Gun Rights Group Joins Abortion Providers to Fight Texas Ban

Spanning the “culture war” divide, the nonprofit gun rights group Firearms Policy Coalition is siding with abortion providers in the Texas dispute over the nation’s strictest abortion ban. The gun advocates worry the law could be used to limit other constitutional rights, in particular the Second Amendment

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Judge Blocks Texas Abortion Law Enforcement

Acting on a suit brought by the Biden administration, U.S. District Court Judge Robert Pitman has blocked the new Texas law that uses the prospect of private lawsuits to enforce a ban on abortions after about six weeks of pregnancy. The decision was immediately appealed by the state of Texas and could now wind up at the Supreme Court.

Violence Against Women: The ‘Shadow Pandemic’

The already-high global levels of violence against women have increased since the pandemic. Efforts in the U.S. and Britain to address it are a positive sign, but there’s still a long way to go, writes a former UK Detective Superintendent.

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Moms Behind Bars

Nearly 150,000 mothers will be in prisons and jails this Mother’s Day. And that means their children will effectively be imprisoned as well by a system that inflicts long-term trauma and financial strain on families, says the Prison Policy Initiative.