There are some steps forward and some steps backward for reproductive and sexual health issues, but in some ways the bill is most remarkable for adhering to the status quo.
The Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals overturned a lower court’s order and ruled the State of Kansas can enforce a 2011 law that strips Planned Parenthood of Title X funds while a legal challenge proceeds.
U.S. District Judge Neil Wake gave women’s health advocates a significant victory in the fight over family planning funding, overturning a 2012 Arizona law that targets Planned Parenthood.
A federal court on Friday issued a preliminary injunction preventing the state from stripping Planned Parenthood of funding.
The nearly $400,000 grant will allow the network to provide services to the patients who aren’t being cared for by Christ Community Health Services.
Like Ohio, Pennsylvania wants to reprioritize health care money so the provider will be last in line.
Concerned citizens of Miami County banded together to find a solution for the all male county commissions decision to strip low income women of that community of their access to low cost contraception. They independently raised $9,000 and presented one oversized check to the Miami County Commission.
Title X defund to Planned Parenthood was to divert funding to local health departments. Proponents stated that the contraceptive needs of low-income women could be satisfactorily met through these providers. For the women of Miami County, Kansas, that theory is already proving false. The women of Miami County have been denied access to their contraception.
A critique of reproductive politics written in the 1970s about events in the ‘20s and ‘30s is remarkably relevant to today’s leading reproductive controversy: the Obama Administration’s overruling of the FDA decision to allow over-the-counter status of Plan B emergency contraception for young women under the age of seventeen.
In the name of fiscal responsibility, House Republicans suggest cutting teen pregnancy programs, the CDC budget, and Title X family planning. But, interestingly, they’re bringing back funding for abstinence-only-until-marriage programs.