In a ruling that marks a significant step forward for women’s rights in the region, Bolivia’s highest court, the Plurinational Constitutional Court, issued a decision ending the requirement for judicial authorization for women seeking legal abortion in Bolivia.
A doula with knowledge of the institutionalized oppressions that make it difficult to find support for many reproductive health decisions is able to provide care regardless of the decision an individual makes while pregnant.
What is a woman to do if neither her plan A (birth control) nor her plan B (the morning-after pill) worked? Wouldn’t it be great if she had a plan C—a medicine similar to these other pills that would start her period and end her anxieties? Such a thing exists, and it should be available to all women.
New rules proposed by the Washington health department would require hospitals to disclose what reproductive health-care and end-of-life services they provide. Behind the push are concerns about the ethical religious directives of religiously affiliated hospitals.
If we are truly committed to communities of color, it is imperative that reproductive health and justice communities work to expand access to health care for low-income people.
A new ad from the Obama campaign reiterates Romney’s position against helping women access contraception.
The so-called Prenatal Non-Discrimination Act, sponsored by Rep. Trent Franks (R-AZ), today failed to get the two-thirds vote it would have needed to pass under House rules for passing legislation under suspension. The vote was 246-168.
The co-launch of the new Lila Rose “exposé” on “gendercide” at Planned Parenthood and the vote on the so-called Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act came forth in perfect harmony – one buoying and leveraging the other. PRENDA was scheduled for a vote yesterday, however was rolled over to today.
An entrenched social preference for sons should be addressed by countering social and cultural bias against women, not by eroding their health and rights.
Anti-choicers are now riding a wave of sex selection politics, finding new reasons to limit access to abortion in their quest control women’s autonomy, specifically to curtail reproductive decision-making for women of color. But these policies only make matters worse.