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Report: Low-Income Detroit Residents Once Again Face Water Shutoffs

Thousands of Detroit residents will once again face having their water service shut off, according to a report by the ACLU of Michigan. Plans are being made by city officials to shut off water service for at least 26,000 Detroit residents. Image: Shutterstock The post Report: Low-Income Detroit Residents Once Again Face Water Shutoffs appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Report: Obamacare Brings Dramatic Decrease in Uninsured Rate

A greater percentage of Americans have health insurance than any time in the past 40 years, according to an announcement made by the Obama administration Monday. Image: Shutterstock The post Report: Obamacare Brings Dramatic Decrease in Uninsured Rate appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Surgeons Announce the First Successful Penis Transplant

A 21-year-old man now has full urinary and reproductive function in a donor penis that was transplanted in December, making this the first successful surgery of its kind. Image: Shutterstock The post Surgeons Announce the First Successful Penis Transplant appeared first on RH Reality Check.

GOP-Controlled Florida Committee Approves Waiting Period Bill

A Florida bill designed to delay a person’s decision to get an abortion was approved Thursday by a house committee. The bill, HB 633, would amend the state’s “informed consent” law by requiring patients to wait at least 24 hours to obtain...Show More Summary

Iowa House Passes Forced Abortion Counseling Bill

Lawmakers in the Iowa house passed a bill last week that would force a pregnant person seeking an abortion to undergo counseling prior to the procedure. Image: Shutterstock The post Iowa House Passes Forced Abortion Counseling Bill appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Ohio’s Voter Fraud Investigation Finds Almost Nothing

Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted's office announced last week that his ongoing investigation into voter fraud has identified 27 people who are not citizens and who voted in Ohio elections. An earlier report by Husted’s office found...Show More Summary

New Mexico Senate Committee Blocks Two Anti-Choice Bills

Two bills to restrict abortion access died Sunday in a New Mexico Senate committee, despite Republican lawmakers’ attempts to circumvent the committee process and bring both bills to the floor for a vote. Image: Shutterstock The post New Mexico Senate Committee Blocks Two Anti-Choice Bills appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Losing My Lege: Former Fetus, Current Hypocrite

Rep. Jonathan Stickland's "former fetus" isn't just a matter ripe for mockery. It's an issue of life and death for the people in Texas who rely on Planned Parenthood, and other specialized providers of reproductive health care, for affordable...Show More Summary

GOP Senator Spreads False Claims About Obamacare’s Cybersecurity

Tom Cotton has a history of making inflammatory statements that push the bounds of political decorum, even for the most bombastic lawmakers. These have included outlandish comments about the Affordable Care Act, which he has virulently...Show More Summary

FDA Approves New IUD Designed To Be More Affordable

Liletta, an IUD just approved by the FDA, is being marketed in the United States through a unique partnership between manufacturers who hope to bring the device to more people at a lower cost. However, it is still unclear whether those...Show More Summary

Undercover Investigation Confirms California Crisis Pregnancy Centers Lie to Women

Even in the state rated the most accessible for people seeking abortion services, a vast network of organizations exists for the sole purpose of dissuading people from terminating their pregnancies, according to a report released Thursday. Image:...Show More Summary

The Bipartisan Chemical Safety Reform Bill Is an Improvement—But It’s Still Not Good Enough

Chemical safety reform presents a rare opportunity for legislators on both sides of the aisle to work together to protect the health and well-being of women and their families. Unfortunately, bipartisan does not always mean better.  Image:...Show More Summary

Utah Governor to Sign LGBT Anti-Discrimination Bill With Religious Exemptions

An exemption-laden bill addressing discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people was passed Wednesday by the Republican-dominated Utah state legislature. Image: Shutterstock The post Utah Governor to Sign LGBT Anti-Discrimination Bill With Religious Exemptions appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Iowa Supreme Court Considers State Constitutional Right to Abortion

During oral arguments in a case challenging the state's telemedicine abortion ban, Iowa Solicitor General Jeffery Thompson said he would not object to a ruling protecting abortion rights in the Iowa Constitution. Image: Shutterstock The post Iowa Supreme Court Considers State Constitutional Right to Abortion appeared first on RH Reality Check.

‘Marlise’s Law’ Would Give Pregnant Texans Advance Directive Rights

A Texas lawmaker has proposed a bill that would give pregnant Texans and their families the same end-of-life decision-making rights as non-pregnant people, striking a line from a health and safety statute that requires pregnant people...Show More Summary

Study: Women’s Economic Status Lags in Half of States

The most striking finding from a new study is that in the ten years since this data was last collected, women’s economic status has gotten worse or stayed the same in almost half of the 50 states and the District of Columbia. Image: Shutterstock The post Study: Women’s Economic Status Lags in Half of States appeared first on RH Reality Check.

GOP Senator Attacks Birthright Citizenship During Human Trafficking Bill Abortion Fight

Sen. David Vitter (R-LA) is pushing a radical amendment to a human trafficking bill that would end the practice of granting automatic citizenship to all children born in the United States. Image: Shutterstock The post GOP Senator Attacks Birthright Citizenship During Human Trafficking Bill Abortion Fight appeared first on RH Reality Check.

New Mexico Democrats Block GOP’s Maneuver on Anti-Choice Bills

New Mexico State Senate Democrats on Tuesday blocked Republicans from bringing two anti-choice bills to the floor for a vote, as Republicans attempted to circumvent the committee process. Image: meunierd / Shutterstock.com The post New Mexico Democrats Block GOP’s Maneuver on Anti-Choice Bills appeared first on RH Reality Check.

New Hampshire, Florida Scramble Toward Medicaid Expansion Alternatives

As the Supreme Court decision to cut financial subsidies for the health insurance of millions of Americans looms, many states are still grappling with the question of whether to expand Medicaid in the traditional way outlined by theShow More Summary

New York Restaurant Workers Face Lower Tips, Still Not Enough Wages

New York tipped workers will soon see a substantial wage increase, but the increase is not nearly enough to raise more workers out of poverty, to compensate their labor fairly, and to reduce the pressure to tolerate hostile work environments...Show More Summary

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