The budget proposal put forth by Paul Ryan is a vicious and cruel all-out attack on everyone under the age of 55, but the cuts to Medicare and Medicaid that the Ryan plan propose would be felt in a particularly acute way by women.
It happens frequently when I meet someone new. We each say what work we do, and then he or she says, “You are a man. Why are you interested in family planning?”
Mother’s Day always makes me think about the up and down journey motherhood has been for me and many of the women I know. I had my first child at nineteen and I still don’t know how I made it. I worked two jobs, with the first one starting at five in the morning and the second one finishing at nine at night. I couldn’t afford full-time childcare, so I moved my son Danny between two part-time centers that weren’t as good as I hoped for but better than I could afford.
If budget negotiations lead to re-instatement of the Global Gag Rule, it will not reduce the deficit one penny. It will instead eviscerate family planning and force providers to choose between U.S. funding and serving women in need.
Even in Massachusetts, where 98 percent of residents have health insurance, research shows cuts to publicly-funded family planning would be devastating.
Research shows that even in Massachusetts, a state where 98 percent of residents have health insurance, cuts to publicly-funded family planning would be devastating.
The black man complex & its significant contribution to poverty & powerlessness in the black family unit
A group of Senators and Representatives have a message for the deficit reform commission and the White House: Keep your hands off Social Security.
New Census data released this month show a “breathtaking” rise in poverty among African-American children in the nation’s capital. Three out of 10 children in the District of Columbia were living in poverty last year, according to the Washington Post.
Akimbo, the blog of the International Women’s Health Coalition blog, features Sin Nombre, a film about MDG #1, eradicating poverty and hunger globally.