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Pennsylvania Lieutenant Governor: ‘I Regret’ Voting for Anti-Choice Measure

“HB 1948 is an assault on a woman's ability to make the decision that's best for her and her family, nothing more,” Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. Mike Stack (D) wrote. “I was in those lawmakers' shoes several years ago, and I made the wrong decision. Show More Summary

ICE May Stop Contracting With Private Prison Companies

Private prisons last year increased their share of the immigrant detention industry after the implementation of the “detention bed quota,” which guaranteed 34,000 immigrants would be detained at any given time. The post ICE May Stop Contracting With Private Prison Companies appeared first on Rewire.

Naya Rivera: Because You Told Your Abortion Story, I’m Telling Mine

Rivera was there for me, along with the rest of the Glee cast, with uplifting vocals years ago when I had an abortion. Flash forward to today, and Rivera is there for me again, using her voice in a different way. Because she was so open...Show More Summary

Patients ‘Throwing Up in the Parking Lot’ Under Ohio Abortion Law

As the authors of a new study on medication abortion write,"There is no evidence that the change in law led to improved abortion outcomes. Indeed, our findings suggest the opposite." Ushma Upadhyay, lead author of the paper, said: "Abortion...Show More Summary

Rio Showed Us Where Title IX Has Succeeded—But Equality in Sports Still Has Far to Go

The Rio Olympics were a display of U.S. women's progress, but in too many communities and school systems, girls and young women of color still have less opportunity to play sports. The post Rio Showed Us Where Title IX Has Succeeded—But Equality in Sports Still Has Far to Go appeared first on Rewire.

Clinton Calls for Mental Health Workers to Be Trained in ‘Cultural Competency’

Clinton’s agenda includes an effort to bolster "public awareness and take action to address maternal depression, infant mental health, and trauma and stress in the lives of young children.” The post Clinton Calls for Mental Health Workers to Be Trained in ‘Cultural Competency’ appeared first on Rewire.

North Carolina’s Anti-Transgender ‘Bathroom Bill’ Shows Cracks in Legal Footing

Friday’s ruling applies only to the transgender students who sued to block the Republican-backed measure mandating people use public restrooms that comport with their biological sex rather than their gender identity. The post North Carolina’s Anti-Transgender ‘Bathroom Bill’ Shows Cracks in Legal Footing appeared first on Rewire.

Here Comes the Next Big Civil Rights Fight in Health Care

Among its other protections, Section 1557 expressly prohibits anti-transgender discrimination and refusals to provide reproductive health care. That means it has the potential to significantly advance gender equity in the delivery of health-care services. The post Here Comes the Next Big Civil Rights Fight in Health Care appeared first on Rewire.

Campaign Week in Review: Clinton Proposes Emergency Fund for Public Health Crises

The former secretary of state called for greater investment in public health related infrastructure, including improving the capacity of public health departments, and ensuring that resources are provided to state and local governments...Show More Summary

Jessica Luther Offers NCAA a New Playbook for ‘Unsportsmanlike Conduct’ in Debut Book

With students returning to campus and football season kicking off this week, investigative journalist Jessica Luther’s book Unsportsmanlike Conduct: College Football and the Politics of Rape, is arriving at a pivotal moment. The post Jessica Luther Offers NCAA a New Playbook for ‘Unsportsmanlike Conduct’ in Debut Book appeared first on Rewire.

Asylum Seekers’ Hunger Strike Ends After ICE Threats

Guards at Pennsylvania’s Berks County Residential Center told asylum seekers that if they got “too weak” during the hunger strike, their children would have to be taken away from them. The post Asylum Seekers’ Hunger Strike Ends After ICE Threats appeared first on Rewire.

‘Why Couldn’t Wildin Graduate?’: The Legacy of a U.S. Immigration Program Targeting Teens

ICE has not stated publicly whether the arrests of teens under Operation Border Guardian will continue, but there is anecdotal evidence suggesting the operation has caused considerable damage in the communities of those placed into detention,...Show More Summary

What Bresha Meadows, Arrested for Shooting Her Father After Reported Abuse, Faces Next

In July, Bresha Meadows, then 14, had been arrested for allegedly shooting her father with his own gun as he slept—the same gun he had often brandished, she said, to keep his own family in line. The post What Bresha Meadows, Arrested for Shooting Her Father After Reported Abuse, Faces Next appeared first on Rewire.

Contraception Access ‘Isn’t Really An Issue,’ Says McConnell Spokesperson

Although the Zika virus can be sexually transmitted, Republicans have sought contraception restrictions that Democrats have charged could disproportionately impact women in Puerto Rico. The post Contraception Access ‘Isn’t Really An Issue,’ Says McConnell Spokesperson appeared first on Rewire.

Kentucky Supreme Court Denies Appeal to Reopen Abortion Clinic

The Kentucky Supreme Court opinion said the EMW Women’s Clinic in Lexington can't reopen because it lacks the required state licensing to operate as a full-time abortion clinic, according to reports. The post Kentucky Supreme Court Denies Appeal to Reopen Abortion Clinic appeared first on Rewire.

Abortion Reversal ‘Quackery’ Gets the Boot in Arizona

“Lawmakers should recognize that Arizona women deserve high-quality medical care—not political ideology masquerading as medicine," said Andrew Beck, staff attorney at the ACLU’s Reproductive Freedom Project. The post Abortion Reversal ‘Quackery’ Gets the Boot in Arizona appeared first on Rewire.

Trump Has ‘Never’ Heard of Immigrant Detention Centers That He Mentioned in 2011 Book

"I've never even heard the term," Trump replied when Bill O'Reilly asked about "detention centers." Trump's book, however, used the term "immigrant detention facilities." The post Trump Has ‘Never’ Heard of Immigrant Detention Centers That He Mentioned in 2011 Book appeared first on Rewire.

This Election Season, Rewire Needs Your Vote

Every month, CREDO Mobile, the country's only progressive phone company, allocates $150,000 to be given away to three nonprofit groups. How much of the donation each group gets depends on the number of votes they receive. And we are asking you to take a moment to vote for Rewire. The post This Election Season, Rewire Needs Your Vote appeared first on Rewire.

Anti-Choice Leader to Remove Himself From Medical Board Case in Ohio

In a letter to the State of Ohio Medical Board, representatives from nine groups shared comments made by Gonidakis and said he lacked the objectivity required to remain a member of the medical board. The letter’s undersigned said the...Show More Summary

Trump’s Plan to Stop Voter Fraud May Violate a Decades-Old Settlement Agreement

There’s no voter fraud crisis. Not a single investigation has turned up any evidence of such a thing. But that hasn’t stopped Donald Trump from hyperventilating about it or ranting about his plans to stop that from happening. The post Trump’s Plan to Stop Voter Fraud May Violate a Decades-Old Settlement Agreement appeared first on Rewire.

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