Jennifer Ann Whalen pleaded guilty to violating a state law that makes it illegal for anyone other than a physician to perform an abortion.
Many of the employers suing the federal government over the Affordable Care Act’s contraceptive benefit, including Wheaton College in Illinois, fail to offer employees robust parental leave coverage, an analysis by RH Reality Check shows.
Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon (D) vetoed a bill that would have forced women in the state to wait 72 hours before they could receive abortion care, but Republicans in the state legislature plan to hold a vote to override the governor’s veto.
The City of Seattle, Washington, last week introduced a resolution calling for the full repeal of all federal bans on public funding for abortion.
Former Justice Department official Samuel Bagenstos tells RH Reality Check that the high-profile investigation will look at whether Ferguson police have engaged in a “pattern or practice” of discriminatory conduct.
The real crime scene in this scenario isn’t a high school bathroom stall; it’s Texas’ rigid and discriminatory reproductive health-care system.
The decision is the third from a federal appeals court to find state level marriage bans unconstitutional, as Judge Richard Posner calls out marriage equality opponents for using “unsupported conjecture” in legal arguments.
Iowa’s gubernatorial race pits a virulently anti-choice governor against a pro-choice opponent who has a record of supporting the expansion of health care to low-income Iowans.
Thursday’s decision makes it much less likely the Supreme Court will intervene quickly in the dispute over whether the federal government can administer subsidies for health insurance purchased on its exchanges.
A Montana woman who is 12 weeks pregnant is being charged with criminal endangerment of a child after failing a drug test.