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Former Colorado GOP Official Faces Prison Time on Voter Fraud Charge

A former Colorado Republican Party chairman who’s said people should be punished for having abortion care allegedly cast his ex-wife's vote in the 2016 election. The post Former Colorado GOP Official Faces Prison Time on Voter Fraud Charge appeared first on Rewire.

Texas Senate Republicans Go on Anti-Choice Spree

Heather Busby, executive director of NARAL Pro-Choice Texas, said the Texas GOP has continued to attack reproductive rights and the doctor-patient relationship. The post Texas Senate Republicans Go on Anti-Choice Spree appeared first on Rewire.

Federal Funding for Flint Water Crisis ‘Just a Tiny Start’

The Environmental Protection Agency will immediately release $51.5 million for Michigan to upgrade Flint's water infrastructure. The post Federal Funding for Flint Water Crisis ‘Just a Tiny Start’ appeared first on Rewire.

From Ferguson to SXSW, It’s a Long Way to Erase Implicit Bias and Racism

"Until we close that gap, there will be no such thing as police accountability. Racism and implicit bias will persist unabated," said Harvard Kennedy School professor Khalil Gibran Muhammad. The post From Ferguson to SXSW, It’s a Long Way to Erase Implicit Bias and Racism appeared first on Rewire.

Would Gorsuch Follow Supreme Court Precedent Rejecting Discrimination?

The Court has decided, time and time again, that it is illegal to rely on a stereotype about a group in making a decision about an individual employee. It's not clear whether Gorsuch agrees. The post Would Gorsuch Follow Supreme Court Precedent Rejecting Discrimination? appeared first on Rewire.

What Trump’s Budget May Mean for Violence Against Women Programs

Though the president has only released a blueprint of his plans to fund the government, programs that help abuse survivors are on the cutting block. The post What Trump’s Budget May Mean for Violence Against Women Programs appeared first on Rewire.

‘Issues in Law & Medicine’: A One-Stop Journal for Anti-Vaccine, Anti-Abortion Pseudoscience

“[I]f most of what you publish supports an anti-choice thinking (or anti-vaccine) and hence is not supported by science should you be entitled to be included in the National Library of Medicine?" The post ‘Issues in Law & Medicine’: A One-Stop Journal for Anti-Vaccine, Anti-Abortion Pseudoscience appeared first on Rewire.

GOP Ready to Sacrifice Maternity Care to Save Obamacare Repeal

“The more desperate Republican leaders get to win over extreme House conservatives, the worse Trumpcare becomes. But let’s be clear: any member of Congress who is intent on taking away essential benefits... is in for a rude awakening if this bill ever gets to the Senate,” said Sen. Show More Summary

Missed the Gorsuch Confirmation Hearings So Far? Here’s What You Need to Know

Wednesday marked the third day of Judge Neil Gorsuch's U.S. Supreme Court confirmation hearings in the Senate Judiciary Committee. Rewire's Vice President of Law and the Courts Jessica Mason Pieklo has been monitoring the scene. The post Missed the Gorsuch Confirmation Hearings So Far? Here’s What You Need to Know appeared first on Rewire.

Trump’s Labor Department Pick Believes Pay Discrimination Is Real. Does It Matter?

Alexander Acosta's comments stand in sharp contrast to the president's statements on wage discrimination and equal pay. The post Trump’s Labor Department Pick Believes Pay Discrimination Is Real. Does It Matter? appeared first on Rewire.

Advocates: #WeObject to Judge Neil Gorsuch’s Supreme Court Nomination

This week, U.S. Supreme Court confirmation hearings for Judge Neil Gorsuch began in Washington, D.C. Gorsuch was nominated by President Donald Trump on January 31. Judge Gorsuch has a reputation of conservatism on the bench, equal to or perhaps even greater than the late Justice Antonin Scalia he was nominated to replace. Show More Summary

Abortion Storytellers Gather as Anti-Choice Gorsuch Gets Senate Hearing

More than 1,200 people have shared their abortion stories through words and video since the 1 in 3 Campaign began five years ago. The post Abortion Storytellers Gather as Anti-Choice Gorsuch Gets Senate Hearing appeared first on Rew...

A Small Ray of Light in Political News: Nevada’s Ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment

Indiana was the last state to ratify the amendment way back on January 18, 1977. The post A Small Ray of Light in Political News: Nevada’s Ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment appeared first on Rewire.

Texas Lawmakers: Investigate State Contract with Anti-Choice Group

“You can’t build a health-care network and a safety net and a robust family planning program if you’re trying to contract with people who have never done the work before and who have no experience doing it,” Blake Rocap, legislativeShow More Summary

ICE Report on So-Called Safety Threats ‘Misleading at Best’

"It's our stance that this report appears to be a weekly attempt to shame jurisdictions that are refusing to break the law on ICE’s behalf. Asking us to hold people longer than we should is unconstitutional," said Chris Barringer, the...Show More Summary

Not Even Leading Anti-Choice Group Could Help Arizona Defend Its ‘Abortion-Reversal’ Law

What the Arizona attorney general’s anti-choice-expert-witness fishing episode highlights is that, for many of these so-called expert witnesses, their ideology outweighs their expertise when it comes to the fundamental scientific questions...Show More Summary

‘It Behooves You to Understand Why People Are Getting Sick’: A Q&A About Police Violence and Reproductive Health

Police violence and interaction could be seen as particularly extreme forms of maternal stress. If one lives in a community that is frequently policed, the accumulative effects of these interactions can have health consequences moreShow More Summary

Stealth Campaign Targeting Vulnerable LGBTQ Populations Escalates Under Trump

The speed with which the Trump administration is wielding the regulatory process against sexual orientation and gender identity sharply diverges from the Obama administration’s slow, steady march toward LGBTQ rights through the federal agencies. The post Stealth Campaign Targeting Vulnerable LGBTQ Populations Escalates Under Trump appeared first on Rewire.

How a Falsehood Becomes a Law: Abortion Reversal as Case Study

Two California doctors who oppose abortion, Dr. George Delgado and Dr. Mary Davenport, published unscientific anecdotes about a handful of women who attempted to “reverse” their abortions. Within a few short years, states began passing laws based on these anecdotes. The post How a Falsehood Becomes a Law: Abortion Reversal as Case Study appeared first on Rewire.

HHS Hires Former Lawmaker Who Peddled Misinformation About Abortion

While in Congress, Fleming co-sponsored numerous anti-choice measures, including the House’s 20-week abortion ban predicated on the dubious claim that a fetus feels pain. The post HHS Hires Former Lawmaker Who Peddled Misinformation About Abortion appeared first on Rewire.

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