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New Online Course Seeks to De-Stigmatize Abortion

Students and medical professionals, for the first time, can go online for formal training on abortion care, thanks to a new class offered through the University of California, San Francisco. Image: Shutterstock The post New Online Course Seeks to De-Stigmatize Abortion appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Clinic Misled by Texas Health Department Provided Abortions Post-HB 2 Enforcement

A West Texas abortion provider could face disciplinary consequences for following the mistaken advice of the Texas Department of State Health Services, which wrongly informed Hilltop Women's Reproductive Clinic over the weekend thatShow More Summary

First Baby Born From Transplanted Uterus

Earlier this year, a team of Swedish doctors announced the successful transplant of uteruses into nine women who hoped to become pregnant. Now, the first baby to be carried in one such womb has been born. Image: Shutterstock The post First Baby Born From Transplanted Uterus appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Notre Dame Asks Supreme Court to Vacate Lower Court’s Birth Control Ruling

The University of Notre Dame has jumpstarted the efforts of religiously affiliated nonprofits to get the Roberts Court to weigh in on the accommodation to the birth control benefit. Image: Birth Control via Shutterstock The post Notre Dame Asks Supreme Court to Vacate Lower Court’s Birth Control Ruling appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Texas Abortion Providers Ask Supreme Court to Block Extreme Restrictions

The ongoing federal challenge to Texas' omnibus anti-abortion law made its way to the nation's highest court on Monday evening, with abortion providers asking Justice Antonin Scalia to put an appeals court decision on hold while their...Show More Summary

Conservatives: Openly Gay House Candidates ‘Antithetical’ to Republican Platform, Harmful to Kids

The Republican Party is backing two openly gay candidates for Congress a year after releasing its infamous “autopsy” report chronicling the need to court LGBT Americans along with people of color and women. Image: Republican elephant...Show More Summary

For Colorado GOP’s Beauprez, Stance on Federal ‘Personhood’ Legislation Remains Murky

Colorado gubernatorial candidate Bob Beauprez, who has long opposed reproductive rights, said again Thursday that he’s against Colorado’s “personhood” amendments, but he was a co-sponsor in 2005 of federal “personhood” legislation, which...Show More Summary

Why the Supreme Court Rejecting Marriage Equality Cases Is Good News

Monday's Supreme Court order denying review of seven same-sex marriage cases may not be as emotionally satisfying as a pro-equality ruling, but it has a similar effect nonetheless. Image: Gay law via Shutterstock The post Why the Supreme Court Rejecting Marriage Equality Cases Is Good News appeared first on RH Reality Check.

This Week in Sex: Despite All Those Brazilians, Pubic Lice Are Still a Thing

This week, new estimates suggest almost two million cases of chlamydia, there's more evidence that HIV therapy cannot eradicate the virus in babies, and a study finds that less pubic hair may mean fewer pubic lice—though they won't be...Show More Summary

‘Students for Life’ Tries to Shut Down Sex Week at the University of New Mexico

Despite the distinct lack of talk about abortions at the University of New Mexico's Sex Week, Students for Life tried to shut it down. The group would be better named "Students Against Sex," since that's what this conflict was really about. Image: The post ‘Students for Life’ Tries to Shut Down Sex Week at the University of New Mexico appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Six Supreme Court Cases Equality Advocates Should Watch This Term

The Roberts Court begins its latest term with a docket full of cases that should make many of us nervous. Image: U.S. Supreme Court The post Six Supreme Court Cases Equality Advocates Should Watch This Term appeared first on RH Reality Check.

On Meet the Press, Priebus Lies About Reason for Texas Clinic Closures

Texas politicians have been telling us all along they are passing onerous abortion restrictions because they are very, very worried about women's health. Today RNC Chair Reince Priebus said it was all about taxpayer funding of abortion, which doesn't exist in Texas. Show More Summary

Coffman Uses Planned Parenthood Logo in Ad After Voting to Defund the Health-Care Provider

Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains is surprised that Rep. Mike Coffman is featuring a Planned Parenthood Action Fund logo in a new ad, due to Coffman's anti-choice record and multiple votes in Congress to halt federal fundingShow More Summary

Fifth Circuit Rules No Burden Too Great to Deny Texans Abortion Care

Thursday's ruling letting the ambulatory surgical center provisions of HB 2 take effect demonstrates the meaninglessness of the "undue burden" standard in the Fifth Circuit. Image: Gavel via Shutterstock The post Fifth Circuit Rules No Burden Too Great to Deny Texans Abortion Care appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Vulnerable Populations Still Struggling in Improving Economy

The unemployment rate in September was the lowest it has been in six years, according to new data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, but wages still aren’t going up and some vulnerable populations still have high unemployment rates. Image: Shutterstock The post Vulnerable Populations Still Struggling in Improving Economy appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Eric Holder’s Successor Must Prioritize Issues of Racial Justice

The Department of Justice should be the civil rights conscience of the federal government, especially in times of national crisis. And in turn, its attorney general must stand at the forefront of that initiative. Image: Shutterstock The post Eric Holder’s Successor Must Prioritize Issues of Racial Justice appeared first on RH Reality Check.

The Real Question Progressives Should Ask About the New Attorney General

We must examine Holder's potential successors' lived experiences to uncover what their priorities are, whom they’re accountable to, and what values they’ll take into this appointment. Image: U.S. Embassy / Flickr The post The Real Question Progressives Should Ask About the New Attorney General appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Report: States With Most Abortion Restrictions Have Worst Health Outcomes

Recent findings directly contradict the charge often made by anti-choice politicians that pushing through abortion restrictions is based on an overarching desire to protect the health and safety of women. Image: Law and justice via Shutterstock The post Report: States With Most Abortion Restrictions Have Worst Health Outcomes appeared first on RH Reality Check.

No Undue Burden? What Texas’ HB 2 Means for Maria

The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans has ruled that the State of Texas can now enforce HB 2, an omnibus anti-choice law. In light of this ruling, here are the burdens women like Maria, a representative 26-year-old womanShow More Summary

Gardner: Federal and State ‘Personhood’ Measures Are ‘Completely Different’

In explaining why he believes Colorado’s personhood amendments are “completely different” from a federal personhood bill, senatorial candidate Cory Gardner says “one is a federal bill, one is a state bill.” Image: MSNBC The post Gardner: Federal and State ‘Personhood’ Measures Are ‘Completely Different’ appeared first on RH Reality Check.

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