Transgender people seeking surgery as a part of their transition-related health care can no longer automatically be rejected by Medicare, a U.S. Department of Health and Human Services appeals board ruled Friday.
Rick Santorum recently made remarks suggesting that he’d prefer having everyone’s contraception covered by the government instead of by insurance plans. That might seem like a good idea on its surface, but in reality it would reduce access to contraception.
In the lead-up to the primary for the 13th Congressional district in Pennsylvania, Democratic state Rep. Brendan F. Boyle has been making pro-choice campaign trail promises so contrary to his voting record that it’s inspired NARAL Pro-Choice America and Emily’s List to team up to issue what amounts to an anti-endorsement.
Gov. Paul LePage vetoed a bill that would have expanded Medicaid coverage of family planning services for nearly 14,000 low-income women, and a vote to override the veto failed.
The ruling limits what evidence the reproductive health-care provider could present in its lawsuit challenging the state’s telemedicine abortion ban.
It was a bad week for equality and social justice at the Supreme Court.
The Roberts Court will issue an opinion in the Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Wood Specialties cases in June, but that decision will likely not be the last one from the Supreme Court on the challenges to the Affordable Care Act’s birth control benefit.
Under pressure from Denver Archbishop Samuel Aquila, Democrats have withdrawn legislation in Colorado that would have proactively stopped government entities from blocking women’s reproductive health decisions.
One of the most exciting state house races in Pennsylvania this year is a primary race between two Democrats, Reps. Harry Readshaw and Erin Molchany, for House District 36 in Pittsburgh.
In what could be a national model for states aiming to curb local restrictions on abortion, legislation is moving through the Colorado legislature that would establish fundamental rights of privacy and freedom to make decisions about reproductive health.