Buried deep in the 391-page Every Student Succeeds Act (S. 1177) is a section that references an existing requirement in the Public Health Service Act that “school-based health centers,” which receive public funds, may not provide abortions.
Sebelius confirmed as Secretary of Health and Human Services; recession hits teen pregnancy prevention programs; Montana may cut contraceptive coverage from CHIP; Missouri House approves amendment to protect pharmacists who deny medications.
Calling out the Republican party for their overly conservative leanings, Senator Arlen Spector of Pennsylvania decides to become a Democrat.
The chairs of five key congressional committees have finalized a plan for healthcare reform, and their blueprint includes a critical public option.
Neutralizing income as a determining factor for what a woman does in her reproductive life is reproductive justice. Much of the Pregnant Women Support Act is a means to that end. But the bill would also prop up crisis pregnancy centers.
The Senate voted 60-37 against an amendment to the SCHIP bill that proposed to reinstate the global gag rule.
Tomorrow will bring a winner of the long-awaited Georgia Senate race between Republican Senator Saxby Chambliss and former Representative Democrat Jim Martin. If Martin wins, a Democratic super majority in Congress could help to pass some critical pro-choice, progressive policies.
Republican vice presidential nominee Gov. Sarah Palin styles herself as a fierce protector of children and families, but her record on health insurance for children and pregnant women raises doubts about her priorities.
A Democratic leader in South Carolina questions Palin’s qualifications based on whether or not she’s had an abortion. But our focus should be on inclusive reproductive health policies – not personal decisions.
The more rabid elements of the far-right once again show their true nature, distorting facts for political gain and personal destruction.