Why hasn’t Illinois turned down Title V abstinence-only money? Maybe because Illinois not only receives one of the largest chunks of abstinence-only funds, but it hosts two of the largest providers of the curricula.
Obama will reverse reckless, ideological health policy at home and abroad; An Indian Supreme Court decision allows husbands to divorce if wife obtains abortion without his consent; Illinois keeps abortion off license plates; Christian right faces crossroads; and more.
Bob Schieffer asked Senator Barack Obama and Senator John McCain "[c]ould either of you ever nominate someone to the Supreme Court who disagrees with you on this issue? Senator McCain?"
Senator John McCain repeated long debunked lies about Sen. Barack Obama’s record on the Illinois Born Alive Protection Act.
Barack Obama and John McCain had a full discussion of sexual and reproductive health issues in the final presidential debate tonight.
Far right’s shameless attempt to smear Obama as ‘infanticidal’ entirely debunked; McCain flips on more woman-friendly 2000 abortion position; Bush’s anti-contraception proposal would blunt state contraception access laws; Doctor addresses the poor state of reproductive health and rights in Yemen.
Illinois’s reproductive justice advocates are backing one of the most comprehensive reproductive health bills the state has ever seen. And they’re bringing in new allies for the fight.
Obama’s opposition to the “Born Alive Infant Protection Act” serves as the basis of anti-choice rhetoric against his candidacy. The BAIPA isn’t really about protecting infants; it is anti-abortion rights legislation crafted by the hard right.
In Chicago, an organization called African American Women Evolving has spent the past decade pursuing a positive, holistic vision for reproductive health and social justice — by and for Black women.