An analysis of documents requested by two congressional committees from state departments of health and attorneys general show that states overwhelmingly share a muscular approach to regulating abortion, and there is virtually no evidence that patients are being harmed.
Since the early 1990s, public records show, Brigham’s patients have suffered emergency hysterectomies, severe bowel injuries, severed ureters, and sweeping lacerations to the uterus. Over a period of two decades, Brigham has been barred from practicing medicine in at least six states, sued by his landlords and business associates, and even served jail time for failing to pay taxes. And yet today, Brigham remains in control of a network of 15 abortion clinics in four states, and there appears little that most state authorities are able—or willing—to do about it.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has signed the state budget, and once again has refused the inclusion of additional funding for family planning services. Christie previously vetoed the funding in 2012, in 2011, and twice in 2010.
When work culture and public policy fail to support men’s involvement in the domestic sphere, how can anyone “have it all”?
Reparative therapy, sometimes referred to as “praying away the gay,” has been proven ineffective and harmful. But when questioned about a bill to ban the practice in New Jersey, Gov. Chris Christie stumbled.
By all accounts, the women’s rights advocates who fought to reauthorize VAWA never made EC a priority.
A unanimous state Supreme Court overturns a finding of child abuse based solely on pre-natal drug exposure and provides a well-reasoned opinion why these kinds of abuse prosecutions hurt vulnerable families.
Some of the most vehement opponents of abortion are also against economic policies that can help struggling families, like paid family leave.
In the first of its kind lawsuit, the SPLC calls gay conversion therapy a fraud. Meanwhile lawmakers try to protect crisis pregnancy centers from regulation under consumer protection laws. Are we on to something here?
We can all agree that forcing women to undergo abortions or sterilizations is wrong — but so is forcing women to gestate and give birth to children they don’t want. It’s time we considered both sides of reproductive coercion.