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Colorado GOP’s Fetal Homicide Bill Based on Legislation Promoted by Anti-Choice Group

A bill introduced in the Colorado legislature in response to a horrific attack on a pregnant woman is based on boilerplate legislation promoted by a national anti-choice organization. Image: Shutterstock The post Colorado GOP’s Fetal Homicide Bill Based on Legislation Promoted by Anti-Choice Group appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Virginia City Attacks Abortion Access Through Zoning Law Change

The Manassas, Virginia, city council on Monday approved an ordinance that abortion access advocates say would threaten to close the city's lone abortion clinic. Image: Steve Heap / Shutterstock.com The post Virginia City Attacks Abortion Access Through Zoning Law Change appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Amendments to Senate Trafficking Bill Pose New Problems for Victims, Advocates Say

The Senate passed the Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act in a 99-0 vote late last week, after a protracted, bitter debate over a provision restricting abortion care for underage sex trafficking victims. But some reproductive rights...Show More Summary

Sexually Transmitted Infections Are on the Rise Across the Country  

A number of reports released last week show that cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis are increasing in states and localities across the United States. Image: Shutterstock The post Sexually Transmitted Infections Are on the Rise Across the Country   appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Kansas Official Seeks Legal Defense Funds for Anti-Choice Law Amid Budget Crisis

The arch-conservative Kansas governor this month signed SB 95 into law, which will make Kansas the first state in the nation to criminalize a medical procedure used after a miscarriage and during second-trimester abortions. Image: 41 Action News/ Youtube The post Kansas Official Seeks Legal Defense Funds for Anti-Choice Law Amid Budget Crisis appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Losing My Lege: Texas Tea Partier Thinks Grieving Families Are Doing Penance for Everyone Else

Here's a man who is saying that people who are carrying wanted, but unsustainable, pregnancies must be compelled by the state to carry their fetuses to term because they, and we, are sinners. Image: Matt Schaefer/Youtube The post Losing My Lege: Texas Tea Partier Thinks Grieving Families Are Doing Penance for Everyone Else appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Louisiana Health Department Adopts Radical Anti-Choice Rules

The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals revised its abortion clinic licensing standards, and the new regulations could severely restrict access to legal abortion care throughout the state. Image: Shutterstock The post Louisiana Health Department Adopts Radical Anti-Choice Rules appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Colorado’s Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program Works, and That’s Why Conservatives Want to Kill It

Republicans in Colorado are coming up with a plethora of reasons to object to funding an IUD program that has dramatically reduced teen pregnancy. But their real concern appears to be that the program is too good at preventing unintended...Show More Summary

Religious Lawyer Argues Marriage Equality Will Increase Abortions

To a certain kind of religious conservative, this connection makes some—if not perfect—sense. Image: Shutterstock The post Religious Lawyer Argues Marriage Equality Will Increase Abortions appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Purvi Patel Appeals Feticide, Felony Neglect Conviction

Attorneys for Patel, who was jailed following a miscarriage in 2013, claim prosecutors produced no evidence that the Indiana woman took medication to terminate her pregnancy. Image: Shutterstock The post Purvi Patel Appeals Feticide, Felony Neglect Conviction appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Supreme Court Takes Action in Another Religious Objection to Obamacare’s Birth Control Benefit

The order from the Supreme Court Monday directs the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit to reconsider its decision that the birth control benefit accommodation process does not violate federal law. Image: Shutterstock The post Supreme Court Takes Action in Another Religious Objection to Obamacare’s Birth Control Benefit appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Used Condoms on Playgrounds Are Gross, But Not Cause for Alarm

Last week, a boy in Colorado picked up a used condom on his school’s playground and put it into his mouth. Though this might not seem like news, media outlets across the country, and even internationally, have focused on his risk ofShow More Summary

Florida Republicans Pass Forced Waiting Period Bill in Party-Line Vote

The Florida legislature's Republican majority on Friday passed a measure mandating a 24-hour waiting period for people seeking abortions, sending it to Republican Gov. Rick Scott for approval. Image: Republican Governor's Association/ Youtube The post Florida Republicans Pass Forced Waiting Period Bill in Party-Line Vote appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Reproductive Rights Advocates to Roberts Court: Don’t Intervene in Mississippi Abortion Battle

The Roberts Court could decide in May to take up a Mississippi law designed to close the state's only abortion clinic. Image: The Rachel Maddow Show/MSNBC The post Reproductive Rights Advocates to Roberts Court: Don’t Intervene in Mississippi Abortion Battle appeared first on RH Reality Check.

‘Blended’ Takes Poignant Look at Unique Issues Stepfamilies Face

Blended: Writers on the Stepfamily Experience notes that a whopping 95 million adults in the United States have a step-relationship. The book does not gloss over the difficulties involved with these situations, nor does it neglect the...Show More Summary

Minnesota Lawmakers Vote Down Clinic Inspections Amendment

The amendment to the Minnesota Health and Human Services omnibus bill was defeated in the state senate by a 32-29 vote, mostly along partisan lines, with four anti-choice Democrats joining Republicans in supporting the measure. Image: Shutterstock The post Minnesota Lawmakers Vote Down Clinic Inspections Amendment appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Opposition to Paid Sick Leave Could Be Softening as Sen. Murray Pressures GOP

Workers' rights advocates weren’t expecting 15 Republicans to vote in favor of giving American workers the chance to earn paid sick days, as they did last month. Image: Senator Patty Murray/ Youtube The post Opposition to Paid Sick Leave Could Be Softening as Sen. Murray Pressures GOP appeared first on RH Reality Check.

North Carolina Republicans Pass 72-Hour Waiting Period Bill

The bill will now go before the state senate—also majority Republican—where it is expected to pass. Image: Shutterstock The post North Carolina Republicans Pass 72-Hour Waiting Period Bill appeared first on RH Reality Check.

When Does an Error Become a Lie? The Case of the Missing Decimal Point

This is a story about Dr. John Thorp and a Missing Decimal Point, an odd mystery that raises questions about when an error becomes a lie, and when—in the context of court proceedings—a lie becomes perjury. Image: Shutterstock The post When Does an Error Become a Lie? The Case of the Missing Decimal Point appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Texas House Proposal Would Force People to Carry to Term Non-Viable Fetuses

A Texas Democrat on Thursday called this year's state legislature the most misogynistic she's seen in her 21 years as a state representative, following a house vote that would have ended legal abortion care for pregnant Texans whoseShow More Summary

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