I know firsthand that for many people, poverty is often related to a lack of access to basic health care, including abortion. This growing burden, carried primarily by poor people, is a blind spot for many legislatures and courts around the country.
Wyoming lawmakers in the state senate passed a bill Wednesday that would add sexual orientation and gender identity to the state’s non-discrimination employment laws, although religious companies and organizations will still be legally allowed to discriminate against the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community.
Health officials in Wyoming last week released a report urging the state to expand Medicaid coverage, adding to the list of Republican-led states advocating for the program’s expansion under the Affordable Care Act.
Monday’s Supreme Court order denying review of seven same-sex marriage cases may not be as emotionally satisfying as a pro-equality ruling, but it has a similar effect nonetheless.
The state’s teen birth rate has decreased for six consecutive years, and state officials cite access to sex education and reproductive health care as the primary reasons for the steady progress.
This week, Princeton University deals with an outbreak of meningitis, former VP Dick Cheney makes a public statement as his daughters disagree publicly over the legalization of same-sex marriage, and a scientist finds herpes on a library copy of Fifty Shades of Grey.
Our searchable tool has been updated to include final responses from 48 state attorneys general and 41 state health departments about a wide range of issues involving abortion. The additional responses support our earlier analysis—that abortion in the United States is overwhelmingly safe and highly regulated.
This week, a federal judge blasted the Obama administration on emergency contraception, and the battle over Arkansas’ 12-week abortion ban heated up.
Unlike in recent years, when the thrust of legislative activity was on regulating abortion, this year legislators seem to be focusing on banning abortion outright.
Wyoming has a common sense approach to abortion, let doctors decide the protocol, not legislators.