Texas’ new voter identification law is causing confusion in at least one county, where female voters are wondering why names they never legally used are showing up on voter registration cards.
Michigan lawmakers push through an anti-democratic new abortion restriction, while the Senate actually gets some work done.
Though 2013 might have brought an array of new abortion restrictions and other setbacks for reproductive rights, there were also a number of reasons for pro-choice allies around the country to be proud this year. The staff of RH Reality Check notes some of the top pro-choice successes of 2013.
A record number of Texans asked health officials to do whatever they could to mitigate the damage of the state’s new omnibus anti-abortion law.
A Bloomberg report from late November finds that at least 73 U.S. abortion clinics have shut down since 2011, and that roughly half of these closures are due to new legislation passed in a wave of Republican-led efforts to restrict access to abortion.
Was it true belief, absolute ignorance, or ruthless political opportunism that caused Texas legislators to decimate the state’s family planning safety net and, as the numbers now show, wrest reproductive autonomy out of the hands of tens of thousands of Texans?
A local television station asked San Antonio parents how they felt about the American Academy of Pediactrics’ new suggestion that schools make condoms available to students. The results suggest that despite good research, myths about condoms leading to higher rates of sexual activity persist.
On this episode of Reality Cast, Scott Lemieux explains what exactly is going on with the contraception lawsuit Hobby Lobby is taking to the Supreme Court. I examine the diverging trends in Texas and New Mexico. Also, is the country finally, finally getting smarter about the problem of rape?
Whole Woman’s Health in Fort Worth, recently forced to close due to stringent restrictions passed by the Texas legislature, has once again opened its doors to clients after a doctor affiliated with the clinic obtained admitting privileges at a nearby hospital.
The Roberts Court turns down one reproductive rights case as it considers taking up a host of others.