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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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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How Wealthy Towns Keep People With Housing Vouchers Out

How Wealthy Towns Keep People With Housing Vouchers Out
Section 8 vouchers should give low-income people the opportunity to live outside poor communities. But discriminatory landlords, exclusionary zoning and the federal government’s hands-off approach leave recipients with few places to call home.
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It’s Happening: Congressional Lawmakers Ask Supreme Court to End Legal Abortion

It’s Happening: Congressional Lawmakers Ask Supreme Court to End Legal Abortion
The Roberts Court will hear arguments in the case in March. A decision is expected this summer.
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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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