On Wednesday, a group of Texas abortion providers—represented by the Center for Reproductive Rights, the Lawyering Project and the Planned Parenthood Federation of America—sued Gov. Greg Abbott and other state officials to ensure that patients can continue to access abortion services during the COVID-19 pandemic. The lawsuit is in response to Monday’s declaration from the Attorney […]
Containing the spread of COVID-19 and reducing the risk of its spread will not be achieved through pandering to xenophobia, racial stereotypes or weaponizing racism.
Late last month, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals brought us one step closer to dismantling our national family planning program: Title X. The proposed regulations also take aim at women’s health by “gagging,” or prohibiting, any provider receiving Title X funds from providing or even referring patients for abortion services. Every judge to rule in favor of unblocking the rule was appointed by a Republican.
In clinics in North Carolina, Wisconsin and Kentucky, anti-choice protesters have continued to show up, refusing to comply with the pressure for people to practice social distancing and shelter-in-place. Protesters are gathering in front of clinic doors, walking up to patients, and even shoving unwanted pamphlets and gift sacks into patients’ hands and through car windows.
As we navigate COVID-19, it is critical that leaders treat outpatient abortion providers as essential businesses, and that hospital systems ensure the continuation of abortion care as an essential service.
Why are we awash in weapons and military equipment, but short on medics and masks? What support systems can and should be in place to enable and assist people, rather than increasing stress and hampering them? What makes us feel secure? How do traditional national security concepts relate to our lives?
“Facing quarantines and the very real possibility of carrying a novel virus along with me, it’s no longer a question of if or when I will go to see to my parents, but why? Why risk exposing them and a street full of elderly adults like themselves to something they probably won’t survive?”
After negotiations between Attorney General Yost, abortion rights advocacy groups and state legislators: Ohio clinics remain open.
“The women’s caucus is at work every day during all of this, and we’re watching. We’re awake, we’re at work, and the answer is no.”
In light of confusion as to whether or not Ohio abortion clinics remain open during the coronavirus pandemic, NARAL compiled a list of FAQs to help answer your questions.
We are facing an unprecedented health crisis, and will soon be in the midst of a full-fledged economic catastrophe. We must learn from the mistakes of our past and ensure the most vulnerable Americans are able to weather the uncharted waters ahead. There is simply no more direct and effective way to do so than providing immediate cash relief to those who need it most.