All Blogs / Society & Culture / Issues & Causes / Pro Choice / Popular


Activists Rally to #ProtectTransWomen: If They Are Not Safe, ‘None of Us Are Safe’

"For transphobia to be abolished, every individual person has a role to play," said Wazi Maret, development director at the TGI Justice Project. The post Activists Rally to #ProtectTransWomen: If They Are Not Safe, ‘None of Us Are Safe’ appeared first on Rewire.

Hate Group Leader to Represent United States at United Nations Event

The Center for Family & Human Rights has opposed inclusion of sexual orientation and gender identity in nondiscrimination law, while supporting draconian anti-LGBTQ laws in Russia. The post Hate Group Leader to Represent United States at United Nations Event appeared first on Rewire.

Defunding Planned Parenthood Hurts the Poor and Rural, Say Congressional Analysts

Kaiser Family Foundation polling found that 75 percent of voters opposed the GOP provision defunding Planned Parenthood. Only 22 percent were in favor. The post Defunding Planned Parenthood Hurts the Poor and Rural, Say Congressional Analysts appeared first on Rewire.

Uncertainty Around New Health-Care Law Could Affect Those at Risk for Breast Cancer

Knowledge that you have the BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutation can literally be a matter of life or death. But the ability to access, protect, or act on that knowledge may now be at risk. The post Uncertainty Around New Health-Care Law Could Affect Those at Risk for Breast Cancer appeared first on Rewire.

Facebook Bans Developers From Using Data for Surveilling Activists

“The racist implications of social media surveillance technology are not surprising," said Nicole Ozer of the ACLU of Northern California. "We know that when law enforcement gets to conceal the use of surveillance technology, they also get to conceal its misuse." The post Facebook Bans Developers From Using Data for Surveilling Activists appeared first on Rewire.

School Board to Appeals Court: Slow Down Gavin Grimm Case

If the federal appeals court schedules arguments in the Gavin Grimm case for its next session, he may have an order from the court in time for his high school graduation. The post School Board to Appeals Court: Slow Down Gavin Grimm Case appeared first on Rewire.

Exclusive: Why Did Mike Pence Fight So Hard to Keep This White Paper Secret?

Rewire has obtained a political white paper that Vice President Mike Pence has spent more than two years fighting to keep secret. Ironically, in light of President Donald Trump’s Muslim ban, it outlines Republican concerns about President...Show More Summary

Report: D.C.’s Paid Family Leave Alternatives ‘Bad for Workers’

“Companies will have financial interest to limit claims and to discriminate in hiring, especially against women of child-bearing age,” said Ed Lazere, executive director of the DC Fiscal Policy Institute. The post Report: D.C.’s Paid Family Leave Alternatives ‘Bad for Workers’ appeared first on Rewire.

Anti-Choice Funder Running for Congress in Montana Special Election

The May 25 election will not tip the party balance of the U.S. House of Representatives, but it is a chance for Montana residents to have their voice heard amid a starkly divided Congress. The post Anti-Choice Funder Running for Congress in Montana Special Election appeared first on Rewire.

Controversial Ruling Threatens Abortion Access in Uruguay and Beyond

In 2012, Uruguay changed its law to allow abortions up to 12 weeks of pregnancy. But a judge's ruling that a woman could not have an abortion without her ex-partner's consent sets a dangerous and possibly globally influential precedent...Show More Summary

Texas Legislators ‘Ignore’ Spiking Black Maternal Mortality Rates

While the cause of Texas’ spike in maternal mortality rates is unclear, what is beyond dispute is that one community is disproportionately affected. The post Texas Legislators ‘Ignore’ Spiking Black Maternal Mortality Rates appeared first on Rewire.

The Importance of Family Support When LGBTQ Youth Come Out

The moment of coming out is not the right time for a parent or family member to begin tackling thoughts and feelings about sexual orientation and gender identity. The post The Importance of Family Support When LGBTQ Youth Come Out appeared first on Rewire.

CBO Report Confirms GOP’s Budgetary Plan to Attack Planned Parenthood

Congressional Republicans plan to halt Medicaid reimbursements to “prohibited entities"—and Planned Parenthood is the only organization that qualifies. The post CBO Report Confirms GOP’s Budgetary Plan to Attack Planned Parenthood appeared first on Rewire.

Native Nations Rise: Indigenous Peoples and Allies March on Washington, D.C.

Thousands of Native Americans and allies took their fight against the Dakota Access pipeline to the White House last week. The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and Native nations hosted the Native Nations Rise march to highlight “the necessity...Show More Summary

Will the Courts Block Trump’s Latest Muslim Ban Before It Takes Effect Thursday?

A new round of lawsuits challenging the Trump administration's second Refugee and Visa Order, also known as the Muslim ban, seeks to block the ban before it takes effect later this week. The post Will the Courts Block Trump’s Latest Muslim Ban Before It Takes Effect Thursday? appeared first on Rewire.

NARAL Endorsement: Northam ‘Fought Hard’ For Reproductive Rights in Virginia

Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam, who opposed GOP anti-choice measures as a state senator, touted a new initiative to expand access to long-acting reversible contraceptives in Virginia. The post NARAL Endorsement: Northam ‘Fought Hard’ For Reproductive Rights in Virginia appeared first on Rewire.

Gavel Drop: Trump Pushes Out Top Federal Attorneys

The ALCU also filed a lawsuit against the new administration seeking documents about a looming executive order. The post Gavel Drop: Trump Pushes Out Top Federal Attorneys appeared first on Rewire.

Trump’s FDA Nominee has Fear Mongered About Obamacare’s Birth Control Benefit

Dr. Scott Gottlieb has often attempted to stoke fears about the Obama administration’s birth control benefit, falsely claiming that under the Affordable Care Act, women "risk losing far more than they’ll gain." The post Trump’s FDA Nominee has Fear Mongered About Obamacare’s Birth Control Benefit appeared first on Rewire.

‘Stop the Global Gag’: Repro Rights Advocates Rally at the White House

About a thousand people gathered at Freedom Plaza in Washington, D.C., to march to the White House on Wednesday, International Women’s Day, dubbed A Day Without a Woman by the organizers of the Women’s March. Reproductive rights advocates...Show More Summary

Momentum Builds for Reforming El Salvador’s Abortion Ban

"Is it the will of a compassionate God to mandate that young girls who have been raped carry to term resulting pregnancies?" asked theologian María Lopez Vigil at a talk organized by advocates. The post Momentum Builds for Reforming El Salvador’s Abortion Ban appeared first on Rewire.

Copyright © 2015 Regator, LLC