In a new study, researchers found that no-test telemedicine abortion model is just as safe and effective as the traditional in-person medication abortion model. Patients actually preferred this option to the in-person model.
The Weekly Pulse is a roundup of health news you need to know. This week: the current vaccination effort in the U.S.; the state of school reopenings; health and safety in the wake of winter storms; and a look at the ever-changing landscape of reproductive health rights and legislation.
Currently, 30 state legislatures are controlled by Republicans, and in 16 of these, Republicans hold a veto-proof supermajority. Republicans are using this unchecked power to propose and pass an incredible amount of anti-abortion legislation.
South Carolina state Sen. Mia McLeod, Ohio Rep. Erica Crawley and Kentucky Rep. Attica Scott break down the tools and steps feminists must take to fight back.
In this edition: We report on the growing number of hate crimes against Asian Americans, look at a new bill aimed at improving Black maternal health, and provide the latest info on the pandemic and vaccination efforts—including updated guidance on double-masking.
The House Committee on Oversight and Reform is calling on the FDA to lift the in-person requirement for medication abortion care—”in light of the clear danger the requirement poses to people seeking reproductive health care at the height of the coronavirus pandemic.”
Elizabeth Gómez Alcorta—Argentina’s minister of women, gender and diversity—was instrumental in the country’s landmark decision to legalize abortion.
From the challenges to implement the new law, to new topics such as the gender gap in caregiving tasks, Gómez Alcorta shares her experiences and plans to tackle the ministry’s feminist agenda.
“When the penalty for rape is less than the penalty for abortion after the rape, you know this isn’t about caring for women and girls. It’s about controlling them.”
In this week’s edition we’re bringing you the most up-to-date information on the new, more contagious variants of the coronavirus, a look at the challenges to vaccine distribution, and as always, a rundown of the current wins and losses in the battle to protect reproductive rights.
A recent study from Guttmacher Institute found that while almost 60 percent of women who may seek an abortion are located in U.S. states that are hostile to abortion rights, only 26 percent of abortion facilities fall within these states.
“Reason-based” abortion bans, which generate stigma, incite division, and are difficult to enforce, are increasingly gaining popularity. But it’s just another example of how anti-abortion forces have co-opted the present energy to contest structural racism to further an anti-abortion agenda.