Trigger warnings: sexual assault, rape, violence, suicide, harassment, sexual violence Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) is coming to a close. April is the designated month for sexual assault awareness, and yet not many Americans seem to be talking about it. In a time where politicians think rape is a component of a great party… Read more »
Posts Categorized: Health
1. Marriage Equality: Obergefell v. Hodges, Tanco v. Haslam, DeBoer v. Snyder, Bourke v. Beshear
2. Pregnancy Discrimination: Young v. United Parcel Service
3. Women’s Access to Health Insurance Coverage: King v. Burwell
4. Domestic Violence and Housing: Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs v. The Inclusive Communities Project, Inc.
5. Marriage Equality Cases That Have Been Decided: Kitchen v. Herbert, and Bishop v. Smith
Only 13 states set up a state-facilitated Health Exchange in accordance with the Affordable Care Act (ACA), leaving 37 states with a federally-facilitated Health Exchange. Health Exchanges are where individuals and families can apply to receive health insurance coverage under the ACA and where many can also qualify for subsidies via tax credits to help pay premiums. If the Supreme Court decides “wrongly” (in our view) in King v. Burwell, some eight to 10 million persons would likely lose their health insurance in these states because many would lose the subsidies that have made their insurance affordable.
Sen. McConnell is holding up the nomination of Loretta Lynch, who would be our first African American woman Attorney General, as a hostage to force passage of the trafficking bill with the anti-abortion rider attached.
835. That is the number of anti-choice measures enacted in states between 1995 and 2014 according to NARAL Pro-Choice America’s 2014 report, “Who Decides?.” Last year alone, state legislators enacted 27 anti-choice measures across the nation. The trend is alarming and doesn’t look to be slowing down. [EDITOR’S NOTE: A guide to legislation recently introduced… Read more »
The main web page from which this information is drawn the contains the following state-by-state information on legislation that is under consideration is from RH Reality Check. Note, companion bills are listed under the same version in the House/Senate.
Senate legislation intended to increase penalties for human trafficking and provide additional support for survivors was revealed to be a stalking horse for yet more attacks by Senate Republicans against some of the most vulnerable women and girls.
Author Laura Zuckerman writes for Reuters: “A National Organization for Women executive urged an Idaho state lawmaker on Wednesday to consult with his female relatives about anatomy after he appeared to suggest during a legislative hearing that pills swallowed by women traveled to the uterus.”
NOW calls on the Roberts Court to set aside political ideology, respect the structure and purpose of the ACA, and read its relevant sections together instead of in a vacuum. For those Justices so consumed with hate for Obamacare that they will grasp at any straw to undo it, we have a suggestion: run for Congress yourselves.
Today, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments for King v. Burwell, the latest Supreme Court case aimed at dismantling the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA). This particular case calls into question one very specific phrase in the legislation, which, until very recently, was not a site of contention for either political party. Ultimately,… Read more »