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Denver Archbishop: Shun Candidates Supporting Planned Parenthood

Denver’s Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila urged thousands of people at Denver’s March for Life rally Saturday to make their voices heard in politics, including at Colorado’s March caucuses. Image: Catholic Charities / YouTube The post Denver Archbishop: Shun Candidates Supporting Planned Parenthood appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Supreme Court Won’t Hear Arkansas Case Challenging ‘Roe’

The Supreme Court refused to hear a case arguing whether an Arkansas law banning abortion at 12 weeks, with narrow exception, should be considered constitutional. Image: Shutterstock The post Supreme Court Won’t Hear Arkansas Case Challenging ‘Roe’ appeared first on RH Reality Check.

‘1 in 3’ Speakout Offers What’s Often Missing in Abortion Debate: Personal Stories [Video]

The event is part of a national movement aimed at refocusing the debate on abortion from a political perspective to a personal one. Image: 1 in 3 Campaign The post ‘1 in 3’ Speakout Offers What’s Often Missing in Abortion Debate: Personal Stories [Video] appeared first on RH Reality Check.

The Miseducation of California Nurses: Legal Loophole Enables Spread of Anti-Choice Medical Myths

Heartbeat International and other anti-choice groups treat abortion pill reversal as if it’s a medical fact, but the science behind it is scanty, at best. Image: Shutterstock The post The Miseducation of California Nurses: Legal Loophole Enables Spread of Anti-Choice Medical Myths appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Campaign Week in Review: Ben Carson Can’t Stop Comparing Abortion to Slavery

Amid the week's chaos, you may have missed Ben Carson comparing abortion to slavery, John Kasich attributing the gender pay gap to paid family leave, and Martin O’Malley releasing his “Worker’s Bill of Rights.” Image: Rich Koele / Shutterstock.com The post Campaign Week in Review: Ben Carson Can’t Stop Comparing Abortion to Slavery appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Black Activists Turn to Twitter to #ReclaimMLK

The social media event happened just hours after protesters interrupted a breakfast event hosted by Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel in honor of the late civil rights leader. Image: Shutterstock The post Black Activists Turn to Twitter to #ReclaimMLK appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Kansas Planned Parenthood Investigation Found No Wrongdoing, Governor Still Wants to Cut Funding

Like many across the country, an investigation in Kansas found that Planned Parenthood was not involved with the illegal sale of fetal tissue. Image: Gage Skidmore / Flickr The post Kansas Planned Parenthood Investigation Found No Wrongdoing, Governor Still Wants to Cut Funding appeared first on RH Reality Check.

How Photographer Wendi Kent Hopes to Galvanize the Quiescent ‘Pro-Choice Majority’

While Kent’s photographs show predictable tableaux, they underscore the contradiction between protesters’ declarations of Christian compassion and their behaviors: yelling, shaming, and metaphorically bludgeoning people with the Bible. Image:...Show More Summary

Oregon Labor Advocates Push Wage Protections

Democratic Gov. Kate Brown on Thursday unveiled a plan to boost the state minimum wage from $9.25 to $13.50. Separately, activists said they are circulating a proposed ballot measure to raise Oregon’s minimum wage should the governor's effort fail. Image: PBS NewsHour / YouTube The post Oregon Labor Advocates Push Wage Protections appeared first on RH Reality Check.

For First Time Since 9/11, NYPD Agrees to Rein in Surveillance of Muslim Communities

Advocates and activists are cautiously optimistic that such practices will no longer be a matter of routine. Image: Scott Cornell / Shutterstock.com The post For First Time Since 9/11, NYPD Agrees to Rein in Surveillance of Muslim Communities appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Four Facts Nancy Pelosi—and All ‘Pro-Choice’ Democrats—Should Know About Abortion

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi could not articulate a vigorous, unapologetic, and evidence-based response on abortion to questions posed in an interview this week by Roll Call's Melinda Henneberger. Image: Roll Call The post Four Facts Nancy Pelosi—and All ‘Pro-Choice’ Democrats—Should Know About Abortion appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Lawsuit: Group Attacking Planned Parenthood a ‘Criminal Enterprise’

A lawsuit filed in federal court Thursday by Planned Parenthood accuses anti-choice activists of operating a criminal enterprise in hopes of ending legal abortion. Image: Shutterstock The post Lawsuit: Group Attacking Planned Parenthood a ‘Criminal Enterprise’ appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Another GOP Governor Wants to End Planned Parenthood Funding

Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback said he would cut off Medicaid funding for the state’s Planned Parenthood. The move would deprive the organization of about $61,000. Image: Gov. Sam Brownback / YouTube The post Another GOP Governor Wants to End Planned Parenthood Funding appeared first on RH Reality Check.

With Shutoffs Looming, Water Crisis Worsens in Flint, Michigan

The National Guard arrived in Flint, Michigan, Wednesday to help distribute bottled water and filters amid a mounting outcry against Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder’s response to a full-blown public health crisis. Image: Shutterstock The post With Shutoffs Looming, Water Crisis Worsens in Flint, Michigan appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Jeb Bush Voices Opposition to ‘Roe,’ Promises to Expand Funding for Crisis Pregnancy Centers

Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush reasserted his anti-choice credentials during an interview on Wednesday. Image: Jeb Bush / YouTube The post Jeb Bush Voices Opposition to ‘Roe,’ Promises to Expand Funding for Crisis Pregnancy Centers appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Insurance Coverage of Doula Care Would Benefit Patients and Service Providers Alike

A new report recommends that states take advantage of the Medicaid rule allowing reimbursement of doula services or that they mandate that both public and private insurance provide comprehensive coverage of doula care. Image: Shutterstock The post Insurance Coverage of Doula Care Would Benefit Patients and Service Providers Alike appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Alleged Gunman: ‘I Picked Planned Parenthood Because It’s Murdering Little Babies’

Robert Lewis Dear Jr., in his first media interview since he was arrested in November for the killing of three people at a Planned Parenthood clinic, said that the FBI has tracked him for 22 years. Image: Colorado Springs Gazette / YouTube The post Alleged Gunman: ‘I Picked Planned Parenthood Because It’s Murdering Little Babies’ appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Hard Work and Marriage Aren’t the Magic Cure-Alls for Poverty Jeb Bush Is Hoping For

Economists are already calling out the dangerous ramifications of Bush’s plan to eliminate safety net programs in favor of providing block grants to states. Image: PSB SATELLITE NEWS/Youtube The post Hard Work and Marriage Aren’t the Magic Cure-Alls for Poverty Jeb Bush Is Hoping For appeared first on RH Reality Check.

For Black Women’s Lives to Matter, Legislators Must Halt Attacks on Our Bodily Autonomy

All lives do not matter to politicians like Rep. Mike Moon (R-MO) and Rep. Sean Duffy (R-WI) because the very real issues that we deal with every day are only spoken of when they want to vilify Black mothers and families or try to use...Show More Summary

Indiana Governor: ‘Religious Freedom’ Should Trump Civil Rights

Gov. Mike Pence (R) in his State of the State address said that he would not support any measure to protect LGBTQ Indianans that would infringe on religious freedom. Image: ABC News / YouTube The post Indiana Governor: ‘Religious Freedom’ Should Trump Civil Rights appeared first on RH Reality Check.

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