“America’s federal contracts should not subsidize discrimination against the American people,” Obama said before signing the order. “I’m going to do what I can with the authority I have to act.”
A panel of judges is considering overturning a lower court’s ruling that the state’s 20-week abortion ban is unconstitutional.
Many advocates have understandably focused on the Supreme Court in recent weeks. But what gets lost in that focus are the stories that show the right to basic bodily autonomy is at stake for sex workers, trans people of color, and those who are disproportionately incarcerated.
The ruling clarifies that doctors do not need to be present for patients taking the second of a two-dose regime for a medication abortion.
Look closely at the footnotes, and you’ll see that new EEOC guidelines related to workplace pregnancy discrimination say employers who fail to cover birth control could be guilty of employment discrimination.
The law narrows when Medicaid recipients are eligible for coverage of abortions.
A federal appeals court ruled that North Carolina can’t offer “Choose Life” license plates unless the state also makes pro-choice plates available. Conservative lawmakers in the state want the Supreme Court to overturn that ruling.
According to a letter sent on behalf of the two women by the Transgender Legal Defense and Education Fund, one of the women was called “it” by a DMV staffer, and they were forced to get licenses that do not reflect their legal names and/or their everyday appearance.
House Republicans announced late last week that they are moving forward with plans to sue the president over delays in implementing the provision of the law that requires some employers to offer health insurance or face penalties.
What does it mean to be pro-choice? For an increasing number of activists, advocates, and advocacy organizations, it includes wanting to be identified with an agenda more comprehensive than supporting a woman’s right to choose abortion—as in, dropping the “choice” label entirely.