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Six Supreme Court Cases to Watch This Term
Although the entire docket has not yet been set, the next Supreme Court term is already shaping up to be historic, with decisions on abortion protests, legislative prayer, and state affirmative ...
RH Reality Check 09/17/2013 11 29 2 -
Don't Use India’s Missing Girls to Deny Women Reproductive Rights
Gender-biased sex selection is a cultural practice driven precisely by devaluing and discrimination of women. Stopping it, therefore, is not about denying individual women their “choice.” It is ...
RH Reality Check 09/16/2013 6 18 - -
A Case Study in Awful: The 8 Worst Parts of the Recent Naval Academy Rape Hearing
I take a look at some of the horrible insinuations, statements, and questions used by defense attorneys to impugn the character of a 21-year-old female midshipman. Written by Erin Matson for RH ...
RH Reality Check 09/13/2013 10 26 - -
Today We Stood #4ImmigrantWomen and Got Arrested
On Thursday morning, we stood outside Congress as part of a group of 100 women leaders, and we demanded "salud, dignidad, y justicia"—health, dignity, and justice—for immigrant women. Written ...
RH Reality Check 09/12/2013 2 5 - -
How the Military Discriminates Against Transgender Individuals
Chelsea Manning's now public transition highlights the needs of a vulnerable population. Written by Autumn Sandeen for RH Reality Check . This diary is cross-posted; commenters wishing to engage ...
RH Reality Check 09/09/2013 3 8 - -
Mexico's Abortion Wars, American-Style
After Mexico City liberalized its abortion law, a fierce backlash followed. Is its striking resemblance to the U.S. “pro-life” movement a coincidence? Written by Kathryn Joyce for RH Reality ...
RH Reality Check 09/06/2013 1 11 - -
An Abortion Story Both Radical and Ordinary
This past weekend, the New York Times profiled a couple who talked openly about their shared abortion experience. Written by Cynthia R. Greenlee for  RH Reality Check . This diary is cross-posted;
RH Reality Check 09/04/2013 3 5 - -
Anti-Choicers Can’t Get Around It: Their Arguments Have No Standing
The underlying problem of the anti-choice movement is that all their arguments go back to the fundamental belief that what strangers do with their own bodies is somehow their business. No matter how ...
RH Reality Check 09/03/2013 10 20 - -
Texas State Troopers Relied on One Anti-Choice Activist for ‘Poopgate’ Intelligence
Documents released Monday by the Texas Department of Public Safety show no evidence that the "feminist army" of orange-clad pro-choice supporters brought containers of urine and feces to the Texas ...
RH Reality Check 08/29/2013 9 22 - -
Beyond Stop and Frisk: Communities Organize for Deeper Reforms
A recent court decision against stop and frisk speaks specifically to racial profiling, but we know that other kinds of profiling—based on gender, sexual orientation, economic status, and other ...
RH Reality Check 08/28/2013 2 3 - -
Julian Assange Says Being Anti-Choice Represents ‘Non-Violence.’ Non-Violent for Whom?
In the United States there have been more than 6,400 reported incidents of violence against abortion providers since 1977, and around the globe some 47,000 women die from unsafe abortions each year. ...
RH Reality Check 08/27/2013 387 132 1 -
At '˜Realize the Dream'™ March, Women Speak at Last
Women graced the podium at the "Realize the Dream" rally held to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington. But, as one attendee asked, where were the African-American women ...
RH Reality Check 08/26/2013 1 4 - -
50 Years After the March on Washington, Still Fighting for Jobs and Freedom
As we mark the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, I can't help but notice that many of the gains made as a result of the Civil Rights Movement are being rolled back. Written by Kenyon ...
RH Reality Check 08/23/2013 2 4 - -
Court Strikes Local-Level Deportation Enforcement, Helping Immigrant Families
Because of the court's decision, immigrant women's lives can no longer be so capriciously upended by local police. Written by Sheila Bapat for  RH Reality Check . This diary is cross-posted; ...
RH Reality Check 08/20/2013 3 4 - -
#IntersectionalityIsForTw​itter: How to Be a True Ally
A discussion of several hashtags that have been making their way around Twitter over the past week: #SolidarityIsForWhiteWomen, #BlackPowerIsForBlackMen, and #F*ckCisPeople. Written by Briana Dixon ...
