Susan Rinkunas

Susan Rinkunas is a senior editor at VICE. She was previously health editor at The Cut and has been a digital editor at Health, Women's Health, and Runner's World.

healthcare

Mayor Pete Needs to Explain His Very Dumb Health Plan

Tonight's the night to drag Pete Buttigieg for his proposal to retroactively bill people thousands of dollars for insurance.
Susan Rinkunas
3 days ago
healthcare

Trump Still Wants to Take Away Your Healthcare—But After the Election

The Department of Justice sees no need for the Supreme Court to hear a hugely important Obamacare lawsuit before November.
Susan Rinkunas
1.10.20
reproductive rights

Women Voting in Their 'Self-Interest' Got Us Trump

Michelle Williams deserves praise for talking about her abortion at the Golden Globes, but white women already vote "in their own self-interest"—to disastrous consequences.
Susan Rinkunas
1.6.20
reproductive rights

States That Ban Abortion Should Have to Pay People Forced to Give Birth

A new South Carolina bill says the state needs to cover medical expenses for pregnant people and babies born as a result of abortion bans.
Susan Rinkunas
12.16.19
reproductive rights

Every 2020 Candidate in Congress Supports This Huge Abortion Case. Oh, Except Tulsi Gabbard

Almost 200 members of Congress have publicly opposed a Louisiana abortion law that's headed to the Supreme Court. Tulsi Gabbard is notably absent from the list.
Susan Rinkunas
12.3.19
reproductive rights

Kanye West Claimed Democrats Are Making Black People Kill Their Children

West claimed without evidence that Democrats are forcing Black people to abort their children and seemed to confuse Plan B with abortion.
Susan Rinkunas
10.28.19
reproductive rights

The Sheer Horror of the Trump IUD

"An internal foreign object/person is in control of the body. How does it feel?"
Susan Rinkunas
9.20.19
Health

The Texas Lawmaker Who Tweeted a Death Threat at Beto Is 'Pro Life'

State representative Briscoe Cain was honored as a "pro-life hero" by Texas's largest anti-abortion group.
Susan Rinkunas
9.13.19
body

Trump Wants to Ban Mango Juul Pods, But AR-15s Can Stay

The administration says vaping is a deeply concerning epidemic but is turning a blind eye to another, much more deadly health crisis: gun violence.
Susan Rinkunas
9.11.19
identity-rights

New Trump Rule Would Let Many Companies Fire People for Being Pregnant, Gay, or Trans

Employers with federal contracts may be allowed to effectively discriminate against workers based on the employer’s religious beliefs.
Susan Rinkunas
8.16.19
Health

Opinion: 'The Biggest Loser' Pivoting to Wellness Is a Farce

The franchise's lasting, toxic effects can't be wiped out with a rebrand.
Susan Rinkunas
5.15.19
body

The Cruel Genius of Georgia's Abortion Ban

The six-week ban hides a personhood law within it—which means people could be prosecuted and sentenced to prison for miscarriages and even legal abortions obtained in another state.
Susan Rinkunas
5.8.19
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