Late Wednesday night the Missouri legislature voted to override a veto by Gov. Jay Nixon (D) of legislation that will force women seeking to terminate a pregnancy to wait 72 hours until they can receive abortion care.
There is a human cost of delay, less dramatic than deportations but no less destructive to immigrant communities: lack of access to affordable health care, both for unauthorized immigrants and for some who are in this country legally.
The hundreds of lawsuits challenging the birth control benefit in the Affordable Care Act fit into a larger picture of health-care reform opponents using the courts to undermine the success of the law.
Obama’s failure to take executive action on immigration reform by the end of the summer is just the latest in a string of his broken promises on this issue.
Challengers claim the administration’s latest attempts to accommodate religious objections to covering birth control “change nothing.”
Jennifer Ann Whalen pleaded guilty to violating a state law that makes it illegal for anyone other than a physician to perform an abortion.
Former Justice Department official Samuel Bagenstos tells RH Reality Check that the high-profile investigation will look at whether Ferguson police have engaged in a “pattern or practice” of discriminatory conduct.
The decision is the third from a federal appeals court to find state level marriage bans unconstitutional, as Judge Richard Posner calls out marriage equality opponents for using “unsupported conjecture” in legal arguments.
Thursday’s decision makes it much less likely the Supreme Court will intervene quickly in the dispute over whether the federal government can administer subsidies for health insurance purchased on its exchanges.
A Montana woman who is 12 weeks pregnant is being charged with criminal endangerment of a child after failing a drug test.