The American Jobs Plan devotes billions of dollars towards transportation, clean energy and innovation. But—as is too often the case—the “controversial” funding is the provision that will help women recover from the disproportionate harm they faced during the pandemic.
Last month, Congress passed President Biden’s American Rescue Plan Act, a $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill. On top of direct stimulus checks, the Plan also includes funding for schools and childcare, increased child tax credits and rental assistance. But another—frequently overlooked—priority of this bill is expanding access to sexual and reproductive health care across the country.
“The Religious Freedom Restoration Act, a statute designed as a shield to protect religious freedom, is now being used as a sword to cause harm. Our country is strongest when we are all free to believe or not as we see fit, and to practice our faith—without hurting others.”
The Do No Harm Act would provide a much-needed update to religious freedom laws, ensuring that religious beliefs are not an excuse to violate nondiscrimination laws.
A new resource created by Ipas and the Center for Reproductive Rights aims to help abortion care providers understand and manage their legal risks in areas hostile to abortion rights.
The American Rescue Plan goes beyond stimulus checks. It includes provisions for a variety of important feminist issues, including investments in the child care sector, child tax credits and education.
“Nearly one million farmers are peacefully organizing and demonstrating, but the Indian government has responded with state-sanctioned violence, including the use of tear gas, water cannons, mass arrests and indefinite detention. These human rights abuses must end now.”
Virginia will be the first southern state to lift the ban on the state-run health exchange providing abortion coverage. It’s an important sign that Virginian legislators are committed to ensuring equitable access—and not just the legal right—to have an abortion.
Ms. Magazine aligned itself with the Amazonian fighter for peace and justice from its inception, featuring the red-, white- and blue-bedecked heroine on the cover of its first full issue. Five times, to date, Wonder Woman has graced this magazine’s cover, linking her inexorably with women’s empowerment and feminism.
Pelosi wasted no time this week, using all of her powers as the Speaker of the House to ensure that the insurrectionists will be taken seriously and will face consequences for their anti-democracy actions.
Dr. Sophia Yen, co-founder & CEO of Pandia Health, discusses her experiences as the founder of a women-led, doctor-led birth control delivery service.