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Kansas Legislature Resurrects Anti-Choice Bill by Passing ‘Fix’

Lawmakers in the Kansas house approved a bill Saturday making a technical change to a GOP law banning telemedicine abortion care. Supporters hope the legislative “fix” will end an injunction imposed by a state court. Image: Shutterstock The post Kansas Legislature Resurrects Anti-Choice Bill by Passing ‘Fix’ appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Employees Get Rare Win Before Roberts Court

The Roberts Court on Monday ruled in favor of a Muslim woman who claimed she was not hired by Abercrombie & Fitch because she wears a hijab. Image: Shutterstock The post Employees Get Rare Win Before Roberts Court appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Texas Lawmakers Further Restrict Access to Legal Abortion Care for Minors, Cancer Screenings

The Texas legislature approved two measures on Friday that will make it harder for some of the most marginalized Texans to access cancer treatment and legal abortion care. Image: Shutterstock The post Texas Lawmakers Further Restrict Access to Legal Abortion Care for Minors, Cancer Screenings appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Losing My Lege: So Long, Farewell (We Hope)

Sine die—the official end of the regular legislative session—here in Texas is set for Monday, and if the fates are willing, we won't be facing a special legislative session. That would mean another cruel start to the summer for Texans...Show More Summary

TRAP Bill Fails to Gain Traction in Maine House

The Maine house's Democratic majority rejected a bill that would require clinics providing abortion services to meet onerous licensing requirements. Image: Shutterstock The post TRAP Bill Fails to Gain Traction in Maine House appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Ninth Circuit Court Strikes Another 20-Week Abortion Ban

A federal appeals court on Friday ruled unconstitutional an Idaho law banning abortions at 20 weeks post-fertilization, marking the latest legal defeat for radical state-level abortion bans. Image: Shutterstock The post Ninth Circuit Court Strikes Another 20-Week Abortion Ban appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Poll: Most Americans Identify as ‘Pro-Choice’ for the First Time in Seven Years

For the first time since 2008, significantly more Americans described themselves as “pro-choice” than “pro-life” in a Gallup poll asking for their position on “the abortion issue.” Image: Shutterstock The post Poll: Most Americans Identify as ‘Pro-Choice’ for the First Time in Seven Years appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Stop Trying to Make Conservative Feminism Happen

Looking up to a Carly Fiorina-type doesn’t help you if you have to quit your job because you can’t afford child care. Image: Christopher Halloran / Shutterstock.com The post Stop Trying to Make Conservative Feminism Happen appeared first on RH Reality Check.

North Carolina Republicans Advance 72-Hour Waiting Period Bill

The bill is part of state Republican lawmakers’ two-pronged assault on reproductive rights. Image: Shutterstock The post North Carolina Republicans Advance 72-Hour Waiting Period Bill appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Charles Robinson and George Tiller: Two Physicians Who Fought for Justice in a Turbulent Kansas

This month brings two anniversaries of note to those of us who are interested in the role that doctors can play in the struggle for social justice: May 21, when pro-slavery "ruffians" invaded Lawrence, Kansas in 1856, and May 31, when...Show More Summary

South Carolina Republicans Agree to Remove 20-Week Ban Exceptions

The South Carolina Senate passed by voice vote Wednesday a ban on abortion at 20 weeks post-fertilization after one lawmaker dropped an objection to exemptions in the bill, reaching an agreement with Republicans in the house. Image: Shutterstock The post South Carolina Republicans Agree to Remove 20-Week Ban Exceptions appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Taking Action to Combat State-Sanctioned Violence Against Women Worldwide

May 28 is the International Day of Action for Women’s Health—a day advocates have commemorated since 1987. This year, the focus is on institutional violence. Image: Shutterstock The post Taking Action to Combat State-Sanctioned Violence Against Women Worldwide appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Lawsuit: Michigan Discriminates Against Transgender People in Issuing State IDs

A federal lawsuit challenges a policy by the Michigan Secretary of State's office that requires an amended birth certificate before correcting the gender on state issued identification cards. Image: Shutterstock The post Lawsuit: Michigan Discriminates Against Transgender People in Issuing State IDs appeared first on RH Reality Check.

California Assembly Requires Anti-Choice Centers to Discuss Abortion Options

California's Democratic-majority assembly passed a bill Tuesday that would require crisis pregnancy centers to offer pregnant people information about state programs providing reproductive health-care services, including abortion. Image: Shutterstock The post California Assembly Requires Anti-Choice Centers to Discuss Abortion Options appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Texas Abortion Provider Launches Program to ‘Shift’ Abortion Stigma: A Q&A With Amy Hagstrom Miller and Amanda Williams

Amy Hagstrom Miller and Amanda Williams at ChoiceWorks speak about their vision for their new nonprofit Shift, why they’ve chosen to launch in Texas, and what the end of abortion stigma might look like in red states. Image: CourtesyShow More Summary

Texas Republicans Fall Short On Abortion Insurance Ban

Anti-choice legislators, following days of infighting between mainstream Texas Republican lawmakers and Tea Partiers, missed a key Tuesday night deadline to approve a bill that would have banned abortion care coverage in insurance plans...Show More Summary

Federal Court Permanently Blocks Arkansas’ 12-Week Abortion Ban

The law, considered to be among the most radically restrictive in the nation, has been blocked by a federal judge since March 2014. Image: Shutterstock The post Federal Court Permanently Blocks Arkansas’ 12-Week Abortion Ban appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Alabama GOP Passes Bill Regulating Abortion Clinics Like Sex Offenders

The Alabama house passed legislation Tuesday that would prohibit clinics offering abortion care from being located near schools, charging that children should be protected from anti-choice protests. Image: Shutterstock The post Alabama GOP Passes Bill Regulating Abortion Clinics Like Sex Offenders appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Louisiana Lawmakers Clash as GOP Fails to Advance Anti-Choice Measure

A Louisiana senate committee hearing Tuesday on an abortion ban based on the sex of the fetus ended with a tense exchange between a committee member and the bill’s author. Image: Shutterstock The post Louisiana Lawmakers Clash as GOP Fails to Advance Anti-Choice Measure appeared first on RH Reality Check.

How the Duggars’ Conservative Christianity Can Enable Abuse and Cover-Ups

It is doubly important that we carefully examine the sociopolitical and theological environment that allowed such abuses—and their apparent cover-up—in the first place. And we must think about the impact that this hyper-conservativeShow More Summary

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