Equality advocates appealed a ruling that threw out a legal challenge to SB 2, a Republican-supported North Carolina law that allows magistrates and other civil servants to refuse to participate in same-sex marriages.
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“The killing of unarmed Black men and women by police is a crisis,” Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) said. “It is an emergency. And it has not just affected those victims and families of those who were killed, it has affected every Black man and woman who wonders when they or someone they know will be killed next.”
“The disability voting bloc is so large because it is so intersectional,” Gregg Beratan, a disability activist, said. “If you ignore the intersectionality of the disability community, then you’re leaving out so many within it.”
New research on a similar law in Ohio, which also forced doctors to follow outdated FDA labeling, showed that patients experienced twice as many side effects and were three times as likely to need additional treatment to end their pregnancies.
"We know patients forgo paying rent and their bills," Nancy R. Starner, director of development and communications with Preterm, said of the struggle to pay for abortion care in the absence of Medicaid coverage."We know patients who pawn or sell their possessions, or take odd jobs—just to pay for the health care that should be their right."
“We don’t look at Trump as an aberration that’s different from [the] GOP,” said Max Berger, an organizer with the #AllOfUs2016 campaign that protested outside House Speaker Paul Ryan's office on Tuesday.