RH Reality Check 08/19/2013 6 3 - -
Improving Abortion Access, Bringing Health Care Home
In California, AB 154 would increase the number of abortion providers by allowing trained certified nurse midwives, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants to provide early abortion care. ...
RH Reality Check 08/15/2013 1 7 - -
The Battle Over ‘I Love Boobies’
While a federal court may have found "I Love Boobies" bracelets protected under the First Amendment, so students can wear them to school, the court of public opinion still takes issue with such ...
RH Reality Check 08/14/2013 20 7 - -
How Having an Abortion in Texas Strengthened My Fight for Reproductive Rights
When I decided to come to Austin for a summer internship with NARAL Pro-Choice Texas, I knew I was signing up for an interesting few months. What I didn't know is that at 20 years old, entirely ...
RH Reality Check 08/13/2013 7 28 - -
Why the Pro-Choice Movement Needs to Talk About Children
The pro-choice movement's shift in attention, messaging, and resources away from a focus on family means that the anti-choice movement has been able to make the idea of family, specifically unborn ...
RH Reality Check 08/12/2013 9 12 - -
At Swarthmore, Students Say Sexual Assault Is a Persistent--and Often Mishandled--Problem
Swarthmore is among a number of colleges and universities that are being investigated by the Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights for violating Title IX by creating a “hostile ...
RH Reality Check 08/08/2013 2 4 - -
Why It’s So Hard to Sue Wal-Mart for Gender Discrimination
A recent decision out of San Francisco shows just how difficult it is to hold large corporations accountable through class-action lawsuits, thanks to the Roberts Court. Written by Jessica Mason ...
RH Reality Check 08/07/2013 6 5 - -
Immigrant Women Should Not Have to Wait Years to Access Health Care
A provision included in an immigration reform bill could keep immigrant women from accessing essential health services for up to 15 years. Written by Morgan Meneses-Sheets for RH Reality Check . ...
RH Reality Check 08/06/2013 4 3 - -
Texas Health and Human Services Says Women Don’t Want to Change Providers—Actually, Many Can’t
Without Planned Parenthood, the new Texas Women's Health Program has seen a 23 percent reduction in claims and thousands fewer women enrolled when compared to the same time period last year. The ...
RH Reality Check 08/05/2013 4 7 - -
‘He Said/She Said’ Journalism: A Growing Threat to Public Health
Actress Jenny McCarthy got more pushback for her anti-science statements on morning TV than most politicians do for making similarly discredited statements about reproductive health care. Written ...
RH Reality Check 08/01/2013 4 5 - -
20-Week Abortion Bans and the Pathway to the Supreme Court
Much has been written about the politics behind 20-week abortion laws—especially the false claims that they are designed to protect women—but so far, there has been relatively scant coverage of ...
RH Reality Check 07/31/2013 15 19 - -
Anti-Rape Bill Could Create Wedge Between Different Anti-Feminist Factions
A bipartisan bill to prevent rapists from suing for custody for children conceived in rape should be the sort of thing that abortion opponents would support. Unfortunately for them, a lot of anti-...
RH Reality Check 07/30/2013 9 23 - -
Women of Color and Feminism: A History Lesson and Way Forward
It is not the responsibility of feminists of color to tell white feminists we exist and have been a part of the feminist movement for a long time. When feminists of color or Black feminists—or ...
RH Reality Check 07/29/2013 3 2 - -
Why Admitting Privileges Laws Have No Medical Benefit
The real purpose of Wisconsin's admitting privileges law—like similar pending legislation in Alabama, Mississippi, and North Dakota—is not to protect maternal health, but to prevent women from ...
RH Reality Check 07/25/2013 10 19 2 -
McDonald’s Sample Budget Is Not ‘Good for Us All’—Especially Not Women With Children
The fast-food chain may have been sincere in its attempt to help its low-wage workers budget, by creating a financial planning guide that suggests monthly spending on a variety of expenses. But the ...
RH Reality Check 07/24/2013 10 8 - -
I Help Teenage Girls Get Abortions
When Texas Gov. Rick Perry signed into law a sweeping abortion measure, my heart broke for all of “my girls”—Texas minors seeking to terminate a pregnancy through the judicial bypass process. ...
