Attacks on basic reproductive access in this country show a widespread disregard for women—and they have reckless consequences for society.
I am privileged to help my patients plan their pregnancies and their lives to whatever they can dream up. But I have found that simply promoting contraception does not address the complex role it has in our lives, and unfortunately that can be coercive.
We must ensure that all people have equitable access to menstrual products—whether access is out of reach because of poverty, homelessness or incarceration.
Today, Representatives Lois Frankel and Barbara Lee, alongside 36 members of Congress, introduced a resolution calling for the U.S. government to recommit to its recognition of reproductive rights as human rights.
The girl who came to the rural health center in Jocotán was only 13. I cannot forget her face. Her eyes were wide with terror and shame. Her voice trembled when she finally got up the nerve to speak, and then she collapsed, crying. She was pregnant. She had no idea how it had happened. It seems incredible, but nobody had ever explained to her how her body worked.
Abortion rights advocates are hitting the road to raise awareness about the impact of the Hyde Amendment on people struggling financially and highlight the growing support among elected officials and the public to lift this policy.
The United States District Court in New York City issued a thorough and forceful decision Wednesday striking down the Trump administration’s recently-adopted “conscience exemption” policy granting broad rights for anyone working in the health care industry to refuse reproductive health care to women, even in emergency situations when a woman’s life is in danger.
The Southeast is the battleground in the latest wave of radical attacks on abortion access. But in each state where abortion threats loom, coalitions are gathering forces and fighting back.
“If the court rules to strike down the entire ACA, there will be devastating consequences for everyone, but these negative outcomes will be most pronounced for the millions of women with preexisting conditions and, in particular, for women of color and women with low incomes, whose health and economic security would be most at risk.”
We are all over-saturated with a deluge of news stories about impeachment and the 2020 election—and although these are undoubtedly some of the most consequential issues of our time, we’ve also dangerously disregarded the critical impact of the 2019 election cycle.