Eesha Pandit

How Our Broken Bail System Punishes Domestic-Abuse Survivors - and Empowers Abusers

Last May, in Ohio, 14-year-old Bresha Meadows ran away from home. She told her relatives that she was scared for her life, “because her father was beating her mother and threatening to kill the whole family.” Her mother, she reported, had suffered many injuries at the hands of her father, including broken ribs, punctured blood vessels and black eyes. In July, Bresha allegedly shot her father, killing him. Bresha’s aunt, Sheri Latessa, told Democracy Now that Bresha was acting to protect her mother, telling her “Now, mom, you’re free.”

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The Fate of Abortion Access in Texas Is in the Supreme Court's Hands

Many in Texas are playing a familiar and fraught waiting game. June is the month of Supreme Court decisions and this year the Court is considering the most important abortion case in decades, Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt.

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The Supreme Court’s Massive Abortion Case: Everything You Need to Know About Whole Women’s Health vs. Hellerstedt

On Wednesday, the Supreme Court will hear arguments in Whole Women’s Health vs. Hellerstedt. This case challenges Texas’s notorious House Bill 2 (HB2), which would effectively close nearly all abortion clinics remaining in the state of Texas.

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Hillary Clinton's Abortion Game-Changer

On the campaign trail this week, Hillary Clinton referenced her support of reproductive rights and mentioned a little-known federal policy that makes it very difficult for low-income women to get an abortion: The Hyde Amendment.

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Inside the Struggle for Justice at the Texas Jailhouse Where Sandra Bland Died

It’s 105 degrees in the shade, which is scarce outside the Waller County Sheriff’s Office and Jail. The building is low, and in varying grades of disrepair. Pooling water. Dingy sideboards.

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Planned Parenthood Hoax Is GOP’s Trojan Horse For More Insane Bullying

It’s a tale as old as time. Conservatives find themselves backed into a political corner, usually right before a contentious election season. In need of something to mobilize their anti-choice base, they launch an attack on reproductive health through another attempt to shut down the Planned Parenthood Federation of America. The collateral damage: time, energy and resources spent responding to the attack, instead of focusing on the crisis of reproductive health care access in America.

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