Fearing that a Barrett confirmation may lead the Supreme Court to end federal protection for abortion rights, activists across the country are mobilizing to secure the right to abortion health care in state law.
For The Weekly Pulse (a revisit of an old Ms. column!), we’ve scoured the most trusted journalistic sources—and, of course, our Twitter feeds—to bring you this week’s most important news stories related to health and wellness.
In this edition: analyzing the Supreme Court’s impact on our health, a repro rundown while Roe is at risk, pandemic predicted to worsen with colder months ahead and why we need to care about LGBTQ health, now.
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.
With the Affordable Care Act in the crosshairs at the Supreme Court, it behooves all of us to consider contraception and planned pregnancy a national concern. Men benefit, too.
We can save billions of dollars and increase the quality of lives by supporting birth control access through the ACA.
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.
Multiple U.S. government agencies and actors are failing to live up to their commitments to promoting sexual and reproductive health and rights across global health assistance—for the third straight year.
In 2019, an anti-abortion bill proposed in Missouri was temporarily blocked because of a 17-year-old’s successful protest.
“When you look at the fact that bans aren’t actually preventing abortions, I can’t see a reason to pass these laws,” Gage said.
We must oppose Amy Coney Barrett’s appointment to the highest court. A judge who believes in authoritarianism over autonomy, appointed by a president who shamelessly shouts “good genes,” invoking the darkest chapters in our history and known to silence witnesses and be less than forthcoming with the truth, is an affront to our values.
“Democrats who supported the Hyde Amendment and have repeatedly traded Black women’s rights for political expediency need to listen to us now.”
“We are at a tipping point. On one hand, we have the 25th anniversary initiatives and global health, feminist and social justice movements. On the other, we have the in-built systemic inequities and legislative obstacles these movements face.”