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Coalition Sues City and State Officials Over Flint Water Crisis

A Flint resident, together with several local and national groups, filed suit in a Michigan district court Wednesday against the City of Flint, among other defendants, for violations of the Safe Drinking Water Act. Image: Shutterstock The post Coalition Sues City and State Officials Over Flint Water Crisis appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Clinton Wants Sanders to Join Unsanctioned Debate Sponsored by Anti-Choice News Outlet

The event, moderated by Chuck Todd and Rachel Maddow, would allow local reporters to ask questions of the Democratic candidates. Image: Hillary Clinton / YouTube The post Clinton Wants Sanders to Join Unsanctioned Debate Sponsored by Anti-Choice News Outlet appeared first on RH Reality Check.

For Flint’s Undocumented Community, Rumors and Confusion Amid the Water Emergency

Despite reports that the “no ID, no water” policy has ended, the Genesee County Hispanic/Latino Collaborative chair told RH Reality Check that this is still a policy in some corners of Flint. Image: CNN / YouTube The post For Flint’s Undocumented Community, Rumors and Confusion Amid the Water Emergency appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Florida GOP’s Proposed Abortion Ban Inspires Racist Testimony

Republicans in Florida are moving forward with multiple bills aimed at restricting abortion access. One of the bills' advocates gave a racially charged testimony in support of the anti-choice measures. Image: Think Progress / YouTube The post Florida GOP’s Proposed Abortion Ban Inspires Racist Testimony appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Family-Friendly Policies Benefit Everyone—Even Me

As I was reading The Diversity Advantage: Fixing Gender Inequality In the Workplace, I saw my nontraditional life and needs represented by the policies the author advocates for and realized these are fights I need to be more involved...Show More Summary

Lawmaker Who Blamed Planned Parenthood for Colorado Springs Clinic Killings Asked to Resign

Pro-choice activists are demanding the resignation of a Colorado Republican who called Planned Parenthood the “real culprit” in last year’s shooting at a Colorado Springs clinic. Image: 7 NEWS - The Denver Channel / YouTube The post Lawmaker Who Blamed Planned Parenthood for Colorado Springs Clinic Killings Asked to Resign appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Louisiana Can’t Enforce GOP’s Clinic Closure Law, Court Rules

The decision keeps in place an early ruling preventing the former Jindal administration from enforcing a Texas-style clinic shutdown law. Image: CBS This Morning / YouTube The post Louisiana Can’t Enforce GOP’s Clinic Closure Law, Court Rules appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Anti-Choicers’ Single-Minded Request to Turn Disabled People Into Political Pawns

Although individual states have attempted to ban abortions that are supposedly motivated by diagnoses of fetal disabilities, the latest move by the Americans United for Life represents a push to expand that strategy to legislatures nationwide. Image:...Show More Summary

The Flint Water Emergency Is a Reproductive Health Crisis

From the very beginning, women were at the forefront of the movement to raise awareness about possible lead contamination, demanding answers from officials and teaming up with independent researchers to conduct their own water tests. Image: Linda Parton / Shutterstock.com The post The Flint Water Emergency Is a Reproductive Health Crisis appeared first on RH Reality Check.

New Jersey Lacks Law Addressing Shackling of Pregnant Inmates Because Gov. Christie Wouldn’t Sign It

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie signed nearly 100 bills as the legislative session came to a close this January, but a measure to severely curtail the shackling of pregnant inmates wasn’t one of them. Image: Chris Christie / YouTube The post New Jersey Lacks Law Addressing Shackling of Pregnant Inmates Because Gov. Christie Wouldn’t Sign It appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Washington Republicans’ New Bill Is Even More Restrictive Than Hyde

House Republicans in Washington state are backing a bill to limit state coverage of abortion to women who can prove their lives are in imminent danger. Image: Shutterstock The post Washington Republicans’ New Bill Is Even More Restrictive Than Hyde appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Why Evangelicals Should Lean Into Their Struggle With ‘Black Lives Matter’

Evangelical support for Black Lives Matter activism in Missouri has been virtually nonexistent, so it was exciting to find out that a full-throated challenge to that lack of support was thrown down at the InterVarsity Christian Fellowship’s recent student mission conference in St. Show More Summary

David Daleiden Indicted on Felony Charges in Connection With Planned Parenthood Scheme

A grand jury in Houston, Texas, declined to indict Planned Parenthood for alleged criminal conduct related to its fetal tissue donation program. Instead, it indicted two anti-choice activists who covertly recorded videos of the organization...Show More Summary

South Dakota GOP Proposes Unconstitutional 20-Week Abortion Ban

South Dakota Republicans last week introduced legislation that would ban abortion at 20 weeks post-fertilization with very few exceptions. Image: Shutterstock The post South Dakota GOP Proposes Unconstitutional 20-Week Abortion Ban appeared first on RH Reality Check.

How Gaming Is Helping to #ReclaimRoe

As of this writing, the 2016 #Spawn4Good gaming fundraiser has raised $2,155 for abortions. Image: Shutterstock The post How Gaming Is Helping to #ReclaimRoe appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Fiorina, Ernst Among Those Rallying Against Choice Amid Blizzard Warnings

A brewing snowstorm did not deter thousands of abortion rights opponents from marching in the nation’s capital, while pro-choice groups used the weather as an opportunity to fundraise. Image: Sofia Resnick/RH Reality Check The post Fiorina, Ernst Among Those Rallying Against Choice Amid Blizzard Warnings appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Report: Child Poverty Rate Highest in New Mexico

While the state's child poverty rate ticked down from 31 percent in 2013 to 30 percent in 2014, the gain trails those seen in other states, according to a new Kids Count report. Image: Shutterstock The post Report: Child Poverty Rate Highest in New Mexico appeared first on RH Reality Check.

This Week in Sex: New York City Doesn’t Really Have a Masturbation Booth

This Week In Sex: Sex education gets controversial in Omaha, senior men need a refresher course on HIV risk, a new sex toy helps strengthen pelvic floor muscles, and NYC's masturbation booth is just a marketing gimmick. Image: SurangaSL / Shutterstock.com The post This Week in Sex: New York City Doesn’t Really Have a Masturbation Booth appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Supreme Court Won’t Revive Radical Six-Week Abortion Ban

A federal district court judge in April 2014 permanently blocked the law, considered to be among the most extreme in the United States. Image: Prairie Public Broadcasting / YouTube The post Supreme Court Won’t Revive Radical Six-Week Abortion Ban appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Campaign Week in Review: Carly Fiorina Forces Kids to Attend Anti-Choice Rally

Ahead of the anniversary of Roe v. Wade this week, Marco Rubio vowed to take action to further limit access to abortion domestically and abroad, Ted Cruz used Martin Luther King Jr. Day to push his opposition to reproductive rights,Show More Summary

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