Civil Rights & Social Justice

Despite Protests, TX Passes Tough New Abortion Restrictions

Despite Protests, TX Passes Tough New Abortion Restrictions
Republicans used their majority to cut short debate and give preliminary approval early Monday to some of the toughest abortion restrictions in the country as time was running out on the Texas Legislature's special session.
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Legislative Lowlights: Alabama GOP to Make Abortion a Criminal Act

Legislative Lowlights: Alabama GOP to Make Abortion a Criminal Act
Elsewhere, Tennessee became the seventh state to add a “trigger law” on the books that would criminalize abortion if Roe v. Wade falls.
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In Alabama, an Anti-Choice Protester Tried to Run Over an Abortion Clinic Escort

In Alabama, an Anti-Choice Protester Tried to Run Over an Abortion Clinic Escort
Abortion rights supporters say they are seeing ramped-up efforts from anti-choice protesters who "believe that they can operate with impunity."
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People Support Fetal ‘Heartbeat’ Legislation Until You Tell Them What It Does

People Support Fetal ‘Heartbeat’ Legislation Until You Tell Them What It Does
Using language that is "intentionally emotional" draws public support for extreme abortion laws, but people's opinions change once they understand the intention of such legislation.
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The Racist Roots of Denying Incarcerated People Their Right to Vote

The Racist Roots of Denying Incarcerated People Their Right to Vote
Why and when did America decide that people convicted of a crime should not vote?
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Trump Administration Finalizes Health-Care Discrimination Rule

Trump Administration Finalizes Health-Care Discrimination Rule
The rule would grant wide legal protections to those who refuse to provide health-care services based on their religious or conscience objections.
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Dialing 911 Can Get You Evicted in the U.S.

Dialing 911 Can Get You Evicted in the U.S.
Sandra Park and Linda Morris, Skadden Fellow , ACLU Women’s Rights Project
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Republicans are Trying to Stop 200,000 People From Voting in Arizona

Republicans are Trying to Stop 200,000 People From Voting in Arizona
The Republican Party has opened a new front in its war on voting in Arizona.
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Christian or Nothing: Buddhist Prisoner in Texas to be Executed Without Buddhist Chaplain

Christian or Nothing: Buddhist Prisoner in Texas to be Executed Without Buddhist Chaplain
In the rare instances when courts roll back Christian privilege, the cries of persecution are swift. But parity is not oppression. And the erosion of unwarranted privilege is not persecution; it is the steady march toward equality.
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White Supremacy Is a Genuinely Global Threat

White Supremacy Is a Genuinely Global Threat
It's inspired terrorist attacks—and entire governing structures—on multiple continents. Can we name it?
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