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This morning, reproductive justice advocates braved the cold and rain outside the U.S. Supreme Court in order to stand up for truth and reproductive freedom as oral arguments began in NIFLA v. Becerra. In this case, the National Institute of Family and Life Advocates (NIFLA) is trying to defend anti-abortion counseling centers from a California law that makes it harder for them to deceive pregnant people to delay or discourage them from potentially seeking abortions. We’ve weighed in on this case in support of California’s Freedom, Accountability, Comprehensive Care, and Transparency (FACT) Act, because states have every right to protect their residents from fake clinics run by extremists who try to trick people into making high-stakes medical decisions that may not be right for them.
- Read more about the people whose lives have been affected by anti-abortion counseling centers’ deceptive practices.
- Read our amicus brief in NIFLA v. Becerra.
- This Saturday, we’ll be joining the student-led March For Our Lives, a nationwide demonstration in support of common-sense gun reform. Find a March near you.
- Betsy DeVos, who is actively undermining student safety by rolling back civil rights protections for girls and marginalized students facing harassment and violence in school, is the very last person who should lead a school safety commission. Likewise, bringing more guns and police into schools will only make them more dangerous. Tell the White House to abandon its sham “school safety commission.”
- Next Tuesday, we’re taking your messages directly to the Trump-Pence Administration to demand the Department of Health and Human Services put patients first and stop promoting discrimination in health care under the guise of “religious freedom.” Be sure to get your comments in ASAP if you haven’t yet!
- Transgender patients shouldn’t have to prove their humanityrepeatedly just to receive basic medical care.
- Anti-Black stereotypes can be deadly for Black youth — especially if the people who believe them are teachers armed with guns.
- Ever wanted expert feedback on how to respond to workplace sexual harassment? Some New York Times readers received exactly that.
We the Resistance is our fight to protect our rights and freedoms and to defend the most vulnerable among us through powerful collective action. Every conversation you have with a loved one about the issues important to you, every call you make to Congress, every rally you attend is a part of that resistance. Join us — sign on to the We The Resistance manifesto.