Seems like many states will do anything to save a few dollars, even if it costs them down the road. And the easiest target is always the low-income woman.
Health reform was supposed expand care, not exacerbate existing inequalities. Will Obama and the majority Democratic Congress preside over the biggest cutback in reproductive health care for poor women and women of color in decades?
Tonight, the House of Representatives passed a spending bill, the Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Act, that included a provision for lifting the ban on Washington, D.C.’s use of local funds to pay for abortion services for low-income women.
Thanks to a history of expansive access to midwifery care and a number of big legislative gains, low-income women in Washington State now have more birthing options than most women around the country.
Until preventative health care is a reality for everyone in this country, clinic doctors and nurses should view an EC visit as an opportunity for sensitive outreach.
The 2009 omnibus appropriations bill has a little-noticed provision will restore access to affordable birth control for nearly four million college students and low-income women.
The National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (NREGA) is one of the most closely watched social initiatives in India. While the scheme has the potential to be effective in the alleviation of unemployment and poverty, it is imperative is to study women’s participation in the social auditing of the NREGA.
Romance and marriage proposals are in the air on Valentine’s Day. Unfortunately, cupid isn’t the only matchmaker hard at work this season. An increasing number of low-income women find themselves pushed to the altar — by the federal government.