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Progressive Groups Back Challenger to Anti-Choice Congressional Democrat

“For too long, Dan Lipinski has ignored the needs of working families across Illinois, by pushing his fringe ideological agenda at the expense of women and families across the state." The post Progressive Groups Back Challenger to Anti-Choice Congressional Democrat appeared first on Rewire.

Experts Say Voting Laws in the Twin Cities Helped to Usher in Historic Election Results

The metropolitan area elected a succession of breakthrough candidates from historically marginalized communities. Can other cities follow its lead? The post Experts Say Voting Laws in the Twin Cities Helped to Usher in Historic Election Results appeared first on Rewire.

The GOP’s Tax Reform Isn’t ‘Pro-Family,’ But Here’s What Could Be

If children are to live in a country where democracy still means something, the Trump/Republican agenda on taxes demands an unequivocal rejection. The post The GOP’s Tax Reform Isn’t ‘Pro-Family,’ But Here’s What Could Be appeared first on Rewire.

The Future Is ‘Radical Reproductive Justice’

"RJ is a model not just for women of color, nor just for achieving reproductive freedom. RJ is a model for organizing for human equality and well-being," writes author Dorothy Roberts in her foreword to the new anthology. The post The Future Is ‘Radical Reproductive Justice’ appeared first on Rewire.

Asian Americans See Spike in Hate-Based Violence in Trump Era

While a recently released report from the FBI does not track attacks on Asian Americans, it does document a steep rise in hate crimes in 2016. The post Asian Americans See Spike in Hate-Based Violence in Trump Era appeared first on Rewire.

Asian Americans Aren’t Immune to Hate Crimes Spike in Trump’s America

While a recently released report from the FBI does not track attacks on Asian Americans, it does document a steep rise in hate crimes in 2016. The post Asian Americans Aren’t Immune to Hate Crimes Spike in Trump’s America appeared first on Rewire.

How School-Based Health Centers Have Become a Lifeline for East Bay Immigrants

Through a medical-legal partnership in Oakland, attorneys help students and their parents who need assistance reversing deportation orders, applying for visas, and tackling other citizenship hurdles. The post How School-Based Health Centers Have Become a Lifeline for East Bay Immigrants appeared first on Rewire.

For Pregnant People Who Use Drugs, Emergency Declaration Doesn’t Mean Much

“People are so angry with drug addiction right now, it’s ‘You’re costing us money with Narcan; you’re costing us money with health care; you’re costing us money...’” The post For Pregnant People Who Use Drugs, Emergency Declaration Doesn’t Mean Much appeared first on Rewire.

Second-Trimester Abortion Ban Could Hit the Supreme Court

The bans on non-intact dilation and evacuation—an overwhelmingly common method of second-trimester abortion—could force Justice Anthony Kennedy to decide which he values more: evidence-based lawmaking or the power of the state to promote fetal life. The post Second-Trimester Abortion Ban Could Hit the Supreme Court appeared first on Rewire.

So You’re Dating a Sex Worker? Here’s What Not to Do

When it comes to changing our culture around this issue, it’s up to all of us to address our own biases, which can have harmful consequences if left unchecked. The post So You’re Dating a Sex Worker? Here’s What Not to Do appeared first on Rewire.

Judge Rules as Unconstitutional Texas Ban on Common Method of Abortion

U.S. District Judge Lee Yeakel accused lawmakers of requiring a patient seeking a second-trimester abortion to undergo an "unwanted, risky, invasive, and experimental procedure." The post Judge Rules as Unconstitutional Texas Ban on Common Method of Abortion appeared first on Rewire.

This Next District Attorney Is a ‘Sea Change’ for Criminal Justice Reform

While Philadelphia voters’ overwhelming support for Larry Krasner this November may seem like an outlier, it isn't the only example of voters turning to criminal justice reform-minded candidates. The post This Next District Attorney Is a ‘Sea Change’ for Criminal Justice Reform appeared first on Rewire.

Adult Adoption and Creating the Family I Need

For me, considering going through the adoption process as an adult is about having the right to configure my family the way that’s best for me—a right we should all have. The post Adult Adoption and Creating the Family I Need appeared first on Rewire.

Film Reunites Woman With Abusive Ex. But Is He ‘A Better Man’?

The answer is unclear. But in making the documentary herself, survivor Attiya Khan gets a rare chance to document her own healing. The post Film Reunites Woman With Abusive Ex. But Is He ‘A Better Man’? appeared first on Rewire.

‘We Will Not Stand Down’: #StopETP Coalition Rallies Against ‘Climate Criminals’

The demonstration was held on the one-year anniversary of the brutal assault on the primarily indigenous water protectors at Standing Rock. The post ‘We Will Not Stand Down’: #StopETP Coalition Rallies Against ‘Climate Criminals’ appeared first on Rewire.

Texas Detention Center Faces Allegations of Widespread Sexual Abuse—Again

Abuse of this nature is "very widespread" at Hutto, said one woman who has accused a guard at the detention facility of repeatedly sexually assaulting her. "It is a big problem in this place," she said. The post Texas Detention Center Faces Allegations of Widespread Sexual Abuse—Again appeared first on Rewire.

The Courts Are One of the Few Places in the Country Where LGBTQ Rights Are Being Upheld—Sometimes

The GOP is controlling both the legislative and executive branches, but it's not all bad news for LGBTQ people. The post The Courts Are One of the Few Places in the Country Where LGBTQ Rights Are Being Upheld—Sometimes appeared first on Rewire.

Hartford Weighs Ordinance to Stop an Anti-Choice Clinic From Tricking Abortion Patients

“Location, location, location,” St. Gerard's board chair and medical director, Dr. Judith Mascolo, said. “It’s all about business. We go where the women are.” The post Hartford Weighs Ordinance to Stop an Anti-Choice Clinic From Tricking Abortion Patients appeared first on Rewire.

Study: Georgia Funds Anti-Choice Fake Clinics Doling Out ‘Potentially Harmful’ Information

“I think Georgia must explain exactly how granting tax payer dollars to CPCs will improve maternal health outcomes in our state, with no regulation or accountability attached, all while we still have one of the highest maternal mortality...Show More Summary

Will Wendy’s Help Protect Farmworkers From Sexual Violence?

Wendy's has chosen to source tomatoes and other produce from Mexico, including from firms with a known history of human rights violations. The post Will Wendy’s Help Protect Farmworkers From Sexual Violence? appeared first on Rewire...

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