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The Real Story Behind Candidates’ Stances on Detention Centers

by Tina Vasquez

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‘You Do Not Get to Police Bodies That Have Committed No Crime’: Poetry for Reproductive Rights

In “Our Line, This Time: A Poem for Reproductive Rights,” poets and activists Belissa Escobedo and Rhiannon McGavin bring attention to the history of abortion in the United States, and draw the line on allowing politicians to make anti-choice laws that eliminate abortion rights.

 

For People Seeking an Abortion, Every Day Is Groundhog Day

As legislators continue to pass restrictive abortion access laws across the United States, people who need the procedure are stuck in an endless loop of fighting for their reproductive rights.

In the Job Market, Age Discrimination Hurts Older Women the Most

As part of its “Making Sen$e” segment, PBS NewsHour explores why women who are 35 and older have a harder time than men finding employment.

News
David Daleiden intends to plead not guilty and to reject a proposed plea deal that would keep him out of prison, according to CBS News.

David Daleiden intends to plead not guilty and to reject a proposed plea deal that would keep him out of prison, according to CBS News.

Ann Rivers

Language in the anti-choice bill doesn’t indicate how an abortion provider is to determine the reason the patient has chosen to receive abortion care.

The bill’s Democratic supporters believe that the legislation, which has long been in the works, may finally pass the Republican-controlled state senate and be sent to the governor's desk.

The bill’s Democratic supporters believe that the legislation, which has long been in the works, may finally pass the Republican-controlled state senate and be sent to the governor’s desk.

Arizona Republicans are pushing measures to outlaw fetal tissue donation and ban state employee contributions to abortion providers like Planned Parenthood.

Arizona Republicans are pushing measures to outlaw fetal tissue donation and ban state employee contributions to abortion providers.

The move is part of Republican lawmakers' conservative agenda designed to "send a message to voters."

The move is part of Republican lawmakers’ conservative agenda designed to “send a message to voters.”

A new report from the Texas Policy Evaluation Project links an increase in Medicaid-paid births to diminished access to injectable contraception as a result of excluding Planned Parenthood affiliates from Texas' Medicaid program.

A report links an increase in Medicaid-paid births to diminished access to injectable contraception as a result of excluding Planned Parenthood affiliates from Texas’ Medicaid program.

Flint Mayor Karen Weaver's call comes as a congressional hearing on the Flint water crisis gets underway Wednesday, and amid reports that the FBI has joined investigations into contamination of the city’s water supply.

Flint Mayor Karen Weaver’s call comes as a congressional hearing on the Flint water crisis gets underway Wednesday, and amid reports that the FBI has joined investigations into contamination of the city’s water supply.

Sandra Merritt was part of the Center for Medical Progress' smear campaign against Planned Parenthood.

Sandra Merritt was part of the Center for Medical Progress’ smear campaign against Planned Parenthood.

Maine's work requirements made thousands of residents lose their food stamp benefits before the federal requirement went into effect.

Maine’s work requirements made thousands of residents lose their food stamp benefits before the federal requirement went into effect.

A district court judge last week refused to grant David Daleiden's request to submit to the U.S. Supreme Court video footage from the smear campaign against Planned Parenthood.

A district court judge last week refused to grant David Daleiden’s request to submit to the U.S. Supreme Court video footage from the smear campaign against Planned Parenthood.

Georgia is one of three states, along with Alabama and South Carolina, to institute an admissions ban against undocumented students in public higher education. On Monday, more than 30 students staged classroom sit-ins at the University of Georgia, Georgia State University, and the Georgia Institute of Technology.

Georgia is one of three states, along with Alabama and South Carolina, to institute an admissions ban against undocumented students in public higher education. On Monday, more than 30 students staged classroom sit-ins at the University of Georgia, Georgia State University, and the Georgia Institute of Technology.

A Democratic-backed bill would require an "all gender" label on all single-occupancy toilet facilities in California businesses, government buildings, and public spaces.

A Democratic-backed bill would require an “all gender” label on all single-occupancy toilet facilities in California businesses, government buildings, and public spaces.

Anti-choice legislation proliferates most in states with GOP-held legislatures, and the vast majority of bills are sponsored by Republican lawmakers.

Anti-choice legislation proliferates most in states with GOP-held legislatures, and the vast majority of bills are sponsored by Republican lawmakers.

