The COVID-19 pandemic is transforming many aspects of our lives, and abortion is no exception. Telemedicine is expanding access to abortion healthcare in ways that are likely to persist long after the pandemic is over.
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“Public Charge and Private Dilemmas”: The Cost of Health Care for Immigrant Families
In 2019, the Trump administration enacted sweeping changes to the public charge regulations in order to make it harder for a low-income applicant to get their green card. Families, terrified of being deported and having their family torn apart by Trump’s “arcane” public charge rule, left social programs—like SNAP and Medicaid—in droves.
The Fight for Reproductive Health Care Is a Fight for Human Rights
Until we start treating health care as a human right, we’ll continue to struggle to achieve equality and reproductive freedom.
How Telemedicine Startups Are Revolutionizing Abortion Health Care in the U.S.
Telemedicine abortion startups are springing up across the country after a federal court in July temporarily suspended FDA restrictions on distribution of the abortion pill during the pandemic. In total, people in 19 states and Washington D.C. now have legal access to telemedicine abortion from a doctor within their state.
“This is a very safe early option. You can have a telemedicine appointment with a doctor in the comfort of your home and you get something mailed to your home. … To have that ability to be able to take care of yourself at home, I think that’s just an amazing service. And it should continue to be an option.”
The Weekly Pulse: Biden’s Plan for COVID and Health Care; New Research About Mask-Wearing
In this edition of The Weekly Pulse: New research offers evidence that masks protect the mask wearer, not just those around them; early data from Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine trials show promising results; a look at the future of women’s health under the incoming Biden administration; and a rundown on the state of reproductive rights.
What Women Can Expect from a Biden Presidency: On Health Care
President-Elect Biden’s platform for women promises to be the most ambitious presidential agenda yet addressing issues that affect women and girls. This is the first of a multi-part series covering the agenda.
The health care prong of President Elect Biden’s agenda for women includes protecting and strengthening access to reproductive health care, expanding access to high-quality, affordable health care, addressing maternal mortality and tackling health inequities. The platform focuses in particular on developing health care protections for LGBTQ+ women, women with disabilities, incarcerated women, women veterans and Native women.
The Pandemic Politics of Reproductive Health Care
The campaign to prove that abortion is not health care did not bring with the COVID-19 pandemic, and it won’t end there either.
Gender Bias in Health Care Is Playing a Dangerous Role in COVID-19 Care
The dismissal of women’s symptoms is an epidemic; women are constantly ignored within the healthcare system, blocking them from receiving the health care they desperately need.
COVID Won’t Stop Young People From Having Sex. Let’s Get Them the Health Care They Need.
The pandemic is contributing to major shifts in young people’s lives – but one thing COVID-19 is not likely to change is that young people will still have sex.
Let’s make sure they’re getting the health care they need.
“Reformed Consent”: Addressing Coercion in U.S. Reproductive Health Care
Current protections against sterilization without knowledge and consent are not working. One solution: Revise the consent form to acknowledge the historical trauma associated with forced sterilization.