STUDY: Being Denied an Abortion is Detrimental to Long-Term Health
In the first study of its kind, researchers looked at illness in people denied abortions compared to those who were able to obtain the medical procedure.
LISTEN: Code Switch Dives Into Story Behind the 'Welfare Queen'
The podcast offers an in-depth look at Linda Taylor, the first woman to be called a “welfare queen,” and the political and policy consequences of the racist stereotype.
Flint Update: Prosecutors Examine Phone And Hard Drive of Former Governor Rick Snyder
A search warrant was executed to delve into data stored on devices used by Snyder and 66 other government officials.
Trump Administration Seeks More Prison Time For Pipeline Protesters
The Department of Transportation wants Congress to update the law to send anti-pipeline activists to prison for up to 20 years.
Missouri's One Abortion Clinic Will Stay Open—For Now
A judge temporarily stopped the state from revoking St. Louis Planned Parenthood’s license.
READ: The Me Too Movement in Indigenous Communities
An investigation into why so many Native women are assaulted and harassed—and how they are advocating for themselves.
Supreme Court Issues Partial Ruling on Indiana Abortion Law
The justices did not rule on the part of the law that addresses the constitutionality of the medical procedure.
ICYMI: Court Blocks Mississippi's 6-Week Abortion Ban
In his ruling, United States District Judge Carlton W. Reeves began with four telling words: “Here we go again.”
Two Dozen States and Cities Sue Trump Administration to Protect Reproductive Rights
The lawsuits seek to block the “conscience rule,” which allows health care providers to deny abortion care and other legal medical services.
READ: California Water Crisis Hits Latinx Farmworkers
A New York Times article examines how the success of the state’s agricultural industry is polluting the water of the people who work in it.
ICYMI: Report Finds Nearly Half of Transgender Southerners Experience Violence
The numbers were higher for transgender people of color.
Alabama Passes Bill That Effectively Bans Abortion
The nation’s most restrictive law was drafted with the hope that it will lead to the Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade.
Does Your City Employ Environmental Justice Best Practices?
A new study examines how cities from San Francisco to Baltimore are making the environment safer for residents of color.
Hollywood Reacts to Georgia Abortion Law
Nearly $3 billion was spent in the state on television and film shoots last year. Now, producers are using that leverage to protest the restrictive law.
#FreeThePill Day Marks 59th Anniversary of Birth Control Pill
The movement to make the pill available over the counter hops on Twitter.
EPA Reverses Rule That Curbed Power Plants From Releasing Toxins in Communities of Color
Texas won a lawsuit it filed against the government agency.
Inside a Louisiana Town's Fight Against Environmental Racism
Reserve, located in “Cancer Alley,” is the focus of a year-long investigative series by The Guardian.
New Laws Aim to Save Native American Women's Lives
Legislators seek more effective methods to track and stop the murder of Indigenous women.
STUDY: How Hurricane Maria Affected Mental Health of Children in Puerto Rico
A new study from the Puerto Rico Department of Education and Medical University of South Carolina found that nearly one-third of the children surveyed reported strong predictors of PTSD following the storm.
Court Blocks Trump Administration's Abortion 'Gag Rule'
A federal judge called the regulation a “ham-fisted approach to public health policy’” that would harm lower-income earning women.