RH Reality Check 07/23/2013 8 42 1 -
New Texas Law Unfair, Increases Inequality
There is a larger theme of the anti-choice movement that the Texas decision really brings to the forefront: The profound commitment to unfairness and inequality that holds the anti-choice movement ...
RH Reality Check 07/22/2013 4 6 - -
The Politics of Abortion in Latin America
Latin America is home to five of the seven countries in the world in which abortion is banned in all instances, even when the life of the woman is at risk. Here's why. Written by Cora Fernandez ...
RH Reality Check 07/18/2013 2 3 - -
Talking to Men Who Are Clinic Escorts
I decided to track down some cisgender men to find out what escorting has meant to them, and to better understand why they volunteer to wake up early and stand outside an abortion clinic for hours. ...
RH Reality Check 07/17/2013 6 31 2 -
What Would a Decent Teen Pregnancy Prevention Campaign Look Like?
Sadly, most teen pregnancy campaigns aren't focused on teen pregnancy prevention; they're teen parenting prevention campaigns. Written by Miriam Pérez for RH Reality Check . This diary is cross-...
RH Reality Check 07/16/2013 11 2 - -
The Bishops v. Birth Control: It’s Not About the Money
How does paying for a health-saving service like birth control for women become such a threat to Church fathers that they’ve made a major campaign out of it? Written by Angela Bonvoglia for RH ...
RH Reality Check 07/15/2013 4 12 - -
Stigma on Steroids: On Kansas Banning Abortion Providers From Schools
I asked several lawyer colleagues if they knew of other instances in which a whole occupational category was banned by law from volunteering in schools. They did not. Indeed, as far as I can tell, ...
RH Reality Check 07/12/2013 5 10 - -
For Decades, Authorities Let Rogue Abortion Provider Harm Women, Despite Pleas From Legitimate Docs
Since the early 1990s, public records show, Brigham’s patients have suffered emergency hysterectomies, severe bowel injuries, severed ureters, and sweeping lacerations to the uterus. Over a period ...
RH Reality Check 07/11/2013 3 6 - -
What Kind of Abortions Are We Willing to Let Texas Women Have?
As Whole Women's Health CEO Amy Hagstrom Miller told the state Health and Human Services Committee at the special senate hearing Monday, the ambulatory surgical center requirements put forth in SB 1 ...
RH Reality Check 07/09/2013 3 7 - -
The Final Contraceptive Coverage Rule: Why You Should Stay Away From Any Org That ‘Self-Certifies'
The Obama administration once again bends over backwards to accommodate "religious institutions" at the expense of religious freedom and public health, with unknown consequences down the line. ...
RH Reality Check 07/08/2013 1 8 - -
North Carolina GOP Tack Multiple Abortion Restrictions Onto Sharia Law Bill
A bill meant to ban Sharia law has been amended to include multiple abortion restrictions that had been proposed earlier in the year. Written by Robin Marty for RH Reality Check . This diary is ...
RH Reality Check 07/03/2013 2 13 - -
A Pro-Choice Texan’s Dispatch From the National Right to Life Convention
Throughout the convention, I expected to feel rage or anger. I expected to steam, to struggle to hold my tongue. Instead, I felt sadness and, to a small degree, pity. Written by Andrea Grimes for ...
RH Reality Check 07/02/2013 3 18 - -
Who Really Controls Rick Perry and David Dewhurst?
Most Texans don't want a special session to pass anti-choice legislation. So why are Rick Perry and David Dewhurst pushing for it? Because the religious right controls the Republican primary system, ...
RH Reality Check 07/01/2013 2 15 1 -
Do Military Sexual Assaults Against Men Trump Those Against Women?
While the majority of sexual assaults committed by members of the military are against men, women are more than five times more likely to be targeted, according to Pentagon statistics. Written by ...
RH Reality Check 06/27/2013 6 10 - -
Justices Alito and Kennedy Mansplain Away Your Rights
Conservatives on the Supreme Court try to explain away gutting two important employment discrimination protections. Like toddlers with their fingers stuck in their ears, the opinions in both Vance ...
RH Reality Check 06/25/2013 10 14 - -
An Open Letter to Anyone Ready to Write Off Texas: Don’t, Because it’s *Your* Future at Stake
Covering Texas politics as a feminist journalist, one of the things I hear a lot is: Why don't you leave? What else do you expect ... it's Texas? Written by Andrea Grimes for RH Reality Check . ...
