Over the past seven days thousands of Black student and their allies in dozens of institutions have come out in support of their peers at Mizzou and Yale, using demonstrations, marches and sit-ins to highlight their own longstanding grievances over racial insensitivity, a lack of diverse faculty, and concerns for their safety amid a string of racist attacks.
A complaint filed with the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination accuses Mutual of Omaha of denying long-term care insurance to a man taking HIV medications.
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.
A series of videos that featured heavily edited footage of secretly taped conversations with Planned Parenthood officials has led to outrage from anti-choice activists and politicians who have called for investigations that have shown Planned Parenthood didn’t violate any laws.
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.
After Maine Gov. Paul LePage made national news earlier this month by claiming to have “pocket vetoed” 19 bills that became law without his signature, messages started popping up in my inbox saying things like “An accidental win!” and “Maine—accidentally—outlaws shackling pregnant women?”
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission found in January that Walmart likely had discriminated against a Massachusetts lesbian couple because of their gender.
In the newly released season of Orange Is the New Black, Daya Diaz must grapple with whether she should give her baby up for adoption or have the newborn go into foster care as she finishes her 36-month sentence. Diaz’s plight reflects the real-life situation of incarcerated mothers around the country.
With his announcement that he would sign a 20-week abortion ban should one reach his desk, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker joins a slate of fervently anti-choice Republican presidential candidates who support a flatly unconstitutional law.
Less than 5 percent of domestic violence shelters nationwide house pets. But a real need exists for more: Survivors often delay leaving abusive situations because they fear their companion animal would be harmed or killed.