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The Knights Of Columbus Are Massively Inflating Their Membership In Alleged Insurance Scheme, New Documents Suggest

New documents allege that Knights of Columbus is inflating its membership numbers by 28% to bolster its multibillion-dollar life insurance company.

Ema O'Connor • 15 days ago

A Powerful Catholic Group Is Facing Allegations of Insurance Fraud

The Knights of Columbus is being accused of inflating its numbers to appear more profitable to insurance companies — and some of its members say they’re paying the price.

Ema O'Connor • 28 days ago

Arkansas 18-Week Abortion Ban Was Just Blocked — For Now

The block will only last 14 days before the judge makes a final decision about the law.

Ema O'Connor • One month ago

Planned Parenthood Has Ousted Its President, Leana Wen, Amid A Dispute Over The Organization's Direction

Wen had worked to emphasize the group’s status as a health care provider, leading to concerns among some staff that the organization was moving away from politics.

Ema O'Connor • 2 months ago

A Federal Judge Has Blocked Ohio’s 6-Week Abortion Ban

Ohio is one of several states to pass strict abortion bans in the past few months.

Ema O'Connor • 2 months ago

These Powerful Letters Show Why Women Have Abortions

"Thank you for helping save my life by allowing me to choose," one woman wrote to an abortion fund that helps pay for women to have abortions they couldn’t otherwise afford.

Ema O'Connor • 2 months ago

She Got An Abortion In Arkansas At 21 Weeks. Soon, That Could Be Illegal.

A 25-year-old woman tried for five months to get an abortion. By the time she made it to the clinic, it was almost too late.

Ema O'Connor • 3 months ago

This Mom And Her Seven Kids Have Dedicated Their Lives To Helping Women Get Abortions In The South

The Mississippi Reproductive Freedom Fund helps women get abortions when they can’t afford them. It’s run by a mom and her seven kids.

Ema O'Connor • 3 months ago

Sen. Chris Coons Thinks Churchgoing Christians Could Help Turn The Tide For Abortion Rights. If Only Democrats Would Talk To Them.

As abortion is becoming one of the most important issues in the country, Coons argues that Democrats are leaving churchgoers behind.

Ema O'Connor • 3 months ago

Trump Tried To Let Health Care Providers Refuse To Provide Transgender Care And Abortions — Now He’s Getting Sued

Health care groups are suing the Trump administration arguing that the rule could create a “chilling effect” that would greatly decrease access to abortion and sex reassignment care.

Ema O'Connor • 3 months ago

Almost All The 2020 Presidential Candidates Say They Want To Make Roe V. Wade Law

The proposal isn’t new, but before last week it lived in relative obscurity. Now, nearly every Democrat running for president has it at the top of their platform.

Ema O'Connor • 4 months ago

Cory Booker Vows To Make Roe V. Wade The Law Of The Land As President

The 2020 hopeful told BuzzFeed News that recent abortion restrictions are “a threat to women's freedoms and women's rights all over our country,” not just in the states that have passed them.

Ema O'Connor • 4 months ago

All Of These New Anti-Abortion Laws Are Part Of A National Effort To Overturn Roe V. Wade

Anti-abortion activists have been pushing these restrictive state laws for years in a concerted, national effort to get the Supreme Court to overturn Roe v. Wade.

Ema O'Connor • 4 months ago

The ACLU Is Suing Over Ohio’s Six-Week Abortion Ban

Courts have struck down similar laws in Iowa, Kentucky, and North Dakota, and legal challenges are pending or expected in several states. No such ban has taken effect so far.

Zoe Tillman • 4 months ago

The Trump Administration Will Allow Health Workers To Refuse Abortion And Sex Reassignment Services

The rule will protect discrimination based on “conscience” or “religious beliefs,” but opponents argue it will greatly limit access to care.

Ema O'Connor • 4 months ago

Cecile Richards Is Starting A New Political Organization And Linking Back Up With Planned Parenthood

Richards is partnering with Alicia Garza of Black Lives Matter and Ai-jen Poo of the National Domestic Workers Alliance to mobilize activists with their new group, Supermajority.

Ema O'Connor • 4 months ago

Trump Is Gutting Health Care Protections For Transgender People And Those Who Have Had Abortions

A draft rule released Friday would undo nondiscrimination protections in health care for those who have had abortions as well as transgender people.

Dominic Holden • 3 months ago

Inside The San Diego Church Where ICE And Border Patrol Bring Pregnant Women

For years, ICE and Border Patrol dropped off pregnant women at Christ Ministry Center. Now, as a record number of families are overwhelming the border, the church is overcrowded and being shut down.

Ema O'Connor • 5 months ago

The Supreme Court Will Decide Whether Employers Can Discriminate Against LGBT Employees

The court will look at whether Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, which prevents discrimination “on the basis of sex,” applies to LGBT individuals.

Ema O'Connor • 5 months ago

Ohio's Governor Just Banned Abortion After A Month And A Half

Ohio is the seventh state to pass legislation that bans abortion after a heartbeat is detected. So far, none of the legislation has successfully become law.

Ema O'Connor • 5 months ago