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At Standing Rock, Environmental Justice Is Reproductive Justice

As indigenous women, we deserve a future free from fears of our tap water, a future where we are free to raise our families the best way we know how on our ancestral land. The post At Standing Rock, Environmental Justice Is Reproductive Justice appeared first on Rewire.

‘McCarthyesque’ Republican Panel Pursues Contempt of Congress Against Tissue Procurement Firm

The so-called Select Investigative Panel on Infant Lives plans to recommend that the U.S. House of Representatives pursue the charges against StemExpress and the California-based company’s CEO, Cate Dyer. The post ‘McCarthyesque’ Republican Panel Pursues Contempt of Congress Against Tissue Procurement Firm appeared first on Rewire.

The Cultural Toll of the Hyde Amendment

Simply put, Hyde is a bad policy and leads to poor health outcomes, especially for women of color and people who are struggling to make ends meet. Here's an explanation of the emotional and cultural effect Hyde has had over the last 40 years. The post The Cultural Toll of the Hyde Amendment appeared first on Rewire.

Ohio Abortion Rates Drop as GOP Lawmakers Erode Access

NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio Executive Director Kellie Copeland said many Ohio residents have traveled to Michigan for abortion care in the aftermath of the GOP-led legislature's anti-choice push. The post Ohio Abortion Rates Drop as GOP Lawmakers Erode Access appeared first on Rewire.

Gavel Drop: Feds to Document School Bullying Based on Religion

By tracking claims of religiously motivated discrimination in public schools, the Obama administration takes another important step in balancing the scales between church and state. The post Gavel Drop: Feds to Document School Bullying Based on Religion appeared first on Rewire.

Immigrant Families Call on President Obama to Release Undocumented Teens From Detention

The teens were picked up in January raids as part of Operation Border Guardian, an immigration enforcement policy primarily targeting Central American migrants over the age of 18 who came to the United States as unaccompanied children after January 2014. The post Immigrant Families Call on President Obama to Release Undocumented Teens From Detention appeared first on Rewire.

Michigan Officials Strip Flint of Right to Sue Over Water Crisis

A Receivership Transition Advisory Board put in charge of Flint's affairs as it transitioned from being under state control then changed the rules so that the city would have to secure permission from the state before it filed a lawsuit against the state. The post Michigan Officials Strip Flint of Right to Sue Over Water Crisis appeared first on Rewire.

Clinton: ‘Black Women Deserve More Than a Seat at the Table’

Hillary Clinton called for criminal justice reforms to create a system “that actually delivers justice, and a future where everyone has respect for the law and is respected by the law." The post Clinton: ‘Black Women Deserve More Than a Seat at the Table’ appeared first on Rewire.

Legal Blow Dealt to North Carolina GOP’s Anti-Transgender Law

The U.S. Department of Justice in May warned North Carolina that HB 2 violated the Civil Rights Act and Title IX. Gov. Pat McCrory then filed a lawsuit against the federal government. U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch immediately filed a countersuit. The post Legal Blow Dealt to North Carolina GOP’s Anti-Transgender Law appeared first on Rewire.

Attacks on Health Care Anti-Discrimination Rule Could Face Legal Challenge

“This lawsuit aims to undermine critical protections against discrimination in health care. No one—whether they’re male or female, transgender or not—should fear being turned away at the hospital door because of who they are,” Louise...Show More Summary

Trump’s ‘Deportation Force’ Would Follow in Obama’s Footsteps on Immigration

Whether or not you agree with Trump's proposals, there's no denying they follow a long succession of anti-immigrant policies introduced by Democrats and Republicans alike. The post Trump’s ‘Deportation Force’ Would Follow in Obama’s Footsteps on Immigration appeared first on Rewire.

More Than 100 Women Participating in Walk for Migrant Dignity

“We want President Obama, in the little time he has left, to hear us. We want to let him know of the contributions of immigrants. They treat us like criminals, but we are not criminals,” said Adriana Cazorla, a participant in Friday's action. The post More Than 100 Women Participating in Walk for Migrant Dignity appeared first on Rewire.

This Week in Sex: Woman Sues Sex Toy Company for Violating Privacy

A popular sex toy sends information about how it's being used back to its manufacturer, and that's sending the company to court. California officials are keeping an eye on cases of shigella infection, which recently caused two deaths. Show More Summary

Campaign Week in Review: Prominent Anti-Choice Democrat Loses Primary in Rhode Island

Though Democrats dominate Rhode Island’s legislature, the state has seen many attacks on abortion access and received a failing grade from reproductive rights advocates NARAL Pro-Choice America. The post Campaign Week in Review: Prominent Anti-Choice Democrat Loses Primary in Rhode Island appeared first on Rewire.

Congresswoman Calls for Investigation Into Wage Theft at Chipotle

The U.S. Department of Labor released a study in 2014 showing that many of those affected by wage theft work in service-based positions in the restaurant and hotel industries and were more likely to be women, people of color, and undocumented people. The post Congresswoman Calls for Investigation Into Wage Theft at Chipotle appeared first on Rewire.

Boom! Lawyered: Attorneys’ Fees Edition

What do lawyers' fees have to do with you? Your taxpayer dollars are footing the bills to defend myriad laws chipping away at various rights. So pay attention. The post Boom! Lawyered: Attorneys’ Fees Edition appeared first on Rewir...

Outcry Over Catholic Rules May Quash Health System’s Bid for Chicago Taxpayer Funds

One in six hospital beds nationwide is in a hospital that follows Catholic directives. In Illinois, that number is closer to one in three. In some states, more than 40 percent of hospital beds are in facilities operating under Catholic restrictions. The post Outcry Over Catholic Rules May Quash Health System’s Bid for Chicago Taxpayer Funds appeared first on Rewire.

Trump Vows to Make Hyde ‘Permanent,’ Asks Anti-Choice Leaders to Join ‘Pro-Life’ Coalition

Trump’s letter outlined the anti-choice policies he is “committed to," including nominating “pro-life justices” to the Supreme Court and signing into law the medically and scientifically dubious “Pain-Capable Unborn Child ProtectionShow More Summary

Lawsuit: Detroit Students Have a Constitutional Right to Literacy

The lawsuit alleges that students at these five schools are forced to attend “schools in name only, characterized by slum-like conditions and lacking the most basic educational opportunities that children elsewhere in Michigan and throughout the nation take for granted.” The post Lawsuit: Detroit Students Have a Constitutional Right to Literacy appeared first on Rewire.

Why Women Shouldn’t Write Off Golf as a Worthwhile Sport

While golf and I have always had a love-hate relationship, playing competitively in college and professionally empowered me, not just in my athletic pursuits, but in my everyday life—and the sport has the potential to do so for other young feminists as well. The post Why Women Shouldn’t Write Off Golf as a Worthwhile Sport appeared first on Rewire.

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