Bleak statistics not only underscore the urgent and ongoing need for safety-net programs such as the Title X national family planning program, they also demonstrate the significant potential gains to be made as the Affordable Care Act’s expansion of public and private insurance coverage gets underway on January 1, 2014.
There’s no reason to reject the Medicaid expansion except pure hatred for lower-income Americans. It doesn’t save money; to the contrary, it costs taxpayers more not to expand Medicaid.
A provision included in an immigration reform bill could keep immigrant women from accessing essential health services for up to 15 years.
How does paying for a health-saving service like birth control for women become such a threat to Church fathers that they’ve made a major campaign out of it?
In choosing Daniels as his hand-picked spokesperson, Cardinal Dolan has laid bare just how radically the U.S. Catholic Church has turned to the right in the Obama years.
Eighteen for-profit companies have filed lawsuits to overturn the birth control benefit in the Affordable Care Act, which requires that all insurance policies cover birth control without a co-pay as part of preventive care. These companies argue that including insurance coverage for birth control “violates their religious freedom.” Here’s a brief introduction to those companies and their cases.
Many U.S. rabbis and ministers have long recognized the moral wisdom of ensuring wide availability of safe and effective birth control.
We share an obligation to resist any attempts, political or religious, to restrict or deny access to family planning services. Over 1,000 religious leaders agree, and more are speaking out every day.
The anniversary of Roe v. Wade is a reminder that the battle for women’s rights is far from over.
However a person feels about abortion, it’s not their place to make that personal decision for someone else. And it’s certainly not the place of our elected officials.