The presidential candidates have been challenged with the same question again and again: In our unprecedented economic crisis, what programs or services will you cut? If they cut family planning services, other reproductive health costs are sure to spiral leaving “Jane the plumber” without the critical health services she needs.
Can I get a prescription for birth control from a doctor? Can I get contraception from a Title X program? Do I know how to use it? Some answers for you – depending upon either a McCain or an Obama administration.
Unless John McCain and Sarah Palin make a point of discussing specific policies that support young people’s access to sexual health education, contraception for low income Americans, health care access for needy children and more – they are not “mixed” on reproductive health care and rights issues.
Senator Hillary Clinton is sounding the alarm and calling out President Bush and his administration for “quietly putting ideology before science and women’s health.”
Obama responds to anti-choicer on Title X family planning funding, Citizen impaneled grand jury being used against abortion provider in Kansas, Domestic violence and HIV/AIDS in Africa.
With a new presidential administration coming soon, this is the time for reproductive health advocates to speak up for health care policy change.
Why did Dr. Susan Orr — former staffer at the Family Research Council — resign her post overseeing Title X just as the Bush administration considers re-imposing the domestic gag rule?
The Family Research Council is petitioning our government to severely restrict federal funds for our contraception and family planning program – a program that is headed by one of their own.
Lindsay Beyerstein exposes anti-contraception, former family planning czar Eric Keroack's attempts to cover-up his woefully unqualified medical background and lapsed credentials.
Gloria Feldt is a leading expert in women's rights, women's health, and politics from where the personal meets the political.
With W, up is down and down is sideways. We've grown inured to the duplicity, the sleight of hand, the wink while Halliburton profits as our sons and daughters die in Iraq, the ruthlessness with which the 1 percent get richer while the rest of us get a burgeoning national debt and fewer of us get health insurance.
So it's no surprise that the man talks piously about creating a culture of life while taking funding from lifesaving prevention programs like family planning and giving it to abstinence only preachers. This makes the U. S. the laughingstock of the world's public health organizations and in the end paradoxically increases disease, unintended pregnancies, abortions, and deaths.