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After Midterm Defeats, Obama Stands Firm on Immigration Executive Order ‘Before the End of the Year’

"What I'm not going to do is just wait" on immigration reform, Obama said in his first press conference after a devastating midterm election night for Democrats. Image: Everett Collection / Shutterstock.com The post After Midterm Defeats, Obama Stands Firm on Immigration Executive Order ‘Before the End of the Year’ appeared first on RH Reality Check.

A Movement, Not a Moment: How Even Anti-Choice Victories Show We’re Making Progress

These candidates who rode the 2014 wave to victory hid their own values from the voters, and that speaks volumes about our values. Image: Shutterstock The post A Movement, Not a Moment: How Even Anti-Choice Victories Show We’re Making Progress appeared first on RH Reality Check.

White Women: Let’s Get Our Shit Together

In the run-up to the Texas gubernatorial election, much hand-wringing was done over the Hispanic lady voter. But it was women like me—married white women, specifically—who failed Wendy Davis—and ourselves, and our families, and Texas families—on Tuesday night. Image: Shutterstock The post White Women: Let’s Get Our Shit Together appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Pro-Choice Governor Narrowly Wins Re-Election in Colorado

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper narrowly defeated anti-choice Republican Bob Beauprez, who stated during the gubernatorial race that he has a “big problem” with IUDs. Image: John Hickenlooper/Youtube The post Pro-Choice Governor Narrowly Wins Re-Election in Colorado appeared first on RH Reality Check.

The Senate Flip Could Have Serious Implications for Women of Color

Unfortunately, very few issues that women of color prioritize will probably intersect with a GOP agenda in the near future. Image: Shutterstock The post The Senate Flip Could Have Serious Implications for Women of Color appeared first on RH Reality Check.

North Dakota Voters Reject ‘Personhood’ Measure

North Dakota voters on Tuesday rejected a ballot measure to amend the state constitution to define life as beginning at conception. A similar so-called "personhood" amendment was defeated in Colorado as well. Image: Shutterstock The post North Dakota Voters Reject ‘Personhood’ Measure appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Kansas Republicans Hold Both Governor’s Office and U.S. Senate Seat

Kansas re-elected both Republican Gov. Sam Brownback and GOP Sen. Pat Roberts, despite predictions that both could lose in a backlash against the state’s extreme conservative and anti-choice policies. Image: Wikimedia Commons The post Kansas Republicans Hold Both Governor’s Office and U.S. Senate Seat appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Electoral Losses for Democrats Spell Bad News for the Courts

One of the most significant, long-term effects of the Republican electoral wave of 2014 will not just be who serves as justices in the courts, but who the courts decide are entitled to justice. Image: Shutterstock The post Electoral Losses for Democrats Spell Bad News for the Courts appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Maine Keeps Republican Governor, Loses Hope of Expanding Medicaid

The Maine state legislature voted three times to expand Medicaid in the last two years, and Gov. Paul LePage vetoed it every time. Image: WMTW-TV/Youtube The post Maine Keeps Republican Governor, Loses Hope of Expanding Medicaid appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Pro-‘Personhood’ Gardner Defeats Udall

In Colorado, Republican Cory Gardner deflected repeated attacks about his long history of anti-choice positions to oust pro-choice Sen. Mark Udall. Image: Cory Gardner for Senate/Youtube The post Pro-‘Personhood’ Gardner Defeats Udall appeared first on RH Reality Check.

The Most Visibly Pro-LGBT Candidates in 2014 Were Republicans

GOP candidates running in blue-leaning states used pro-LGBT plugs to moderate their image; meanwhile, the Democrats largely remained silent as they played defense in red states. Image: Shutterstock The post The Most Visibly Pro-LGBT Candidates in 2014 Were Republicans appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Wendy Davis and Texas Democrats Roundly Defeated

Texas voters handed state Sen. Wendy Davis (D) and her fellow Democrats a crushing defeat Tuesday. In one of the most high-profile gubernatorial campaigns in the country, Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott (R) was elected to succeed Gov. Rick Perry (R). Image: Shutterstock The post Wendy Davis and Texas Democrats Roundly Defeated appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Mike Rounds, Radically Anti-Choice Former Governor, Wins South Dakota Senate Seat

In 2006, Rounds signed into law one of the most sweeping anti-choice laws in the country, which banned all abortions unless a pregnant woman’s life was in jeopardy. Image: Rounds for Senate/Youtube The post Mike Rounds, Radically Anti-Choice Former Governor, Wins South Dakota Senate Seat appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Colorado’s ‘Personhood’ Amendment Defeated by Wide Margin

Voters in Colorado rejected a "personhood" ballot measure seeking to protect “pregnant women and their children” by defining “person” in Colorado's criminal code to include “unborn human beings.” Image: Shutterstock The post Colorado’s ‘Personhood’ Amendment Defeated by Wide Margin appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Gov. Scott Walker Wins Re-Election in Wisconsin

Though Walker has managed to convince voters he deserves another term, his election is a blow to reproductive rights advocates in the state and around the country. Image: Wikimedia Commons The post Gov. Scott Walker Wins Re-Election in Wisconsin appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Tennessee Voters Approve Measure to Allow Restrictions on Abortion

The measure amends the constitution to include language that says “nothing in this Constitution secures or protects a right to abortion or requires the funding of an abortion.” The amendment would also allow state lawmakers to “enact,...Show More Summary

Tea-Party Backed Thom Tillis Wins North Carolina Senate

Widely seen as the most expensive U.S. Senate race in history—spending has surpassed $100 million—the Southern Senatorial race, forecast as neck-and-neck, was a last hope for Democrats to hold onto a Senate majority before 2016. Image: Mark Peterson // Flickr The post Tea-Party Backed Thom Tillis Wins North Carolina Senate appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Republican Rick Scott Wins in Close Florida Gubernatorial Race

The race was close, with incumbent Rick Scott and Democratic opponent Charlie Crist remaining neck-and-neck until about 90 percent of the votes were counted. The re-election of Scott marks a loss for reproductive rights and health-care...Show More Summary

Reproductive Rights Advocate Jeanne Shaheen Re-Elected to U.S. Senate in New Hampshire

Shaheen, the current U.S. senator from New Hampshire, has prioritized women’s rights, LGBT equality, and health-care access priorities in throughout her campaign. Image: Wikimedia Commons The post Reproductive Rights Advocate Jeanne Shaheen Re-Elected to U.S. Senate in New Hampshire appeared first on RH Reality Check.

McConnell, Eyeing 20-Week Abortion Ban, Wins Re-Election in Kentucky

A Republican-dominated Senate with McConnell as majority leader could spell serious trouble for reproductive rights. Image: C-SPAN The post McConnell, Eyeing 20-Week Abortion Ban, Wins Re-Election in Kentucky appeared first on RH Reality Check.

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