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The Latest Supreme Court Action On Abortion Is A Win For Pro-Choice Advocates — For Now

By Chelsea Stewart
Another day, another action out of the Supreme Court. On Thursday, Feb. 7, the Supreme Court blocked an abortion law that would've enforced new regulations on abortion clinics from going into effect — at least for now. If you listen closely, you can…

Here's What To Know About The New Abortion Laws In Virginia & New York, So Stay Informed

By Shelby Black
Let's be real, it's never been more important to stay up to date on the issues impacting our country at the moment. Even though it feels like there's a new controversy every day, here's another one to add to the list. In recent weeks, two states…

Kamala Harris Made A Subtle Jab At Trump's Favorite Talking Point In This Video

By Chelsea Stewart
Sen. Kamala Harris (D-California) did not come to play. On Feb. 5, the day of the State of the Union, the senator and White House hopeful offered a rebuttal to President Trump's address — even before it happened — and she really laid it on thick. In…

Stacey Abrams' Rebuttal To The State Of The Union Had Twitter Taking A Deep Breath

By Lara Walsh
The road to President Trump's 2019 State of the Union address has been a rocky one, and the drama didn't end after the president delivered his remarks on Tuesday, Feb. 5. After the Democratic Party revealed that it had chosen none other than rising…

Donald Trump Called For A Major Change To Abortion Law During The State Of The Union

By Shelby Black
Even though many might have thought the State of the Union never would have happened, it's officially begun. Leading up to the event, there's been a lot of controversy surrounding the Trump administration, but it looks like this drama wont end…

A Troubling Percentage Of Women In The U.S. Still Don't Have Easy Access To Abortions

By Hannah Golden
Tuesday, Jan. 22nd marks 46 years since the Supreme Court's decision in Roe v. Wade, the landmark ruling which effectively legalized abortion in all 50 states. It's 2019, but it would be hard to blame some for feeling as though the 1973 decision…

Trump Blamed The Media For The MAGA Teens & The Native American Elder Controversy

By Chelsea Stewart
You knew it was coming. President Trump has finally weighed in on the controversial encounter between the Kentucky high school students and the Native American elder, and it's just what you'd expect it to be. Donald Trump's tweet supporting the MAGA…

On The Anniversary Of Roe V. Wade, I Remember My Grandmother's Experience

By Lilli Petersen
Nikki Madsen is the Executive Director of Abortion Care Network, a national member-based nonprofit dedicated to supporting the well-being of Independent Abortion Care Providers. Nikki was born, lives, and works in Minnesota, and is honored to work…

Here Are The Most Major Supreme Court Cases To Know About In 2019

By Chelsea Stewart
From the start, 2018 was a wild year for politics. President Trump tweeted nonstop about any and everything in the political world, from his legal entanglements to his beefs with foreign leaders. People left the White House in record numbers. And…

Trump's Supreme Court Nominees Aren't The Only Ones You Should Be Paying Attention To

By Hannah Golden
Amidst all the other drama ensuing around Washington of late, here's one piece of legal news you might've missed: President Donald Trump has been busy filling up the judicial branch with new picks. In fact, he's already successfully placed a…

Ivanka Trump Is Starting 2019 With A New Initiative For Women's Empowerment

By Shelby Black
It's a new year people, which means that change might be on the horizon. While some of us are focusing our energies on completing our new year's resolutions, it looks like the first daughter is already hitting the ground running. In case you've…

Ruth Bader Ginsburg's Return Home After Surgery Is The Best News On Twitter Today

By Lizzy Rosenberg
If you love U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg half as much as I do, there's a likely chance you've been avidly following her recent medical procedure. The 85-year-old equality icon underwent surgery to remove cancerous nodules from her…

The Number Of Women Entering Congress In 2019 Is So Inspiring

By Shelby Black
As 2018 comes to a quick (and relieving) end, it's time to think towards the future. This year has been a tough one to say the least, but judging from the the results of the November midterm elections, it looks like we can expect some much needed…

