Attorneys challenging the measure argue it unduly burdens abortion rights and serves no legitimate health interest.
Gov. Matt Bevin has vowed to shut down Planned Parenthood’s new clinic, and Democrats have changed a bill that forces women to receive in-person consultation before accessing abortion care.
The lawsuit is the latest in a conflict over whether Catholic hospitals can prevent doctors from performing certain types of reproductive health services while receiving state and federal funding.
The Department of Justice on December 15 took steps toward preventing gender bias in police responses to sexual assault and domestic violence with a 26-page guidance document.
Reproductive rights advocates filed a brief last week telling the Roberts Court to turn away a request to reinstate an Arkansas law that bans abortions at 12 weeks’ gestation.
Of the many horrific details that have come to light in the ongoing trial of Daniel Holtzclaw, the former Oklahoma City police officer accused of sexually assaulting multiple Black women, perhaps the most common is the allegation that the 28-year-old football star-turned-cop specifically targeted women with histories of substance dependency.
Last Friday, the State of Alabama agreed to a settlement to resolve claims against it of National Voter Registration Act (NVRA) violations, but the fight for voting rights is far from over.
“If you read the letters from the women detained within Hutto, you’ll see this isn’t just about health care or the quality of food in detention; it’s about human rights violations,” a source with access to the women within Hutto told RH Reality Check
Attorneys for the State of Arizona asked a federal court to postpone a trial over claims abortions can be reversed because its expert in support of the mandate isn’t qualified to testify.
The new law spells out what young people across the state must learn and includes information about “sexual harassment, sexual assault, adolescent relationship abuse, intimate partner violence, and sex trafficking.”