As the Supreme Court decision to cut financial subsidies for the health insurance of millions of Americans looms, many states are still grappling with the question of whether to expand Medicaid in the traditional way outlined by the Affordable Care Act.
The Arizona legislature took an unprecedented step Tuesday during a late-night hearing, amending a bill that would block abortion coverage in insurance plans purchased through the Affordable Care Act and inserting a new rule requiring that abortion providers inform patients that the procedure could in fact be reversed—despite no substantiated medical evidence to support that charge.
Senate Republicans slipped anti-choice language into a bipartisan, broadly supported human trafficking bill, outraging Democrats who are blocking further amendments to the bill until that language is taken out.
The lawsuit seeks to block a Seattle ordinance that boosts the minimum wage to $15 an hour.
An Iowa state lawmaker’s bill to define life as beginning at fertilization failed to meet a legislative deadline Friday, joining so-called personhood bills in at least nine other states introduced without success this year.
Twitter has updated its rules that blocked many advertisements for condoms and sexual health. And condom retailer Lucky Bloke, the first company to speak out about the issue, finally had its advertising ban lifted after nine months of complaints and public campaigns to get the policy changed.
A federal court in Pennsylvania was the first to uphold an abortion clinic buffer zone ordinance since the Supreme Court called into question the constitutionality of similar laws last summer.
The Oregon legislature last week passed a sweeping voter registration reform bill meant to add some 300,000 Oregonians to voter rolls by 2016.
Controversial Colorado state Rep. Gordon Klingenschmitt, who once suggested that a gay Congressman would “join ISIS in beheading Christians,” has said he’s “very proud” of a South Dakota legislator who compared Planned Parenthood to the Islamic State.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday granted a request by the University of Notre Dame, directing that a federal appeals court take another look at its decision to order the university to comply with the birth control benefit in the Affordable Care Act.