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Parents, Educators Can Support Pediatricians in Providing Comprehensive Sexuality Education

While medical systems will need to evolve to address the challenges preventing pediatricians from sharing medically accurate and age-appropriate information about sexuality with their patients, there are several things I recommend parents...Show More Summary

Colorado Voters Could Get a Chance to Boost the State’s Minimum Wage

A campaign fact sheet cited an April survey showing that 59% of the 2,400 U.S. small businesses polled favor raising the minimum wage, and that about 40 percent of those polled already pay entry-level employees "far above" the required minimum wage in their location. The post Colorado Voters Could Get a Chance to Boost the State’s Minimum Wage appeared first on Rewire.

Feds Prep for Second Mass Deportation of Asylum Seekers in Three Months

Those asylum seekers include Mahbubur Rahman, the leader of #FreedomGiving, the nationwide hunger strike that spanned nine detention centers last year and ended when an Alabama judge ordered one of the hunger strikers to be force fed. The post Feds Prep for Second Mass Deportation of Asylum Seekers in Three Months appeared first on Rewire.

Gavel Drop: Republicans Can’t Help But Play Politics With the Judiciary

Republicans have a good grip on the courts and are fighting hard to keep it that way. The post Gavel Drop: Republicans Can’t Help But Play Politics With the Judiciary appeared first on Rewire.

Let’s Stop Conflating Self-Care and Actual Care

It's time for a shift in the use of “self-care” that creates space for actual care apart from the extra kindnesses and important, small indulgences that may be part of our self-care rituals, depending on our ability to access such activities. The post Let’s Stop Conflating Self-Care and Actual Care appeared first on Rewire.

Debbie Wasserman Schultz Resigns as Chair of DNC, Will Not Gavel in Convention

Donna Brazile, vice chair of the DNC, will step in as interim replacement for Wasserman Schultz as committee chair. The post Debbie Wasserman Schultz Resigns as Chair of DNC, Will Not Gavel in Convention appeared first on Rewire.

Democrats’ Latest Platform Silent on Discriminatory Welfare System

The current draft of the 2016 Democratic Party platform contains some of the most progressive positions that the party has taken in decades. But there is a critical issue—one that affects millions in the United States—that is missing...Show More Summary

Clinton Campaign Announces Tim Kaine as Pick for Vice President

The prospect of Kaine’s selection has been criticized by some progressives due to his stances on issues including abortion as well as bank and trade regulation. The post Clinton Campaign Announces Tim Kaine as Pick for Vice President appeared first on Rewire.

This Week in Sex: The Sexually Transmitted Infections Edition

A new Zika case suggests the virus can be transmitted from an infected woman to a male partner. And, in other news, HPV-related cancers are on the rise, and an experimental chlamydia vaccine shows signs of promise. The post This Week in Sex: The Sexually Transmitted Infections Edition appeared first on Rewire.

Boom! Lawyered: SLAPP Edition

The recent brouhaha over Kanye, Taylor Swift, and the Snapchat heard 'round the world is a perfect way to learn about Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation (SLAPP), which are meritless lawsuits meant to bully a defendant and stifle speech. The post Boom! Lawyered: SLAPP Edition appeared first on Rewire.

Parental Notification Law Struck Down in Alaska

"The reality is that some young women face desperate circumstances and potentially violent consequences if they are forced to bring their parents into their reproductive health decisions," said Janet Crepps, senior counsel at the Center for Reproductive Rights. Show More Summary

Campaign Week in Review: Republican National Convention Edition

The Trump family's RNC claims about crime and the presidential candidate's record on gender equality have kept fact-checkers busy. The post Campaign Week in Review: Republican National Convention Edition appeared first on Rewire.

Indiana Court of Appeals Tosses Patel Feticide Conviction, Still Defers to Junk Science

The Indiana Court of Appeals ruled patients cannot be prosecuted for self-inducing an abortion under the feticide statute, but left open the possibility other criminal charges could apply. The post Indiana Court of Appeals Tosses Patel Feticide Conviction, Still Defers to Junk Science appeared first on Rewire.

Former Klan Leader on Senate Run: My Views Are Now the ‘GOP Mainstream’

David Duke has been a fervent support of the Trump campaign, and has posted dozens of messages in support of Trump on Twitter. Duke has often used the hashtag #TrumpWasRight. The post Former Klan Leader on Senate Run: My Views Are Now the ‘GOP Mainstream’ appeared first on Rewire.

The 2016 Republican Platform Is Riddled With Conservative Abortion Myths

Anti-choice activists and leaders have embraced the Republican platform, which relies on a series of falsehoods about reproductive health care. The post The 2016 Republican Platform Is Riddled With Conservative Abortion Myths appeared first on Rewire.

Study: United States a ‘Stark Outlier’ in Countries With Legal Abortion, Thanks to Hyde Amendment

The study's lead author said the United States' public-funding restriction makes it a "stark outlier among countries where abortion is legal—especially among high-income nations." The post Study: United States a ‘Stark Outlier’ in Countries With Legal Abortion, Thanks to Hyde Amendment appeared first on Rewire.

Legislators Have Introduced 445 Provisions to Restrict Abortion So Far This Year

So far this year, legislators have introduced 1,256 provisions relating to sexual and reproductive health and rights. However, states have also enacted 22 measures this year designed to expand access to reproductive health services or protect reproductive rights. The post Legislators Have Introduced 445 Provisions to Restrict Abortion So Far This Year appeared first on Rewire.

Pennsylvania’s TRAP Law Could Be the Next to Go Down

The Democrats' bill would repeal language from a measure that targets abortion clinics, forcing them to meet the standards of ambulatory surgical facilities. The post Pennsylvania’s TRAP Law Could Be the Next to Go Down appeared first on Rewire.

Voting Rights Advocates Notch Another Win, This Time in Texas

This makes two voting rights victories in as many days for voting rights advocates. A federal judge on Tuesday in Wisconsin ruled that voters who unable to comply with the state's photo ID requirement would be allowed to vote in the November's election. The post Voting Rights Advocates Notch Another Win, This Time in Texas appeared first on Rewire.

Is Clinton a Progressive? Not If She Chooses Tim Kaine

The selection of Tim Kaine as vice president would be the first signal that Hillary Clinton intends to seek progressive votes but ignore progressive values and goals, likely at her peril, and ours. The post Is Clinton a Progressive? Not If She Chooses Tim Kaine appeared first on Rewire.

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