Fifty Ohio legislators on Tuesday sponsored a so-called fetal heartbeat abortion ban, the third of its kind to be introduced in the state house in recent years.
Nigerian activists and citizens on Saturday warned their government against further postponement of the nation’s general election at a pro-Democracy “sit-out” in Lagos.
The ruling by U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen doesn’t say whether the president’s action is legal or constitutional. It does, however, suggest that Hanen is seriously considering siding with the 26 states that are suing to halt the order.
Minnesota lawmakers this month have introduced five anti-choice bills, each designed to make safe abortion less accessible in the state.
The “New Opportunities for Milwaukee” plan, proposed by suburban legislators Rep. Dale Kooyenga (R-Brookfield) and Sen. Alberta Darling (R-River Hills), details what the lawmakers say will be solutions for the city’s chronically impoverished economy.
Sens. Al Franken (D-MN) and Jared Polis (D-CO) reintroduced legislation this week that would prohibit discrimination against LGBT youth, including bullying and other harassment, in public schools.
Even when rapists in the military are convicted and sentenced, a loophole in the criminal justice system can leave them free to attack again.
The report details numerous violations of the state’s anti-shackling law, severely limited access to birth control, lack of trauma-informed clinical care, and a routine denial of basic hygiene items like sanitary napkins and toilet paper.
The Healthy Families Act has been introduced in Congress every year since 2004, and every year it has failed to gain traction. But advocates for the bill think that this is their year, and they have some reason to be optimistic.
Thursday’s order made it clear that probate judges in the state could not refuse marriage licenses to same-sex couples.