Unlike in recent years, when the thrust of legislative activity was on regulating abortion, this year legislators seem to be focusing on banning abortion outright.
The vast majority of women who identify as Catholic, Protestant, Jewish, and of other faiths have sex and use contraception at some point in their lives. Contraception is not controversial to real-life people. It only is when men in the far right repeat this ad nauseum. Let’s stop repeating after them.
This war on providers has been going on so long it has become essentially “the new normal,” with significant public attention only when a provider is murdered.
Operation Rescue plans for a pre-March for Life harassment of Dr. Carhart, the abortion rate rises slightly, New Zealand McDonalds lifts Wi-Fi ban on gay websites, midwives may soon see increased reimbursements.
A new study finds little support for the “abortion-as-trauma” framework pushed by anti-choice advocates who claim that a woman who chooses to terminate a pregnancy is at higher risk of mental health problems.
Teen pregnancy is on the rise. Will grownups finally take their heads out of the sand?
During the stimulus debate, male commentators and policymakers from Chris Matthews to John Boehner ridiculed the notion that family planning had anything to do with real issues, like say, the economy. A new Guttmacher study suggests they should be eating their words. Meanwhile, a new “egg-as-person” referendum goes to petition stage in Florida.
The Guttmacher Institute is releasing a new report that confirms the foolishness of placing family planning aid on the back burner.
A new administration, a new agenda for sexual and reproductive health and rights advocates. What’s new? What’s changed? What are we still fighting for after all these years and how can a new leader make the greatest impact on women’s health and lives globally?
Response to a confusing critique of D.C.’s sex education curriculum; An interview with Judy Waxman on the eve of the impending HHS “conscience” regulation; Roundup of reporting on the new Guttmacher abortion demographics study.