A presentation that took place this past weekend in Las Vegas may represent the all-time worst use of fear to promote chastity. It told its audience in no uncertain terms that premarital sex will lead to prostitution, sex trafficking, drug abuse, and death.
While Republicans in state legislatures across the country are passing severe restrictions on reproductive rights, Republicans in Nevada have voted to drop opposition to abortion from the state party’s official platform.
Our searchable tool has been updated to include final responses from 48 state attorneys general and 41 state health departments about a wide range of issues involving abortion. The additional responses support our earlier analysis—that abortion in the United States is overwhelmingly safe and highly regulated.
A case in Wisconsin further illustrates the recent trend of states policing pregnant women in the name of fetal rights, and it would appear the U.S. Catholic bishops had a role in the federal government shutdown.
Your story, of your family struggling to make ends meet, and of the lack of education about sexual and reproductive health, is all too common for young Latinas all over this country—though it’s not always a story that is spoken of out loud.
Las Vegas Review Journal contributor Sherman Frederick penned a column claiming that state legislators are pushing a new bill seeking to bolster sex education in Nevada because they believe “Nevada girls are easy.”
This week, a federal judge blasted the Obama administration on emergency contraception, and the battle over Arkansas’ 12-week abortion ban heated up.
Nevada’s largest public school district has resolved a civil rights complaint that it was discriminating against girls by failing to provide equal opportunities in athletics.
Before voting on a resolution that would repeal Nevada’s heterosexual definition of marriage, state Sen. Kelvin Atkinson came out to his fellow lawmakers, telling them, “I’m gay.” The resolution, Senate Joint Resolution 13, passed 12-9 and now moves on to the state Assembly for a vote. Atkinson, a Democrat, represents North Las Vegas.
After a bad week for sex ed last week, there’s some good news as Nevada’s assembly passes a law to expand and improve sexuality education in the state.