RH Reality Check 06/24/2013 7 20 - -
700 Texans Gather for ‘People’s Filibuster,’ GOP Lawmaker Tries to Silence Testimony
Hundreds of pro-choice Texans gathered in Austin Thursday—and into Friday morning—to testify against a bill that would shut down all but five abortion clinics in the state. "Our words are not ...
RH Reality Check 06/21/2013 2 18 - -
How Republicans Are Distorting the Gosnell Case to Push a Federal 20-Week Abortion Ban
Gosnell’s murders were already illegal under current law, so neither HR 1797, nor any other 20-week ban, would prevent another Gosnell. But anti-choice laws could push more women to obtain unsafe ...
RH Reality Check 06/20/2013 3 13 - -
Texas Congressman: Masturbating Fetuses Prove Need for Abortion Ban
The hands of the male fetus may sometimes appear to be gripping its genitals. And that, says Rep. Michael Burgess, is why abortion should be banned even earlier in pregnancy than the GOP is seeking ...
RH Reality Check 06/18/2013 14 10 - -
PA Governor Poised to Sign Bill That Would Push Women to Purchase Non-Existent ‘Abortion Riders'
HB 818 would prohibit private insurance companies that plan to sell health-care plans through the forthcoming state health insurance exchange from covering abortion. Legislators say women would be ...
RH Reality Check 06/17/2013 8 13 - -
Trent Franks, Abortion Bans, and the Fetal Pain Lie
Trent Franks' federal 20-week abortion ban is a dangerous piece of legislation, based on false and completely disproven assertions about "evidence" of fetal pain. Yet many media outlets are ...
RH Reality Check 06/14/2013 4 11 - -
The Ongoing Battle to Remove Military Sexual Assault Prosecution From the Chain of Command
The Senate Armed Services chair has bowed to the objections of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and spiked Sen. Gillibrand's measure to take the prosecution of sexual assaults in the military out of the ...
RH Reality Check 06/13/2013 2 6 - -
Is Marriage Equality Almost Here? Six Possible Outcomes of the DOMA and Prop 8 Cases
The Supreme Court decisions on DOMA and Prop 8 are expected to come down this month. We'll soon find out if the Court has chosen to advance the cause of marriage equality, or if it will it leave it ...
RH Reality Check 06/12/2013 25 17 - -
The Pillars and Possibilities of a Global Plan to Address HIV in Women and Their Children
A Global Plan on HIV and AIDS? It has to work for women as well as for their children. Here's how we can make that happen. Written by Alice Welbourn for RH Reality Check . This diary is cross-posted;
RH Reality Check 06/11/2013 2 - - -
Griswold v. Connecticut and the Evolution of Personal Privacy Rights. What’s Next?
A landmark decision about contraception likely paved the way for the legal acceptance of same-sex marriage. Written by Jessica Mason Pieklo for RH Reality Check . This diary is cross-posted; ...
RH Reality Check 06/07/2013 3 7 - -
Obama Administration Ordered to Make Some Forms of EC Available Without Restrictions
The Second Circuit Court of appeals denied in part the Obama administration's request that an earlier ruling to make emergency contraception widely available be put on hold. Written by Jessica ...
RH Reality Check 06/06/2013 1 7 - -
How Domestic Violence Survivors Get Evicted From Their Homes After Calling the Police
An examination of a city ordinance in Norristown, Pennsylvania, reveals a nationwide problem: In dozens of cities, "disorderly conduct" ordinances discourage domestic violence survivors from calling ...
RH Reality Check 06/05/2013 10 28 - -
An Abortion by Any Other Name: Beatriz and the Global Anti-Choice Spin Machine
The Catholic Church and the international anti-choice movement are desperate to deny that Beatriz did, in fact, have an abortion. And much of the media is taking the bait. Written by Editor in ...
RH Reality Check 06/04/2013 4 24 - -
In Memory of Dr. Tiller, on the Fourth Anniversary of His Death
To those of us left behind, we have to honor Dr. Tiller by working to make sure that abortion access is expanded, not curtailed. Written by Dr. Suzanne Poppema for RH Reality Check . This diary is ...
