Over the past week, our story about a California lawmaker who suggested the state’s drought represents God’s wrath over abortion has gained significant traction in state and national media. Now Grove is desperately trying to walk back from her embarrassing gaffe.
The rule, passed in 1994, refused further benefits when families already receiving assistance had more children. After more than 20 years, the California legislature has the chance to repeal the law.
A number of Republicans claimed to support over-the-counter birth control pills to counter claims of being anti-contraception in 2014. Now they may have accidentally increased liberal interest in the issue, which could lead to it becoming a reality.
At the California ProLife Legislative Banquet last week, Assemblywoman Shannon Grove told a roomful of advocates, activists, and clergy that “God has His hold on California.”
Every employee of state government’s executive branch will see their pay increased from $7.25 an hour to at least $10.10 per hour. The increase will take effect July 1.
California lawmakers are once again looking to repeal a provision of the state’s welfare program that denies additional assistance to women whose family size increases while they are receiving benefits.
The Affordable Care Act, in its first year of implementation in California, has expanded health insurance to people who have been historically underserved by the health-care system, especially Latinos and low-income people.
This year marks the 40th anniversary of Madrigal v. Quilligan, a lawsuit filed in 1975 by Mexican-American women who said they were sterilized through coercion or without their knowledge at a Los Angeles county hospital. No Más Bebés shares the stories of these women and their fight for reproductive rights.
Some progressives argue that Sanders’ laser-like focus on economic inequality is too narrow—not just because he doesn’t talk about other issues, but because the way he talks about his favorite issue only tells part of the story.
California’s Democratic-majority assembly passed a bill Tuesday that would require crisis pregnancy centers to offer pregnant people information about state programs providing reproductive health-care services, including abortion.