Twitter Has Feelings About Ruth Bader Ginsburg's Face In The New SCOTUS Portrait

By Hannah Golden
On Friday, Nov. 30, the official portrait for the newest United States Supreme Court was released, and it's a photo that social media won't soon forget thanks to two of the most notable figures on the bench. Specifically, Justices Ruth Bader…

Trump's New Attorney General's Reported Stance On Abortion Is So Troubling

By Shelby Black
Over the past few years, it seems like anti-abortion initiatives have been popping up more and more across the nation. Even though reproductive rights activists and other concerned citizens have tried to fight these initiatives, there's still a lot…

Abortion Laws Could Be Seriously Different After The Midterms, So Here's What To Know

By Shelby Black
The fight for reproductive rights has never been an easy one, but as of Tuesday, Nov. 6, there are some victories — as well as some defeats. So, for those wondering what will happen to abortion laws after the midterms? Here are the major points to…

These Two States Just Passed Measures That Could Seriously Impact Reproductive Rights

By Shelby Black
The November midterm elections have been on everyone's minds over the past few months, but as of Tuesday, Nov. 6 the polls have officially closed. Leading up to the midterm elections, initiatives ranging from LGBTQ+ to reproductive rights were on a…

The Georgia Governor's Race Might Come Down To A Runoff & The Tension Is Killing Me – UPDATE

By Chelsea Stewart
If you're wondering who won the Georgia governor race, I'm going to give it to you straight: It's not looking too good for Stacey Abrams, the Democrat campaigning to become the first-ever black female governor of Georgia, right now. As of Nov. 7,…

Deb Haaland's Historic Victory Means An Important First — & Second — For Congress

By Chelsea Stewart
Deb Haaland cannot be stopped. On Nov. 6, the former community activist and Democratic state party leader won the race to represent New Mexico's 1st Congressional District in the U.S. House, which makes her one of the first Native American…

Lupe Valdez's Loss In The Texas Governor Race Has Everyone Thinking Of This Candidate

By Chelsea Stewart
Democrat Lupe Valdez's bid for governor of Texas ended on Nov. 6, when Republican incumbent Gov. Greg Abbott secured the governor's seat in a stunning upset. The reaction to her loss was swift, with many people taking to social media to express…

Here's How One Millennial Campaigner Is Finding Common Ground On Reproductive Rights

By Hannah Golden
Ahead of the 2018 midterm elections, tensions are understandably running high. Over in Nevada, where voters could determine whether Democrats can take back the Senate, a fierce battle is taking place. For one reproductive rights organizer, though,…

'A Million Little Things' Revealed A Massive Twist, So Things Are About To Get Complicated

By Kristen Perrone
This post contains spoilers for the Oct. 31 episode of A Million Little Things. By this point on A Million Little Things, Jon's widow Delilah has established herself as a fairly isolated person. Although Rome's wife Regina is her best friend and she…

These Abortion Measures Will Show Up In The 2018 Midterms, So Here's What To Know

By Shelby Black
The November midterm elections are coming up, and the future of American democracy might be on the line. From voter ID laws to transgender rights, there are a number of issues on state ballots this year, but these three states have abortion measures…

Here's How To Find Out What Measures Are On Your Midterm Ballot, So You're Fully Prepared

By Hannah Golden
As the country is just over two weeks away from Election Tuesday, voters across the country are checking their registration and planning their votes. While candidate races may get all the media hype and attention, ballot measures are also extremely…

If You're Looking For Dr. Christine Ford Halloween Costumes, Here's How To Honor Her Instead

By Lara Walsh
With Halloween right around the corner, you might also be feeling like it's a pretty scary and dark political time, given some recent events. On Saturday, Oct. 6, the Senate narrowly confirmed Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court with a vote of…

