In a year cram-packed with attacks on reproductive rights, a few pieces of legislation stood apart from the pack in their efforts to expand—not restrict—health-care services.
The 21st Century Women’s Health Act includes several provisions to both expand reproductive health-care access and improve research and public awareness on the topic.
Sponsored by Maryland Democrat Barbara Mikulski, the bill updates the federal child-care and after-school grant program with requirements for professional development, education guidelines, and criminal background checks.
Barbara Mikulski is the longest serving female senator, Virginia sees a personhood bill, Scalia doesn’t read briefs on anything controversial, birth debates heat up, and the new Executive Director of the UN Population Fund has started his tenure.
Congress debates restrictive amendment that effects only women — wait, haven’t we been here before? Also, where do conservatives stand on baby expenses?