A person can be fired, denied housing, and refused health care for being gay or transgender in Michigan. That could change this year, as Democratic lawmakers are seeking to extend statewide non-discrimination protections to LGBTQ residents.
Attorneys for Patel, who was jailed following a miscarriage in 2013, claim prosecutors produced no evidence that the Indiana woman took medication to terminate her pregnancy.
A Republican lawmaker in Indiana stirred controversy last week when he suggested that women can prevent domestic violence with gun ownership, despite national statistics that show quite the opposite.
Beginning last year, advocates launched the International Day for Maternal Health and Rights on April 11 to ensure that combating the mistreatment women around the world face during pregnancy, labor, and childbirth becomes a matter of global importance.
Campaigns like #Pizza4Equality are trying to match the massive outpouring of support for two anti-marriage equality pizza store owners in Indiana.
The attack on Michelle Wilkins was an unfathomable act of cruelty. However, Colorado legislators must not use it as grounds for passing new feticide laws that will actually make pregnant women vulnerable to arrest and punishment.
On this episode of Reality Cast, Lynn Paltrow explains the Purvi Patel case in Indiana, and host Amanda Marcotte discusses the “religious freedom” debate. In another segment, Marcotte examines how conservative rhetoric on rape is getting uglier.
Despite what conservatives think, liberals and anyone else who believes that gays, lesbians, bisexuals, and trans people are people are not somehow hypocrites for opposing the Indiana RFRA law as it existed before it was amended.
There’s certainly a lot to be unhappy with Indiana’s government right now. But the way progressives are reacting displays how comfortable people in blue states are with making counterproductive, harmful assumptions about more conservative regions.
Purvi Patel’s 41-year sentence for contradictory charges is a glaring reminder of the fact that abortion’s legal status in the United States does not mean prosecutions for pregnancy loss can’t happen here.