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Campaign Week in Review: Clinton Calls for ‘Gender-Responsive’ Prison Policies, Trump Unleashes ‘Sexist’ Attack on Clinton

Clinton published an opinion piece for CNN Wednesday on the costs of prison for women, calling for reforms that address the unique experiences women in the system face. The post Campaign Week in Review: Clinton Calls for ‘Gender-Responsive’ Prison Policies, Trump Unleashes ‘Sexist’ Attack on Clinton appeared first on Rewire.

#SheWoke Fuels First Congressional Caucus on Black Women and Girls Event

Reps. Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-NJ), Robin Kelly (D-IL), and Yvette D. Clarke (D-NY) formed the caucus in March at the behest of #SheWoke, a collective started by seven advocates and thought leaders across the country. The post #SheWoke Fuels First Congressional Caucus on Black Women and Girls Event appeared first on Rewire.

Hearing for Accused Planned Parenthood Shooter Overlooks His Extreme Anti-Abortion Views

After a full day of testimony, which included an investigator's account that Dear had stopped at a crisis pregnancy center (CPC) before moving on to the Planned Parenthood, it was clear that neither the prosecution nor the defense wanted...Show More Summary

Know Your Status: Working to Destigmatize Routine STI Screening

April marks STD Awareness Month and the Get Yourself Tested campaign: There is no time like the present to check your status, discuss testing with your sexual partner, and talk about safer sex with your provider. The post Know Your Status: Working to Destigmatize Routine STI Screening appeared first on Rewire.

Why Do So Many People Still Believe Abortion Is Dangerous?

Liz Plank, host of Vox‘s web series, 2016ish, speaks with anti-choice protesters and an abortion provider to try to understand why so many people know so little about abortion. The post Why Do So Many People Still Believe Abortion Is Dangerous? appeared first on Rewire.

Open Letter Asks Ted Cruz to Drop Extremist From Anti-Choice Coalition

"Troy Newman is an anti-choice extremist and misogynist ideologue who has argued that the murder of abortion providers is justified and that the attacks of 9/11 were retribution from God against legal abortion,” said Ilyse Hogue, president of NARAL Pro-Choice America. The post Open Letter Asks Ted Cruz to Drop Extremist From Anti-Choice Coalition appeared first on Rewire.

Tennessee Counselors Can Now Shun Clients in the Name of Religion

“It hurts our LGBT citizens, negatively impacts our economy and seeks to undermine the counseling profession," Nashville Mayor Megan Barry said in a statement. The post Tennessee Counselors Can Now Shun Clients in the Name of Religion appeared first on Rewire.

Paul Ryan’s Health-Care Pitch Would Put ‘Greater Burden’ on Sick Americans

Rep. Paul Ryan’s plan to address those with pre-existing conditions may sound familiar to many following the election closely—and that’s because Carly Fiorina made an almost identical pitch in November during a Republican debate. The post Paul Ryan’s Health-Care Pitch Would Put ‘Greater Burden’ on Sick Americans appeared first on Rewire.

House GOP Blocks Troops’ Abortion Care Access

“This issue is important because so many of our service members who get pregnant, who need an abortion, are finding themselves in really dangerous situations,” said Rep. Jackie Speier (D-CA). The post House GOP Blocks Troops’ Abortion Care Access appeared first on Rewire.

Oregon Court: Anti-Choice Ballot Initiative Wording Is Too Fuzzy

"Any vote cast in support of this ballot initiative would be denying the ability of low-income Oregonians to access abortion services," said Michele Stranger-Hunter, executive director of NARAL Pro-Choice Oregon. The post Oregon Court: Anti-Choice Ballot Initiative Wording Is Too Fuzzy appeared first on Rewire.

A Challenge to North Carolina’s HB 2 Could Mean Greater Protection for Trans People

Courts have historically been reluctant to designate transgender people as a discrete group that has suffered discrimination and therefore needs special legal treatment. But that may be changing. The post A Challenge to North Carolina’s HB 2 Could Mean Greater Protection for Trans People appeared first on Rewire.

41,000 Doctors to Join Lawsuit Against Catholic Hospital Over Denial of Care

Religious directives, written by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, forbid doctors at Catholic facilities from providing birth control and performing common reproductive health procedures. The post 41,000 Doctors to Join Lawsuit Against Catholic Hospital Over Denial of Care appeared first on Rewire.

Report: Carly Fiorina, Purveyor of Anti-Choice Attacks, To Be Ted Cruz’s Running Mate

Carly Fiorina’s race for the GOP nomination was marked by misinformation and falsehoods about reproductive rights, health care, and other aspects of her platform. The post Report: Carly Fiorina, Purveyor of Anti-Choice Attacks, To Be Ted Cruz’s Running Mate appeared first on Rewire.

Georgia GOP Approves $2 Million for Anti-Choice Pregnancy Centers

Elizabeth Nash, a policy analyst at the Guttmacher Institute, said the Republican-backed measure "allows state funds to go to organizations providing women with incomplete information or outright misinformation.” The post Georgia GOP Approves $2 Million for Anti-Choice Pregnancy Centers appeared first on Rewire.

Abortion Providers Call for Closure of Troubled Virginia Abortion Clinic

“Evidence of wrongdoing at Brigham’s American Women’s Services facility in Fairfax is part of a clear pattern of repeated and serious misconduct that poses a significant threat to patient safety, and which cannot be allowed to go unchecked...Show More Summary

Conservatives Are Using Abortion Panic to Attack Health Care Again—This Time About AmeriCorps

Sounds bad for AmeriCorps, doesn’t it, if its volunteers have violated federal law by working as abortion clinic escorts? It also sounds precisely like an anti-choice talking point. The post Conservatives Are Using Abortion Panic to Attack Health Care Again—This Time About AmeriCorps appeared first on Rewire.

Ted Cruz Is No Moderate: Meet Some of His Most Extreme Allies

The presidential candidate has lined up supporters who have suggested that marriage equality may usher in a second civil war and compared Planned Parenthood workers to perpetrators of clinic violence. The post Ted Cruz Is No Moderate: Meet Some of His Most Extreme Allies appeared first on Rewire.

Congressional Republicans Question FDA’s Evidence-Based Medication Abortion Guidelines

“When it comes to a health-care provider’s ability to provide care in accordance with the most up-to-date medical research, no politician should ever interfere," said Dana Singiser, Planned Parenthood Action Fund's vice president of public policy. The post Congressional Republicans Question FDA’s Evidence-Based Medication Abortion Guidelines appeared first on Rewire.

AmeriCorps Scrutinized for Abortion ‘Doula’ Services, But Were Laws Broken?

Anti-choice lawmakers have pounced, but it’s uncertain how providing pregnant people with emotional support constitutes a violation of the law. The post AmeriCorps Scrutinized for Abortion ‘Doula’ Services, But Were Laws Broken? appeared first on Rewire.

Report: Black, Latino Children Face Massive Well-Being Disparities in Texas

Forty-two percent of Latino students and 32 percent of Black students are enrolled in high-poverty school districts, compared to 6 percent of white students. The post Report: Black, Latino Children Face Massive Well-Being Disparities in Texas appeared first on Rewire.

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