It’s time for acknowledgement of the world’s best-kept little secret—family planning saves lives, boosts economic growth, and makes for a safer world.
Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) and Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ) have introduced a bill entitled the “Stop Deceptive Advertising in Women’s Services Act” (SDAWS), which would crack down on clinics (so-called crisis pregnancy centers) which falsely advertise themselves as a honest providers of information and services for women facing unintended and untenable pregnancies.
A colleague of ours working in the Texas legislature and wishing to remain anonymous has sent a report detailing efforts to eliminate funding for birth control in the state.
My experience with health care in my native country led me to take health insurance for granted and consider health care as a human right. What a shocking experience to come to the U.S. as a penniless international student!
What if we stopped focusing on the number of abortions and instead focused on the women themselves?
The exercise of human rights should not be contingent on whether or not you think a person’s choices or circumstances are a good way to live or be. Entangling morality with a conversation about rights and painting a portrait of people in the sex industry as victims without voices only perpetuates their disempowerment.
One unintended consequence of Massachusetts’ innovative 2007 reform legislation is reduced contraceptive access for low-income women. We can’t repeat this mistake nationally.
“Crisis pregnancy” centers in Baltimore must now display signs stating they do not provide abortions or birth-control referrals under a measure approved by the City Council Monday night and thought to be the first of its kind in the nation.”
In their zeal to block virtually all coverage of safe, legal abortion services in health care plans, the U.S. Catholic Bishops are using the flawed argument of “fungibility.”
In what some might consider an ironic twist, on Wednesday in Arizona, a law making guns more easy to access and carry in public went into effect the same day that restrictions on women’s rights to choose abortion also went into effect,
stirring controversy among Arizona residents, businesses, organizations and politicians.