A senate committee killed a bill, in a 3-2 party-line vote, that would have provided $5 million to the Colorado Family Planning Initiative program.
Newly elected Gov. Bruce Rauner has introduced a series of cuts to vital services for our region’s most vulnerable, including the elderly, homeless people, women, children, and individuals with disabilities.
At the end of Tuesday’s oral arguments it wasn’t clear whether Justice Kennedy would side completely with marriage equality advocates.
The Senate passed the Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act in a 99-0 vote late last week, after a protracted, bitter debate over a provision restricting abortion care for underage sex trafficking victims. But some reproductive rights advocates say that the bipartisan compromise is nothing to celebrate.
Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback has embarked on a public relations tour promoting his signing of one of the nation’s most extreme anti-choice laws, while the state’s attorney general is asking lawmakers for funds to defend the law amid a budget crisis.
Attorneys for Patel, who was jailed following a miscarriage in 2013, claim prosecutors produced no evidence that the Indiana woman took medication to terminate her pregnancy.
The order from the Supreme Court Monday directs the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit to reconsider its decision that the birth control benefit accommodation process does not violate federal law.
The Roberts Court is set to make history when it hears oral arguments on whether or not state-level same-sex marriage bans are constitutional this week.
The Roberts Court could decide in May to take up a Mississippi law designed to close the state’s only abortion clinic.
Workers’ rights advocates weren’t expecting 15 Republicans to vote in favor of giving American workers the chance to earn paid sick days, as they did last month.