If HB 3994 passes through the Texas State Senate, Texas’ parental consent law will be even stricter than it is already, forcing minors who cannot obtain permission to navigate a slew of complicated, humiliating and sometimes impossible...Show More Summary
The governor's executive action is in response to the failure of the GOP-majority state legislature to pass the so-called Louisiana Marriage and Conscience Act, which would codify discrimination of LGBTQ people by those who oppose marriage equality. Image: CNN/Youtube The post Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal Legalizes LGBTQ Discrimination appeared first on RH Reality Check.
The Roberts Court will consider stepping into the fight over Mississippi's admitting privileges requirement for abortion providers in a case that could make it harder for pro-choice advocates to combat restrictions based in junk science. Image:...Show More Summary
Los Angeles, the country’s second most populated city, will see its minimum wage increase to $15 by 2020 after the city council voted Tuesday for the wage hike, marking a major win for labor groups and working people who have seen the...Show More Summary
The decision released Tuesday is a strong endorsement of the Obama administration's accommodation process for religiously affiliated nonprofits that object to providing contraception in health-care plans. Image: Chuck W Walker / Shutterstock.com The post Notre Dame Once Again Loses Legal Battle Against Birth Control Benefit appeared first on RH Reality Check.
Human Rights Watch released a report on the horrors of retaliation as the United Nations urged the United States to do more to prevent military sexual assault. Image: Shutterstock The post Report: U.S. Military Sexual Assault Victims Threatened With Violence, ‘Friendly Fire’ appeared first on RH Reality Check.
A new survey found people incorrectly believe that miscarriages can be caused by stress, heavy lifting, using contraception, or even having an argument. Image: Shutterstock The post Survey: Miscarriage Misconceptions Prevalent Among Women and Men appeared first on RH Reality Check.
In what advocates are calling an historic ruling, a judge in Fresno County, California, ruled last week that a lawsuit against the Clovis Unified School District’s abstinence-focused sex education program was justified because it was...Show More Summary
There are ways in which we can support survivors of trafficking and address the systemic challenges that those vulnerable to it face. None of those tactics require a camera crew and a viewing audience. Image: Entertainment Tonight/YouTube The post Combating Trafficking Takes Much Longer Than Eight Minutes appeared first on RH Reality Check.
Republicans in the Maine legislature are pushing forward a TRAP bill that would task the state Department of Health and Human Services with creating new licensing requirements targeting abortion clinics across the state. Image: Shutterstock The post Maine GOP Proposes TRAP Law in Anti-Choice Push appeared first on RH Reality Check.
A three-month investigation by RH Reality Check has revealed that the agency charged with overseeing this effort has been unable to answer these rudimentary questions, leaving advocates at a loss to explain why so little progress has...Show More Summary
Tennessee joins 26 states that require waiting periods prior to having an abortion, according to the Guttmacher Institute. Image: GovernorBillHaslam/Youtube The post Tennessee Governor Signs 48-Hour Waiting Period Bill appeared first on RH Reality Check.
Republicans want abortion providers to assume every patient is underage unless the patient can present an unspecified "valid governmental ID," which could end legal abortion care for undocumented Texans. Image: Steve Lagreca / Shutterstock.com The post Mandatory Abortion ID Bill Advances In Texas Legislature appeared first on RH Reality Check.
Alabama legislators have pushed forward a bill that will make reproductive care harder to access while perpetuating erroneous and harmful stereotypes about providers. Image: Shutterstock The post Abortion Providers Are Not Sex Offenders—No Matter What the Alabama Legislature Implies appeared first on RH Reality Check.
While anti-choice legislation was supposedly not a top priority for lawmakers, the inability to pass any anti-choice proposals might be surprising given Republican majorities of 116-44 in the house and 25-9 in the senate. Image: Joseph Sohm / Shutterstock.com The post Missouri Legislators Propose 22 Anti-Choice Measures, Pass None appeared first on RH Reality Check.
Marylanders will soon know the extent of the rape kit backlog in their state—a first step in trimming the backlog—under a new law signed in April by GOP Gov. Larry Hogan. Image: Shutterstock The post New Maryland Law to Address Long-Standing Rape Kit Backlog appeared first on RH Reality Check.
The fight to open a Planned Parenthood health care clinic in El Centro, California shows that national anti-choice groups are intent on rolling back reproductive health care gains in even the most progressive parts of the country. Image:...Show More Summary
When cases of parents killing or abusing disabled children hit the media, it’s common to see these parents treated sympathetically. Reports typically discuss how they were “pushed to the breaking point” or “under too much stress,” dehumanizing...Show More Summary
The burden of TRAP regulations in Virginia was lightened in early May, when Attorney General Mark Herring clarified that existing clinics can be grandfathered into the law's architectural component. Still, challenges persist. Image:Show More Summary
I can't help but feel frustrated that no matter what deals our progressive lawmakers strike, someone's getting thrown under the bus—and, so often, that someone is a Texan who has the least political power, the fewest economic resources,...Show More Summary