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‘ThriVe Lies’: Why Pro-Choice Activists Rallied Outside a St. Louis Anti-Abortion Clinic

This group of pro-choice activists showed up on Saturday because we are tired of these so-called crisis pregnancy centers that continue to lie and shame women and families making important reproductive health-care decisions. The post ‘ThriVe Lies’: Why Pro-Choice Activists Rallied Outside a St. Louis Anti-Abortion Clinic appeared first on Rewire.

Sessions Wastes No Time Attacking LGBTQ Rights

Within his first 48 hours as attorney general, Jeff Sessions made it clear that targeting LGBTQ rights would be a Department of Justice priority. The post Sessions Wastes No Time Attacking LGBTQ Rights appeared first on Rewire.

Gavel Drop: Republicans’ Full-Frontal Legal Assault Continues

The GOP is gunning for the Fair Housing Act, legislators who support sanctuary cities, and the appellate court that helped block Trump's travel ban. The post Gavel Drop: Republicans’ Full-Frontal Legal Assault Continues appeared first on Rewire.

Trump Adviser Persists In Spreading Lies About 2016 Election Tallies

"Repeating: there is no voter fraud in NH. None. Zip. Nada. Hundreds of lawyers, poll workers, watchers, press—no buses rolled in,” tweeted Steve Duprey, national committeeman for New Hampshire’s Republican State Committee. The post Trump Adviser Persists In Spreading Lies About 2016 Election Tallies appeared first on Rewire.

White GOP Lawmakers Behind Almost Every Anti-Choice Bill in 2017

"White Republican legislators are disingenuous," said Cherisse Scott, CEO and founder of SisterReach, a reproductive justice advocacy organization. "They do not care about (people of color's) babies or our lives because our voices and...Show More Summary

California Protesters Cite Discredited Smear Campaign as Reason to End Health Care for Thousands

If clinics were to shut down in Orange and San Bernardino counties, thousands of patients would be left scrambling. The post California Protesters Cite Discredited Smear Campaign as Reason to End Health Care for Thousands appeared first on Rewire.

Before ‘Roe,’ This University Had an Abortion Fund for Students

Duke University was one of a handful of higher-learning institutions to have an abortion loan fund before abortion was legalized across the country. And this alternative funding model lasted for more than 30 years—though not entirely without opposition. The post Before ‘Roe,’ This University Had an Abortion Fund for Students appeared first on Rewire.

‘I Never Thought Hanging Out in a Parking Lot Would Be So Rewarding’: Reflections on Clinic Escort Appreciation Day

No matter where they’re from or why they’re there, patients at the only health center in Missouri that provides abortion care are greeted by the same things: a group of angry protesters clamoring around the public sidewalk that borders...Show More Summary

#ProtestPP Supporters ‘Expose’ Planned Parenthood Using False Information

“Medicaid insurance is for very, very low-income people in our state,” said a spokesperson for Planned Parenthood Advocates in Missouri. By defunding the reproductive health-care provider, legislators would be "taking away care for very...Show More Summary

Hawaii Fake Clinics Told to Stop Breaking Privacy Laws

Federal and independent investigations have caught staff at fake clinics, commonly known as crisis pregnancy centers, lying about the so-called risks of abortion care. The post Hawaii Fake Clinics Told to Stop Breaking Privacy Laws appeared first on Rewire.

Wisconsin State Employees Could Soon Be Without Abortion Coverage

“The Republicans, both in the state of Wisconsin and at the national level, are making it a priority to take people’s health care away," state Rep. Chris Taylor (D-Madison) said. "This is just another attempt to infringe on peoples’ health care. Show More Summary

This Week in Sex: Too Many Women Experience Painful Sex

A new study finds many women have some discomfort during intercourse; running for exercise can pay off in the bedroom; and one day, you might be able to control a vibrator by brain power alone. The post This Week in Sex: Too Many Women Experience Painful Sex appeared first on Rewire.

This Week in Resistance: Dancing, Marching, and Rallying in D.C.

Protests continued in great numbers throughout the Trump administration’s third week in power in Washington, D.C. The party-line confirmations of controversial cabinet members Betsy DeVos, Jeff Sessions, and Rep. Tom Price (R-GA) outraged...Show More Summary

Next on Congressional GOP Chopping Block: Family Planning Safeguards

“Congress is playing politics with women’s health and working to undermine access to care,” Sarah Lipton-Lubet, vice president at the National Partnership for Women & Families, told Rewire. The post Next on Congressional GOP Chopping Block: Family Planning Safeguards appeared first on Rewire.

Colorado Democrats Quash Trio of Anti-Choice Measures

Republicans in the Colorado legislature pushed a so-called abortion reversal bill, which was dubbed by medical professionals as "quackery" when a similar measure was introduced in Arizona. The post Colorado Democrats Quash Trio of Anti-Choice Measures appeared first on Rewire.

Have Trump’s Mass Deportations Begun? Immigration Arrests Reported Around the Country

Immigration activists protested for hours last night in downtown Los Angeles, calling for the release of those detained. The post Have Trump’s Mass Deportations Begun? Immigration Arrests Reported Around the Country appeared first on Rewire.

As Health Secretary, Tom Price Adds to Whiff of Kleptocracy

Now that Price is responsible for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and its $1.15 billion budget, it’s worth taking stock of the allegations of conflicts of interest leveled against the Georgia congressman. The post As Health Secretary, Tom Price Adds to Whiff of Kleptocracy appeared first on Rewire.

Federal Appeals Court Tells Trump to Take a Seat—Here’s What That Means for the Muslim Ban

All in all, this was exactly the kind of opinion civil rights advocates challenging the Muslim ban could have hoped for. The post Federal Appeals Court Tells Trump to Take a Seat—Here’s What That Means for the Muslim Ban appeared first on Rewire.

Price Confirmation Could Spark Reproductive Health Care Rollbacks

Price’s confirmation offers a life-jacket to the so-called fast-track Affordable Care Act repeal process treading water in the Republican-controlled Congress. The post Price Confirmation Could Spark Reproductive Health Care Rollbacks appeared first on Rewire.

Virginia GOP’s Defunding of Planned Parenthood Will be Vetoed

Health-care providers in the state say that prohibiting Planned Parenthood from receiving public funding would put a strain on a health-care system that is already under pressure. The post Virginia GOP’s Defunding of Planned Parenthood Will be Vetoed appeared first on Rewire.

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