The authors of the report say that expediting their release is a “critical part of reducing mass incarceration, and of creating a more fair, just and humane justice system.”
Republican lawmakers announced the proposed anti-choice measures at the state capitol, flanked by opponents of abortion rights in a press conference organized by the Utah Pro-Life Coalition.
Researchers compared incarceration rates for women in each U.S. state with the equivalent rates for women around the world, and ranked women’s incarceration globally, treating each U.S. state as if it were an independent country. The results are striking.
The Patients Reproductive Health Act would support Wisconsin women and physicians in accessing and providing a full spectrum of reproductive health services.
Emails obtained by the Associated Press revealed that aides from Ohio Gov. John Kasich’s office helped to write language for restrictions on abortion access more than a year prior to the state’s 2013 budget being made public.
“Women of color absolutely experience a kind of double penalty, in terms of both race and gender, when it comes to wage inequality,” Alyssa Davis, co-author of a new report from the Economic Policy Institute, told RH Reality Check.
New data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show that both men who have sex with men and young people are disproportionately affected by chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis.
College students in Texas and Montana are staging “Out of Silence,” a play meant to destigmatize abortion. The play includes a series of vignettes meant to illustrate how and why women decide to end their pregnancies.
Garfield County is eschewing a successful contraceptive program in favor of the Personal Responsibility Education Program (PREP), which focuses on “abstinence-focused comprehensive sexual health education.”
A coalition of organizations on Wednesday launched what the Transgender Law Center is calling a “new immigrant leadership initiative” that seeks to build leadership and capacity within transgender immigrant communities.