The birth control pill is already available over the counter in many countries around the world. Now, reproductive rights advocates in the U.S. are campaigning to make the pill more accessible and affordable.
Prior to COVID-19, nearly 40 million people did not know where they would find their next meal. In the wake of the pandemic, that number has risen to over 60 million and is still climbing. So why haven’t Congress and the Trump administration moved heaven and earth to get SNAP to all those Americans who need it?
Thirty to 40 percent of individuals now visiting their local food banks have never been to one before, and demand for these local banks has soared to roughly seven or eight times higher than average. Most are not equipped to handle this influx.
John Barsa, administrator for the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), has asked for all references to sexual and reproductive health to be removed from the UN’s Global Humanitarian Response Plan. Barsa claims the U.N. is using the pandemic to advance access to abortion by including it as an “essential” health service.
Here’s the thing: Abortion is essential health care —including during a pandemic.
A recent poll makes clear: Americans do not want abortion access restricted during the COVID-19 crisis.
Overall, 65 percent of Americans said politicians should not attack reproductive freedom during the pandemic.
For GirlTrek’s #DaughtersOf series, writers and activists Angela Davis and Nikki Giovanni discussed survival and radically honest self-care for black women.
“How often do black women get a conversation that is as honest and revealing as this one?”
Mitch McConnell and Lindsey Graham are ignoring the calls to focus on the real needs of this country because they have not “yet felt the urgency of acting immediately.” Instead, they have prioritized Trump and McConnell’s “pre-existing partisan wish-list” to install more unqualified and biased nominees who jeopardize our civil rights and protections.
Feminists are pursuing multiple strategies to pressure the FDA to expand abortion access and remove onerous FDA restrictions on the abortion pill mifepristone, which are based on politics, not medical evidence.
The arguments of Mark Rienzi, counsel for Trump v. Pennsylvania, are dishonest, damaging and delusional. Let’s unpack each of these lies.
Elected officials in both the U.S. House and Senate have sent letters to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo urging the State Department, as well as the Trump administration, to provide proper emergency global health funding for the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), as well as a humanitarian exemption to ensure UNFPA will be able to compete for emergency supplemental funds.