Following on the heels of a House member, a second Texas legislator with ties to the American Legislative Exchange Council files a companion bill to the state’s proposed 20-week abortion ban.
Many U.S. rabbis and ministers have long recognized the moral wisdom of ensuring wide availability of safe and effective birth control.
This morning, ALEC-affiliated Texas State Rep. Jodie Laubenberg (R-Parker) filed the state legislature’s first attempt to ban abortions after 20 weeks—the so-called Preborn Pain Act.
Brazil is a country of contradictions. It can produce both the Brazilian Carnival and house right-wing Christian empires.
Both arms of Congress have finally reauthorized a version of VAWA that doesn’t purposefully exclude people on the basis of their ethnicity, immigration status, or sexual orientation.
As Congress works to pass a new immigration law, legislators must realize that neither a border nor the threat of detention will keep a determined parent from trying to reach a child who needs her care.
At the center of recent legal and legislative battles is the question of how to determine the exact moment when everyone truly has equal opportunities.
Rep. Sean Duffy “probably agrees” with mandatory transvaginal ultrasound legislation. But he doesn’t really know because, he says, “I haven’t had one.” Well, I have. I’ve had several, in fact. So, Rep. Duffy, pull up a chair and let me explain how a transvaginal ultrasound works, and how it feels.
In the heated debate around trans-vaginal ultrasounds, there is too little focus on what is really wrong with these laws.
The House of Representatives is expected to vote on the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) today, the final day of Teen Dating Violence Prevention and Awareness Month. So what’s at stake for youth?