Thanks to the tireless efforts of Texas lawmakers, as many as 400,000 Texas women will have no or greatly reduced access to basic preventative and reproductive health care beginning today.
When Virginia legislators first began considering a forced trans-vaginal ultrasound bill, progressives wondered: “What kind of world are we living in, when “informed consent” is tantamount to state-sanctioned rape?” Here’s what kind of world: the kind wherein a mandatory ultrasound law scads worse than the proposed Virginia bill has already been in place for five months. In Texas. And right now there may be no feasible legal way to stop it.
Yes, we are officially in bizzaro land… Rick Perry accuses President Obama of politicizing women’s health.
While the eyes of Americans across the country watch New Hampshire, the eyes of New Hampshire women (and the men who care about them) are looking at the candidates’ positions on the issues that directly affect us: women’s health.
While Perry goes straight off to South Carolina, skipping New Hampshire in trying to scoop up votes in a friendlier (southern) state, Santorum will let his boots-on-the-ground team in South Carolina work its magic for him – just like in Iowa – while he traipses around New Hampshire. Let me explain.
New research out of the University of Texas, Houston, confirms that young people in Texas are more likely to engage in risky sexual behaviors than their peers nationwide. And, the researchers suggest that the state’s conservative policies policies around sexuality education and reproductive heath are to blame.
The Kansas governor and anti-choice stalwart announced his endorsement of Texas Governor Rick Perry for President.
To be really “pro-life” you have to be willing to risk the woman’s health and life.
In 2007, Rick Perry signed an executive order mandating HPV vaccines for all girls entering the sixth grade. While he’s stood behind this decision for years, he began back-peddling as soon as he began running for president. While we may never know what Perry really thinks about HPV, STDs, and prevention, a close look at this issues shows us what he thinks about campaign contributions.
Rick Perry had a vasectomy. But in his relentless attacks on contraception, and of course, abortion and comprehensive sex education, Perry is doing all he can to reassure his base that many of his fellow Texans will not have the same opportunity to control their childbearing as the Perry family had.