Ideological warfare about abortion via advertising has a long track record, though it’s a past largely forgotten in history’s fog and the present’s relentless attacks on abortion rights. Today’s reproductive rights and justice advocates can’t afford to forget that past.
A new class action lawsuit accuses the national restaurant chain of cutting employee hours to avoid complying with the Affordable Care Act.
Fast-food employees in New York state will see their wages raised to $15 an hour, a major victory for the nationwide campaign to raise the pay of some of the country’s lowest-wage workers.
Gay couples are less likely to have employer-sponsored health insurance than married heterosexual couples, but that may be about to change.
On this episode of Reality Cast, host Amanda Marcotte covers the Road to Majority Conference held by the Faith & Freedom Coalition and some recent victories in the war on sexual abuse. Also, RH Reality Check Senior Legal Analyst Jessica Mason Pieklo helps us sort out some recent reproductive rights court decisions.
A bill allowing pregnant women to enroll in health insurance through the New York state exchange passed both houses of the state legislature last week and is now headed to Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s desk.
In the newly released season of Orange Is the New Black, Daya Diaz must grapple with whether she should give her baby up for adoption or have the newborn go into foster care as she finishes her 36-month sentence. Diaz’s plight reflects the real-life situation of incarcerated mothers around the country.
Actors and their supporters alike have launched a variety of campaigns over the past few months issuing calls to action around the gender pay gap in Hollywood. Let’s continue fighting not just for the few in the limelight who have made it, but also for the many who haven’t.
Kalief Browder was only 16 when he was arrested on suspicion of stealing a backpack. Browder spent three years in Rikers Prison without a trial, and was finally released once his trial was dismissed. On Saturday, June 6, Browder committed suicide after his traumatizing experience in prison. Democracy Now! speaks to reporter Jennifer Gonnerman about the life of Kalief Browder and the emotional and physical abuse Browder faced while in prison.
This week, teens get health and sex information on the web, condom demonstrations are allowed in New York City public school health classes, and a British woman serves time for being too loud.