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 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New research on a similar law in Ohio, which also forced doctors to follow outdated FDA labeling, showed that patients experienced twice as many side effects and were three times as likely to need additional treatment to end their pregnancies.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."
Democratic lawmakers once again blasted the so-called Select Investigative Panel on Infant Lives' targeting of a firm that processes human fetal tissue for medical research.
House Speaker Paul Ryan has undergone an intensive effort to rebrand himself and other Republicans as compassionate toward those living in poverty, but Ryan’s supposed goals of alleviating poverty didn’t make it into the GOP's tax plan.