An Idaho science teacher has found himself under investigation for using the word vagina in a class on human reproduction. As ridiculous as this sounds, he is not alone.
While the Supreme Court took up marriage equality, the NRA and anti-abortion groups joined forces to block an important judicial appointment.
Last week brought a mixed bag of decisions for reproductive justice advocates.
A federal court blocked the Obama administration’s birth control benefit from applying to a for-profit company, further blurring the lines between the secular and religious when it comes to constitutional rights.
Eighteen for-profit companies have filed lawsuits to overturn the birth control benefit in the Affordable Care Act, which requires that all insurance policies cover birth control without a co-pay as part of preventive care. These companies argue that including insurance coverage for birth control “violates their religious freedom.” Here’s a brief introduction to those companies and their cases.
Restaurant workers, half of whom are women, are among the lowest earning workers in the United States. But one Michigan company, Zingerman’s, is moving toward a “thriveable wage” for its restaurant workers.
Female senate members learned via letter that they will have to purchase a rider if they want to ensure they can use their insurance if they ever need to terminate a pregnancy.
A little over a month into 2013, and one thing is absolutely certain: Anti-choice legislators aren’t going to let the damage that their war on women did to their fellow conservative politicians’ electoral prospects slow them down.
HB 4187 is about more than just the physical violation of a woman’s body with a transvaginal ultrasound wand. It is also about the mental and emotional violation of forcing women to view the most visually-detailed ultrasound images possible, in what is clearly an attempt to cause guilt and shame.
The federal government may be moving forward with the birth control benefit, but the real action in reproductive rights remains in the states.