The New Hampshire legislature this month defeated a bill that could have stripped state funding for women’s health centers throughout the state.
The lack of paid sick time available across the country means that if a worker needs time to address reproductive health needs—including prenatal or abortion care—she may have to risk her livelihood or her paycheck to do so.
As state legislative sessions gear up for what could be one of the worst years on record for reproductive rights, anti-choice lawmakers across the country have in recent weeks filed barrages of laws that would restrict access to safe and legal abortion. Many of these laws are identical, or nearly so, to laws that have repeatedly failed in the same states where they are being reintroduced.
Women’s health centers in New Hampshire could lose state money for all services they provide under a bill to be introduced this legislative session.
Shaheen, the current U.S. senator from New Hampshire, has prioritized women’s rights, LGBT equality, and health-care access throughout her campaign.
Some Republican candidates appear to be trying to neutralize “war on women” criticisms to narrow the gender voting gap that favors Democrats among women.
Seven members of the Sayreville high school football team now face criminal charges, including three who are charged with aggravated sexual assault. It is unclear whether the coaches knew what was going on and what will happen to them.
A New Hampshire Republican state lawmaker wrote in a blog post last week that U.S. Rep. Ann McLane Kuster (D-NH) will not win her re-election bid because she is “ugly as sin” and facing off against a more attractive Republican opponent.
New Hampshire U.S. Senate candidate Scott Brown worked to distance himself from a hardline “personhood” position this week, putting him at odds with the state’s Republican Party and positions he has taken in his political past.
The legal landscape after the Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby decision is taking shape, and it’s a mess.