RH Reality Check 05/31/2013 4 18 - -
Salvadoran Supreme Court Denies Beatriz Her Right to Life
In a stunning decision made worse by the length of time it took to be handed down, the Supreme Court of El Salvador denied a young woman "permission" on Wednesday for an abortion needed to save her ...
RH Reality Check 05/30/2013 56 114 2 -
House 20-Week Abortion Ban Hearing a ‘Farce,’ Says Leading Democrat
Democrats were allowed one witness to the Republicans' three at a hearing on Rep. Trent Franks' proposed 20-week abortion ban. Written by Sarah Posner for RH Reality Check . This diary is cross-...
RH Reality Check 05/24/2013 6 13 - -
West Virginia Sexting Law Likely to Harm Already-Victimized Girls
The outcome of the law is likely to be that girls who are already suffering from a public shaming will be charged with delinquency, all for sending a picture to a boy. Written by Amanda Marcotte ...
RH Reality Check 05/20/2013 14 8 - -
Adoption Imperialism: A Q&A With 'The Child Catchers' Author Kathryn Joyce
Joyce recently spoke to RH Reality Check about how the movement she chronicles relates to abortion politics and the treatment of biological families of adoptees at home and abroad. Written by Sarah ...
RH Reality Check 05/16/2013 4 5 - -
In El Salvador, a Country Awaits the Supreme Court Decision on Beatriz’s Life
As people take to the streets in support of Beatriz, pressure is mounting on the Supreme Court of El Salvador to finally make a decision granting Beatriz a life-saving abortion. Meanwhile, Beatriz's ...
RH Reality Check 05/15/2013 4 11 - -
Star Parker, CURE Exploit Gosnell Case to Promote Debunked ‘Black Genocide’ Narrative
Today, Star Parker is hosting a Gosnell pearl clutchathon, during which she will promote virulent, racist, and untrue facts about abortion in the Black community, with the help of far-right white ...
RH Reality Check 05/14/2013 3 2 - -
Bishops Tap Veteran of Islamophobic, Homophobic Legal Shop as Top Flack
In choosing Daniels as his hand-picked spokesperson, Cardinal Dolan has laid bare just how radically the U.S. Catholic Church has turned to the right in the Obama years. Written by Adele Stan for ...
RH Reality Check 05/07/2013 8 11 - -
A Gosnell Amendment? Jennifer Rubin Plays Doctor and Legislator—and Fails
Washington Post columnist Jennifer Rubin used the Gosnell trial to suggest several ways to further diminish access to safe, legal abortion care in the United States through what she calls a "Gosnell ...
RH Reality Check 05/03/2013 4 5 - -
Administration Again Fails on Over-the-Counter Emergency Contraception
The Obama administration's newest plan to make emergency contraception over-the-counter to some groups and not others only creates more confusion and a new set of barriers to access. I guess this ...
RH Reality Check 05/01/2013 8 10 - -
Poverty Causes Teen Parenting, Not the Other Way Around
Teen mothers are far from a random swath of the teen population who wind up in poverty because of a few particularly fast swimming sperm. Rather, they are likely to be in poverty already. Written ...
RH Reality Check 04/30/2013 2 8 - -
The Bishops’ Lawsuit: A Colossal and Purposeful Drain on Public Funds
The government is hemorrhaging money defending a regulation it will never enforce against the New York Archdiocese. Written by Bridgette Dunlap for RH Reality Check . This diary is cross-posted; ...
RH Reality Check 04/29/2013 6 15 1 -
There Is No Magic Word: Why We Are and Must Remain ‘Pro-Choice’
Both choice and reproductive justice have a place in our battle for women’s autonomy. But one cannot take the place of the other. Written by Jon O'Brien for RH Reality Check . This diary is cross-...
RH Reality Check 04/26/2013 6 1 - -
Why Does the ACGME Want to Eliminate Contraceptive Training for Family Physicians?
In a dismaying move, the Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) has proposed changes to the guidelines for family medicine residency programs removing the requirement that ...
RH Reality Check 04/25/2013 9 28 1 -
In El Salvador, Yet Another Woman’s Life Subordinated to Non-Viable Fetus
A 22-year-old Salvadoran woman with severe chronic medical conditions is pregnant with a fetus without a brain. But a 1998 law in El Salvador prohibits all abortions, without exception. Written by ...
