A Kansas abortion opponent must stand trial over a letter she sent to a Wichita doctor saying someone might place an explosive under the doctor’s car, a federal appeals court ruled.
Democratic women in the U.S. House on July 8 introduced legislation that would ensure women have access to health insurance coverage for abortion care and remove a federal policy denying many poor women access to abortion services.
The legislation comes as Republican leaders in some states, including Wisconsin, continue to push measures intended to restrict women’s access to care. U.S. Reps. Barbara Lee of California, Jan Schakowsky of Illinois and Diana DeGette of Colorado are the chief sponsors of the federal Equal Access to Abortion Coverage in Health Insurance Act.
President Barack Obama is pushing for bipartisan action to change the criminal justice system in ways that go far beyond the limited executive powers that he’s used to reduce harsh prison sentences for dozens of non-violent offenders.
The housing crisis in which some 9 million American families lost their homes fueled racial segregation in many of the nation’s communities, according to a new analysis from Cornell University.
“Neighborhood Foreclosures, Racial/Ethnic Transitions and Residential Segregation,” published in the American Sociological Review, noted the housing crisis spurred one of the largest migrations in U.S. history, leading to changes that could alter the complexion of American cities for a generation or more.
Two-thirds of small business owners surveyed by the advocacy group Small Business Majority said businesses shouldn't be able to refuse goods or services to LGBT customers. Fifty-five percent said businesses shouldn't be allowed to deny wedding-related services to same-sex couples because of an owner's beliefs.
The "land of the free and the brave" ranks No. 31 among 34 democratic countries in an analysis of voter turnout by the Pew Research Center.
One contributing factor: U.S. citizens aren’t required to vote.
Changes to North Carolina's voting access rules finally are on trial this week, with a judge ultimately determining whether Republican legislators illegally diminished the opportunity for minorities to participate in the political process.