Eight months after the Supreme Court struck down abortion restrictions in Texas, state legislators appear to be doubling down in a renewed effort to make the procedure difficult, and ultimately impossible, to obtain. On Wednesday, the Texas Senate Committee on Health and Human Services held a public hearing in Austin on three bills—SB 8, SB 258, and SB 415—all of which were filed by male representatives.
Oklahoma legislators will discuss a bill on Tuesday that, if passed, would require a pregnant woman to get written permission from a man to get an abortion. The Oklahoma bill is the latest of many bizarre anti-abortion initiatives to be debated at the state level, says abortions could not be performed “without the written informed consent of the father of the fetus.”
The march, believed to be one of the largest-ever demonstrations in the history of the United States, started as a Facebook post in the days after the 2016 presidential election. Within two months, it morphed into the largest event in defiance of Trump’s presidency over inauguration weekend.
On January 21, the day after the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump, tens of thousands of people will descend on the National Mall for the Women’s March on Washington. Here’s what you need to know about what could be the biggest demonstration against the incoming administration.
The battle over America’s bathrooms has raged into 2017, as advocates in more than half a dozen states are seeking to enact “bathroom bills” that would require people to use the facilities that correspond to their sex assigned at birth.
Obama writes that while his work on the criminal justice system is unfinished, he hopes the incoming administration will “pass meaningful sentencing reform legislation” and “take commonsense steps” to reduce the “epidemic” of gun violence.
More than a dozen civilians were killed in Aleppo during overnight shelling on a hospital supported by Doctors Without Borders-Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF). The death toll at Al Quds hospital stands at 14 patients and staff, a number that is expected to rise, MSF said on Thursday.