Assuming that the White House errs on the side of sanity, Democrats may be unable to prevent President Trump’s Supreme Court pick from being confirmed. But if they play their cards right, they may be able to highlight the single most important issue now confronting American democracy: increasingly unrepresentative minority rule. On issue after issue, […]
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said that he would seek to ensure that women have access to late-term abortions in the state even if conservatives on the U.S. Supreme Court remove federal legal guarantees in place since the 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling.
Although right-wing media have denied the severity of anti-choice violence against abortion providers and clinics, a Mother Jones report on the closure of a Planned Parenthood clinic in Appleton, WI, demonstrated the widespread impact such threats are having on access to reproductive health care.
In the first half of this year, 1,022 provisions to curtail abortion rights have been introduced in state legislatures. Of those provisions, 17 have passed at least one legislative chamber and 21 have been enacted across five states.
By Alana Semuels, Los Angeles Times NEW ORLEANS — After a series of setbacks, abortion rights advocates claimed a small victory Tuesday after a federal appeals court blocked a law that would have closed the last remaining abortion clinic in Mississippi. The law required that all physicians associated with an abortion clinic have admitting privileges […]
A new global poll conducted by Univision finds that Catholics around the world are divided on Church doctrine. According to the poll, which surveyed 12,000 Roman Catholics in 12 countries, Catholics tend to break from the Church on issues related to contraception and birth control. Despite the Church’s longstanding anti-abortion doctrine, an overall 65 percent of Catholics […]
The National Rifle Association didn’t just stop the effort to close the loopholes in background checks, even though that effort was supported by more than 8 in 10 Americans. It has crushed academic research on gun violence to the point that we don’t even know how many people commit suicide at gun ranges each year. […]
Mitt Romney’s public stance on abortion may have changed at least twice in the past 25 years, but his callous approach to women’s rights has stayed the same. More than 20 years ago, according to a news report published over the weekend, Romney rushed to a Boston hospital and tried to use his position as […]