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Pregnant and Parenting Students Can—and Should—Enforce Their Title IX Rights

Many young parents may not know this, but many of the experiences and educational hardships they are facing are actually illegal. One major way teens can help empower themselves is by asserting their federal rights. Image: Shutterstock The post Pregnant and Parenting Students Can—and Should—Enforce Their Title IX Rights appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Montana House Passes Telemedicine Abortion Ban

The president of Planned Parenthood of Montana has said the bill would restrict abortion access in a state that has a large rural population. Image: Shutterstock The post Montana House Passes Telemedicine Abortion Ban appeared first on RH Reality Check.

African-American Leaders Condemn GOP for Holding Up Lynch Confirmation

African-American civil rights leaders and members of Congress are harshly criticizing Republicans and Mitch McConnell for making Loretta Lynch wait longer than any attorney general candidate in the last 30 years to get a vote. Image: CBS News/ Youtube The post African-American Leaders Condemn GOP for Holding Up Lynch Confirmation appeared first on RH Reality Check.

McDonald’s Employees Allege Unsafe Working Conditions in At Least 19 Cities

McDonald's officials dismissed the employees' claims, which include stories about workers sustaining burns on the job, as a public relations strategy orchestrated by activists hoping to damage the corporation's brand. Image: Rob Wilson / Shutterstock.com The post McDonald’s Employees Allege Unsafe Working Conditions in At Least 19 Cities appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Federal Court: Seattle Wage Hike Will Stand

The 43-page ruling rejects every constitutional challenge brought against Seattle's $15 an hour minimum wage law. Image: Shutterstock The post Federal Court: Seattle Wage Hike Will Stand appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Ohio Lawmakers, Spurred By Powerful Anti-Choice Group, Introduce 20-Week Abortion Ban

Ohio lawmakers on Monday introduced a bill to ban abortion after 20 weeks, making the state the sixth in the country to introduce such a measure this session. Image: Shutterstock The post Ohio Lawmakers, Spurred By Powerful Anti-Choice Group, Introduce 20-Week Abortion Ban appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Cisgender Women Aren’t the Only People Who Seek Abortions, and Activists’ Language Should Reflect That

As an abortion provider, I now make a practice of using gender-inclusive language—not only when speaking about the issue on traditional and social media, but also when talking to my patients. Image: Shutterstock The post Cisgender Women Aren’t the Only People Who Seek Abortions, and Activists’ Language Should Reflect That appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Idaho Telemedicine Abortion Ban Moves Through Senate

An Idaho senate committee on Monday approved a proposal that would effectively ban telemedicine abortion in the state, sending the bill to the full senate for amendment. Image: Shutterstock The post Idaho Telemedicine Abortion Ban Moves Through Senate appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Report: Low-Income Detroit Residents Once Again Face Water Shutoffs

Thousands of Detroit residents will once again face having their water service shut off, according to a report by the ACLU of Michigan. Plans are being made by city officials to shut off water service for at least 26,000 Detroit residents. Image: Shutterstock The post Report: Low-Income Detroit Residents Once Again Face Water Shutoffs appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Report: Obamacare Brings Dramatic Decrease in Uninsured Rate

A greater percentage of Americans have health insurance than any time in the past 40 years, according to an announcement made by the Obama administration Monday. Image: Shutterstock The post Report: Obamacare Brings Dramatic Decrease in Uninsured Rate appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Surgeons Announce the First Successful Penis Transplant

A 21-year-old man now has full urinary and reproductive function in a donor penis that was transplanted in December, making this the first successful surgery of its kind. Image: Shutterstock The post Surgeons Announce the First Successful Penis Transplant appeared first on RH Reality Check.

GOP-Controlled Florida Committee Approves Waiting Period Bill

A Florida bill designed to delay a person’s decision to get an abortion was approved Thursday by a house committee. The bill, HB 633, would amend the state’s “informed consent” law by requiring patients to wait at least 24 hours to obtain...Show More Summary

Iowa House Passes Forced Abortion Counseling Bill

Lawmakers in the Iowa house passed a bill last week that would force a pregnant person seeking an abortion to undergo counseling prior to the procedure. Image: Shutterstock The post Iowa House Passes Forced Abortion Counseling Bill appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Ohio’s Voter Fraud Investigation Finds Almost Nothing

Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted's office announced last week that his ongoing investigation into voter fraud has identified 27 people who are not citizens and who voted in Ohio elections. An earlier report by Husted’s office found...Show More Summary

New Mexico Senate Committee Blocks Two Anti-Choice Bills

Two bills to restrict abortion access died Sunday in a New Mexico Senate committee, despite Republican lawmakers’ attempts to circumvent the committee process and bring both bills to the floor for a vote. Image: Shutterstock The post New Mexico Senate Committee Blocks Two Anti-Choice Bills appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Losing My Lege: Former Fetus, Current Hypocrite

Rep. Jonathan Stickland's "former fetus" isn't just a matter ripe for mockery. It's an issue of life and death for the people in Texas who rely on Planned Parenthood, and other specialized providers of reproductive health care, for affordable...Show More Summary

GOP Senator Spreads False Claims About Obamacare’s Cybersecurity

Tom Cotton has a history of making inflammatory statements that push the bounds of political decorum, even for the most bombastic lawmakers. These have included outlandish comments about the Affordable Care Act, which he has virulently...Show More Summary

FDA Approves New IUD Designed To Be More Affordable

Liletta, an IUD just approved by the FDA, is being marketed in the United States through a unique partnership between manufacturers who hope to bring the device to more people at a lower cost. However, it is still unclear whether those...Show More Summary

Undercover Investigation Confirms California Crisis Pregnancy Centers Lie to Women

Even in the state rated the most accessible for people seeking abortion services, a vast network of organizations exists for the sole purpose of dissuading people from terminating their pregnancies, according to a report released Thursday. Image:...Show More Summary

The Bipartisan Chemical Safety Reform Bill Is an Improvement—But It’s Still Not Good Enough

Chemical safety reform presents a rare opportunity for legislators on both sides of the aisle to work together to protect the health and well-being of women and their families. Unfortunately, bipartisan does not always mean better.  Image:...Show More Summary

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