California is one of 15 states with rules that penalize low-income families for having children.
The law, set to go into effect January 1, requires a public notice about access to abortion and birth control at pregnancy-related clinics statewide.
A California pastor who runs a mobile “pregnancy clinic” has filed the latest legal challenge to a consumer protection law that requires a public notice of reproductive health options for women.
“It’s ironic and stunning that, on the one hand, we’ve seen incredible progress for women, yet on the other hand, they’re inundated with little bits of discrimination and people don’t really realize it,” said Jenny Schwartz, partner at Outten & Golden, a national employment law firm.
The Reproductive Freedom, Accountability, Comprehensive Care and Transparency Act would require licensed clinics that provide family planning or pregnancy-related services to provide a notice to consumers regarding their reproductive rights.
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.”
The new legislation would give the California labor commissioner the ability to place a lien on the property of an employer cited for wage theft.
Multiple medical and mental health professionals argued that surgery was medically necessary for Shiloh Quine, and a way to treat gender dysphoria and relieve her depression.
Prior to the coverage expansions created by the Affordable Care Act, California had the nation’s largest population of uninsured non-elderly adults at nearly six million.
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?”