RH Reality Check Editor in Chief, Jodi Jacobson, joined Sonali Kolhatkar on Uprising radio to discuss the more than 40 anti-woman bills that have passed state legislatures in 2013, with a special focus on Texas, Wisconsin, and North Carolina.
During the debate on the motorcycle safety act Thursday, the subject of motorcycles only entered the debate once. “I own a motorcycle,” said state Rep. Beverly Earle. “I want to let my motorcycle buddies know when I vote against this, it has nothing to do with them.”
New York has been on the forefront of some of the most cutting-edge labor movements, but when it comes to child models, New York is behind more than 20 states that include child models in their state labor codes. That may soon change.
Hours after the state’s Republican governor threatened to veto a Sharia law bill containing abortion restrictions, a state subcommittee took up a motorcycle safety act that was rewritten to add nearly identical anti-choice amendments.
Update, Jul 11, 11:00 a.m. ET: The North Carolina House today debates a suite of abortion restrictions tacked on to a motorcycle safety bill.
Update, Jul 10, 10:40 a.m. ET: The North Carolina house will be in session at 2:00 p.m. ET today and may debate HB 695. There is a rally at 1:00 p.m. ET in any case.
Update, Jul 3, 11:24 a.m. ET: The North Carolina senate approved HB 695 by a vote of 29-12. The bill has been referred to the house for concurrence. The live stream has ended, this is a recording of the proceeding.
While the committee debated the legislation, pro-choice activists met outside the capitol to protest government interference in personal decisions, building on the previous day’s Moral Monday protest, at which dozens of protesters were arrested.
This week, a new study suggested hookups might be harmful to psychological well-being, North Carolina passed a law that will force health teachers to tell students abortion causes pre-term birth, and a man was held up at knifepoint, with only his condom taken.
HB 695 passed the North Carolina senate Wednesday in a 29-12 vote, adding North Carolina to the list of states that have in recent weeks circumvented the traditional legislative process to push through sweeping anti-abortion bills.
A bill meant to ban Sharia law has been amended to include multiple abortion restrictions that had been proposed earlier in the year.