The Senate’s third-ranking Democrat said the middle class “knows in its gut” that only a “strong and active government” can stop the economic bleeding that has caused median incomes to drop $3,600 since President Bush first took office in 2001.
This week, research found that as the unemployment rate rose in many European countries, the birth rate fell, another study found that many couples move in together without being totally committed, and Sacramento residents can now find condoms with their phones.
Since household income has been declining over time (and proportionally fewer individuals earn more than twice the poverty level), the silver lining of the 2008 economic crisis might be that more Americans start seeing poverty for what it is: not something anyone “deserves.”
A tour of reproductive health news around the globe: purpose-specific condoms from IPPF, anti-abortion bribes in Italy, and integrated sex ed in the Philippines.
Coverage of the economic crisis focuses on the fate of the newly poor middle class. But stories about those who were already poor in the “best of times” have been few and far between.
Many of our constituents are now unable to make ends meet. Affordable access to critical sexual and reproductive health services in the midst of the economic crisis is elusive, making matters worse.
Although state legislatures are heavily focused on responding to the current economic crisis, numerous bills on reproductive health have also been the subject of debate and action.
Increasing numbers of Pacific Northwest women experiencing an unintended pregnancy are finding themselves in an economic crisis of their own.