Newly elected Gov. Bruce Rauner has introduced a series of cuts to vital services for our region’s most vulnerable, including the elderly, homeless people, women, children, and individuals with disabilities.
Working with reproductive-health and reproductive-justice organizations and advocates, I’ve noticed that people like me aren’t included in the discussions. No, it seems that people like me and I aren’t included too often because we’re of “a certain age”–40 years old and older, to be more precise.
It is easy to overlook seniors when we see the dire numbers around STIs and teens, yet we remain at risk for sexually transmitted infections as we age.
Virginia is poised to enact regulations that would close all but five abortion clinics in that state, a town in the Philippines now requires a prescription for condoms, Medicaid considers STD screenings for the elderly, and an anti-choice plea to John Boehner.
A group of Senators and Representatives have a message for the deficit reform commission and the White House: Keep your hands off Social Security.
Pro-life medical practices that refuse to prescribe birth control opening around the country; To be truly pro-life the Vatican should lift its contraception ban; Adults need sex education too.
In a number of communities across the Caribbean, we have come to place an extremely high value on youth, moving away from traditions that elevated our elders to a place of respect, and in essence silencing their voices and increasing their vulnerability.