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.
This week, a new study shows that just one in five sexually active high school students has been tested for HIV; a porn producer with a large presence in San Francisco threatens to move to Las Vegas if a condom law is passed; and a vibrator lets you record your vagina during masturbation.
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.
The BBC was recently told it needs to value scientific accuracy over having “all sides” represented. U.S. media should do the same thing, especially when it comes to debates over reproductive rights.
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.