Another ruling in the more than forty legal challenges to the contraception mandate in Obamacare shows the fight is far from over.
Twenty-two Philadelphia schools installed condom dispensers as part of a city-wide effort to reduce STDs; a new at-home HIV test hit drug store shelves but some worry if this is the best way for individuals to find out their status; and a new study suggests that public health efforts may be leaving some men unprotected.
Reproductive health and rights were once again the subject of extensive debate in state capitols in 2012. Over the course of the year, 42 states and the District of Columbia enacted 122 provisions related to reproductive health and rights. One-third of these new provisions, 43 in 19 states, sought to restrict access to abortion services.
A for-profit cabinetmaker has become the first Mennonite to challenge the contraception mandate in Obamacare.
Two more lawsuits challenging the contraception mandate were dismissed by federal judges with over 30 left on the docket.
President Obama made another move to address critical judicial vacancies with three new nominees in Pennsylvania.
Citing escalating harassment at clinic entryways, the city council has voted to keep protesters at least 20 feet from doors and alleys.
Rachel Maddow reviews the litany of Republicans who made the mistake of expressing their offensive ignorance about rape and/or women’s bodies out loud in public and notes that the American voting public rejected them at the ballot box.
In order to not pay tens of thousands of dollars in fines, one protester agrees to back off.
On Tuesday, high-profile political coverage in the national media was mainly focused on the US presidential election, some Senate and House races, and a few state ballot measures. Yet there were a seemingly endless number of smaller, less-publicized elections for city- and state-level positions, votes on state initiatives that flew under the radar, and city and county decisions that were only covered in local news.