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‘Foster v. Chatman’ Isn’t Really Going to Change Racial Bias in Jury Selection

Let me note that the facts of Foster are so egregious that it is unlikely to have any effect outside of this one case. The post ‘Foster v. Chatman’ Isn’t Really Going to Change Racial Bias in Jury Selection appeared first on Rewire.

Taxes on Tampons and Pads Could Soon Be Gone in New York

State Sen. Susan Serino (R-Hyde Park), sponsored the bill. She said in April it was “beyond comprehension” that the state would exempt “cupcakes and circus performances” from the sales tax, but not sanitary napkins and tampons. The post Taxes on Tampons and Pads Could Soon Be Gone in New York appeared first on Rewire.

White Southern Girlhood and Eugenics: A Talk With Historian Karin Zipf

The same white supremacy that declared Black men and women to be hypersexual also subjected troubled or abused white girls to incarceration and state-sponsored sterilizations to make sure the teens did not pass on "bad" genes and "ruin the race." The post White Southern Girlhood and Eugenics: A Talk With Historian Karin Zipf appeared first on Rewire.

Here’s How Hospitals Can Improve Health Care for Trans People

Discrimination against trans patients ran the gamut from violence and harassment at the hands of medical professionals or hospital staff to verbal abuse in medical settings, according to the analysis. The post Here’s How Hospitals Can Improve Health Care for Trans People appeared first on Rewire.

Campaign Week in Review: Clinton Hits Back Against GOP’s Voter Suppression Efforts

“When [Scott] Walker's Republican allies sat down to write this voter ID law, they knew full well it would unfairly target communities of color and prevent 300,000 mostly poor, elderly and student Wisconsinites from voting,” Clinton wrote. Show More Summary

Living in the Shadow of Counterterrorism: A Decade of Resistance

This small women-led movement has taken on the impossible challenge of fighting extreme religious intolerance with interfaith unity. The post Living in the Shadow of Counterterrorism: A Decade of Resistance appeared first on Rewire.

Arson Suspected in Latest Fire at Planned Parenthood Facility

A surge in clinic violence has followed the release last summer of a series of deceptively edited smear videos produced by an anti-choice front group aiming to take down Planned Parenthood. The post Arson Suspected in Latest Fire at Planned Parenthood Facility appeared first on Rewire.

How Conservatives Are Using a 2012 Supreme Court Health-Care Case to Challenge Trans Rights

Buried in the legal complaint challenging the Obama administration's recent agency actions on transgender rights is a legal claim designed to appeal directly to conservative judges. The post How Conservatives Are Using a 2012 Supreme Court Health-Care Case to Challenge Trans Rights appeared first on Rewire.

Battle Over LGBTQ Rights Throws House Floor Into Disarray—Again

Two anti-LGBTQ amendments that made it into the same energy and water appropriations bill did not appease conservatives. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) charged that the amendments constituted support for North Carolina’s discriminatory,...Show More Summary

Louisiana Cops Get Hate Crime Protections as Violence Against Police Plummets

A New Orleans activist said that the "Blue Lives Matter" bill allows law enforcement to hide “behind uniforms and badges” despite having a “long and egregious history” of committing acts of violence against communities of color. The post Louisiana Cops Get Hate Crime Protections as Violence Against Police Plummets appeared first on Rewire.

Only Through Becoming a Parent Have I Been Able to Let Go of My Grief at Losing My Own

Having a baby has brought me back to the present in the most profound way I could ever imagine. The post Only Through Becoming a Parent Have I Been Able to Let Go of My Grief at Losing My Own appeared first on Rewire.

Your Voice Matters: What I Learned Before Having Fibroid Surgery

Since fibroids are a common experience for many women, especially Black women like myself, I want to share some learnings about navigating the health-care system so others facing a similar prognosis can feel empowered instead of frightened. The post Your Voice Matters: What I Learned Before Having Fibroid Surgery appeared first on Rewire.

How Geofencing Works… and How It Can Be Abused

Geofencing technology can be deployed by anti-choice groups to send propaganda directly to a woman’s phone while she is in a clinic waiting room. Watch the video to learn how it works and then read the full investigative report. The post How Geofencing Works… and How It Can Be Abused appeared first on Rewire.

Anti-Choice Groups Use Smartphone Surveillance to Target ‘Abortion-Minded Women’ During Clinic Visits

Women who have visited almost any abortion clinic in the United States have seen anti-choice protesters outside, wielding placards and chanting abuse. A Boston advertiser's technology, when deployed by anti-choice groups, could allow...Show More Summary

States Launch Legal Attack Against White House Guidance on Transgender Bathroom Equity

The guidance comes at a time when transgender rights are under attack by Republican legislators at the state level. Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick (R) has threatened to defy the administration and encouraged superintendents to do the same. The post States Launch Legal Attack Against White House Guidance on Transgender Bathroom Equity appeared first on Rewire.

As Threats Spike, Advocates Urge Feds to Strengthen Law Protecting Abortion Clinic Access

Just two days after NARAL Pro-Choice America submitted a letter asking the U.S. Department of Justice to investigate anti-choice activities as domestic terrorism, an extremist opened fire on a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado, murdering...Show More Summary

Anti-Choice, Anti-LGBTQ Leaders Prepare to Cozy Up to Trump

Though some anti-choice leaders have signaled their support for Trump, others expressed hesitation about the Republican candidate when approached about attending the meeting. The post Anti-Choice, Anti-LGBTQ Leaders Prepare to Cozy Up to Trump appeared first on Rewire.

Breastfeeding, Bias, and Men Who Give Birth: Q&A With Trans Activist Trevor MacDonald

In his new parenting memoir, Trevor MacDonald talks about pregnancy and breastfeeding as a trans man—and why we must dislodge the idea that bearing children is only women's labor. The post Breastfeeding, Bias, and Men Who Give Birth: Q&A With Trans Activist Trevor MacDonald appeared first on Rewire.

ACLU Sues for Complaints Filed Against Catholic Hospitals Denying Reproductive Care

A 2012 federal investigation of the Catholic-run St. John Hospital in Detroit found the hospital violated federal law by discharging a miscarrying patient who lost seven pints of blood while the facility refused for six hours to allow...Show More Summary

Ohio Republicans Hit a Legal Snag in Defunding Planned Parenthood Clinics

Iris E. Harvey, president and CEO of Planned Parenthood of Greater Ohio, praised the judge’s temporary order. "Politicians have no business restricting women’s health, and today, the court agreed," Harvey said. The post Ohio Republicans Hit a Legal Snag in Defunding Planned Parenthood Clinics appeared first on Rewire.

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