Migrant Parents Are Refusing Reunification With Their Children in a Devastating Attempt to Keep Them Safe 

The fight for justice for immigrant families in detention has taken another heartbreaking turn: According to the American Civil Liberties Union, migrant parents forcibly separated from their children by the the Trump administration are so scared about conditions in their home countries that, in an effort to help their…

"People Could Literally Die" Over the Time It Takes ICE to Make a Photocopy, the ACLU Says

On Saturday, we reported the ACLU’s claims of physical and verbal abuses by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) against approximately 288 Iraqi nationals (exact number is growing) who would face immediate deportation, were it not for a judge’s order granting them a temporary emergency stay. As religious…

ACLU Sues Arkansas Over Law That Could Require Rape Victims to Seek Rapists' Permission Before Abortion  

During Arkansas’s 2017 legislative session, the state passed House Bill 1566, a bill ostensibly about the disposal of fetal remains. On its surface, HB 1566 is typical of fetal burial bills that have been passed by numerous state legislatures since David Daleiden released his deceptively edited (and perhaps illegal)…

A Judge Has Temporarily Stopped Kentucky's Only Remaining Abortion Clinic From Closing

Earlier this week it was reported that Kentucky’s staunchly anti-abortion governor, Matt Bevin—who, along with his administration, has systematically dismantled the state’s abortion services—is now hellbent on shuttering the state’s one remaining abortion provider. The EMW Women’s Surgical Center in Louisville was…

Gavin Grimm's Lawyer on the Rise of Anti-Trans Bathroom Bills, & How They're Prepping for the Supreme Court

Gavin Grimm, a transgender teenager from Gloucester, Virginia, has been fighting to use the boys’ bathroom for over two years—first with his school board, then in the court room. After a series of victories and appeals, the Supreme Court has agreed to the hear the case, and Grimm, along with his ACLU attorney Joshua…