Katie Klabusich

After the Las Vegas Massacre, Guess What Republicans Tried to Ban? (Hint: Not Guns)

This week, the Senate takes up an unconstitutional bill recently passed 237-189 in the House that would ban all abortion after 20 weeks. The deceptively named "Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act" (H.R. 36) would "make it a crime for any person to perform or attempt to perform an abortion if the probable post-fertilization age of the fetus is 20 weeks or more."

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Dear Congress: I Don’t Need a Gun, I Need Health Care

On Wednesday, the Republican Party pretended to care about the rights of the mentally ill by repealing an Obama-era regulation that prevented people with diagnosed disorders from purchasing firearms.

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SCOTUS Isn't the Only Court We Should Be Worried About in Trump's America

Well, here we are: facing down the inauguration of hate incarnate. And while it’s hard to pick one single, overriding fear when an incoming administration has explicitly expressed a desire to reduce the rights and safety of all marginalized people living in this country, I find myself thinking most often about the judiciary. Our court system, after all, sets laws that shape the lives of millions.

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Why Did It Take 15 Months to Get the Legal Medical Marijuana I Needed? Even in California, Doctors Are Still Behind

This article was originally published by The Influence, a news site that covers the full spectrum of human relationships with drugs. Follow The Influenceon Facebook or Twitter.

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Why Is the NFL More Concerned About Pot Smoking Than Rape?

The NFL has many priority problems. The concussion “situation”—the spike in number of players diagnosed, the $1 billion lawsuit from insurance companies against the NFL, and the league’s questionable research practices on the matter—is perhaps its most famous. This is likely because it directly impacts the bodies of those who play the game, so it’s an unavoidable issue for spectators. By contrast, the priority problems that affect who has an opportunity to play at all and for what salary are usually less on display; most casual viewers only catch wind if such matters cause a suspension or otherwise interrupt their team’s roster.

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The Feminist Movement Has a Capitalism Problem

I’m uncomfortable using capitalism as a means to attaining gender equality.

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Activist Group Comes Under Fire for Equating Abortion Restrictions With Slavery

Inside the federal courthouse in Austin, Texas, Whole Woman’s Health and the Center for Reproductive Rights spent Monday morning fighting to preserve access to safe, legal abortion. Outside the courthouse, a group of people called Stop Patriarchy marched around, proclaiming, “Forced motherhood is enslavement!” 

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