The year will be remembered not only because 17 states enacted a total of 57 new abortion restrictions, but also because the politics of abortion ensnared family planning programs, providers, and life-saving fetal tissue research.
The Family Planning Association of Maine (FPAM) asked a judge to overturn a Maine state government order that the organization repay more than $180,000 the government claims it overpaid the nonprofit.
A group of pro-choice legislators on Thursday helped stop a Senate committee from cutting international family planning funding and reinstating the “global gag rule.”
The impact on the nearly 4.6 million people who depend on Title X for their health-care needs would be “devastating.”
Two new reports show that hundreds of thousands of Texans lost access to family planning care in the wake of anti-choice lawmakers’ crusade against Planned Parenthood in 2011.
There are some steps forward and some steps backward for reproductive and sexual health issues, but in some ways the bill is most remarkable for adhering to the status quo.
Reproductive health and rights were once again the subject of extensive debate in state capitols in 2012. Over the course of the year, 42 states and the District of Columbia enacted 122 provisions related to reproductive health and rights. One-third of these new provisions, 43 in 19 states, sought to restrict access to abortion services.
When your citizens vote pro-woman, it must be time to cut the family planning money.
New Hampshire does not want to repeal its marriage law, Nebraska may increase family planning funding, the elimination of Title X, young moms need career support, and Republican use of abortion as political manipulation.
The on again, off again family planning funding in New Jersey appears to once more be off again thanks to a governor’s veto.