The Hidden Assault on Women’s Health

Women suffering from chronic, disabling illnesses may be unable to find consistent healthcare or to pay for that care should the ACA be repealed—a dystopic situation we have already experienced.

Women Have Poorer Health Outcomes in States With Anti-Abortion Laws

As the war on women’s bodily autonomy escalates, a new study is a stark reminder that it isn’t just a war for women’s rights—it’s a battle for women’s lives.

Wisconsin Lawmakers Want to Stop Medical Students from Learning How to Perform Abortions

In a state that already faces a serious shortage of OB-GYNs, Republican lawmakers in Wisconsin are pushing a bill that would prohibit faculty at the University of Wisconsin-Madison from training medical residents on how to perform abortions.

Because a Period Should End a Sentence, Not a Girl’s Education

In developing countries throughout the world—including Afghanistan, Uganda and India—between 25 and 57 percent of adolescent girls miss school or drop out all together because of their periods. Girl activists from LA and a filmmaker have joined forces to change that.

Repealing the Affordable Care Act Would Decimate the Social Safety Net for California Women

These extreme attacks on Medicaid and the ACA are attacks on the nation’s social safety net.

A Moral Matter

Thousands of American nuns have come together to oppose Congressional efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, demonstrating that they are an indomitable force with a popular position that demands recognition.

Trumpcare Exemplifies the Link between Gender Parity and Women’s Rights

Perhaps if the process had included five female Senators, it would have produced a different bill.

I Almost Died Because of Medical Bias—And I’m Not Alone

What’s missing from the ongoing debates about healthcare policy is how frequently women and members of other marginalized groups face systemic bias in seeking medical care and treatment.

The Trump Administration Just Abruptly Cut Funding for Teen Pregnancy Prevention

The Trump Administration this week discretely cut over $200 million in funding for over 80 institutions around the country that have been working to find scientific data to help lower teen pregnancy rates.

Q&A: Menstrual Equity Champion Jennifer Weiss-Wolf on Fighting for the Reproductive Health of Incarcerated Women

Ms. spoke with Weiss-Wolf about the recently-introduced Dignity for Incarcerated Women Act and how it could change the lives of women in prison.

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