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When Allies Stigmatize: Nick Kristof, Family Planning, and Abortion

In a recent column, the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist distinguishes abortion from other types of health care—a common false dichotomy but a peculiar stance from a global health advocate. The post When Allies Stigmatize: Nick Kristof, Family Planning, and Abortion appeared first on Rewire.

What’s Next for Gavin Grimm’s Case?

The Supreme Court may have kicked Gavin Grimm's case back to an appellate court, but the fight for transgender rights is far from lost in the federal courts. The post What’s Next for Gavin Grimm’s Case? appeared first on Rewire.

Idaho Republicans Have to Roll Back Abortion Restrictions and They Feel ‘Sad’

GOP legislators were forced by the courts to repeal a ban on medication abortion via telemedicine—a move that reportedly made anti-choice lawmakers cry. The post Idaho Republicans Have to Roll Back Abortion Restrictions and They Feel ‘Sad’ appeared first on Rewire.

Trump’s Revised Muslim Ban Is Still a Muslim Ban

Trump signed the new ban behind closed doors, perhaps a sign that he is wary about the ability of the courts to uphold discriminatory actions. The post Trump’s Revised Muslim Ban Is Still a Muslim Ban appeared first on Rewire.

Gavel Drop: More Reasons Why Gorsuch Shouldn’t Be a Supreme Court Justice

He would likely support rulings unfavorable to voting rights, reproductive freedom, and campaign finance reform. The post Gavel Drop: More Reasons Why Gorsuch Shouldn’t Be a Supreme Court Justice appeared first on Rewire.

North Carolina Officials Do Nothing to Assuage Fears of Trump’s Deportation Blitz

Durham officials would only answer yes-or-no questions from the largely Latino crowd as the Trump administration deports undocumented people for almost any reason. The post North Carolina Officials Do Nothing to Assuage Fears of Trump’s Deportation Blitz appeared first on Rewire.

Stop Missing the Point: Sex Ed Is a Human Right

Ensuring that all people—and especially young people—have a complete and accurate understanding of how sexuality can shape and affect us is a necessary and moral thing to do. The post Stop Missing the Point: Sex Ed Is a Human Right appeared first on Rewire.

Roberts Court Sends Gavin Grimm Case Back to Appeals Court

The U.S. Supreme Court order directs the appeals court to take another look at the case of the transgender teenager who successfully sued his school district for access to restrooms aligning with his gender identity. The post Roberts Court Sends Gavin Grimm Case Back to Appeals Court appeared first on Rewire.

Contraception Is Getting Better Just When We Might Lose Access to It

The current study can't tell us why or how we got better at using birth control, but there are a number of plausible explanations. The post Contraception Is Getting Better Just When We Might Lose Access to It appeared first on Rewir...

Texas Could Join States Allowing Doctors to Lie to Pregnant People

Margaret Johnson, a member of the Texas League of Women Voters, called the anti-choice legislation "a not-so-subtle way to give medical personnel the opportunity to impose religious beliefs on women." The post Texas Could Join States Allowing Doctors to Lie to Pregnant People appeared first on Rewire.

We’re Going the Wrong Way on Medication Abortion Access

And a group of experts wants you to know that federal regulatory policy is partly responsible. The post We’re Going the Wrong Way on Medication Abortion Access appeared first on Rewire.

Hundreds Rally in Oregon in Support of Bill Guaranteeing Insurance Coverage of Reproductive Care

"There have been times," said 20-year-old Llondyn Elliot, "where I could not afford prescriptions or doctors' visits, and because of lack of funds was not able to access care." The post Hundreds Rally in Oregon in Support of Bill Guaranteeing Insurance Coverage of Reproductive Care appeared first on Rewire.

Medicaid Block Grants Could Do ‘Irreparable Damage’ to Safety Net of Family Planning Providers

Because block grants essentially cap how much the government allocates each year to states, restructuring the program in this way could also hinder a state’s ability to deal with a public health crisis or an economic downturn should one arise. The post Medicaid Block Grants Could Do ‘Irreparable Damage’ to Safety Net of Family Planning Providers appeared first on Rewire.

Lawsuit: Memphis Police Waging Intimidation Campaign Against Fight for $15 Workers

“The City of Memphis is declaring war on its lowest paid workers, most of whom are black,” said Edie Love, a leadership member of Standing Up For Racial Justice Memphis. “It appears Memphis and its Police Department are still stuck in the days of Jim Crow.” The post Lawsuit: Memphis Police Waging Intimidation Campaign Against Fight for $15 Workers appeared first on Rewire.

Democrats Fortify Resistance to Trump’s Anti-Choice Agenda

Under the Women’s Health Protection Act, neither the states nor the federal government could single out abortion providers for restrictions that don’t apply to similar medical services. The post Democrats Fortify Resistance to Trump’s Anti-Choice Agenda appeared first on Rewire.

Activists in D.C. Defend Affordable, Accessible Health Care: #SavetheACA

In response to the recent calls from Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) for constituents around the country to outwardly express their support for the Affordable Care Act (ACA), supporters convened in Washington, D.C. Show More Summary

As Trump Attacks, Members of Congress Tell Transgender People: ‘We Are With You’

The heightened advocacy on Capitol Hill comes as the Trump administration ditched protections for transgender students under Title IX, the federal law prohibiting sex discrimination at schools that receive federal funding. The post As Trump Attacks, Members of Congress Tell Transgender People: ‘We Are With You’ appeared first on Rewire.

‘Junk Science’ Anti-Choice Bills Advance in Indiana, Idaho

So-called abortion reversal is "make-believe health care, because it requires doctors to give information that is not accurate,” said Mistie Tolman, Idaho legislative director and public affairs manager with Planned Parenthood Votes Northwest and Hawaii. The post ‘Junk Science’ Anti-Choice Bills Advance in Indiana, Idaho appeared first on Rewire.

Sessions, Trump, and Russia: Where Do We Go From Here?

Perhaps more interesting than what Democrats ought to demand is dispelling the notion that Senate Democrats are powerless. Indeed, they have more power than is generally understood. The post Sessions, Trump, and Russia: Where Do We Go From Here? appeared first on Rewire.

Trump Administration Peddles White Supremacy During Black History Month and Beyond

It seems fitting that the Trump administration would use Black History Month to center white supremacy. The post Trump Administration Peddles White Supremacy During Black History Month and Beyond appeared first on Rewire.

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