put a strain on a health-care system that is already under pressure. The post Virginia GOP’s Defunding of Planned Parenthood Will be Vetoed appeared first on Rewire.

North Carolina Educators and Parents Demand Safety for Undocumented Students

Durham social studies teacher Tracey Barrett recalled to Rewire that a tenth-grade student once told her, “I know Donald Trump is racist against all Mexicans, but it really feels like he personally hates me.” The post North Carolina Educators and Parents Demand Safety for Undocumented Students appeared first on Rewire.

Eight Countries to Combat Trump’s ‘Dangerous’ Anti-Choice Restriction

“The global gag rule will cause clinic closures around the world, resulting in more unintended pregnancy and unsafe abortion, not less,” Latanya Mapp Frett, executive director of Planned Parenthood Global. The post Eight Countries to Combat Trump’s ‘Dangerous’ Anti-Choice Restriction appeared first on Rewire.

Kellyanne Conway Makes the Nordstrom Kerfuffle Much, Much Worse

“Go buy Ivanka’s stuff, is what I would tell you. I hate shopping, but I am going to go get some myself today,” Conway said while in an interview with Fox & Friends in the White House briefing room. The post Kellyanne Conway Makes the Nordstrom Kerfuffle Much, Much Worse appeared first on Rewire.

Will Kansas Democrats Choose an Anti-Choice Candidate to Vie for Open Congressional Seat?

Thirty percent of Kansans believe abortion care should be illegal, according to a survey. Almost four in ten said "they may not choose abortion for themselves or their families, but the government should not prevent a woman from making...Show More Summary

Opposition to Dakota Access Pipeline Set to Ramp Up

“Illegally forcing this project through is an obvious example of corruption as well as a gross violation of Indigenous rights, a direct threat to peoples' water, and a denial of climate science," said Kendall Mackey, a Keep it in the Ground campaigner with 350.org. Show More Summary

Pennsylvania Republicans Join Trump in Threatening Sanctuary Cities

Opponents of the Pennsylvania GOP's effort to punish sanctuary cities said the policy would create “a likelihood that counties will illegally hold people in jail as a result." The post Pennsylvania Republicans Join Trump in Threatening Sanctuary Cities appeared first on Rewire.

Abortion Providers Facing Violence Are Likely on Their Own Under Trump

With Jeff Sessions confirmed Wednesday as the new U.S. attorney general, there is slim hope that clinics can rely on the Justice Department to enforce policies fighting anti-choice terrorism. The post Abortion Providers Facing Violence Are Likely on Their Own Under Trump appeared first on Rewire.

Ted Cruz Said ‘Obamacare’ Hurts Young People Most—But It May Have Saved My Life

The knowledge that things likely would have gone a different way had I graduated just a few years earlier before the health-care law was implemented is something that hits me in the gut every time I hear a debate about the Affordable Care Act. The post Ted Cruz Said ‘Obamacare’ Hurts Young People Most—But It May Have Saved My Life appeared first on Rewire.

Senate GOP Silences Coretta Scott King’s Warning About Sessions in Confirmation Vote

Senate Judiciary Committee Republicans in Sessions’ confirmation hearings largely dismissed his abysmal record on a broad range of rights—including voting, reproductive, and LGBTQ rights, all of which are intertwined. The post Senate GOP Silences Coretta Scott King’s Warning About Sessions in Confirmation Vote appeared first on Rewire.

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