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We’re Tired, Yes, But We Must Continue Talking About Racial Injustice

When we stop talking about racism and racially motivated violence, we push the dream of a fair and equitable society even further into the distance. Image: a katz / Shutterstock.com The post We’re Tired, Yes, But We Must Continue Talking About Racial Injustice appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Eleanor Holmes Norton Dares House GOP to Overturn New D.C. Law: ‘Go Ahead’

Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.) may not be allowed to vote in the House, but she is still threatening to make life difficult for House Republicans if they keep trying to overturn D.C.’s new Reproductive Health Non-Discrimination Act. Image: OCTDC's Channel The post Eleanor Holmes Norton Dares House GOP to Overturn New D.C. Show More Summary

California Law Removes Public Assistance Barrier for Homeless People

People experiencing homelessness in California will have an easier time accessing public assistance programs under a new state law that will allow those without homes to get birth certificates and state IDs for free. Image: Shutterstock The post California Law Removes Public Assistance Barrier for Homeless People appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Heroes in Their Own Right: What Clinic Staff Do, and Why They Do It

For administrative staff at abortion clinics, there are no trophies, no fans, and no press, just the satisfaction of knowing they are helping those who need it. Image: South Wind Women's Center The post Heroes in Their Own Right: What Clinic Staff Do, and Why They Do It appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Corporations May Prove To Be Unlikely Allies in the Fight for Wage Increases

Chipotle may not be the ultimate tipping point, but we could may be inching closer to a moment at which the government will be compelled to act, mandating a higher minimum wage, paid sick leave, and other benefits for workers in theShow More Summary

Michigan Lawmakers Push Back on Anti-Choice Insurance Law

Michigan legislators are pushing to repeal the state’s infamous ban on insurance coverage of abortion and have introduced legislation that would prohibit employers from discriminating against people based on their use of contraceptives. Image: Shutterstock The post Michigan Lawmakers Push Back on Anti-Choice Insurance Law appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Senate GOP Wants to Gut Family Planning, Teen Pregnancy Prevention

Senate Republicans released a funding proposal on Tuesday that would significantly cut funding for women’s health, including Title X low-income family planning and a key evidence-based teen pregnancy prevention program. Image: Shutterstock The post Senate GOP Wants to Gut Family Planning, Teen Pregnancy Prevention appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Fifth Circuit Rules in Favor of Obamacare’s Birth Control Benefit Accommodation

The conservative court of appeals handed the Obama administration an important victory in its defense of the Affordable Care Act's birth control benefit. Image: Shutterstock The post Fifth Circuit Rules in Favor of Obamacare’s Birth Control Benefit Accommodation appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Unsayable? To the Contrary, Negative Stereotypes of Trans Women Are Heard Far Too Often

In truth, because trans people are often forced to remain silent out of fear, any attempt to stand up for ourselves and counter conventional wisdom is seen by some members of the public as the so-called mob descending. Image: Shutterstock The post Unsayable? To the Contrary, Negative Stereotypes of Trans Women Are Heard Far Too Often appeared first on RH Reality Check.

New HPV Vaccine Protects Teens From at Least Four Kinds of Cancer

A study released Monday found that Gardasil 9, the newest version of the vaccine that protects against HPV, remains effective for years after it’s given to pre-teen and teen boys and girls. Image: Shutterstock The post New HPV Vaccine Protects Teens From at Least Four Kinds of Cancer appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Georgia Officials Seek Solutions to High Maternal Mortality Rates

Georgia’s maternal mortality rate is the worst in the United States, and researchers and medical professionals analyzing state health statistics are beginning to understand the data behind the problem and to move toward creating solutions. Image: Shutterstock The post Georgia Officials Seek Solutions to High Maternal Mortality Rates appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Judge: Ohio Anti-Choice Law Unconstitutional, Rules Clinic Can Remain Open

An Ohio abortion clinic will remain open despite an almost yearlong effort by anti-choice state officials to shutter its doors, thanks to a county judge’s ruling on Friday that the state’s abortion clinic licensing laws are unconstitutional. Image: Shutterstock The post Judge: Ohio Anti-Choice Law Unconstitutional, Rules Clinic Can Remain Open appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Investigative Report: How Victim-Blaming Led to the Rape Kit Backlog

In cases of rape, the “he said, she said” dilemma has outgrown the realm of legitimate legal query, and has instead come to justify the systemic failure of police and prosecutors nationwide to properly process forensic evidence thatShow More Summary

New York Legislators Pass Pregnancy-Friendly Health Insurance Law

A bill allowing pregnant women to enroll in health insurance through the New York state exchange passed both houses of the state legislature last week and is now headed to Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s desk. Image: Shutterstock The post New York Legislators Pass Pregnancy-Friendly Health Insurance Law appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Advocates File Emergency Request With Supreme Court to Block Clinic Shutdowns

The petition filed late Friday asks the Roberts Court to stay a decision by the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals that requires all clinics to meet ambulatory surgical center provisions by July 1 or shut down. Image: Shutterstock The post Advocates File Emergency Request With Supreme Court to Block Clinic Shutdowns appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Breaking: Fifth Circuit Insists Clinic Shutdown Measure Take Effect in Texas

Late Friday, the Fifth Circuit ruled it would not stay an order that could force all but nine clinics in the state to close. Image: Shutterstock The post Breaking: Fifth Circuit Insists Clinic Shutdown Measure Take Effect in Texas appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Ohio GOP Once Again Pushes Anti-Choice Measures In Budget Bill

Ohio senators on Thursday dealt a blow to abortion access in the state with the approval of a budget amendment that advocates say is designed to force the closure of at least one clinic. Image: Shutterstock The post Ohio GOP Once Again Pushes Anti-Choice Measures In Budget Bill appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Indiana’s Looming Gubernatorial Race Should Act as a Lesson for Democrats on the National Stage

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence's reputation took a drubbing in the aftermath of the "religious freedom restoration act." But many progressives feel his would-be adversary, John Gregg, isn't progressive enough to satisfy voters. Image: JohnShow More Summary

Iowa Supreme Court: Telemedicine Abortion Ban Is Unconstitutional

The unanimous ruling protects a practice designed to improve abortion access in rural parts of the state. Image: Shutterstock The post Iowa Supreme Court: Telemedicine Abortion Ban Is Unconstitutional appeared first on RH Reality Ch...

The Problems for Reproductive Rights Advocates in the Confederate Flag License Plate Decisions

On Thursday, the Supreme Court ruled states can refuse to print license plates displaying the Confederate flag. But the decision is not the win it looks like for reproductive rights advocates. Image: 360b / Shutterstock.com The post The Problems for Reproductive Rights Advocates in the Confederate Flag License Plate Decisions appeared first on RH Reality Check.

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