The contempt order comes on the heels of Davis’ continued refusal to comply with a district court order blocking her from implementing her “no marriage licenses” policy.
Under the Eighth Amendment, people in jails and prisons have a constitutional right to adequate health care. While many stories have examined that right when it comes to pregnancy behind bars, less is known about women’s access to abortion care.
A federal lawsuit filed by the ACLU on behalf of two children accuses a Kentucky sheriff of shackling students with disabilities for misbehaving.
After Maine Gov. Paul LePage made national news earlier this month by claiming to have “pocket vetoed” 19 bills that became law without his signature, messages started popping up in my inbox saying things like “An accidental win!” and “Maine—accidentally—outlaws shackling pregnant women?”
The first round of legal challenges to the Supreme Court’s marriage equality ruling happened in Kentucky Monday.
Reproductive rights advocates filed a lawsuit in federal court Friday to prevent the sole licensed abortion clinic in Tuscaloosa from being forced to shut down by what advocates describe as an unnecessary state regulation.
A state court judge blocked a Florida measure on Tuesday that would add at least 24 hours and another trip to the physician for patients seeking abortion care. An appeal by the state means the measure can take effect anyway.
Same-sex couples in Michigan may have a harder time adopting children under new laws signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on Thursday that allow adoption agencies to deny anyone services based on the organization’s “sincerely held” religious beliefs.
A lawsuit filed in state court challenges a Florida law that requires patients visit their doctor 24 hours before they can have an abortion.
Stemming the tide of barriers to reproductive health care continues to require significant time and effort from countless dedicated individuals and organizations. It is hard work, but it is work worth doing to ensure that everyone has the ability to choose whether and when to have a child.