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Illinois Latest State to Ban ‘Conversion Therapy’ for Minors

Illinois joins three other states in banning the practice of trying to change LGBTQ youth's sexual orientation or gender identity. Image: Shutterstock The post Illinois Latest State to Ban ‘Conversion Therapy’ for Minors appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Improving Reproductive Care for Women in Jail Is Not an Impossible Task

Women in city and county jails frequently face barriers to accessing contraception, abortion, prenatal care, and disease screening and treatment. But preventive family planning can be improved in jails around the United States by implementing...Show More Summary

Largest-Ever Transgender Survey Launches

The 2015 U.S. Trans Survey will build on the data collected by the 2011 National Transgender Discrimination Survey to provide a "360-degree view of trans lives." Image: Shutterstock The post Largest-Ever Transgender Survey Launches appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Michigan Republican: Ban Common Second-Trimester Abortion Procedure

A Michigan GOP lawmaker introduced two bills that would criminalize a medical procedure used after a miscarriage and during second-trimester abortions. Image: Rep. Laura Cox The post Michigan Republican: Ban Common Second-Trimester Abortion Procedure appeared first on RH Reality Check.

U.S. Congressman Says Feminists of Color Promote ‘Racist’ Agenda

U.S. Rep. Tim Huelskamp (R-KS) on Friday tweeted comments accusing a Black anti-rape activist, as well as other feminists and journalists, of promoting a “racist” agenda by accepting awards from Planned Parenthood. Image: Gage Skidmore / Flickr The post U.S. Congressman Says Feminists of Color Promote ‘Racist’ Agenda appeared first on RH Reality Check.

‘Asking for It': Why We Need to Get Angry About Rape Culture

Feminist author Kate Harding wields metaphor with unrivaled mastery in her new book to root out the causes and effects of the way an internalized set of myths about sexual assault allow an epidemic to continue. Image: KateHarding.info The post ‘Asking for It': Why We Need to Get Angry About Rape Culture appeared first on RH Reality Check.

‘Female Viagra’ Sounds Promising, But Might Not Be All It’s Cracked Up To Be

A new drug promising to help women restore lost libido has been approved by the FDA. But is it just a bill of goods? And does the marketing of this actually hurt the cause of women's sexual freedom? Image: Shutterstock The post ‘Female Viagra’ Sounds Promising, But Might Not Be All It’s Cracked Up To Be appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Ohio’s Uninsured Rates Plummet After Obamacare Embrace

The number of Ohioans without health insurance has dropped by about half since 2012, after the state's GOP Gov. John Kasich drew the scorn from fellow Republicans when he expanded Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act. Image: Shutterstock The post Ohio’s Uninsured Rates Plummet After Obamacare Embrace appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Editor’s Note: Our Reporting on CMP and Holly O’Donnell

Targeting O'Donnell's personal life is, unlike, say, Josh Duggar, unlikely to influence public perceptions of the anti-choice movement as a whole. To target her and open her up to harassment based on her sexual preferences was wrong. The post Editor’s Note: Our Reporting on CMP and Holly O’Donnell appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Exclusive: Posting on OKCupid and FetLife, Face of Planned Parenthood Attack Videos Enjoys Sexual Freedom Otherwise Decried by Anti-Choice Movement

An investigation of social media accounts of Holly Kaitlyn O’Donnell gives some insight into the person who, at this stage, remains the only so-called whistleblower that David Daleiden and his group, the Center for Medical Progress,Show More Summary

Low-Wage Colorado Workers Win Wage Theft Case

In a class action lawsuit against a grocery store, workers in Colorado won over $300,000 due to them in unpaid minimum and overtime wages and penalties. But most Colorado businesses who practice “wage theft,” get away with it. Image: Shutterstock The post Low-Wage Colorado Workers Win Wage Theft Case appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Coalition Calls on Obama to End Taxpayer-Funded Religious Discrimination

A letter signed by more than 130 religious and secular groups calls on the Obama Administration to rescind a Bush-era legal memo the groups claim advances taxpayer-funded religious discrimination. Image: Shutterstock The post Coalition Calls on Obama to End Taxpayer-Funded Religious Discrimination appeared first on RH Reality Check.

How False Narratives of Margaret Sanger Are Being Used to Shame Black Women

Anti-choicers wield misattributed and often outright false quotes about Sanger as weapons to shame Black women for exercising their right to choose, and even more nonsensically, to shame them for supporting Planned Parenthood. Image: Bio / YouTube The post How False Narratives of Margaret Sanger Are Being Used to Shame Black Women appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Florida Regulators Back Down From Claims Planned Parenthood Performed Illegal Abortions

In a letter sent to three Planned Parenthood clinics Tuesday, Florida regulators conceded that the facilities were not performing second-trimester abortions. Image: Shutterstock The post Florida Regulators Back Down From Claims Planned Parenthood Performed Illegal Abortions appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Getting Republicans on Record About How Fetal Tissue Research Has Helped Them

Imagine if the next debate among the Republican presidential candidates started with the moderator asking all the participants who are parents to raise their hands if their children received the polio vaccine as infants. Image: Shutterstock The post Getting Republicans on Record About How Fetal Tissue Research Has Helped Them appeared first on RH Reality Check.

White House Hires First Openly Transgender Staffer

Raffi Freedman-Gurspan, a 28-year-old Latina trans woman, is a former National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE) policy advisor and will serve as an outreach and recruitment director in the White House Office of Presidential Personnel. Image: Shutterstock The post White House Hires First Openly Transgender Staffer appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Anti-Choice Front Group Now Recycling Footage in Planned Parenthood Smear Videos

The anti-choice Center for Medical Progress used a photo of a premature baby to depict what the group called an aborted fetus. Image: Shutterstock The post Anti-Choice Front Group Now Recycling Footage in Planned Parenthood Smear Videos appeared first on RH Reality Check.

How Farmworkers’ Fight for Fair Wages Is Emerging in Your Produce Aisle

You may not have heard of Sakuma Brothers, but chances are high that you are familiar with one of its major commercial customers: Driscoll’s Berries. The multinational is square in the crosshairs of a current boycott orchestrated byShow More Summary

Report: 1 in 4 Women Return to Work Within Two Weeks of Childbirth

Taking so little time to heal and bond with a new baby can have severe consequences for the whole family, advocates say. Image: Shutterstock The post Report: 1 in 4 Women Return to Work Within Two Weeks of Childbirth appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Missouri’s ‘Committee On The Sanctity of Life’ Threatens a State Official

A Republican lawmaker in Missouri said during a committee hearing last week that the state health department director could be held in contempt if she refuses to name a hospital that grants admitting privileges to abortion providers. Image: Shutterstock The post Missouri’s ‘Committee On The Sanctity of Life’ Threatens a State Official appeared first on RH Reality Check.

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