Thousands of anti-choice protesters gathered August 22 at Planned Parenthood clinics around the country during a “National Day of Protest,” in response to a series of videos spreading misinformation about the organization.
State agency representatives from Georgia and South Dakota announced this week that their investigations into Planned Parenthood have found that the organization did not violate any laws related to fetal tissue donation.
Despite the absence of evidence that Planned Parenthood broke any laws, the university has suspended fetal-tissue acquisitions from entities “implicated in the Planned Parenthood investigation.” But research will continue using tissue from other sources.
No state investigation to date has found that Planned Parenthood has violated any law regarding the handling of fetal tissue.
A new lawsuit claims the former employee of the Harrison County Clerk’s office had her First Amendment rights violated when she was fired for refusing to process same-sex marriage licenses.
Americans United for Separation of Church and State launched an initiative Tuesday to fight back against attempts by social conservatives to use the notion of religious freedom to deny services to people, especially to same-sex couples.
Restrictions on reproductive rights passed by anti-choice state legislatures this year are set to take effect July 1, even as abortion-related legislative and legal battles rage on.
The conservative court of appeals handed the Obama administration an important victory in its defense of the Affordable Care Act’s birth control benefit.
Indiana Gov. Mike Pence’s reputation took a drubbing in the aftermath of the “religious freedom restoration act.” But many progressives feel his would-be adversary, John Gregg, isn’t progressive enough to satisfy voters.
The governor’s executive action is in response to the failure of the GOP-majority state legislature to pass the so-called Louisiana Marriage and Conscience Act, which would codify discrimination of LGBTQ people by those who oppose marriage equality.