Reproductive health and rights were once again the subject of extensive debate in state capitols in 2012. Over the course of the year, 42 states and the District of Columbia enacted 122 provisions related to reproductive health and rights. One-third of these new provisions, 43 in 19 states, sought to restrict access to abortion services.
Two more lawsuits challenging the contraception mandate were dismissed by federal judges with over 30 left on the docket.
Good thing he kept most of that under wraps prior to election day.
A lawsuit in Tennessee becomes the latest to challenge the contraception mandate in Obamacare.
In a battle over who better represents “Tennessee values,” two congressional candidates are dueling it out on some rather uneven ground.
Do anti-choice politicians really want to end abortion? Or just be in charge of deciding case by case when it is allowed?
A new study has found that the HPV vaccine, Gardasil, is safe. A New Jersey lawmaker wants to ban reparative therapy for minors. And Memphis schools respond to Tennessee’s new sex-ed law.
Politicians claim they “didn’t intend” to shut down a clinic with their new law, as activists harass another doctor until she quits.
The “supply side” restrictions are doing the trick, as another clinic closes due to onerous and unneeded TRAP legislation.
In this week’s sexual health roundup: there is new information on the origin of Tennessee’s law that prevents schools from promoting “gateway” behaviors to sex at the same time that anecdotal information suggests teachers are censoring themselves because of it; a new poll shows that adults see the HPV vaccine differently than other STI treatment and prevention efforts and do not want to see parental consent for the vaccine waived; and a new tell-all book suggests that the Olympic village is a hotbed of sex, booze, and drugs.