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False Choices and the Legacy of ‘Gonzales v. Carhart’

Gonzales v. Carhart continues to be the single greatest jurisprudential threat to Roe v. Wade and abortion rights. And the severity of that threat is once again playing out in states across the country. The post False Choices and the Legacy of ‘Gonzales v. Carhart’ appeared first on Rewire.

Michigan Attorney General Targets Abortion Clinic Over ‘Clerical Errors’

Efforts to shut down clinics through legal action also have been seen in Kentucky, where Gov. Matt Bevin (R) has launched a legal attack on a facility that provides abortion care. The post Michigan Attorney General Targets Abortion Clinic Over ‘Clerical Errors’ appeared first on Rewire.

Gavel Drop: Anita Hill’s Story Re-Emerges at Exactly the Perfect Time

The story of the Clarence Thomas Supreme Court hearings and the re-emergence of Anita Hill in the public eye is a reminder of both how much, and how little, has changed in gender politics. The post Gavel Drop: Anita Hill’s Story Re-Emerges at Exactly the Perfect Time appeared first on Rewire.

A New HBO Documentary Showcases the Abortion Stories of Individual Women

This clip from HBO’s new documentary, Abortion: Stories Women Tell, introduces us to the “experiences of individual women rather than the debate surrounding the issue,” as Eliza Thompson explained for Cosmopolitan. The film premiersShow More Summary

To Avoid Campus Sexual Assault, Kasich Suggests, Don’t Go to Parties With a Lot of Alcohol

Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R) told a young woman at a town hall event in New York who was worried about sexual violence on campus that she should avoid attending parties with excessive alcohol. The post To Avoid Campus Sexual Assault, Kasich Suggests, Don’t Go to Parties With a Lot of Alcohol appeared first on Rewire.

House Hearing Becomes Forum for Anti-Choice Misinformation Campaign

Miriam Yeung, the only pro-choice witness at the hearing, said that the Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act of 2016 “perpetuates the offensive stereotype that Black women are unable to make reproductive health decisions for their own families.” The post House Hearing Becomes Forum for Anti-Choice Misinformation Campaign appeared first on Rewire.

Report: Gunshots Heard Near Memphis Planned Parenthood Facility

Local media reported that the Memphis clinic is guarded by armed private security, given the increasing violence and threats directed at reproductive health-care providers over the past year. The post Report: Gunshots Heard Near Memphis Planned Parenthood Facility appeared first on Rewire.

This Week in Sex: A Reason to Celebrate on Tax Day?

Same-sex married couples get a long-awaited policy change (but maybe not a tax break), there’s encouraging news about the development of a male contraceptive method, and the month of April brings some much-needed attention to sexually transmitted diseases. The post This Week in Sex: A Reason to Celebrate on Tax Day? appeared first on Rewire.

Mississippi Governor Signs Bill Outlawing Common Abortion Procedure

"Governor Bryant just signed a clear attack on women's health care as part of a plan to ban abortion across the board,” said Dawn Laguens, executive vice president of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America. The post Mississippi Governor Signs Bill Outlawing Common Abortion Procedure appeared first on Rewire.

Campaign Week in Review: Clinton Calls Out Debate Moderators for Ignoring Abortion

Reproductive rights and justice advocates, including Planned Parenthood and NARAL Pro-Choice America, have spent months demanding Democratic debate moderators address abortion, organizing around the hashtag #AskAboutAbortion. The post Campaign Week in Review: Clinton Calls Out Debate Moderators for Ignoring Abortion appeared first on Rewire.

Alaska Republican’s Campaign Against Sex Ed Reaches ‘Peak Desperation’

Gonorrhea and chlamydia rates have surged in the state. Alaska reported 808 cases of chlamydia per 100,000 people in 2011—the nation’s highest rate, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The post Alaska Republican’s Campaign Against Sex Ed Reaches ‘Peak Desperation’ appeared first on Rewire.

Anti-Choice Operative David Daleiden’s Attorneys Want Texas Indictment Dropped

In a pair of motions filed Thursday, attorneys for the anti-choice operative accuse prosecutors of improperly manipulating the grand jury process to secure an indictment against Daleiden. The post Anti-Choice Operative David Daleiden’s Attorneys Want Texas Indictment Dropped appeared first on Rewire.

State-Level Attacks on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Continue, But There’s Also Some Good News

Despite the ongoing attention to restricting abortion, legislators in several states are looking to expand access to sexual and reproductive health services and education. The post State-Level Attacks on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Continue, But There’s Also Some Good News appeared first on Rewire.

Report: ‘Trump Effect’ Brings ‘Fear and Anxiety’ for Students of Color

Teachers have noticed “an increase in bullying, harassment and intimidation of students whose races, religions or nationalities have been the verbal targets of candidates on the campaign trail.” The post Report: ‘Trump Effect’ Brings ‘Fear and Anxiety’ for Students of Color appeared first on Rewire.

‘Overworked and Underpaid’: On Organizing, Black Womanhood, and Self-Care

Accolades and honors do little when a culture of martyrdom—the discouragement to prioritize one’s own emotional and mental health—reigns in the lives of activists. The post ‘Overworked and Underpaid’: On Organizing, Black Womanhood, and Self-Care appeared first on Rewire.

White House Presses for Zika Funds as Congressional Stalemate Thaws

Congressional Republicans have thus far stonewalled President Obama’s $1.9 billion supplemental appropriations request to combat the Zika virus, prompting the administration to turn last week to leftover Ebola funding. The post White House Presses for Zika Funds as Congressional Stalemate Thaws appeared first on Rewire.

Flint Aid Package Dropped Amid GOP Senator’s Opposition

A Senate GOP aide said that the Water Resources Development Act, one of the few major bills expected to move in the Senate, could provide a legislative vehicle for Flint funding. The post Flint Aid Package Dropped Amid GOP Senator’s Opposition appeared first on Rewire.

National Network of Abortion Funds Targeted in Cyber Attack

"It's despicable that anti-choice terrorism knows no bounds," said Laurie Bertram Roberts, board president of the Mississippi Reproductive Freedom Fund. "They feel emboldened to harass patients at clinics, stalk and harass doctors and...Show More Summary

Ted Cruz: Bathroom Discrimination Laws Are ‘Perfectly Reasonable’

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), whose advisers played a role in passing North Carolina's bathroom discrimination law, said that "men should not be going to the bathroom with little girls." The post Ted Cruz: Bathroom Discrimination Laws Are ‘Perfectly Reasonable’ appeared first on Rewire.

Advocates, Attorneys Demand Answers After Muslim Prisoner’s Attempted Suicide

An attorney for the Muslim prisoner Ahmed Ferhani says that if her client dies, the New York City Police Department will “have his blood on their hands,” adding that the department went to great lengths to entrap Ferhani in a plot fabricated by the government. The post Advocates, Attorneys Demand Answers After Muslim Prisoner’s Attempted Suicide appeared first on Rewire.

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