The report details numerous violations of the state’s anti-shackling law, severely limited access to birth control, lack of trauma-informed clinical care, and a routine denial of basic hygiene items like sanitary napkins and toilet paper.
The Healthy Families Act has been introduced in Congress every year since 2004, and every year it has failed to gain traction. But advocates for the bill think that this is their year, and they have some reason to be optimistic.
The federal courts are so far unanimous in rejecting claims that the Obama administration’s accommodation process to the birth control benefit burdens religious rights.
The lack of paid sick time available across the country means that if a worker needs time to address reproductive health needs—including prenatal or abortion care—she may have to risk her livelihood or her paycheck to do so.
Most legislators—including lawmakers in California, Maine, and Minnesota—are attempting to close loopholes and make it more difficult for people to get around inoculation requirements. Some, however, are actually trying to make it easier for parents to say “no” to vaccines.
In its recent ruling, the high court did leave in place significant hurdles for employees making claims they were forced off the job.
Investigators with the Department of Homeland Security say they turned up no evidence of what they call “inappropriate sexual relationships” between detention officers and women detained in a privately operated family immigration detention facility in Texas, according to a report released Friday.
A federal court order allowing same-sex couples to marry in Alabama is being met with defiance by local officials.
From Catholic hospitals to juries in Indiana, more and more pregnant people are finding themselves pitted against their pregnancies.
Despite some facile language about “choice” from anti-vaxxers and individual beliefs held among some of them, the reality is that the anti-vaccination movement has way more in common with those trying to restrict abortion access.