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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Supreme Court Confirms There Is No Fifth Vote to Protect Abortion Rights

Supreme Court Confirms There Is No Fifth Vote to Protect Abortion Rights
This week, the U.S. Supreme Court let stand a court decision that dismissed as immaterial doctors' ethical concerns and equated an embryo with a person.
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The Extraordinary Danger of Being Pregnant and Uninsured in Texas

The Extraordinary Danger of Being Pregnant and Uninsured in Texas
Over three years, nearly 400 pregnant or new mothers died in Texas. Its system for helping the uninsured thwarts women at every turn, frustrates doctors and midwives, and incentivizes substandard care.
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'Disgraceful Sham': George Zimmerman Sues Parents of Trayvon Martin, Others for $100 Million

'Disgraceful Sham': George Zimmerman Sues Parents of Trayvon Martin, Others for $100 Million
Texas judge orders group to stop trying to build Trump's border wall
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These Lawmakers Saw What Criminalizing Abortion Looks Like. They Were Horrified.

These Lawmakers Saw What Criminalizing Abortion Looks Like. They Were Horrified.
Criminalizing abortion in El Salvador means people go to prison for miscarrying. Abortion rights advocates fear this could become a reality in the United States.
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He Defended the Confederate Flag and Insulted Immigrants. Now He’s a Judge.

He Defended the Confederate Flag and Insulted Immigrants. Now He’s a Judge.
Former state Rep. Mike Pitts made anti-immigrant and racially charged remarks seemingly at odds with South Carolina’s judicial code. He sailed through an appointment process as a magistrate nominee with little scrutiny and no debate.
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A New Abortion Ban Makes Its Way to Congress for the First Time

A New Abortion Ban Makes Its Way to Congress for the First Time
Some pro-choice advocates worry these bills might be the first in a “wave of bills” focused on the reason someone is getting an abortion.
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Milwaukee Mayor Blames Trump's Anti-Immigrant Rhetoric and Policies for Acid Attack Against Hispanic Resident

Milwaukee Mayor Blames Trump's Anti-Immigrant Rhetoric and Policies for Acid Attack Against Hispanic Resident
"Everybody knows what's happening. It's because the president is talking about it on a daily basis that people feel that they have license to go after Hispanic people, and it's wrong."
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In Ruling Against Alabama’s Abortion Ban, Federal Judge Doesn’t Mince Words

In Ruling Against Alabama’s Abortion Ban, Federal Judge Doesn’t Mince Words
“Alabama’s abortion ban contravenes clear Supreme Court precedent,” Judge Thompson wrote.
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The Trump Administration Isn’t Finished Unraveling Protections for Survivors

The Trump Administration Isn’t Finished Unraveling Protections for Survivors
The nomination of Steven Menashi to the Second Circuit says to students that it doesn’t matter if you were sexually assaulted.
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