A federal judge ruled Friday that nope, David Daleiden was not engaging in “journalism” when he concocted the video smear campaign against Planned Parenthood; plus more legal news.
The move is part of Republican lawmakers’ conservative agenda designed to “send a message to voters.”
A report links an increase in Medicaid-paid births to diminished access to injectable contraception as a result of excluding Planned Parenthood affiliates from Texas’ Medicaid program.
“Protecting the sexual and reproductive rights of women and girls in crisis settings is essential and a matter of human rights, but it is also complicated and unsustainable without a change in the way humanitarian assistance is provided and funded,” states a recently published report from the UN Population Fund.
The Zika virus, in addition to being a widespread medical crisis, has effectively drawn attention to elected leaders’ neglect of women’s reproductive rights in many of the affected countries.
Gavel Drop is a roundup of the good, bad, and absurd in the courts.
These anti-government groups, quite a few of whom have deep ideological ties with white supremacist organizations and individuals, should alarm the left. Their philosophies often have foundations of racism, colonialism, and restriction of reproductive rights—and their numbers are growing.
A federal judge on Monday certified a legal challenge to Gov. Asa Hutchinson’s decision to terminate Planned Parenthood’s Medicaid contracts as a class action on behalf of all Medicaid patients in the state.
The country’s Ministry of Health recommended last week that women should avoid becoming pregnant until 2018. But local feminist groups say this guidance doesn’t reflect the needs of Salvadoran women, especially where reproductive health is concerned.
Though Obamacare was supposed to expand reproductive health coverage, state and federal policies have continued to make it difficult for women in many states to secure abortion coverage.