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Bishops Denounce ‘Catholics for Choice’ Campaign Against Colorado ‘Personhood’ Measure

Colorado’s bishops, speaking through the Colorado Catholic Conference, say they've taken a “neutral” stance on Colorado’s "personhood" amendment. But they've backed church activity supporting the amendment and are criticizing a campaign...Show More Summary

Irregularities, Misinformation in Tennessee’s Early Voting

Shortly after early voting began in Tennessee, local media reported that some voters have received misleading information about Amendment 1 and that there have been cases of voting machine irregularities. Image: Shutterstock The post Irregularities, Misinformation in Tennessee’s Early Voting appeared first on RH Reality Check.

As Voters Consider Abortion Rights Crackdown, Two North Dakota Women Speak Out

North Dakota voters will decide on Election Day whether to add an amendment to the state constitution defining life as beginning at conception. While the debate surrounding so-called personhood amendments often takes the form of competing...Show More Summary

Tennessee’s Amendment 1 Is A ‘Personhood’ Referendum—for Pregnant Women

Amendment 1's proponents claim that it "neutralizes" the law on abortion; in reality, the measure would rob pregnant women of the full protections of Tennessee's constitution. Image: Shutterstock The post Tennessee’s Amendment 1 Is A ‘Personhood’ Referendum—for Pregnant Women appeared first on RH Reality Check.

North Dakota Supreme Court: Restrictions on Medication Abortion Can Take Effect

The ruling means a 2011 law that bans off-label use of abortion-inducting medications can take effect immediately. Image: Shutterstock The post North Dakota Supreme Court: Restrictions on Medication Abortion Can Take Effect appeared first on RH Reality Check.

GOP Pulls Money Out of South Dakota Race

Republicans in Washington have begun pulling money budgeted for the U.S. Senate candidate in South Dakota—an apparent sign of confidence—while national Democrats continue pumping money into the contest. Image: Office of Governor Mike Rounds The post GOP Pulls Money Out of South Dakota Race appeared first on RH Reality Check.

After Fighting ‘Establishment’ Candidate, Tea Party Backs Roberts in Close Kansas U.S. Senate Race

The right is throwing all its weight behind Sen. Pat Roberts to help him defeat pro-choice Independent Greg Orman. Image: Rand Pac/Youtube The post After Fighting ‘Establishment’ Candidate, Tea Party Backs Roberts in Close Kansas U.S. Senate Race appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Colorado ‘Personhood’ Backer Denies Saying Measure ‘Could Criminalize Women’

A leading supporter of Colorado’s "personhood" amendment disputes a Fox News story reporting that she believes the amendment could make criminals of women. Image: Shutterstock The post Colorado ‘Personhood’ Backer Denies Saying Measure ‘Could Criminalize Women’ appeared first on RH Reality Check.

How to Talk to Your Guy Friends About Not Threatening to Rape and Murder Women on the Internet

If you really think that you are a good guy, and that you are not the kind of person who would threaten to violently hurt someone for the hell of it, the onus is on you to fix this. Image: Shutterstock The post How to Talk to Your Guy Friends About Not Threatening to Rape and Murder Women on the Internet appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Tennessee’s Measure 1 Is A ‘Personhood’ Referendum—for Pregnant Women

Amendment 1's proponents claim that it "neutralizes" the law on abortion; in reality, the measure would rob pregnant women of the full protections of Tennessee's constitution. Image: Shutterstock The post Tennessee’s Measure 1 Is A ‘Personhood’ Referendum—for Pregnant Women appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Reproductive Rights Advocates Ask Oklahoma Supreme Court to Block Admitting Privileges Law

The emergency request comes after a lower court ruled the law could take effect November 1. Image: Shutterstock The post Reproductive Rights Advocates Ask Oklahoma Supreme Court to Block Admitting Privileges Law appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Changing Political Landscape Could Spell Trouble for Abortion Access in New Mexico

State lawmakers nationwide have passed legislation to restrict access to reproductive health care, but in New Mexico, attempts to restrict reproductive health care have gained little traction. However, reproductive rights advocates fear...Show More Summary

Harm From Texas’ Omnibus Anti-Abortion Law Extends Beyond Patients

Staff members at the last remaining legal abortion clinic in the Rio Grande Valley have been repeatedly left without a job in the wake of flip-flopping court decisions. Image: Andrea Grimes / RH Reality Check The post Harm From Texas’ Omnibus Anti-Abortion Law Extends Beyond Patients appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Video Reveals Joni Ernst Lied About Connection With Group Behind Attack Ads

As the grassroots web news series The Undercurrent has pointed out, Republican U.S. Senate candidate Joni Ernst attended and spoke at a Koch brothers retreat in June, telling conservatives there that the Kochs' politically connectedShow More Summary

Cincinnati May Lose Its Sole Abortion Clinic

The only remaining abortion clinic in the greater Cincinnati area, which serves an estimated 2.1 million people, was hit with a citation this month from the Ohio Department of Health for failing to have a written transfer agreement with a local private hospital. Image: Shutterstock The post Cincinnati May Lose Its Sole Abortion Clinic appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Bloody Fetus Pictures Aren’t About Persuasion—They’re About Bullying

Anti-choice protesters are irate that San Antonio officials won't let them disgust people with bloody footage on a Jumbotron outside the Alamo. It's time to ask why anti-choicers keep trying these gross-out techniques when they haveShow More Summary

Lawsuit: Gay Inmates Placed in Solitary Confinement, Subject to Discrimination

Gay, bisexual, and transgender inmates in California filed a class action lawsuit last week against a county and its sheriff, alleging that they are kept in a segregated ward called an “Alternative Lifestyle Tank,” essentially keeping...Show More Summary

Oklahoma Court Refuses to Block Admitting Privileges Requirement

Attorneys the Center for Reproductive Rights say they're planning to file an emergency appeal with the state supreme court. Image: Oklahoma capitol on Shutterstock The post Oklahoma Court Refuses to Block Admitting Privileges Requirement appeared first on RH Reality Check.

This Week in Sex: Humans and Neanderthals Mate, King Tut’s Closely Related Parents, and a Bug-Fueled Cloaca Cleanser

This week, scientists determine when humans and Neanderthals swapped genes, anthropologists suggest that King Tut's parents were siblings, and a male bird (apparently) poisons itself to be more attractive to females. Image: Shutterstock The...Show More Summary

Breast Cancer Behind Bars: One Woman’s Story

I had been in jail for two and a half months when I learned that my breast cancer would necessitate a mastectomy. And I would have to do it alone: no pink pillows, no encouraging cards, no special foods. No comfort, period. Image: Shutterstock The post Breast Cancer Behind Bars: One Woman’s Story appeared first on RH Reality Check.

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