In addressing obstetric fistula, there is a tendency to emphasize the treatment side. But while fistula treatment is important, fistula prevention actually deals with the causes.
The right’s fixation on the fetus, which starts at conception and ends at birth, denies the science of how to avoid or delay pregnancy in the first place and fails to confront the complexities of raising children in particularly difficult circumstances.
Rachel Sabbath honors the biblical matriarch who died in childbirth. As Rachel Sabbath approaches, a rabbi underscores the moral and human dimensions of reproductive health and rights, and urges every one of us to act.
The GOP war on women has gone global. Hidden within the Continuing Resolution (CR) passed by the House of Representatives are another set of drastic cuts and policy changes that would most severely affect women living in poverty and the children that depend on them. Cong. Russ Carnahan and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speak out against these cuts.
A petition well worth signing.
The American Life League’s newest TV ad opposing our federal safety net program for family planning, Title X, features…a little bunny. Planned Parenthood’s ad focuses on a woman who received life-saving medical care from a Planned Parenhood health center. We’re fighting cute little bunnies now?
I hope Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney puts this in the Congressional Record.
Rep. Jim McDermott, Democrat from Seattle, WA, shares his frustration with the anti-choice, anti-woman rash of “radical extremism” reflected in a host of House bills and proposals.
Today’s bully, or let’s say one of them because there are so many to deal with each day, is Representative Bob Latta, Republican from the 5th District in Ohio. Mr. Latta has introduced an amendment to the GOP’s proposed Continuing Resolution that would eliminate all funding for international family planning. It could be voted on today.
If the GOP push to eliminate Title X is successful, along with their attempts to defund Planned Parenthood, low income Americans in need of family planning services in states like Washington State will have nowhere to go.