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Activists Pressure Maryland Democrats to Embrace $15 Minimum Wage

Working families need to earn more than $25 per hour in Maryland, the District of Columbia, and five other states to afford a two-bedroom unit, according to a recent study. The post Activists Pressure Maryland Democrats to Embrace $15 Minimum Wage appeared first on Rewire.

Nevada Democrats Take Aim at Religious Imposition Against Birth Control Coverage

Insurers and the state's Medicaid program would be required to offer a 12-month supply of birth control at no charge. Nevada law today limits people to a 90-day supply. The post Nevada Democrats Take Aim at Religious Imposition Against Birth Control Coverage appeared first on Rewire.

Native Nations March on D.C. to Continue Fight for Environment, Treaty Rights

“This movement has evolved into a powerful global phenomenon highlighting the necessity to respect Indigenous Nations and their right to protect their homelands, environment and future generations. Now it’s time to take this to the doors of the White House.” The post Native Nations March on D.C. to Continue Fight for Environment, Treaty Rights appeared first on Rewire.

Federal Court Rules Tribe Waited Too Long to Raise Religious Objections to DAPL

A federal court refused to address head-on claims that completion of the Dakota Access pipeline violates the religious rights of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe. The post Federal Court Rules Tribe Waited Too Long to Raise Religious Objections to DAPL appeared first on Rewire.

The Tangled History Behind Kansas’ Anti-Choice Democrats

Some religious Republicans once championed abortion reform, but later GOP politicians saw that they could clinch victory by courting conservative voters from whom abortion was the most important issue. And some Democrats shied away from...Show More Summary

Arkansas Governor Looks to Strip Medicaid from 60,000 People

New restrictions to the Medicaid expansion program would lower the maximum income for recipients and add a work requirement. The post Arkansas Governor Looks to Strip Medicaid from 60,000 People appeared first on Rewire.

The Abuse Excuse: Dismissing Domestic Violence and Its Effects in the Criminal Court System

For decades, domestic violence survivors have been criminalized, prosecuted, and imprisoned for acts carried out by their abusive partners. The post The Abuse Excuse: Dismissing Domestic Violence and Its Effects in the Criminal Court System appeared first on Rewire.

Jason Chaffetz’s Stance on iPhones and Health Care Is Both Heartless and Unoriginal

His claim is part and parcel of the GOP’s long tradition of demonizing the poor. The post Jason Chaffetz’s Stance on iPhones and Health Care Is Both Heartless and Unoriginal appeared first on Rewire.

GOP Health Plan Dares Americans to Cast Off the Poor

Some House Republicans believe the ACA replacement legislation doesn’t do enough to make reproductive and other health-care services inaccessible to people with low incomes. The post GOP Health Plan Dares Americans to Cast Off the Poor appeared first on Rewire.

Those at Abortion Access Hackathon Seek to Solve ‘the Very Problems We Are Experiencing’

The three-day San Francisco event focused on making it easier for abortion providers, abortion funders, and patients to connect with each other, despite a political climate that remains hostile to legal abortion access. The post Those at Abortion Access Hackathon Seek to Solve ‘the Very Problems We Are Experiencing’ appeared first on Rewire.

Inside the Mysterious GOP Crusade to Defund Planned Parenthood—For One Year

Cutting off Planned Parenthood from Medicaid reimbursements really means cutting off Medicaid recipients from Planned Parenthood, and for those patients, one year can mean a death sentence. The post Inside the Mysterious GOP Crusade to Defund Planned Parenthood—For One Year appeared first on Rewire.

When Allies Stigmatize: Nick Kristof, Family Planning, and Abortion

In a recent column, the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist distinguishes abortion from other types of health care—a common false dichotomy but a peculiar stance from a global health advocate. The post When Allies Stigmatize: Nick Kristof, Family Planning, and Abortion appeared first on Rewire.

What’s Next for Gavin Grimm’s Case?

The Supreme Court may have kicked Gavin Grimm's case back to an appellate court, but the fight for transgender rights is far from lost in the federal courts. The post What’s Next for Gavin Grimm’s Case? appeared first on Rewire.

Idaho Republicans Have to Roll Back Abortion Restrictions and They Feel ‘Sad’

GOP legislators were forced by the courts to repeal a ban on medication abortion via telemedicine—a move that reportedly made anti-choice lawmakers cry. The post Idaho Republicans Have to Roll Back Abortion Restrictions and They Feel ‘Sad’ appeared first on Rewire.

Trump’s Revised Muslim Ban Is Still a Muslim Ban

Trump signed the new ban behind closed doors, perhaps a sign that he is wary about the ability of the courts to uphold discriminatory actions. The post Trump’s Revised Muslim Ban Is Still a Muslim Ban appeared first on Rewire.

Gavel Drop: More Reasons Why Gorsuch Shouldn’t Be a Supreme Court Justice

He would likely support rulings unfavorable to voting rights, reproductive freedom, and campaign finance reform. The post Gavel Drop: More Reasons Why Gorsuch Shouldn’t Be a Supreme Court Justice appeared first on Rewire.

North Carolina Officials Do Nothing to Assuage Fears of Trump’s Deportation Blitz

Durham officials would only answer yes-or-no questions from the largely Latino crowd as the Trump administration deports undocumented people for almost any reason. The post North Carolina Officials Do Nothing to Assuage Fears of Trump’s Deportation Blitz appeared first on Rewire.

Stop Missing the Point: Sex Ed Is a Human Right

Ensuring that all people—and especially young people—have a complete and accurate understanding of how sexuality can shape and affect us is a necessary and moral thing to do. The post Stop Missing the Point: Sex Ed Is a Human Right appeared first on Rewire.

Roberts Court Sends Gavin Grimm Case Back to Appeals Court

The U.S. Supreme Court order directs the appeals court to take another look at the case of the transgender teenager who successfully sued his school district for access to restrooms aligning with his gender identity. The post Roberts Court Sends Gavin Grimm Case Back to Appeals Court appeared first on Rewire.

Contraception Is Getting Better Just When We Might Lose Access to It

The current study can't tell us why or how we got better at using birth control, but there are a number of plausible explanations. The post Contraception Is Getting Better Just When We Might Lose Access to It appeared first on Rewir...

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