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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Texas’ COVID-19 Response: Ban Abortion, Kill Grandma

Texas’ COVID-19 Response: Ban Abortion, Kill Grandma
Top Texas officials, including Republican Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, seem to think banning legal abortion and sacrificing the elderly are the best ways to combat the outbreak.
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State Lawmakers Aren’t Letting the Coronavirus Stop Their Crusade Against Abortion Rights

State Lawmakers Aren’t Letting the Coronavirus Stop Their Crusade Against Abortion Rights
The president and governors across the country are declaring states of emergency as the coronavirus spreads. And still, state-level Republicans are jamming through anti-abortion bills.
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Racist GOP Voter Suppression Effort Defeated in Georgia

Racist GOP Voter Suppression Effort Defeated in Georgia
Democrats scored a 'huge victory' in a lawsuit over absentee ballots.
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In Kentucky, Republicans Lay Groundwork to End Legal Abortion

In Kentucky, Republicans Lay Groundwork to End Legal Abortion
Republican state lawmakers are paving the way to outlaw abortion care if the Supreme Court guts Roe v. Wade.
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We Now Know the ‘True Damage’ of Trump’s Family Planning Restrictions

We Now Know the ‘True Damage’ of Trump’s Family Planning Restrictions
The Trump administration's domestic "gag rule" has cut the Title X family planning program's capacity by 47 percent.
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Kansas Republicans Scramble to Override ‘Fundamental’ Right to Abortion

Kansas Republicans Scramble to Override ‘Fundamental’ Right to Abortion
Anti-choice lawmakers in Kansas push a constitutional amendment to ensure abortion restrictions stay in place.
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Pence Praises Bishop Who Called Gay People 'Demonic' at MLK Event

Pence Praises Bishop Who Called Gay People 'Demonic' at MLK Event
Pence himself has a long record opposing LGBTQ equality.
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Over 80% of Black Americans Say Trump Has Made Racism Worse

Over 80% of Black Americans Say Trump Has Made Racism Worse
Donald Trump 'has taken hatred against people of color, in general, from the closet to the front porch,' one poll respondent said.
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Lawmakers Playing Politics with Trans Kids’ Lives

Lawmakers Playing Politics with Trans Kids’ Lives
Legislation includes bills criminalizing gender transition, forced gender testing of student athletes, and other attacks on trans youth.
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