“You put me in charge of Medicaid, the first thing I’d do is get Norplant, birth-control implants, or tubal ligations. … Then we’ll test recipients for drugs and alcohol, and if you want to (reproduce) or use drugs or alcohol, then get a job,” Russell Pearce, the vice president of Arizona’s Republican Party, said on Sunday.
Survivors of child sexual abuse have 12 years after they turn 18 to pursue justice—unless they’re trying to sue the state.
Those of us directly affected by immigration policies are tired of being used as a talking point. When it comes to deciding our future, the administration seems to consult everyone but us.
Federal judges asked tough questions Friday morning during a lengthier-than-expected appeals court hearing concerning the enforcement of Texas’ omnibus anti-abortion law, HB 2.
Proponents of secularism in Arizona on Wednesday sent a letter to Gov. Jan Brewer (R) asking that her Office of Faith and Community Partnerships not use public funds to advocate for religiosity.
On Friday, a panel of judges from the Fifth Circuit will consider whether the State of Texas should be allowed to immediately enforce the provision of HB 2 requiring abortion facilities in the state to meet the building requirements of ambulatory surgical centers.
Late Wednesday night the Missouri legislature voted to override a veto by Gov. Jay Nixon (D) of legislation that will force women seeking to terminate a pregnancy to wait 72 hours until they can receive abortion care.
There is a human cost of delay, less dramatic than deportations but no less destructive to immigrant communities: lack of access to affordable health care, both for unauthorized immigrants and for some who are in this country legally.
EMILY’s List, a political action committee that supports pro-choice women candidates, is putting its weight behind several women candidates running in traditionally conservative states in the midterm elections.
The hundreds of lawsuits challenging the birth control benefit in the Affordable Care Act fit into a larger picture of health-care reform opponents using the courts to undermine the success of the law.