These Powerful Signs From The March To The Polls Will Inspire You For The Midterms

By Chelsea Stewart
With mere weeks until the 2018 midterm elections on Nov. 6, where the future of multiple hot-button issues could be determined, many activists took to the streets of Chicago and parts of Massachusetts on Saturday, Oct. 13 to celebrate first-time…

This "1973" Necklace Supports The Fight For A Woman's Right To Choose

By Ariana Marsh
With the recent swearing-in of now-Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, it's never been more important to fight for your right to choose — and to do it loudly, wherever, however, and whenever you can. Sophie Ratner's "1973" necklace, which was…

This 'SNL' Sketch With Lindsay Graham Celebrating Kavanaugh's Confirmation Has Twitter Divided

By Lara Walsh
Hours after the country learned that Brett Kavanaugh had been confirmed to the highest court in the United States, Saturday Night Live attempted to make light of the situation with a comedy routine that's making a lot of people say it's just too…

These Responses To Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court Confirmation Are Saying This One Thing

By Collette Reitz
On Saturday, Oct. 6, Brett Kavanaugh was confirmed to the Supreme Court. With 50 Yeas and 48 Nays, President Donald Trump saw his second Supreme Court nominee confirmed to the highest court in the land. Of course, this confirmation process has been…

Women Running For Congress Are The Literal Breadwinners Of The 2018 Midterms

By Hannah Golden
For someone who's never run for office before, 31-year-old Katie Hill is indisputably crushing it. As of Sept. 24, the Democrat, running for Congress in California's 25th district, had raised $2.4 million. That's almost double the $1.47 million that…

Sexual Assault Allegations Against Brett Kavanaugh Are Shaking Up His Confirmation – UPDATE

By Hannah Golden
On Friday, Sept. 14, reports surfaced that the Democrats in the Senate had referred an alleged incident to the FBI regarding Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. According to The New Yorker, Kavanaugh, President Donald Trump's pick for the vacant…

The First Vote On Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court Confirmation Has Been Delayed

By Shelby Black
The week of Sep. 3 marked the beginning of Supreme Court hopeful Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation hearings, and it's certainly been a wild ride. Even though we've all been on the edge of our seats on whether Kavanaugh will be confirmed as the next…

Brett Kavanaugh Finally Explained Why He Ignored A Parkland Victim's Father

By Shelby Black
During the week of Sept. 3, Supreme Court hopeful Brett Kavanaugh took the hot seat in preparation for the confirmation hearings that would possibly affirm him as former Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy's replacement. However on Sept. 4, a…

Brett Kavanaugh Called Birth Control An Abortion-Inducing Drug, Which, No

By Lilli Petersen
Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court confirmation hearings have been a wild ride from the start. After starting off the questioning sessions by refusing to say whether or not he considered the legal right to abortion irrevocable, he followed up with some…

Brett Kavanaugh's Reported Emails About Roe V. Wade Challenge What He's Said Before

By Hannah Golden
On Sep. 6, the Senate entered its third day of hearings on whether to confirm Brett Kavanaugh, President Donald Trump's nominee for the Supreme Court. Tension surrounding the hearing was heightened on Thursday as reported leaked documents were…

19 Women In Long-Term Relationships Reveal Secrets For Keeping The Passion Alive

By Candice Jalili
Even the best long-term relationships aren't immune to the occasional romantic lull. I mean, think about it logically. If you're spending years and years and years with one person, the odds of every single day being a perfect 10 on the love-o-meter…

Brett Kavanaugh Danced Around Abortion Rights At His Hearing, Which Isn't Reassuring

By Shelby Black
The second day of Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court confirmation hearing is underway, and it's gearing up to be just as controversial as the first. On Sep. 5, Sen. Dianne Feinstein asked the Supreme Court hopeful his thoughts on women's right to…

Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court Confirmation Hearing Got Off To A Wild Start

