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Abortion Care Will Be First-Degree Murder in Idaho If This GOP Lawmaker Gets His Way

"Over the years we have seen abortion bans, but not ones that specifically equate abortion with homicide," Elizabeth Nash of the Guttmacher Institute said in an email to Rewire. The post Abortion Care Will Be First-Degree Murder in Idaho If This GOP Lawmaker Gets His Way appeared first on Rewire.

Let Her Learn: A Toolkit for Fighting Racial Bias in School

Girls of color are suspended from school more often than white girls despite committing the same minor offenses. To combat racial discrimination young girls often face, the National Women’s Law Center created the Let Her Learn toolkit,...Show More Summary

HUD Nominee Ben Carson Dubious of Housing Protections for LGBTQ People

Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV) questioned Carson about a recent conversation in which he said he didn't want people "vegetating in public housing." The post HUD Nominee Ben Carson Dubious of Housing Protections for LGBTQ People appeared first on Rewire.

Senate Republicans Vote to Kill Popular Obamacare Benefits in ‘Vote-a-Rama’

Republicans defeated an effort by Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) to safeguard the Affordable Care Act’s protections for women, including the law’s birth control benefit. The post Senate Republicans Vote to Kill Popular Obamacare Benefits in ‘Vote-a-Rama’ appeared first on Rewire.

What Jeff Sessions Means When He Says He’ll Bring ‘Law and Order’

The close of confirmation hearings for Sen. Jeff Sessions for attorney general proved this country has a long way to go in addressing race and justice. The post What Jeff Sessions Means When He Says He’ll Bring ‘Law and Order’ appeared first on Rewire.

D.C. Group Alleges Propaganda Effort to Frame Progressives Inciting Violence at Inauguration

A sting and counter-sting war has erupted between political operatives tied to the Trump and Clinton campaigns. The post D.C. Group Alleges Propaganda Effort to Frame Progressives Inciting Violence at Inauguration appeared first on Rewire.

‘Our Battles Don’t Change Based on Who Is in Power’: A Q&A With Dr. Willie Parker on Trump’s Cabinet

One Alabama doctor finds it hard to believe that the anti-choice Sessions will protect his rights as an abortion provider when the congressman becomes attorney general. The post ‘Our Battles Don’t Change Based on Who Is in Power’: A Q&A With Dr. Willie Parker on Trump’s Cabinet appeared first on Rewire.

Tillerson Waffles on Reproductive Rights, Climate Change, Russia

Tillerson faced markedly tough questions on the intertwined issues from Democrats and one Republican, Sen. Marco Rubio (FL). The post Tillerson Waffles on Reproductive Rights, Climate Change, Russia appeared first on Rewire.

Tennessee Woman Released From Jail After Pleading Guilty in Self-Induced Abortion Case

“[A]t at time when much of the country is taking more seriously the need for criminal justice reform, the prosecution of Anna Yocca indicates a larger trend in the punishment and incarceration of women in Tennessee,” said Nancy Rosenbloom,...Show More Summary

The Right to Learn, Earn, and Live: What Trump’s Cabinet Selections Mean for People With Disabilities

In addition to lacking disability representation, the cabinet selections offer little in terms of disability policy experience. The post The Right to Learn, Earn, and Live: What Trump’s Cabinet Selections Mean for People With Disabilities appeared first on Rewire.

Labor Secretary Nominee’s Employee: ‘He’s Stealing From Me’

Sixty-six percent of workers at CKE Restaurants, run by labor secretary nominee Andrew Puzder, reported job-related sexual harassment, and nearly one-third reported some form of wage theft. The post Labor Secretary Nominee’s Employee: ‘He’s Stealing From Me’ appeared first on Rewire.

Alabama’s Wrongful Death Suit for Nonviable Fetus Raises Thorny Reproductive Rights Questions

Permitting plaintiff Kimberly Stinnett to pursue civil action on behalf of a six-week-old embryo certainly seems like a dangerous step towards establishing fetal personhood rights that will interfere with a pregnant person’s privacy right. The post Alabama’s Wrongful Death Suit for Nonviable Fetus Raises Thorny Reproductive Rights Questions appeared first on Rewire.

The ‘Political Science of Being Pregnant’ in Kentucky

Heather Hyden, a pregnant Kentucky woman whose fetus had been diagnosed with an abnormality, testified against a 20-week abortion care ban. The measure passed easily through Kentucky's GOP-held legislature. The post The ‘Political Science of Being Pregnant’ in Kentucky appeared first on Rewire.

Here Are the State and Federal Databases That Could Hurt Immigrant Communities in Trump’s Administration

From a flawed database that identified dozens of toddlers as gang members to an application process designed to provide deportation relief to young migrants, here are the systems that could hasten mass deportation efforts if used against...Show More Summary

Senate GOP Gives Sessions’ Record a Pass in Confirmation Hearing

On the first day of Sessions' confirmation hearing, Senate Judiciary Committee Republicans largely dismissed the senator’s abysmal record on a broad range of rights—including, but not limited to, voting, reproductive, and LGBTQ rights. The post Senate GOP Gives Sessions’ Record a Pass in Confirmation Hearing appeared first on Rewire.

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand Moves to Safeguard Health-Care Law’s Protections for Women

A Democrat senator says the fight to preserve some of the ACA's most important women's health provisions may become "hand-to-hand combat." The post Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand Moves to Safeguard Health-Care Law’s Protections for Women appeared first on Rewire.

Trans Man Denied Surgery at Catholic Hospital Lives in ‘Constant Fear’

“If there is a procedure that is medically necessary, there should be no question whether or not [hospitals] will do it,” Jionni Conforti, 33, told Rewire. “No one should be rejected or denied care, especially just for being who you are.” The post Trans Man Denied Surgery at Catholic Hospital Lives in ‘Constant Fear’ appeared first on Rewire.

Trump Nominates Co-Sponsor of ‘Personhood’ Legislation for Director of National Intelligence

The former Indiana senator also pushed to defund Planned Parenthood after the anti-choice front group Center for Medical Progress released a series of deceptively edited videos attempting to smear the reproductive health-care provider. The post Trump Nominates Co-Sponsor of ‘Personhood’ Legislation for Director of National Intelligence appeared first on Rewire.

Lawsuit: Kentucky’s Forced Ultrasound Law is Unconstitutional

The GOP-backed measure provides no exception for circumstances in which the doctor believes the ultrasound will have a traumatic effect on a patient. The post Lawsuit: Kentucky’s Forced Ultrasound Law is Unconstitutional appeared first on Rewire.

North Carolina Governor Ignores GOP, Moves to Expand Medicaid

North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper (D) wants to join the 31 states that have expanded Medicaid access, while GOP legislators vowed to fight efforts to make health care available to people with low incomes. The post North Carolina Governor Ignores GOP, Moves to Expand Medicaid appeared first on Rewire.

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