Gay, bisexual, and transgender inmates in California filed a class action lawsuit last week against a county and its sheriff, alleging that they are kept in a segregated ward called an “Alternative Lifestyle Tank,” essentially keeping them in solitary confinement and subjecting them to regular discrimination and harassment.
Egg freezing is an individualized, questionably effective technical fix for a fundamentally social problem.
Anyone who believes that adoption or foster care is a real solution to growing restrictions on reproductive rights is kidding themselves.
Students and medical professionals, for the first time, can go online for formal training on abortion care, thanks to a new class offered through the University of California, San Francisco.
On Tuesday, the California Catholic Conference filed a civil rights complaint with the Department of Health and Human Services over its state’s abortion insurance policy.
California has become the first state to enact a law requiring students at many schools to receive affirmative sexual consent.
On this episode of Reality Cast, I chat with Gretchen Borchelt of the National Women’s Law Center about the new wave of attacks on contraception post-Hobby Lobby. In another segment, I discuss how anti-choice politicians are championing over-the-counter birth control pills. Also, there’s more controversy over the affirmative consent bill in California.
The massive backlog in California Medicaid applications has left low-income patients “suffering” and unable to receive care, according to a lawsuit filed against the state.
The city’s measure condemning sex-selective abortion bans gives Asian-American women ownership and agency over this issue, at which we are at the center. It gives us a platform to tell our own story, in our own words.
There is a human cost of delay, less dramatic than deportations but no less destructive to immigrant communities: lack of access to affordable health care, both for unauthorized immigrants and for some who are in this country legally.