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Progressives Must Not Dismiss the Oregon Militia Standoff as Irrelevant

These anti-government groups, quite a few of whom have deep ideological ties with white supremacist organizations and individuals, should alarm the left. Their philosophies often have foundations of racism, colonialism, and restriction...Show More Summary

Report: Raids on Central American Women and Children ‘Unconstitutional’

Despite previous reports that Central American “families” were targeted, the report states that everyone detained during the sweep was a woman or a child. Image: Shutterstock The post Report: Raids on Central American Women and Children ‘Unconstitutional’ appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Leaked Emails Show Snyder Administration Provided Clean Water in 2015—But Only to State Employees

At the same time that the government was providing its employees access to safe drinking water, residents in this impoverished city of 100,000 people were protesting the foul smell, discoloration, and health impacts of their own discolored...Show More Summary

Apple Maps Sends Abortion Seekers to Crisis Pregnancy Centers

Apple Maps and Siri have sent people seeking abortions to adoption and crisis pregnancy centers, but the tech giant is working to change that. Image: Denys Prykhodov / Shutterstock.com The post Apple Maps Sends Abortion Seekers to Crisis Pregnancy Centers appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Arizona Governor Shops for Friendlier Court for Anti-Choice Laws

Arizona’s Republican governor wants to get the state out of the Ninth Circuit, as the state's GOP-held legislature pushes for new abortion restrictions. Image: Gage Skidmore / Flickr The post Arizona Governor Shops for Friendlier Court for Anti-Choice Laws appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Anti-Choice Banners on New Orleans Public Property Raise Questions About What Taxpayers Must Subsidize

Local observers and activists have guessed the banners were hung as part of the ongoing opposition to the building of a Planned Parenthood in New Orleans and to also coincide with Mardi Gras season. Image: TFoxFoto / Shutterstock.com The post Anti-Choice Banners on New Orleans Public Property Raise Questions About What Taxpayers Must Subsidize appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Arkansas Faces Class Action Lawsuit Challenging Planned Parenthood Medicaid Cuts

A federal judge on Monday certified a legal challenge to Gov. Asa Hutchinson's decision to terminate Planned Parenthood's Medicaid contracts as a class action on behalf of all Medicaid patients in the state. Image: Governor Asa Hutchinson / YouTube The post Arkansas Faces Class Action Lawsuit Challenging Planned Parenthood Medicaid Cuts appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Anti-Choice District Attorney Hits Back Against Criticism of Daleiden Indictment

Anti-choice activists claimed that the investigation was biased and politically motivated. Image: Devon Anderson for District Attorney / YouTube The post Anti-Choice District Attorney Hits Back Against Criticism of Daleiden Indictment appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Ohio GOP Attacks Planned Parenthood Infant Mortality Program—Again

Ohio has one of the highest infant mortality rates in the country, with especially elevated rates among Black and Hispanic infants, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation. Image: Shutterstock The post Ohio GOP Attacks Planned Parenthood Infant Mortality Program—Again appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Ted Cruz Announces Anti-Choice Coalition Led by Extremists

Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz announced Tuesday an anti-choice coalition to be led by extremists in the movement in order to help demonstrate his opposition to abortion rights. Image: Ted Cruz / YouTube The post Ted Cruz Announces Anti-Choice Coalition Led by Extremists appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Government Recommendations on Zika Virus Not Grounded in Reality, Say El Salvador Locals

The country’s Ministry of Health recommended last week that women should avoid becoming pregnant until 2018. But local feminist groups say this guidance doesn’t reflect the needs of Salvadoran women, especially where reproductive health...Show More Summary

Panel Calls for Mental Illness Screening During and After Pregnancy

The recommendation, released Tuesday, follows research pointing to the prevalence of postpartum depression, which is thought to affect one in seven women. Image: Shutterstock The post Panel Calls for Mental Illness Screening During and After Pregnancy appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Coalition Sues City and State Officials Over Flint Water Crisis

A Flint resident, together with several local and national groups, filed suit in a Michigan district court Wednesday against the City of Flint, among other defendants, for violations of the Safe Drinking Water Act. Image: Shutterstock The post Coalition Sues City and State Officials Over Flint Water Crisis appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Clinton Wants Sanders to Join Unsanctioned Debate Sponsored by Anti-Choice News Outlet

The event, moderated by Chuck Todd and Rachel Maddow, would allow local reporters to ask questions of the Democratic candidates. Image: Hillary Clinton / YouTube The post Clinton Wants Sanders to Join Unsanctioned Debate Sponsored by Anti-Choice News Outlet appeared first on RH Reality Check.

For Flint’s Undocumented Community, Rumors and Confusion Amid the Water Emergency

Despite reports that the “no ID, no water” policy has ended, the Genesee County Hispanic/Latino Collaborative chair told RH Reality Check that this is still a policy in some corners of Flint. Image: CNN / YouTube The post For Flint’s Undocumented Community, Rumors and Confusion Amid the Water Emergency appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Florida GOP’s Proposed Abortion Ban Inspires Racist Testimony

Republicans in Florida are moving forward with multiple bills aimed at restricting abortion access. One of the bills' advocates gave a racially charged testimony in support of the anti-choice measures. Image: Think Progress / YouTube The post Florida GOP’s Proposed Abortion Ban Inspires Racist Testimony appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Family-Friendly Policies Benefit Everyone—Even Me

As I was reading The Diversity Advantage: Fixing Gender Inequality In the Workplace, I saw my nontraditional life and needs represented by the policies the author advocates for and realized these are fights I need to be more involved...Show More Summary

Lawmaker Who Blamed Planned Parenthood for Colorado Springs Clinic Killings Asked to Resign

Pro-choice activists are demanding the resignation of a Colorado Republican who called Planned Parenthood the “real culprit” in last year’s shooting at a Colorado Springs clinic. Image: 7 NEWS - The Denver Channel / YouTube The post Lawmaker Who Blamed Planned Parenthood for Colorado Springs Clinic Killings Asked to Resign appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Louisiana Can’t Enforce GOP’s Clinic Closure Law, Court Rules

The decision keeps in place an early ruling preventing the former Jindal administration from enforcing a Texas-style clinic shutdown law. Image: CBS This Morning / YouTube The post Louisiana Can’t Enforce GOP’s Clinic Closure Law, Court Rules appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Anti-Choicers’ Single-Minded Request to Turn Disabled People Into Political Pawns

Although individual states have attempted to ban abortions that are supposedly motivated by diagnoses of fetal disabilities, the latest move by the Americans United for Life represents a push to expand that strategy to legislatures nationwide. Image:...Show More Summary

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