February 3, 2015 - 4:32 pm
We in the reproductive rights community have cultivated this idea that the only stories we can tell about young people are ones that involve the threat of abuse. This makes it seem as if we tacitly approve of the idea that only people in danger are worthy of our understanding.
January 5, 2015 - 10:51 am
Racism and classism often affect the judgments made by individuals and lawmakers: Negative perceptions inspire policies dramatically reducing the ability of people of color or people living in poverty to make their own decisions when it comes to abortion.
August 12, 2014 - 9:28 am
A law forcing notification or consent doesn’t help a young person who feels that they cannot turn to their parents out of fear for their safety or parental anger and disappointment. It simply makes it harder for them to access safe and legal care.
August 5, 2013 - 1:36 pm
A provision included in an immigration reform bill could keep immigrant women from accessing essential health services for up to 15 years.
April 11, 2013 - 12:00 pm
It is often said that a budget is a statement of priorities. It shows what matters to people. Women should matter. Access to safe medical care should matter.
January 20, 2013 - 7:04 pm
However a person feels about abortion, it’s not their place to make that personal decision for someone else. And it’s certainly not the place of our elected officials.
November 12, 2012 - 10:50 am
Even with recent gains and electoral wins, there is a concentrated effort to limit women’s access to a full range of reproductive health services, including medical abortion.
September 27, 2012 - 2:21 pm
Telemedicine administration of medical abortion is a relatively new practice in the United States with great potential to reach underserved women with abortion care.
August 12, 2012 - 9:53 pm
The Affordable Care Act requires cumbersome administrative procedures that will limit coverage of abortion in the new health care exchanges. Unfortunately, this is not the first time that abortion has been unfairly singled out from health care coverage.
June 29, 2012 - 10:22 am
It was announced last week that Iowa House members are pushing emergency rulemaking for the state Department of Human Services to halt medical coverage for abortion care in cases of rape or incest, or severe physical or mental fetal deformities. It just doesn’t get more mean-spirited, out of touch and just plain awful than that.