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Arizona Doctors Won’t Have To Lie to Patients About ‘Abortion Reversal’—For Now

A provision that would force abortion providers to tell patients medication abortions can be reversed will not be enforced while a lawsuit challenging the requirement's constitutionality proceeds. Image: Shutterstock The post Arizona Doctors Won’t Have To Lie to Patients About ‘Abortion Reversal’—For Now appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Around the World, Women Are Forced to Justify Their Reasons for Abortion

A New York Times op-ed raises the question of how liberal an abortion law is if it requires women to justify their abortions. Most abortion restrictions in the United States and Europe are based on the idea that some women are more deserving...Show More Summary

TRAP Law Goes Down in Maine’s GOP-Controlled Senate

Maine's Republican-majority state senate voted 21 to 14 against a targeted regulation of abortion provider (TRAP) bill in Maine on Friday, after the state's Democratic-led house voted down the proposal last month. Image: Shutterstock The post TRAP Law Goes Down in Maine’s GOP-Controlled Senate appeared first on RH Reality Check.

House GOP Tries to Eliminate Public Funding for Family Planning

The impact on the nearly 4.6 million people who depend on Title X for their health-care needs would be “devastating." Image: Shutterstock The post House GOP Tries to Eliminate Public Funding for Family Planning appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Report: Obamacare Should Cover Vasectomies, Condoms

“The exclusion of methods used by men simply makes no sense and benefits no one—not men, not women, not families, not health plans,” Adam Sonfield, author of a new analysis for the Guttmacher Institute on “male” contraceptive methods, said in a statement. Image: Shutterstock The post Report: Obamacare Should Cover Vasectomies, Condoms appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Arkansas Appeals Federal Court Block on 12-Week Abortion Ban

Attorneys for the state argue its safe haven laws allow it to ban nearly all abortions prior to viability. Image: Shutterstock The post Arkansas Appeals Federal Court Block on 12-Week Abortion Ban appeared first on RH Reality Check.

California’s Maximum Family Grant Rule Isn’t Just Discriminatory—It Worsens Public Health

The rule, passed in 1994, refused further benefits when families already receiving assistance had more children. After more than 20 years, the California legislature has the chance to repeal the law. Image: Shutterstock The post California’s Maximum Family Grant Rule Isn’t Just Discriminatory—It Worsens Public Health appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Iowa Governor Will Continue to Decide Who Gets Medicaid Funds for Abortion Care

An Iowa appropriations bill would require people seeking an abortion to view an ultrasound and continue to require Gov. Terry Branstad (R) to personally decide which abortions are covered by Medicaid. Image: Governor Branstad / YouTube The post Iowa Governor Will Continue to Decide Who Gets Medicaid Funds for Abortion Care appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Delaware De-Criminalizes Midwifery During Home Births

Though certified professional midwives train for three to five years to become nationally certified, most states also require a state certification. Image: Shutterstock The post Delaware De-Criminalizes Midwifery During Home Births appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Roberts Court Refuses to Hear North Carolina Forced Ultrasound Case

Monday's refusal by the Roberts Court leaves in place a federal appeals court decision that ruled the law violated the First Amendment rights of practitioners. Image: Shutterstock The post Roberts Court Refuses to Hear North Carolina Forced Ultrasound Case appeared first on RH Reality Check.

‘People’s Veto’ Emerges as Texas GOP Slashes Cancer Screenings

Reproductive rights supporters have braved the crushing heat to join one dedicated 20-year-old Texan in her public call for Gov. Greg Abbott to reject lawmakers' decision to cut Planned Parenthood out of the state's Breast and Cervical...Show More Summary

LGBTQ Youth Deserve ‘Real Education’ About Sexuality

The lack of LGBTQ-inclusive, comprehensive, and medically accurate sexual and reproductive health education is a public health concern that many lawmakers, educators, and doctors are letting slip through the cracks. Image: Shutterstock The post LGBTQ Youth Deserve ‘Real Education’ About Sexuality appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Adoption Agencies in Michigan Can Now Discriminate Against Same-Sex Couples

Same-sex couples in Michigan may have a harder time adopting children under new laws signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on Thursday that allow adoption agencies to deny anyone services based on the organization's "sincerely held" religious beliefs. Image: Shutterstock The post Adoption Agencies in Michigan Can Now Discriminate Against Same-Sex Couples appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Dilemma Faced by ‘Orange Is the New Black’ All Too Real for Mothers Behind Bars

In the newly released season of Orange Is the New Black, Daya Diaz must grapple with whether she should give her baby up for adoption or have the newborn go into foster care as she finishes her 36-month sentence. Diaz's plight reflects...Show More Summary

STDs Up in Rhode Island, But Dating Apps Not Solely Responsible

The Rhode Island Department of Health recently announced that rates of HIV, gonorrhea, and syphilis are up across the state. Though media reports focused on the role of hook-up apps, such as Tinder and Grindr, the department attributes...Show More Summary

Pro-Choice and Pregnant? Yeah, It’s Really Real

In response to a recent profile of NARAL Pro-Choice America President Ilyse Hogue, in which she recounted how anti-choice advocates couldn't handle her growing pregnant belly, we've created a new Tumblr to show off our pro-choice and pregnant, or pro-choice and parenting, selves. Show More Summary

Will Republican Noises About Over-the-Counter Birth Control Inadvertently Make It Happen?

A number of Republicans claimed to support over-the-counter birth control pills to counter claims of being anti-contraception in 2014. Now they may have accidentally increased liberal interest in the issue, which could lead to it becoming...Show More Summary

Lindsey Graham Pushes for 20-Week Abortion Ban in Senate—Again

“I can promise you a debate in 2015, and a vote,” Graham said at a press conference Thursday. Image: USSenLindseyGraham/ YouTube The post Lindsey Graham Pushes for 20-Week Abortion Ban in Senate—Again appeared first on RH Reality Ch...

Wisconsin Senate Approves Unconstitutional 20-Week Abortion Ban

The GOP-majority Wisconsin State Senate on Tuesday passed a bill to ban abortion at 20 weeks post-fertilization, a measure that Gov. Scott Walker has pledged he will sign if it gets to his desk. Image: Shutterstock The post Wisconsin Senate Approves Unconstitutional 20-Week Abortion Ban appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Lawsuit: Florida Forced Waiting Period Law Unconstitutional, Offensive

A lawsuit filed in state court challenges a Florida law that requires patients visit their doctor 24 hours before they can have an abortion. Image: Shutterstock The post Lawsuit: Florida Forced Waiting Period Law Unconstitutional, Offensive appeared first on RH Reality Check.

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