Reproductive health and rights were once again the subject of extensive debate in state capitols in 2012. Over the course of the year, 42 states and the District of Columbia enacted 122 provisions related to reproductive health and rights. One-third of these new provisions, 43 in 19 states, sought to restrict access to abortion services.
They do a fine job, said the commissioner who proposed not renewing funds.
In addition to gun policy reform, gender, and its entanglement with culture, economics, mental health and many other factors, requires serious attention.
As another federal court temporarily blocks the mandate from taking effect, what comes next in the fight for comprehensive reproductive health care coverage?
Yet another reason why churches and polling places don’t mix.
“Unknown reasons?” “Thwarted” attempts? Maybe the Secretary of State really did kill off personhood himself?
The movement to grant legal rights to fertilized eggs is demanding a chance to still get their amendment on the 2012 ballot.
Vacating convictions laws are a step in the right direction for survivors of trafficking. Ultimately, however, creating fair working conditions and ending abuses in low-wage industries will ultimately do far more to end trafficking in persons and protect the human rights of workers in vulnerable situations.
Regardless of whether the advocacy group can recover enough discarded signatures to meet the threshold, the state had decided it is too late to proceed.
Local TV news stations in Colorado, a swing state, are fact checking many of the political ads inundating the airwaves. Two local stations in Denver were mostly right in their recent analyses of ads attacking Mitt Romney’s position on a women’s right to choose.