Gov. Bevin has vowed to shut down Planned Parenthood's new abortion clinic in Louisville, and House Democrats have made changes to an informed consent bill in an attempt to make things easier on women facing hurdles accessing abortion care in Kentucky.

Gov. Matt Bevin has vowed to shut down Planned Parenthood’s new clinic, and Democrats have changed a bill that forces women to receive in-person consultation before accessing abortion care.

A coalition of media organizations wants the Colorado Supreme Court to unseal the court documents related to the November siege of a Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood.

A coalition of media organizations wants the Colorado Supreme Court to unseal the court documents related to the November siege of a Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood.

Roundups
Monday’s Iowa caucus marked the first votes of the primary season, signaling that the race for the White House is truly underway.

Monday’s Iowa caucus marked the first votes of the primary season, signaling that the race for the White House is truly underway.

Welcome to Gavel Drop, our roundup of legal news, headlines, and head-shaking moments in the courts.

Gavel Drop is a roundup of the good, bad, and absurd in the courts.

This week in sex: Tinder adds an STI test locator, research shows a connection between HPV and oral cancer, a diet rich in fruits and vegetables may help with erectile issues, and the Brits weigh in on the ideal number of past sexual partners.

This week in sex: Tinder adds an STI test locator, research shows a connection between HPV and oral cancer, a diet rich in fruits and vegetables may help with erectile issues, and the Brits weigh in on the ideal number of past sexual partners.

Commentary
“Protecting the sexual and reproductive rights of women and girls in crisis settings is essential and a matter of human rights, but it is also complicated and unsustainable without a change in the way humanitarian assistance is provided and funded,” states a recently published report from the UN Population Fund.

“Protecting the sexual and reproductive rights of women and girls in crisis settings is essential and a matter of human rights, but it is also complicated and unsustainable without a change in the way humanitarian assistance is provided and funded,” states a recently published report from the UN Population Fund.

The Zika virus, in addition to being a widespread medical crisis, has effectively drawn attention to elected leaders’ neglect of women’s reproductive rights in many of the affected countries.

The Zika virus, in addition to being a widespread medical crisis, has effectively drawn attention to elected leaders’ neglect of women’s reproductive rights in many of the affected countries.

These anti-government groups, quite a few of whom have deep ideological ties with white supremacist organizations and individuals, should alarm the left. Their philosophies often have foundations of racism, colonialism, and restriction of reproductive rights—and their numbers are growing.

These anti-government groups, quite a few of whom have deep ideological ties with white supremacist organizations and individuals, should alarm the left. Their philosophies often have foundations of racism, colonialism, and restriction of reproductive rights—and their numbers are growing.

As I was reading The Diversity Advantage: Fixing Gender Inequality In the Workplace, I saw my nontraditional life and needs represented by the policies the author advocates for and realized these are fights I need to be more involved in, for reasons beyond rounding out my reproductive justice advocacy.

As I was reading The Diversity Advantage: Fixing Gender Inequality In the Workplace, I saw my nontraditional life and needs represented by the policies the author advocates for and realized these are fights I need to be more involved in, for reasons beyond rounding out my reproductive justice advocacy.

Although individual states have attempted to ban abortions that are supposedly motivated by diagnoses of fetal disabilities, the latest move by the Americans United for Life represents a push to expand that strategy to legislatures nationwide.

Although individual states have attempted to ban abortions that are supposedly motivated by diagnoses of fetal disabilities, the latest move by the Americans United for Life represents a push to expand that strategy to legislatures nationwide.

As of this writing, the 2016 #Spawn4Good gaming fundraiser has raised $2,155 for abortions.

As of this writing, the 2016 #Spawn4Good gaming fundraiser has raised $2,155 for abortions.

ABLC Blog
Because the last thing you need is the world watching you and your ex knocking boots to "Pony" by Ginuwine, RH Reality Check’s Imani Gandy expounds on temporary restraining orders and injunctions in the first post of a new series focused on explaining key legal terminology and principles.

Because the last thing you need is the world watching you and your ex knocking boots to “Pony” by Ginuwine, RH Reality Check’s Imani Gandy expounds on temporary restraining orders and injunctions in the first post of a new series focused on explaining key legal terminology and principles.

The celebration of Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday often brings with it attempts to twist and pervert his legacy to score political points.

