Most people would consider it unusual to pick a corrections facility if they were in the market for a breast exam. But that’s exactly what is suggested by a new website launched last month by 17 of the nation’s most prominent anti-choice groups.
It is not enough for Black women to use our votes to elect people who promise to include our issues in their platforms. In the future, as leaders in reproductive health-care policy debates, we will hold them accountable for their actions.
Planned Parenthood is the only option for safety net family planning services in one-fifth of the counties it operates in.
Oregon lawmakers on Thursday approved a bill allowing women to get birth control prescriptions from a pharmacist instead of a physician, a shift that could vastly expand access to contraceptives throughout the state.
Amanda’s Marcotte’s piece “Refuting Powers: Many Obstacles to Contraceptive Access” claimed that I wrote in a recent column that “contraception…may in fact cause abortion.” This is quite a doozy.
Montana is one of only four states—along with North Dakota, Pennsylvania, and Texas—that have legislative bans on the coverage of contraceptives by CHIP.
Of all the supposed “pork” in the proposed economic stimulus bill, perhaps none got so much media attention as the provision to extend family planning to more low-income women.
How can a technical fix in legislation that costs the federal government nothing be smeared as an “earmark?” When it will restore three million low-income and college women’s ability to access affordable birth control.
When access to contraception is politicized, the well-being of the young adult is not the primary concern.
A new Council of Europe report reiterates what we already know – availability of legal abortion reduces the rate of unsafe abortion.