By Lilli Petersen
After the arguments and debates about the nomination of U.S. Circuit Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, it's probably no surprise that his confirmation hearing on Tuesday, Sept. 4 was going off the rails within an hour of its start. Between…

10 Of The Best Fiona Moments On 'Shameless' That'll Make You Miss Her Already

By Kristen Perrone
Just over a week before Showtime dramedy Shameless returns for its ninth season, leading lady Emmy Rossum shockingly announced that she was leaving the series. Playing the oldest Gallagher sibling and maternal figure Fiona, Rossum praised her…

7 Conversations Almost Everyone Has Had On A First Date That Are Relatable AF

By Rebecca Strong
Ah, the first date. It’s nothing if not a perfect fusion of fantasies about the future, awkward silences, and hesitant flirtations. Sometimes you ramble on about your 10th-grade horse riding championship while trying too hard to impress your date.…

Nationwide Rallies Are Fighting Against Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court Nomination

By Lara Walsh
Ever since President Donald Trump's July 9 announcement that he would be nominating conservative stalwart Brett Kavaugh for a lifetime position on the Supreme Court, people have been worried about the future of their rights. Considering the judge's…

Trump’s Approval Rating Among Women Compared To Obama’s Is Pretty Telling

By Daniella Bondar
President Donald Trump's relationship with a lot of female constituents was marred even before his feet hit the Oval Office. His campaign was fraught with sexist behavior, colorful comments about women's looks, and a less-than-savory recording. That…

Abortion Might Be A Big Issue In The 2018 Midterms, But Not How You Think

By Hannah Golden
As voters are preparing to head to the polls in November for the midterm elections, the fates of a handful of senators are tied up in the nomination of a new Supreme Court justice. The stance of Judge Brett Kavanaugh, President Donald Trump's…

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Has An Idea Of How Long She'll Stay On The Supreme Court

By Hannah Golden
One of the Supreme Court's most iconic figures may yet have some time left in her tenure. Thanks to remarks on Sunday, July 29, the world now has some clues as to how long Ruth Bader Ginsburg will serve as a justice on the nation's highest court.…

This Judge's Ruling On Indiana Abortion Law Gets To The Core Of A Woman's Right To Choose

By Hannah Golden
The topic of abortion is seeing renewed interest as a slew of state laws and cases shake out around the country and the fate of health care remains uncertain. But at a time when the country at large is facing big questions about the issue, one…

Donald Trump Thinks He's Way More Popular With Women Than He Actually Is

By Daniella Bondar
This is 2018, and sometimes President Donald Trump has the habit of inflating some key numbers when speaking in public or tweeting. For instance, that time he said his 2018 State of the Union was the most watched in history — it wasn’t, according to…

This Lawmaker Running For FL Attorney General Is Fighting For Parkland Students' Cause

By Alexandra Svokos
When student activists from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida came to Florida State Rep. Sean Shaw’s office early this year demanding action on gun control, Shaw readily agreed with them and said he supported their cause.…

This State Repealed An 18th Century Anti-Abortion Law Using The Most Aptly Named Act

By Lara Walsh
Since President Donald Trump announced on July 9 that the ultra-conservative federal justice Brett Cavanaugh is his Supreme Court pick, the future of Roe v. Wade, the landmark case that made abortion a protected right nationwide in 1973, has seemed…

This New Report On States' Reproductive Rights Laws Will Have You Feeling Hopeful

By Bernadette Deron
If you care about reproductive rights in the United States, the current state of affairs can look bleak. With President Donald Trump's administration rolling back access to reproductive health care, and a potentially anti-abortion justice about to…

This Is Ruth Bader Ginsburg's Stance On Roe V. Wade & It's Not What You'd Expect

By Hannah Golden
President Donald Trump on July 9 announced his nomination to fill the vacancy on the U.S. Supreme Court following the retirement announcement of Justice Anthony Kennedy. Now, as the country waits to see whether the Senate will confirm Trump's pick,…