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Law Center: Transgender Student Forced to Use Separate Bathroom

Ash Whitaker, a transgender student, had used the boys’ restrooms without problems or protest since the beginning of the school year, “until school administrators intervened and threatened him with disciplinary action.” The post Law Center: Transgender Student Forced to Use Separate Bathroom appeared first on Rewire.

Pregnant and Punished: How Our Drug Policies Hurt Women

The sad truth is that pregnant women with drug problems are overwhelmingly likely to be criminalized rather than getting the help they need. The post Pregnant and Punished: How Our Drug Policies Hurt Women appeared first on Rewire.

Congressional Testimony: Anti-Choice Measure Would Turn People of Color Into ‘Suspects in the Exam Room’

All of the letter’s 56 signatories are people of color who have had abortions. They say the bill would force providers to interrogate patients’ reasons for seeking care and “erect a political divide” between patients and their physicians. The...Show More Summary

Donald Trump Would ‘Absolutely’ Change Republican Platform on Abortion Rights

The release of the GOP’s platform caused controversy in 2012 for containing no official exceptions for a total ban on legal abortion across the country. The post Donald Trump Would ‘Absolutely’ Change Republican Platform on Abortion Rights appeared first on Rewire.

GOP Senator: Supreme Court Nominee Blocked to Protect Anti-Choice Laws

“If another liberal is nominated to the Court then even the reasonable restrictions on abortion, that have been enacted into law through the democratic process, these would be swept away,” said Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA). The post GOP Senator: Supreme Court Nominee Blocked to Protect Anti-Choice Laws appeared first on Rewire.

Washington Man Admits to Sending Death Threats to Fetal-Tissue Processing Company

Scott Anthony Orton's online threats against a Planned Parenthood partner company included, "StemExpress your lives don’t matter nearly as much as your deaths do." The post Washington Man Admits to Sending Death Threats to Fetal-Tissue Processing Company appeared first on Rewire.

Weed for Period Pain? Yes, But I Want Equity in the Marijuana Industry Too

It's great that star Whoopi Goldberg and a "canna businesswoman" are making marijuana products to help people who experience menstrual cramps. But their products won't yet make their way to most American consumers—and neither will the...Show More Summary

Missouri Senate Approves Anti-Shackling Measure as a Former Inmate Sues County Jail

“The vast majority of Missouri's pregnant offenders are nonviolent and pose no risk of flight or danger to others, especially during labor," said state Sen. Jamilah Nasheed. The post Missouri Senate Approves Anti-Shackling Measure as a Former Inmate Sues County Jail appeared first on Rewire.

Republicans Base Fetal Tissue Probe on Allegedly Falsified Exhibits

Robert Raben, who once served as counsel to House Judiciary Committee, told lawmakers that the “volume of inaccurate and deceptive information thrown about” would give most prosecutors pause. The post Republicans Base Fetal Tissue Probe on Allegedly Falsified Exhibits appeared first on Rewire.

Criminal Charges in Flint Water Crisis ‘Only the Beginning’

"These charges are only the beginning and there will be more to come. That I can guarantee you,” Schuette said Wednesday at a press conference. The post Criminal Charges in Flint Water Crisis ‘Only the Beginning’ appeared first on Rewire.

Bill Rooting Out Anti-Choice Misinformation From Nursing Courses Advances in California

The reform measure tightens class standards by requiring courses to be "related to the scientific knowledge or technical skills required for the practice of nursing." The post Bill Rooting Out Anti-Choice Misinformation From Nursing Courses Advances in California appeared first on Rewire.

Nurses Can’t Administer Abortion Drug, Anti-Choice Group Charges

Planned Parenthood officials said Tuesday they have done nothing illegal or improper, and expect the complaint to be dismissed. The post Nurses Can’t Administer Abortion Drug, Anti-Choice Group Charges appeared first on Rewire.

Appeals Court: Transgender Student Can Sue for Bathroom Access

"Today’s ruling recognizes that transgender students must be treated the same as their peers, and that refusing to allow them to use restrooms that are consistent with their gender identity is against the law,” said Tara Borelli, senior attorney for Lambda Legal. The post Appeals Court: Transgender Student Can Sue for Bathroom Access appeared first on Rewire.

Missouri Man Pleads Guilty to Arson Attempts at Planned Parenthood Facility

Surveillance cameras showed Jedediah Stout throwing items containing an accelerant onto the roof of the abortion care facility and igniting material attached to the accelerant. The post Missouri Man Pleads Guilty to Arson Attempts at Planned Parenthood Facility appeared first on Rewire.

Reminder: Kasich Has Made Accessing Reproductive Health Care in Ohio More Difficult

Republican presidential candidate John Kasich once again touted his record on reproductive health while speaking at a town hall event Monday, despite having made access to that care more difficult during his tenure as Ohio governor. The post Reminder: Kasich Has Made Accessing Reproductive Health Care in Ohio More Difficult appeared first on Rewire.

House Democrats Ramp Up Counter-Strategy to GOP’s Attacks on Fetal Tissue Donation

Rep. Jan Schakowsky and her fellow Democrats enlisted three of the eight witnesses to testify at the next hearing, scheduled for Wednesday, on fetal tissue “pricing.” The post House Democrats Ramp Up Counter-Strategy to GOP’s Attacks on Fetal Tissue Donation appeared first on Rewire.

Tennessee Republican Shelves Bathroom Discrimination Bill

Transgender students and their families on Monday delivered petitions to the governor’s office with more than 67,000 signatures urging Tennessee's Republican-held legislature not to pass the legislation. The post Tennessee Republican Shelves Bathroom Discrimination Bill appeared first on Rewire.

Millions Wait While Supreme Court Appears Ready to Dawdle on Immigration Reform

Oral arguments Monday showed a conservative block of Supreme Court justices willing to let immigration reform languish well beyond President Obama's time in office. The post Millions Wait While Supreme Court Appears Ready to Dawdle on Immigration Reform appeared first on Rewire.

The Troubling Case of a ‘Fortunate’ Immigrant Seeking Asylum

To her immigration attorney, Nicole Ramos, M’s case is troubling because like many of her clients, M did exactly what she was supposed to do in accordance with U.S. law. But still, her rights were trampled on. The post The Troubling Case of a ‘Fortunate’ Immigrant Seeking Asylum appeared first on Rewire.

Advocates: Trans Woman’s Killer Getting 12 Years in Prison ‘Not a Win’ for Trans Community

Twenty-two trans and gender-nonconforming people were killed in 2015, almost double the number who were killed in 2014. The vast majority of homicide victims were people of color, mostly trans women of color, according to national statistics. The post Advocates: Trans Woman’s Killer Getting 12 Years in Prison ‘Not a Win’ for Trans Community appeared first on Rewire.

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