House Democratic leaders will allow an up-or-down vote on an amendment
blocking any money in its healthcare overhaul from funding abortions,
risking the votes of members who support abortion rights.
In a remarkable piece at Newsweek.com, Kathleen Kennedy Townsend writes that it is in the national interest “to pass meaningful health-care reform and not litigate abortion in the process. Too much is at stake to let differences over abortion derail real health reform.”
How’s this for hyperbole? At a press conference yesterday, House minority leader John Boehner called the House health reform bill "the greatest threat to freedom I have seen in my 19 years in Washington."
NAPW has selected the winners of its first law student writing contest on the topic of challenging denial of vaginal delivery to women with a prior cesarean surgery.
We must repeat the victory of November 2008, this time for health care reform in 2009.
A front page story in today’s edition of the New York Times highlights access to abortion as a potential roadblock to acheiving health insurance reform.
Dear Anti-Choice & Anti-Reform Friends,
Can I begin by thanking you for so often being the same people? It makes it so much easier to not have to read twice the number of inflammatory blog posts and articles on the internet.
Too often, I find myself telling patients with easily treatable conditions that I can’t help them — they don’t have the money to get well and it rips me apart. That’s why I am an ardent advocate for health care reform.
Reaction to the President’s speech has been mixed; Sexual advances by clergy toward congregants "pervasive," according to a study; Unsafe abortion takes the lives of women and girls in Namibia.
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.