· · · · · 

Tennessee Lawmaker Introduces First of What Could Be Many Anti-Choice Laws for 2015

Tennessee state lawmakers wasted no time taking advantage of a new constitutional amendment, passed on Election Day, that allows the state legislature to pass laws restricting abortion rights.

Tennessee state lawmakers wasted no time taking advantage of a new constitutional amendment, passed on Election Day, that allows the state legislature to pass laws restricting abortion rights.

· · · · · 

Lawsuit Challenges Votes for Tennessee’s Anti-Choice Amendment 1

A federal lawsuit claims election officials improperly counted ballots of those who voted in favor of Amendment 1 but abstained from casting a vote in the gubernatorial election.

A federal lawsuit claims election officials improperly counted ballots of those who voted in favor of Amendment 1 but abstained from casting a vote in the gubernatorial election.

· · · · · 

Abortion Restrictions Loom in Tennessee After Anti-Choice Ballot Initiative

Republican Beth Harwell, the speaker of the Tennessee House, said last week that she will use a successful anti-choice ballot initiative as the impetus to back three new anti-choice bills.

Following the passage last week of Amendment 1, the Republican-dominated Tennessee legislature will move forward with anti-choice laws as soon as possible, a state GOP lawmaker said.

· · · · · 

Post-Election Reproductive Rights Roundup

On this episode of Reality Cast, I talk to a lawyer from the Center for Reproductive Rights about what’s going on in Oklahoma. I also talk about how anti-choice politicians defeated the “war on women” narrative, and what happened with ballot initiatives dealing with reproductive rights.

· · · · · 

Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals Rules Against Marriage Equality

rainbowflagflies

The decision is the first from a federal appeals court to rule in support of state same-sex marriage bans since the Supreme Court’s decision striking down the Defense of Marriage Act in 2013.

· · · · · 

Why ‘Personhood’ Lost, But an Anti-Abortion Tennessee Initiative Won

Tennessee flag

Why did “personhood” fail in Colorado and North Dakota, but a ballot initiative allowing radical anti-choice legislation in Tennessee succeed? Because people are moved to vote anti-choice not by “life,” but by disapproval of others’ sexual experiences.

· · · · · 

A Movement, Not a Moment: How Even Anti-Choice Victories Show We’re Making Progress

These candidates who rode the 2014 wave to victory hid their own values from the voters, and that speaks volumes about our values.

These candidates who rode the 2014 wave to victory hid their own values from the voters, and that speaks volumes about our values.

· · · · · 

The Senate Flip Could Have Serious Implications for Women of Color

Unfortunately, very few issues that women of color prioritize will probably intersect with a GOP agenda in the near future.

Unfortunately, very few issues that women of color prioritize will probably intersect with a GOP agenda in the near future.

· · · · · 

Tennessee Voters Approve Measure to Allow Restrictions on Abortion

pregnancy test

The measure amends the constitution to include language that says “nothing in this Constitution secures or protects a right to abortion or requires the funding of an abortion.” The amendment would also allow state lawmakers to “enact, amend, or repeal statutes regarding abortion.”

· · · · · 

Nine Spine-Chilling Reasons to Vote in These Midterms

If you don't vote, five cartoon Black men might show up at your door.

In which I scare you into voting.

· · · · ·