Anti-choice folks love to say that these laws aren’t about controlling and punishing a large portion of the population, they are about the sanctity of life. And life, according to those who are anti-choice, begins when sperm meets egg.
My great-grandmother died from an infection after a botched abortion.
Rumors around Capitol Hill at the end of last week suggest that the Republicans are close to being finished with their AHCA bill, and they also think they’re close to having enough votes to pass it. (Image Credit: Flickr/Gage Skidmore)
There is a working group of 14 Republican men and one Republican woman (the woman was added after the outcry about the original all-male revue-style workgroup got loud enough) who are creating the Senate version of the bill in secret. Behind closed doors. No hearings to discuss major points of the law. No input from stakeholder groups like hospitals, patient advocacy groups, doctors, or insurance companies. No input from Senate Democrats.
Our "how we met" story is a classic one. We met at work. On my second day, I accidentally sat in her chair at the weekly staff meeting and we instantly became friends. We talked about everything under the sun. Both of us were at a crossroads in our personal lives, wondering what to do next.
As a Kansas native, Governor Sam Brownback's anti-LGBT rights stance makes me embarrassed and sad.
Because sex behind bars happens, you guys.
Making "fraud" synonymous with "rape" could harm people who deserve a mere dose of public humiliation.
All the world's a stage, and LGBTQ politics are front and center.
The U.S. has, by far, more gun-related homicides than anywhere else in the world. What can we learn from our neighbors overseas?