RH Reality Check 04/24/2013 6 17 - -
Anti-Choice Terrorist Can Claim Religious Protection for Conversations with Tiller Murderer
A ruling Friday finds conversations between Angel Dillard and Scott Roeder are confidential because Dillard was acting as a minister to Roeder in prison. Written by Jessica Mason Pieklo for RH ...
RH Reality Check 04/22/2013 12 17 - -
Ohio Lawmakers Work to Prohibit Teaching About “Gateway Sexual Activity”
Touching thighs is, according to Ohio lawmakers, a gateway to other sexual activity and they would like to see anyone who teaches about it in school subject to a $5,000 fine. Written by Martha ...
RH Reality Check 04/18/2013 20 21 - -
The Media and the Gosnell Case: A Case of Insecurity and a Misinformation Campaign
Gosnell is the result of politicizing women's health care, and his case, in turn, has been used to further politicize women's health care. Written by Tara Murtha for RH Reality Check . This diary ...
RH Reality Check 04/17/2013 2 7 - -
Media Silence on Gosnell? Let’s Talk About the Women of Color Without Decent Health Care
As a resident of Philadelphia and an abortion provider, I can tell you that the Gosnell case has gotten media coverage. But no one is talking about poor, under-insured, and under-served women. ...
RH Reality Check 04/16/2013 3 9 - -
Separating Truth From Lies Around the Kermit Gosnell Case
Unable to muster actual compassion for Gosnell’s victims, anti-choicers got right to work seeking ways to exploit his crimes to further reduce access to safe, legal abortion, and to create more ...
RH Reality Check 04/15/2013 6 15 - -
State Policy Trends 2013: Abortion Bans Move to the Forefront
Unlike in recent years, when the thrust of legislative activity was on regulating abortion, this year legislators seem to be focusing on banning abortion outright. Written by Elizabeth Nash and ...
RH Reality Check 04/12/2013 1 2 - -
President Obama's Budget, Congress, and the Struggle for Affordable Abortion Care
It is often said that a budget is a statement of priorities. It shows what matters to people. Women should matter. Access to safe medical care should matter. Written by Morgan Meneses-Sheets for RH ...
RH Reality Check 04/11/2013 2 1 - -
Legacy of Tiller’s Murder: Anti-Choice Terrorists Threaten Staff at Wichita Clinic
As reproductive rights supporters in Wichita celebrate the recent opening of Southwind Women’s Care Center, they also brace themselves for a new round of anti-choice terrorist actions. Written by ...
RH Reality Check 04/10/2013 20 50 1 -
Emergency Contraception and Moral Panic: Dissecting the Newest Misinformation Campaign
Inaccurate arguments posed by anti-choicers against emergency contraception are not about the health and safety of women and girls: Rather, their claims about EC’s safety are proxies for moral ...
RH Reality Check 04/09/2013 5 10 - -
Court Orders FDA to Make Emergency Contraception Available Over-the-Counter for All Ages
In a long-awaited decision released early this morning, U.S. District Court Judge Edward Korman ordered the FDA to make emergency contraception available over-the-counter to women of all ages, ...
RH Reality Check 04/05/2013 6 17 - -
The Struggle for Abortion Rights in Ecuador
Despite recent advances and increases in social services spending in Equador, widespread disparities and inequalities in access to health care remain, and access to safe or legal abortion services ...
RH Reality Check 04/04/2013 3 4 - -
Self-Certification and the Contraceptive Coverage Rule
Some religiously-affiliated institutions characterize themselves as "secular" when recruiting or seeking public funding but "church-controlled" when demanding exemptions from the law, such as the ...
RH Reality Check 04/02/2013 5 19 1 -
With a Common Link of Violence, Anti-Choice Lobby Joins With NRA To Block Caitlin Halligan
The failed nomination of Caitlin Halligan brought to attention the shared interests between anti-choice groups and the NRA. Written by Jessica Mason Pieklo for RH Reality Check . This diary is cross-
RH Reality Check 04/01/2013 5 7 - -
Boston College Alumni: Why Our Alma Mater Is Wrong for Denying Access to Sexual Health Care
All people deserve access to the information and resources they need to make informed decisions about their own health, including students at a Catholic university. Written by Lindsey Hennawi, ...
