· · · · · 

Bill May Improve Sex Education in Nevada

just adding a lesson about contraception cannot turn a fear- and shame-based program into anything better.

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.

· · · · · 

Alliance Defending Freedom Rewrites History When It Comes to Case of Disabled Pregnant Woman

The anti-choice legal group leaves out a few simple facts when they tout their “win” in Nevada.

· · · · · 

Nevada Tea Partiers Say They Are Done with Abortion Talk

Photo: Indybay.org.

Taking a lesson from the 2012 election results, the state’s Tea Party activists are lookign to be less rigid in the upcoming cycle.

· · · · · 

Judge Mandates Mentally-Disabled Nevada Woman Continue Her Pregnancy

A judge has ruled that the pregnant Nevada woman should continue her pregnancy as her legal guardians requested.

· · · · · 

Court Battle Ensues Over Pregnant Mentally-Disabled Woman in Nevada

Photo: 2News.

Who gets to make a final decision when a patient can’t consent, her guardians, or the court?

· · · · · 

Pro-Choice, Anti-Choice Groups Do Last Minute Campaign Push

Emily's List members, endorsing Maggie Hassan. Photo: Emily's List.

Both sides focus on key campaigns as get out the vote efforts increase.

· · · · · 

Justice Delayed, Justice Denied: Budget Cuts Threaten Safety and Rights of Survivors of Domestic Violence

For domestic violence (DV) survivors who rely on the state courts for a wide range of services, budget cuts can add an extra layer of difficulty to their pursuit of a life free from abuse.

· · · · · 

Erasing Criminal Convictions for Survivors of Trafficking: One Step in the Right Direction

Vacating convictions laws are a step in the right direction for survivors of trafficking. Ultimately, however, creating fair working conditions and ending abuses in low-wage industries will ultimately do far more to end trafficking in persons and protect the human rights of workers in vulnerable situations.

· · · · · 

When Did Laws Start Cracking Down on Rape VICTIMS?

Rachel Maddow calls out Mitt Romney for vague stance on abortion in cases of rape and incest, as the Republican Party’s attitude towards victims changed dramatically just over the last few years.

· · · · · 

How Far is Too Far in a College Sexuality Course?

A student in a human sexuality class at a community college in Nevada is suing her professor claiming that by forcing her to divulge information about past child abuse he created a “sexually hostile environment.”  I ask other human sexuality instructors to weigh in on personal assignments and whether this professor went too far.

· · · · ·