Even though a federal court declared the law a “blatant violation of the constitutional guarantees afforded to all women,” anti-choice lawmakers want the state to spend even more money defending it.
New information released by NARAL Pro-Choice America and disclosed by Judge Michael Boggs himself details a career of opposition to civil and reproductive rights. Boggs was nominated by President Obama to be a federal district judge in Georgia.
Conservative legal advocates argue that the state is wrongfully paying for abortions for low-income women in Minnesota, but the courts disagree.
Not Alone: The First Report of the White House Task Force to Protect Students From Sexual Assault is just that—an initial step in an ongoing process. But it’s substantial enough to have provoked a considerable response, both positive and negative, from advocates for survivors of sexual assault.
This week, New York state lawmakers took on a policy of using condoms as evidence of prostitution, a plan to sell condoms in middle and high schools in China met some skepticism, and the FDA approved a panel suggestion about HPV test. Plus, happy Masturbation Month!
The Iowa legislature has become the first in the country to pass legislation that would repeal state law criminalizing people with HIV.
On April 14, more than 300 school girls, according to the latest reports, were
kidnapped by the terrorist group Boko Haram from a school in the northeastern Nigerian village of Chibok. The inability of the Nigerian government to recover the girls has led to growing frustration on the ground, and activists have also taken to social media and other platforms to demand action.
The ruling limits what evidence the reproductive health-care provider could present in its lawsuit challenging the state’s telemedicine abortion ban.
If the federal appeals court overturns a lower court order blocking Mississippi’s hospital admitting privileges law, the state could lose its only remaining abortion clinic.
It was a bad week for equality and social justice at the Supreme Court.