RH Reality Check 03/29/2013 1 7 - -
North Dakota's One Abortion Clinic Gets Donations, Governor Gets Pat on the Back from Bishops
As news spreads that the most devastating abortion laws in the nation were signed in North Dakota, the state's only abortion clinic is getting financial support, while the governor is receiving ...
RH Reality Check 03/28/2013 3 18 - -
Plan B Vending Machine Survives Anti-choice Misinformation Campaign
Since EC clearly reduces the incidence of unplanned pregnancies, making it available wherever humans congregate -- both on and off-campus -- makes good, pragmatic sense. Written by Eleanor J. Bader ...
RH Reality Check 03/27/2013 8 17 - -
Why I Refuse to Be Taken to a Catholic Hospital—And Why Other Women Should Too
If you're pregnant and wind up in a Catholic hospital, you could find yourself in more trouble after you've seen a doctor than before you walked in the door. Written by Erin Matson for RH Reality ...
RH Reality Check 03/26/2013 97 172 4 -
Dear Conservative Christian Leaders: Why Are You Silent about Rape?
I am writing because conservative Christian leaders have been stunningly and tellingly silent on one of the most pressing moral and social issues we face today: rape. Written by Lynn Beisner for RH ...
RH Reality Check 03/25/2013 84 89 1 -
Backlash Against NYC Teen Pregnancy Campaign Brings Tweaks, But Message Remains the Same
In the campaign's SMS exchange about Anaya, the pregnant teen character who is bullied at the prom, she is no longer called a "fat loser"—now she's just called a "loser." Progress? Written by ...
RH Reality Check 03/20/2013 4 1 - -
From Big Dan’s to Steubenville: A Generation Later, Media Coverage of Rape Still Awful
Striking parallels between a rape case from almost exactly thirty years ago and the Steubenville case make for a good opportunity to assess how reporting on rape has changed—or not. Written by ...
RH Reality Check 03/19/2013 3 15 - -
U.S. Must Stand Strong on International Agreement to Address Gender Violence
It’s time to leverage the VAWA victory and turn our attention to the needs of women and girls around the world. Written by Chloë Cooney for RH Reality Check . This diary is cross-posted; ...
RH Reality Check 03/14/2013 1 2 - -
Why Zerlina Maxwell Is Almost Right About Teaching Men Not to Rape
For men to be trained not to rape, they have to learn what rape is. Written by Tara Murtha for RH Reality Check . This diary is cross-posted; commenters wishing to engage directly with the author ...
RH Reality Check 03/12/2013 19 12 - -
Muchisimas Gracias: Latinas Thank Abortion Providers
Doctors, nurses, and clinic staff who provide abortions often face hostile, life-threatening environments, threats to their families, invasions of privacy, and endless legal assaults. That's why we ...
RH Reality Check 03/11/2013 1 4 - -
What’s Up With Women and HIV-Prevention Method PrEP?
PrEP works when used properly. So why don't women use it? Written by Anna Forbes for RH Reality Check . This diary is cross-posted; commenters wishing to engage directly with the author should do ...
RH Reality Check 03/06/2013 7 3 - -
Birth Control and "The Myth of the Judeo-Christian Tradition"
Many U.S. rabbis and ministers have long recognized the moral wisdom of ensuring wide availability of safe and effective birth control. Written by Rabbi Dennis Ross and Rev. Tom Davis for RH ...
RH Reality Check 03/06/2013 9 9 - -
As Notre Dame Appeals Birth Control Benefit, Costs of Discriminatory Health Policies Increases
It is now clear that no "compromise" short of freeing all health plans from any regulation whatsoever having to do with contraception will placate fundamentalist Catholic groups. But with the Notre ...
RH Reality Check 03/05/2013 1 8 - -
A New Direction for Restaurant Workers? Zingerman's and the "Thriveable Wage"
Restaurant workers, half of whom are women, are among the lowest earning workers in the United States. But one Michigan company, Zingerman's, is moving toward a “thriveable wage” for its ...
RH Reality Check 03/04/2013 14 37 1 -
Rethinking Immigration: Moms Will Do Whatever it Takes to Protect Their Kids
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 ...
RH Reality Check 03/04/2013 1 - - -
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