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Abortion rights activists rally in front of the US Supreme Court in Washington, DC in May 2019 and an inset of a screenshot from the "Don't Ban Equality" ad placed in The New York Times.

187 companies, including Bloomberg, Tinder, and Ben & Jerry’s, teamed up to slam abortion restrictions sweeping Southern states

Postmates, Slack, and Yelp were also among those that signed a full-page ad in The New York Times that said abortion restrictions harmed employees.
The Alabama State Capitol building is seen on Tuesday, May 14, 2019 in Montgomery, AL.

Alabama’s state legislature just passed a bill to chemically castrate child sex offenders

Alabama's state legislature passed a bill that will require convicted child sex offenders to undergo chemical castration prior to their release.
New restrictions on abortion are highlighting the US' high maternal mortality rate.

The states passing strict abortion bans have some of the highest maternal and infant mortality rates in the country

Experts say being denied abortion access contributes to entrenched poverty and worse economic outcomes.
Protesters demonstrate in front of the U.S. Supreme Court in the morning as the court takes up a major abortion case focusing on whether a Texas law that imposes strict regulations on abortion doctors and clinic buildings interferes with the constitutional right of a woman to end her pregnancy, in Washington March 2, 2016.

Abortion bans are popping up all around the US. Here are the states that have passed new laws to challenge Roe v. Wade in 2019.

In the months of April and May alone, the governors of Ohio, Georgia, and Alabama signed some of the most restrictive abortion bans in the US.

Trump says disgraced Alabama ex-judge Roy Moore should not run for Senate again in 2020

In a major upset, Democratic nominee Doug Jones narrowly defeated Moore in the 2017 special US Senate election to replace Jeff Sessions.
The U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, U.S.

The Supreme Court upheld an Indiana law that requires aborted fetuses to be buried, and experts say it’s a dark sign for abortion rights

In allowing the law to stand, the Supreme Court contributes to a broader trend of fetuses gaining more legal rights and protections.
A recent episode of the popular children's television show "Arthur" shows a teacher getting married to another man.

Alabama Public Television refused to air the episode of ‘Arthur’ showing his teacher marrying another man because officials feared parents...

The episode originally aired on May 13, but Alabama Public Television preempted the episode in the state with a re-run instead.
Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said the Bible supports her proposal to cap credit card interest rates at 15% in a tweet aimed at conservatives who also oppose abortion and LGBTQ rights.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez says the Bible backs up her plan to cap credit-card interest rates at 15%

"Usury — aka high interest — happens to be explicitly denounced in the Bible (& in many other religions)," Ocasio-Cortez said.

5 Republicans who have said the Alabama abortion ban goes ‘too far’

From Pat Robertson to Tomi Lahren, here are prominent conservatives who think that the Alabama abortion bill goes to far.

Alabama’s new anti-abortion law compares abortion to the Holocaust and other genocides

Rabbis and Jewish advocacy organizations, however, slammed the comparison as offensive, exploitive, and ignorant of historical context.