Natalia Villalobos sought justice last month, with the help of the Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund (MALDEF), when she filed suit against Muriel E. Bowser, the Mayor of D.C., and the Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE). The suit came as a response to the OSSE’s refusal to grant Villalobos college […]
A lawsuit, which was recently filed in federal court, alleges that the United States government has been providing funds to religious organizations that refuse to provide birth control and abortion to migrant teens, a violation of the terms of such funding. Charitable Organization Funding Requirements At issue is a legal requirement which states that such […]
Ever since the historic abortion rights ruling in the case of Roe vs. Wade in 1973, the topic of abortion has been a hot button issue both in political and social circles. Over the years, many states have attempted to block, or at least reduce, abortion access, with varying degrees of success. But after a […]
For the past several years the subject of bullying has been in the news. The victims have included toddlers to teenagers and people of all races, and various sexual orientations. But one factor that many of the publicized cases of bullying share in common is that the victims were usually classmates of those who bullied […]
From the AP: Oklahoma’s state senate passed a bill that would make it a felony to perform an abortion. Governor Mary Fallin has until Wednesday to decide if she’ll sign it.
On Monday, the Supreme Court managed to rid itself of a complex dispute between the Obama Administration and faith-based groups over birth control, suggesting another struggle on the Court’s part to find a majority to take on controversial cases after Justice Antonin Scalia’s death. The case addresses concerns over allowing faith-based groups to be spared […]
The Supreme Court ruled per curiam today that adoptions by same-sex parents must be honored across state lines. The decision comes after the Alabama Supreme Court had denied the right of a lesbian to visit her three adopted children. The woman, identified only as V.L. by the court, had adopted and raised the three […]
Independent, or private, adoption and agency adoption are very different. There are some states that do not allow independent adoption. In independent adoption, birth parents and adoptive parents go through an attorney to find each other. In agency adoption, adoptive parents seek to adopt through a private or public agency. There are pros and cons […]