On this 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, we honor and celebrate US women’s legal right to abortion, and we reaffirm our commitment to ensuring that abortion is accessible to women everywhere, and that the promise of the decision is a reality for all of us.
A federal judge ruled the health reform law unconstitutional on Monday for requiring all Americans to be covered for health care. The White House says the ruling is out of mainstream judicial opinion. It won’t stop Senate Republicans from rallying for their own repeal law, with a new found power.
The March for Life; Florida introduces a bill to bar private insurance coverage of abortion; more good news on Medicaid coverage for family planning; and get yourself a pap test!
The Wall Street Journal FAIL on federal funding for abortion; planned homebirth and ACOG; Kansas’ new abortion reporting bureacracy; and expanding family planning for more Americans is (surprise!) a tremendous benefit to women’s health.
Women’s groups are clear: the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is critical to women’s health and health care access. From eliminating pre-existing conditions as a way to prohibit coverage to ensuring access to preventive health care, the health reform law is crucial to women’s health. Still, anti-choice Republicans are using it as a way to attack reproductive rights.