The America’s Healthy Futures Act takes important steps to fix a broken system, but still fails miserably when it comes to making coverage affordable for those who need it most. We’ve waited long enough. The Senate needs to improve it and move it!
It is time to acknowledge that PAs, NPs and CNMs [collectively known as advanced practice clinicians (APCs)] are capable and qualified to provide abortion care services, but that current efforts to provide this care are thwarted by both the politics of health care and the politics of abortion.
While sex selective abortion allows women to make what is, in a sense, the ultimate in supposedly informed consumerism, it also can work to create a world where being female is viewed as the primary and most terminal of birth defects.
Health reform was supposed expand care, not exacerbate existing inequalities. Will Obama and the majority Democratic Congress preside over the biggest cutback in reproductive health care for poor women and women of color in decades?
Read this first: CBS and Salon debunk health care myths; Dr. LeRoy Carhart plans to open Kansas abortion clinic; Esquire profiles Dr. Warren Hern.
The best gift I could give to honor Dr. Tiller’s life is to “come out” as an abortion provider to friends and family, to identify myself and the work I do with pride.
PBS has produced an exceptional segment about violence and harassment targeting abortion providers, asking whether Dr. George Tiller’s killing was an act of domestic terrorism and what the effect of decades of violence has on women’s access to the procedure.
In a resolution that passed 423 to 0, the House of
Representatives condemned the murder of my friend Dr. George Tiller. Now it is
the Senate’s turn.
Senators Jeanne Shaheen, Amy Klobuchar, and Barbara Boxer
have introduced a Senate version of the House’s resolution. They
need our help to convince their colleagues to sign on.
But these resolutions are just the beginning. Congress
has much more to do.
One of the last remaining providers of very late abortions in the country said it was an “outrage” the murder of Dr. George Tiller last week has led to his family’s decision to close the clinic he ran in Wichita, Kan.
The number one reason for abortions past 24 weeks is the late discovery of a fetal anomaly incompatible with life.