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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'Perverse' Supreme Court Ruling 'Effectively Ensures That Innocent People Will Remain Imprisoned'

'Perverse' Supreme Court Ruling 'Effectively Ensures That Innocent People Will Remain Imprisoned'
"This is radical. This is horrifying. This is extremely scary," said one public defender.
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The State Behind Roe’s Likely Demise Also Does the Least for New Parents in Need

The State Behind Roe’s Likely Demise Also Does the Least for New Parents in Need
Mississippians on Medicaid lose coverage a mere 60 days after childbirth. “When women don’t have that coverage, what happens is they die,” says one expert.
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First Roe, Then Obergefell? Far-Right Activists Are Eager to Turn Back the Clock

First Roe, Then Obergefell? Far-Right Activists Are Eager to Turn Back the Clock
Obergefell v. Hodges legalized same-sex marriage, and Lawrence v. Texas legalized same-sex relations.
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'Time to Take to the Streets': Mobilizations Planned as Supreme Court Targets Roe

'Time to Take to the Streets': Mobilizations Planned as Supreme Court Targets Roe
The push by conservative justices to overturn Roe v. Wade, said one abortion rights advocate, "is giving us an opportunity to show them how ungovernable we will be if they follow through."
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Republican Gov. Who Signed Anti-Trans Bill: 'I Don't Know' Why LGBTQ+ People Are Anxious, Depressed

Republican Gov. Who Signed Anti-Trans Bill: 'I Don't Know' Why LGBTQ+ People Are Anxious, Depressed
Critics have accused South Dakota's Kristi Noem—who's expected to run for president—of "playing games with vulnerable children."
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Kansas School District Forced to Change Policies After Punishing Lesbian Student

Kansas School District Forced to Change Policies After Punishing Lesbian Student
A 14-year-old Kansas student was punished by her school in January for saying she was a lesbian.
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North Carolina Lieutenant Governor Tells Pregnant Women: 'It's Not Your Body Anymore'

North Carolina Lieutenant Governor Tells Pregnant Women: 'It's Not Your Body Anymore'
The comment was one of a number of offensive remarks Republican official Mark Robinson made at his state party convention.
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'All Other States Should Follow': Advocates Applaud as Illinois Approves Elimination of Cash Bail

'All Other States Should Follow': Advocates Applaud as Illinois Approves Elimination of Cash Bail
The move comes as part of a broader measure featuring what the ACLU called "important changes to policing and our criminal justice system."
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While No One Was Looking, Trump Made Life Harder for LGBTQ Families

While No One Was Looking, Trump Made Life Harder for LGBTQ Families
The administration unveiled a discriminatory new rule change amid fallout from the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection.
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