The West Virginia Senate last week passed a bill that would ban abortion after 20 weeks, four weeks before a fetus is widely recognized as “viable,” the standard for legally-protected abortion in the United States. Image: Shutterstock The post 20-Week Abortion Ban Sent to West Virginia Governor’s Desk appeared first on RH Reality Check.
The proposal includes an exemption that would allow religious institutions to forgo offering health insurance plans that include contraception coverage for their employees. Image: Shutterstock The post Minnesota’s Birth Control Coverage Protections Would Include Religious Exemption appeared first on RH Reality Check.
Sabo, a Los Angeles-based street artist and right-wing folk hero, had a thing or two to say about Islam, immigration, Ted Cruz, and art at the nation's largest conservative gathering. Image: Emily Crockett The post Meet the Islamophobic CPAC Mainstage Speaker Behind the ‘Abortion Barbie’ Posters appeared first on RH Reality Check.
Both possible 2016 presidential contenders said changes to immigration law should focus less on family ties and more on economic factors. Image: C-SPAN The post Marco Rubio and Jeb Bush, Immigration ‘Moderates,’ Take Focus Off Families at CPAC appeared first on RH Reality Check.
Among this year's attempts at conservative "humor": Sean Hannity's X-ray utero-vision, Ted Cruz's quip about not beating his wife, and the guy from Duck Dynasty calling STIs “the revenge of the hippies.” Image: Raw Story/YouTube The post CPAC’s Worst, Weirdest ‘Jokes’ appeared first on RH Reality Check.
That's the question before the Roberts Court in a case that pits the religious rights of employees against the duty of an employer to accommodate them. Image: WikiMedia Commons The post Can Abercrombie’s ‘Look Policy’ Accommodate a Religious Headscarf? appeared first on RH Reality Check.
Our right-wing state lawmakers are so proudly hateful that they actually celebrated banning marriage equality by cutting a cake. They've also already filed a slate of oppressive and unnecessary legislation this session. Image: Shutterstock The post Losing My Lege: These Bills Are the Icing on the Hate-Cake appeared first on RH Reality Check.
Even in front of this red-meat-friendly audience, references to abortion rights by presidential hopefuls were mostly passing and routine Image: ACU/Youtube The post At CPAC, 2016 Hopefuls Stick to Rote Remarks on Abortion appeared first on RH Reality Check.
Some advocates are calling the Food and Drug Administration's historical hesitation to approve a drug that would treat low sex drive in women sexist; others are saying the development of the medication itself is sexist. Who's in the right? Image: Shutterstock The post The Middle Ground in the Fight Over ‘Viagra for Women’ appeared first on RH Reality Check.
Republican Florida Gov. Rick Scott said he would take no action if the Affordable Care Act is gutted as the U.S. Supreme Court decision that could cut off access to affordable health care for millions looms. Image: Shutterstock The post Rick Scott: 1.6 Million Floridians Losing Health Care Is a ‘Federal Problem’ appeared first on RH Reality Check.
Supporters of the "men's rights" movement claim to want to defend the interests of men in a supposedly female-dominated society. But if you give them a chance to share their views in a mainstream setting, their underlying misogyny becomes...Show More Summary
Dozens of college students and reproductive justice activists met with lawmakers in Austin Thursday morning, asking them to support comprehensive sex ed, increase access to legal abortion care, and give doctors more leeway to make medically sound decisions about their patients. Image: Andrea Grimes/RH Reality Check The post Texans Demand ‘Trust. Show More Summary
Telemedicine abortion care isn't available in Alabama, but a state representative told local media the law would "stop it before it starts." Image: Governor Asa Hutchinson/Youtube The post Arkansas Governor Signs Telemedicine Abortion Ban appeared first on RH Reality Check.
I hope Suzanne Mazzola's family hasn't gotten around to reading the anti-choice articles about her, because whether they sound like touching tributes or not, I can tell you, it's hard to grow up believing that your parent decided to die. Show More Summary
Four Oregon lawmakers Thursday introduced the Comprehensive Women’s Health Bill, intended to ensure access to affordable, full-spectrum reproductive health care for every woman and transgender man in the state. Image: Shutterstock The post Oregon Bill Would Ensure Coverage for Reproductive Health Care, Abortions appeared first on RH Reality Check.
If confirmed, Lynch will become the first Black woman to serve as attorney general of the United States. Image: The White House/Youtube The post Loretta Lynch Nomination Clears Senate Judiciary Committee appeared first on RH Reality Check.
A new discrimination charge filed with the EEOC claims the retailer has a pattern and practice of discriminating against pregnant employees. Image: Shutterstock The post Savers Retail Chain Accused of Pregnancy Discrimination appeared first on RH Reality Check.
Black women do not expect much from those whose inhumane social, political, and economic interests challenge our human rights, but we do expect respect, support, and trust from our progressive allies, who supposedly are on our side. Image:...Show More Summary
The Department of Labor announced a rule change that will expand FMLA protections for thousands of legally married same-sex couples. Image: Shutterstock The post Same-Sex Spouses Get Job Protections, No Matter Where They Live appeared first on RH Reality Check.
Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner (R) defeated incumbent Gov. Pat Quinn (D) after campaigning on a platform of ultra-conservative policies, including curtailing labor unions and workers' rights. Rauner, since being sworn into office, has delivered...Show More Summary