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In Sexual Assault Cases, Prosecutors Look to Method of Control

Advocates are pushing for enhanced charges and new research on strangulation to put more rapists behind bars. Image: Shutterstock The post In Sexual Assault Cases, Prosecutors Look to Method of Control appeared first on RH Reality Check.

A Big Bang to Stop Horse Slaughter

A bipartisan team of lawmakers today introduced federal legislation to stop the butchering of America’s companion horses and the peddling of their doped up meat to foreign consumers. The HSUS For the past two fiscal years, Congress has rightly stopped...       

GOP-Led Montana Legislature Expands Medicaid, Despite Koch Brothers’ Opposition

The Montana legislature over the weekend gave final approval to the state’s Medicaid expansion plan, sending the bill to the governor’s desk for a signature. Image: Governor Bullock The post GOP-Led Montana Legislature Expands Medicaid, Despite Koch Brothers’ Opposition appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Tennessee Legislature Cracks Down on Reproductive Rights

Tennessee appears poised to increase restrictions on access to abortion care, as state lawmakers passed bills to mandate a 48-hour waiting period and increase regulation of clinics that provide abortion services. Image: Bill Haslam for Governor 2014/Youtube The post Tennessee Legislature Cracks Down on Reproductive Rights appeared first on RH Reality Check.

On queered masculinity and misogyny

I started wearing ties my senior year of college. My mother bought me a slim, silver Calvin Klein tie at Nordstrom Rack when she visited me over her spring break. Though I began to dress in men’s clothes the year prior, until that moment, I had not yet forayed into officially being read as masculine. […]

Watch John Oliver introduce our obscene new Earth Day mascot

John Oliver proposes a new mascot for Earth Day we can all get behind: Marshmallow, the polar bear with a broken penis.

She Has the Same Brain Cancer as Brittany Maynard, But Her Pro-Life Response is Priceless

A few years ago, I had the privilege of meeting Maggie Karner. She was the director of Life and Health Ministry for the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod. You only had to talk to her for a few minutes to realize what a blessing she is to this world. Maggie is compassionate, kind, and intelligent. She is […]

Don’t be fooled by Jeb Bush’s new rhetoric on climate change

Bush said some stuff about climate change that sounded "moderate," but he still doesn't actually want to do anything about the problem.

Amber Rose and Black Women's Sexuality

Amber Rose, in a selfie from her Instagram. Tabloid favorite Amber Rose’s personal and political commitments are perhaps best summed up by her Twitter bio. Rose describes herself as a “badass,” a “MILF (Mom I’d Like to Fuck),” a “sweetheart,” and surprisingly, a feminist and a women’s empowerment advocate. Show More Summary

Humane Hurricane Hits Puerto Rico

This dog with skin disease was hiding inside a barrel and was rescued by HSUS staff during a visit to Playa Los Machos in Ceiba, Puerto Rico. Photo by Ricardo Arduengo/AP Images for The HSUS If you knew that there were tens of thousands...Show More Summary

How Justice Kennedy Set the Stage for D and E Bans in ‘Gonzales v. Carhart’

In Gonzales, we were handed a devastating loss that set the stage for waves of restrictive and unscientific attacks on abortion rights. Those restrictions have come to a dangerous crest with the anti-choice community's campaign against...Show More Summary

Kansas Governor Takes ‘Punitive’ Action Against State Welfare Recipients

Gov. Sam Brownback signed a bill into law Thursday that will severely limit how low-income people can spend state welfare benefits. Image: Sam Brownback/ Youtube The post Kansas Governor Takes ‘Punitive’ Action Against State Welfare Recipients appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Viral Video: Watch as This Couple Raps Their Pregnancy Announcement

In Oregon, Jesse and Melissa Meek uploaded a pregnancy announcement video inspired by the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air theme song and it has gone viral. On April 5th, the Meeks posted their rap to YouTube and now it has garnered over 1.6 million views. Melissa said, “It was completely unexpected. Like, that was the last […]

Watch as This Abortion Advocate Sings a Disturbing Song: “Kill Your Unborn”

(LiveActionNews) — Just when you think you’ve seen it all on social media, this video surfaces. Created Equal, a pro-life non-profit organization, released a video of a man at Ohio State University singing a song about killing unborn children. As you can imagine, this is not a lullaby. The words to the song include these lyrics, […]

Dove’s “Campaign for Real Beauty” enters its teen years

Toward the end of January, Dove's "Campaign for Real Beauty" celebrated its tenth anniversary. Ten years of raising women's self-esteem and/or just telling us we're not as ugly as we think we are (mileage varies).

Justice Alito Lets Another Nonprofit Avoid Compliance With Birth Control Benefit

In an order issued late on April 15, the justice stayed a decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit in Zubik v. Burwell. Image: National Constitution Center Programs/ Youtube The post Justice Alito Lets Another Nonprofit Avoid Compliance With Birth Control Benefit appeared first on RH Reality Check.

To End Patient Suffering, Eliminate the Patient? Why “Death with Dignity” Bills Are Unethical

A doctor, a reporter, a nun and a philosophy Ph.D. walk into a room… Such was the setting of a Washington, DC roundtable event entitled “Living Life to Its Fullest” – as Dr. Farr Curlin (Duke University), Kathryn Jean Lopez (National Review Institute), Sister Constance Veit (Little Sisters of the Poor) and Heritage Foundation expert […]

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