The celebration of Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday often brings with it attempts to twist and pervert his legacy to score political points.

LePage explained to his constituents that he’s as concerned about heroin abuse in the state as the next person, but he doesn’t want to blame residents of Maine.

LePage explained to his constituents that he’s as concerned about heroin abuse in the state as the next person, but he doesn’t want to blame residents of Maine.

Analysis
Federal guidelines mandating that food assistance recipients find a job or lose their benefits kicked in last month for residents of 21 states, leaving as many as one million at risk of food insecurity—a result that owes no small debt to the welfare reform efforts of former President Bill Clinton's administration and Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R) in the '90s.

Federal guidelines mandating that food assistance recipients find a job or lose their benefits kicked in last month for residents of 21 states, leaving as many as one million at risk of food insecurity—a result that owes no small debt to the welfare reform efforts of former President Bill Clinton’s administration and Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R) in the ’90s.

In a year that started with such encouraging steps as the Supreme Court’s decision to extend a ban on mandatory minimum life sentences for juveniles, advocates are concerned about what Gynnya McMillen’s death could mean, not only for juvenile offenders but for Black girls.

In a year that started with such encouraging steps as the Supreme Court’s decision to extend a ban on mandatory minimum life sentences for juveniles, advocates are concerned about what Gynnya McMillen’s death could mean, not only for juvenile offenders but for Black girls.

Spread by a mosquito that thrives in tropical climates, the Zika virus is hard to prevent; so hard, in fact, that some governments are asking women not to get pregnant until they have the outbreak under control.

Spread by a mosquito that thrives in tropical climates, the Zika virus is hard to prevent; so hard, in fact, that some governments are asking women not to get pregnant until they have the outbreak under control.

Q & A
The executive directors of the National Network of Abortion Funds and the Abortion Care Network discuss the challenges and opportunities they have faced so far as leaders of abortion access organizations in the context of one of the most hostile cultural and political climates since the landmark Roe v. Wade decision in 1973.

The executive directors of the National Network of Abortion Funds and the Abortion Care Network discuss the challenges and opportunities they have faced so far as leaders of abortion access organizations in the context of one of the most hostile cultural and political climates since the landmark Roe v. Wade decision in 1973.

I recently chatted with the Ms. Foundation's Teresa Younger, pictured here with Gloria Steinem, about its new "MyFeminismIs" campaign, the importance of lifting up all-inclusive feminism, and the role of foundations in bolstering movement building.

I recently chatted with the Ms. Foundation’s Teresa Younger about its new “MyFeminismIs” campaign, the importance of lifting up all-inclusive feminism, and the role of foundations in bolstering movement building.

Amy Hagstrom Miller and Amanda Williams at ChoiceWorks speak about their vision for their new nonprofit Shift, why they’ve chosen to launch in Texas, and what the end of abortion stigma might look like in red states.

Amy Hagstrom Miller and Amanda Williams at ChoiceWorks speak about their vision for their new nonprofit Shift, why they’ve chosen to launch in Texas, and what the end of abortion stigma might look like in red states.

Investigations
Unlike criminal trials, which require the prosecution to prove the defendant’s guilt “beyond a reasonable doubt,” civil trials have a much lower bar, requiring only that a plaintiff persuade a judge or jury that it is more likely than not that the events occurred.

Unlike criminal trials, which require the prosecution to prove the defendant’s guilt “beyond a reasonable doubt,” civil trials have a much lower bar, requiring only that a plaintiff persuade a judge or jury that it is more likely than not that the events occurred.

Most people would consider it unusual to pick a corrections facility if they were in the market for a breast exam. But that’s exactly what is suggested by a new website launched last month by 17 of the nation’s most prominent anti-choice groups.

Most people would consider it unusual to pick a corrections facility if they were in the market for a breast exam. But that’s exactly what is suggested by a new website launched last month by 17 of the nation’s most prominent anti-choice groups.

As women, the LGBTQ community, and Latinos gain political and consumer power, Coors and its competitors have scrambled to target these groups. But the family behind the company continues to pump millions of dollars into powerful anti-choice, anti-immigrant organizations.

As women, the LGBTQ community, and Latinos gain political and consumer power, Coors and its competitors have scrambled to target these groups. But the family behind the company continues to pump millions of dollars into powerful anti-choice, anti-immigrant organizations.