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.
A frivolous lawsuit could never make it to trial if the state has its way.
A new suit on behalf of Minnesota “taxpayers,” alleges the state has been misauthorizing funding for poor women seeking pregnancy terminations.
For those of us living in the United States, this is a time of year for giving thanks. It is in that spirit that I have gathered a list of some of my favorite pieces of U.S. news on overcoming discrimination over the past couple of months.
On Tuesday, high-profile political coverage in the national media was mainly focused on the US presidential election, some Senate and House races, and a few state ballot measures. Yet there were a seemingly endless number of smaller, less-publicized elections for city- and state-level positions, votes on state initiatives that flew under the radar, and city and county decisions that were only covered in local news.
On election night, it was steak and cable news stations for the “family values” groups.
Next year will have an historic number of female senators, and that could be very good for women.
Much of the discussion this election cycle has been about changing demographics. But demographics alone aren’t going to run a policy agenda through the system. Huge challenges remain in economic justice, immigration, environment, education and housing reform.
The progressive-leaning state refuses to enshrine bigotry in the state constitution.
In the last day of campaigning, both Akin and Mourdock and looking to spin comments about rape victims into positives.