A coalition of reproductive and racial justice advocates are demanding better standards of care for the 500 or so pregnant Texans—most whom are Black and Latina—incarcerated in Texas county jails each month.
Michael Anthony Peroutka, who is one of the country’s most extreme right-wing candidates with close ties to a national hate group, was elected Tuesday in Maryland’s Anne Arundel County.
Kat Sabine, the executive director of NARAL Pro-Choice Arizona, received a letter from the Arizona Department of Health Services on October 15. The letter stated that a complaint had been filed accusing Sabine of providing services that would require her home to be “licensed as a healthcare facility.”
While the country watched voters in state after state elect Republicans on Tuesday, voters in many of those states also approved increases to the minimum wage that the newly elected senators or governors vehemently opposed as harmful to businesses’ bottom line.
“What I’m not going to do is just wait” on immigration reform, Obama said in his first press conference after a devastating midterm election night for Democrats.
Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper narrowly defeated anti-choice Republican Bob Beauprez, who stated during the gubernatorial race that he has a “big problem” with IUDs.
North Dakota voters on Tuesday rejected a ballot measure to amend the state constitution to define life as beginning at conception. A similar so-called personhood amendment was defeated in Colorado as well.
Kansas re-elected both Republican Gov. Sam Brownback and GOP Sen. Pat Roberts, despite predictions that both could lose in a backlash against the state’s extreme conservative and anti-choice policies.
The Maine state legislature voted three times to expand Medicaid in the last two years, and Gov. Paul LePage vetoed it every time.
In Colorado, Republican Cory Gardner deflected repeated attacks about his long history of anti-choice positions to oust pro-choice Sen. Mark Udall.