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Mississippi Finally Stops Defending Clinic Shutdown Law

Once Mississippi dropped its fight to maintain its clearly unconstitutional admitting privileges requirement, a federal court entered an order blocking it for good. The post Mississippi Finally Stops Defending Clinic Shutdown Law appeared first on Rewire.

‘We All Know Someone’: Tribal Community, Advocates Seek to Honor Missing and Murdered Native American Women

"It’s a hard struggle when a member of your family passes away. But this Day of Awareness can mean that her memory will live on forever.” The post ‘We All Know Someone’: Tribal Community, Advocates Seek to Honor Missing and Murdered Native American Women appeared first on Rewire.

Watch Live – 1 in 3 Campaign Speakout: Stories from the Resistance

Today, March 21, the 1 in 3 Campaign will stream “Stories from the Resistance,” a speak-out featuring a diverse group of people who will discuss their experiences with abortion and abortion care. The event is part of a national movement aimed at refocusing the debate on abortion from a political perspective to a personal one. Show More Summary

Depo-Provera Linked to HIV Risk? Women Need to Know

A recent review of evidence on hormonal contraceptives and the risk of HIV acquisition motivated the World Health Organization to change its safety rating of progestogen-only injectables. It remains to be seen what that change will mean,...Show More Summary

Gavel Drop: Gorsuch Emails Raise Questions About His Positions on Voting Rights, Torture

In other news, the Southern Poverty Law Center wins a victory against a modern debtors' prison in Alabama, and it intends to investigate if anti-LGBTQ groups are influencing Trump administration policies. The post Gavel Drop: Gorsuch Emails Raise Questions About His Positions on Voting Rights, Torture appeared first on Rewire.

Schoolhouse Rock! Parody Teaches the Fundamentals of Emergency Contraception

In a parody of Schoolhouse Rock!’s iconic animation “I’m Just a Bill,” the Lady Parts Justice League created “I’m Just a Pill,” an informative cartoon about the importance of emergency contraception and why it should be available for everyone. The post Schoolhouse Rock! Parody Teaches the Fundamentals of Emergency Contraception appeared first on Rewire.

Montana Republican Pushes Anti-LGBTQ ‘Bathroom Bill’ Referendum

"This is one more attempt in a long line of attempts to discriminate against the LGBT community and specifically the transgender community," said SK Rossi, advocacy and policy director for the ACLU of Montana. The post Montana Republican Pushes Anti-LGBTQ ‘Bathroom Bill’ Referendum appeared first on Rewire.

Did Supreme Court Nominee Gorsuch Instruct Law Students to Skirt Fair Employment Laws?

The more we learn about Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch, the worse he seems for the bench. The post Did Supreme Court Nominee Gorsuch Instruct Law Students to Skirt Fair Employment Laws? appeared first on Rewire.

The Worst ‘Alternative Facts’ About Abortion

The leaders and lawmakers of the anti-choice movement have created a cottage industry out of devising bogus claims and flawed research to advance their baseless policies. The post The Worst ‘Alternative Facts’ About Abortion appeared first on Rewire.

Abortion Access in Texas Makes Slow Comeback

Abortion care providers are beginning to reopen clinics and restore some abortion services, years after a Republican-backed law wiped out abortion access in Texas. The post Abortion Access in Texas Makes Slow Comeback appeared first on Rewire.

Can Congressional GOP’s Planned Parenthood Vendetta Be Counteracted in Maryland?

Maryland Democrats have introduced a bill to direct $2.7 million to fund Planned Parenthood health-care services if congressional Republicans cut off federal funds. The post Can Congressional GOP’s Planned Parenthood Vendetta Be Counteracted in Maryland? appeared first on Rewire.

Boom! Lawyered: Motion to Dismiss and Summary Judgment Edition

We're specifically going to discuss how these concepts relate to Gavin Grimm’s case against the Gloucester County School Board and transgender bathroom discrimination. The post Boom! Lawyered: Motion to Dismiss and Summary Judgment Edition appeared first on Rewire.

In New Book of Essays, Rebecca Solnit Tackles the Silencing That’s Quieted So Many Women

In The Mother of All Questions, Solnit draws on an equation that has preoccupied women writers from Virginia Woolf to Audre Lorde: that silence is a form of marginalization. The post In New Book of Essays, Rebecca Solnit Tackles the Silencing That’s Quieted So Many Women appeared first on Rewire.

Why a Hawaii Woman Sent a Cease-and-Desist Letter to an Anti-Abortion Clinic

A young woman visited a crisis pregnancy center thinking she’d get medical care at a clinic that would safeguard her privacy. She didn’t know her personal information would be used against her. The post Why a Hawaii Woman Sent a Cease-and-Desist Letter to an Anti-Abortion Clinic appeared first on Rewire.

‘You Must Become the Voice Every Day’: Protect Trans Women Day of Action in D.C.

Wednesday was declared a National Day of Action to #ProtectTransWomen—particularly those of color—by LBGTQ equality organization GetEQUAL. Washington, D.C., has one of the largest LGBTQ communities in the country, and has the highest population of transgender individuals in the United States. Show More Summary

Paid Family Leave Changed My Life

The time after the birth of my first child It wasn't just difficult. It was a profoundly sad stretch, in which my wife's emotional, mental, and physical health deteriorated. I felt helpless, wanting to be there, but only getting to see our new baby for a few minutes every weekday after rushing home from work. The post Paid Family Leave Changed My Life appeared first on Rewire.

Trump’s ‘Cruel’ Budget Eviscerates Resources for Vulnerable People

The president's budget blueprint contains audacious provisions to restrict people with low incomes from food and shelter while slashing resources for family planning. The post Trump’s ‘Cruel’ Budget Eviscerates Resources for Vulnerable People appeared first on Rewire.

Paid Family Leave Introduced in Wisconsin’s GOP-Dominated Legislature

Voters across party lines overwhelmingly support up to 12 weeks of paid family and medical leave, according to 2016 polling from the National Partnership for Women & Families. The post Paid Family Leave Introduced in Wisconsin’s GOP-Dominated Legislature appeared first on Rewire.

What to Think About When Considering Donating Your Eggs

"Giving the gift of life" can be satisfying for both the soul and checkbook. But it comes with hard questions about future contact with any child produced from the donation, the health costs of pushing for high-egg yields, and uncertainty about long-term side effects. The post What to Think About When Considering Donating Your Eggs appeared first on Rewire.

Seattle DACA Recipient Remains in Detention Center

Daniel Ramirez Medina, a DACA recipient who came to the United States at age 7, was swept up in President Trump's nationwide immigration raids. The post Seattle DACA Recipient Remains in Detention Center appeared first on Rewire.

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