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#SitInForThe49 Protesters Demand Gun Safety, Equality, and End to Community Violence

Protesters are demanding action from Sen. Marco Rubio and “all elected officials who have contributed to the discrimination and violence” that plagues communities of color, according to a press release. The post #SitInForThe49 Protesters Demand Gun Safety, Equality, and End to Community Violence appeared first on Rewire.

Gavel Drop: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Hints at More Supreme Court Retirements

In a recent interview, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg dishes on the last Supreme Court term and hints the next president may have more than one justice to appoint. The post Gavel Drop: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Hints at More Supreme Court Retirements appeared first on Rewire.

Sen. Tim Kaine Focuses on Reproductive Rights Amid Clinton’s Looming Decision on Vice President

Last week, the senator and former Virginia governor argued in favor of giving Planned Parenthood access to funding in order to fight Zika. "The uniform focus for members of Congress should be, 'Let's solve the problem,'" Kaine reportedly said at a meeting in Richmond, according to Roll Call. The post Sen. Show More Summary

Trump Adviser and Possible VP Pick: ‘Woman Have to Be Able to Choose’

During an interview Sunday, Retired Army Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn said when asked about his stance on abortion that women "are the ones that have to make the decision because they’re the ones that are going to decide to bring up that child or not.” The post Trump Adviser and Possible VP Pick: ‘Woman Have to Be Able to Choose’ appeared first on Rewire.

It’s Time for an Abortion Renaissance

We’ve been under attack and hanging by a thread for so long, it’s been almost impossible to create and carry out our highest vision of abortion care. The post It’s Time for an Abortion Renaissance appeared first on Rewire.

Ten More States Fight White House on Transgender Equality in Schools

Nebraska, Arkansas, Kansas, Michigan, Montana, North Dakota, Ohio, South Carolina, South Dakota, and Wyoming filed the lawsuit Friday in a Nebraska U.S. District Court. The post Ten More States Fight White House on Transgender Equality in Schools appeared first on Rewire.

What ‘Orange Is the New Black’ Missed About the Obstacles Faced After Prison

Whether or not they meant to do so, the writers of Orange Is the New Black have sent viewers the message that prison is preferable to life on the outside. The post What ‘Orange Is the New Black’ Missed About the Obstacles Faced After Prison appeared first on Rewire.

ACLU of Indiana Sues State Health Department, County Prosecutors Over Ultrasound Law

The official digest language for the law says that pregnant patients considering an abortion “must be given the opportunity to view the fetal ultrasound imaging and hear the auscultation of the fetal heart tone” at least 18 hours before an abortion. The post ACLU of Indiana Sues State Health Department, County Prosecutors Over Ultrasound Law appeared first on Rewire.

House GOP Votes Against D.C. Reproductive Health Bill

The Reproductive Health Non-Discrimination Act protects employees from being fired for their choices to use birth control, have a baby, or have an abortion. The post House GOP Votes Against D.C. Reproductive Health Bill appeared first on Rewire.

Staceyann Chin and Daughter Zuri Propose Throwing Guns in the Garbage

Poet and activist Staceyann Chin is back with her daughter, Zuri, for another “Living Room Protest.” This time, the two discuss their opposition to guns, and their support for the Democratic politicians fighting for gun reform. The post Staceyann Chin and Daughter Zuri Propose Throwing Guns in the Garbage appeared first on Rewire.

Anti-Trans Petition Fails to Make November Ballot in Washington State

"Washingtonians stood up against discrimination and secured this significant victory—for our state and our nation—ensuring that transgender people and their families will continue to be protected equally under the law," Kris Hermanns,...Show More Summary

Anti-Choice Legislator Confirms Vote on House Conscience Protections

The Conscience Protection Act would give health-care providers a private right of action to seek civil damages in court, should they face supposed coercion to provide abortion care or discrimination stemming from their refusal to assist in abortion care. Show More Summary

Fewer Teens Are Having Sex, But Don’t Pop the Champagne Yet

The number of teens having sex may be less important than the number having protected sex. And according to recent data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, condom use is dropping among young people. The post Fewer Teens Are Having Sex, But Don’t Pop the Champagne Yet appeared first on Rewire.

This is Not The Story I Wanted—But It’s My Story of Rape

Writer Dani Kelley thought she had shed the patriarchal and self-denying lessons of her conservative religious childhood. But those teachings blocked her from initially admitting that an encounter with a man she met online was not aShow More Summary

New Hawaii Law Requires Insurers to Cover a Year’s Supply of Birth Control

Insurance companies typically cover only a 30-to-90-day supply of birth control, posing a logistical hurdle for individuals who may live miles away from the nearest pharmacy, and potentially causing some using oral contraceptives to skip pills. The post New Hawaii Law Requires Insurers to Cover a Year’s Supply of Birth Control appeared first on Rewire.

Issa Rae Scholarship Fund for Alton Sterling’s Children More Than Doubles $200,000 Goal

Actress, writer, and producer Issa Rae's fundraiser for the family of a Black Louisiana man killed by police this week has attracted thousands of donors. The post Issa Rae Scholarship Fund for Alton Sterling’s Children More Than Doubles $200,000 Goal appeared first on Rewire.

Marc Lamont Hill and Mychal Denzel Smith Discuss State Violence Against Black People

Author and professor Marc Lamont Hill, and Mychal Denzel Smith, contributing writer for The Nation magazine, speak on Democracy Now! about police brutality and race discrimination, especially toward Black men. The post Marc Lamont Hill and Mychal Denzel Smith Discuss State Violence Against Black People appeared first on Rewire.

Standing Under Sprinklers, Missouri Activists Turn Tables on Anti-Choice Community

Missouri legislators protect and fund crisis pregnancy centers, while ignoring how their constituents are affected by violence and health-care disparities. A new campaign is taking to the streets to refocus their attention. The post Standing Under Sprinklers, Missouri Activists Turn Tables on Anti-Choice Community appeared first on Rewire.

Managing Expectations When It Comes to DOJ Investigations of Police Shootings

The shootings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile certainly seem unjustified. Extrajudicial. Unlawful. But as bad as they may sound, they are unlikely to be enough to trigger a federal grand jury indictment. The post Managing Expectations When It Comes to DOJ Investigations of Police Shootings appeared first on Rewire.

Arizona Drops 1,500 Needy Children With First-in-Nation Cash Assistance Cap

Critics have called the cap "an aggressive and intentional effort to undermine support for vulnerable families.” The post Arizona Drops 1,500 Needy Children With First-in-Nation Cash Assistance Cap appeared first on Rewire.

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