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Disability Rights are Civil Rights

Discussions about health care are consuming Washington, D.C. as lawmakers have introduced major legislation to repeal the Affordable Care Act and implement a new proposal, the American Health Care Act (AHCA), that would make drastic changes to health care coverage. According to the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office, 14 million more people would be ininsured by 2018 if the AHCA replaced the ACA, a number that would increase to 24 million by 2026. The AHCA would fundamentally...

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In a major setback in the fight for transgender equality, the Supreme Court announced on March 6, 2017 that it will not hear oral arguments for Gloucester County School Board v. G.G., a case involving the right of transgender high school students to use the bathrooms corresponding with their gender identity.

The court was originally scheduled to hear oral arguments for the case on March...

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In recent months, six waves of bomb threats have targeted a variety of Jewish institutions, including more than 100 threatening calls to Jewish community centers, the Anti-Defamation League headquarters, Jewish day schools, and synagogues. Threats elsewhere have involved more material attacks. In Indiana,...

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suffragettes going to Boston

On March 8, we celebrate International Women’s Day, as a part of Women’s History Month which is celebrated in March. This year’s theme, “Be Bold for Change,” encourages everyone to commit themselves to helping the world achieve gender equality. It challenges us to confront gender norms and stereotypes, and actively work to lift women and girls. On International Women’s Day, we rejoice in the economic, social, political, and...

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woman holding sign in front of supreme court about legal abortion

On January 31, 2017, Congresswomen Barbara Lee (D-CA-13) and Jan Schakowsky (D-IL-9) reintroduced the Equal Access to Abortion Coverage in Health Insurance Act, or EACH Woman Act (H.R. 771), in the 115th Congress. The bill would repeal the Hyde Amendment, guaranteeing coverage for abortion through federal insurance plans and programs. 

The Hyde Amendment, which is added to the federal budget each year, excludes abortion services from...

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