The proposal would have required all health insurance plans to cover a wide range of reproductive health services, including contraception, abortion, prenatal care, childbirth, and postpartum care, at low costs.
There’s certainly a lot to be unhappy with Indiana’s government right now. But the way progressives are reacting displays how comfortable people in blue states are with making counterproductive, harmful assumptions about more conservative regions.
Some activists say proposed legislation doesn’t address all the ways so-called conversion therapy is actually practiced.
On this episode of Reality Cast, Jessica Mason Pieklo explains the Supreme Court’s decision to revive the University of Notre Dame’s challenge to the birth control benefit. Host Amanda Marcotte also delves into Colorado anti-choicers’ snit about the state’s family planning initiative and examines the scary line the University of Oregon just crossed in an alleged rape case.
The Oregon legislature last week passed a sweeping voter registration reform bill meant to add some 300,000 Oregonians to voter rolls by 2016.
Four Oregon lawmakers Thursday introduced the Comprehensive Women’s Health Bill, intended to ensure access to affordable, full-spectrum reproductive health care for every woman and transgender man in the state.
A bill banning abortions after 20 weeks passed the South Carolina House of Representatives Wednesday in an 80-27 vote.
The lack of paid sick time available across the country means that if a worker needs time to address reproductive health needs—including prenatal or abortion care—she may have to risk her livelihood or her paycheck to do so.
Most legislators—including lawmakers in California, Maine, and Minnesota—are attempting to close loopholes and make it more difficult for people to get around inoculation requirements. Some, however, are actually trying to make it easier for parents to say “no” to vaccines.
An Oregon lawmaker this month introduced a bill that would ban abortion at 20 weeks post-fertilization, adding the Democratic-controlled legislature to the list of states across the country introducing similar bans this year.