Decisions about whether or when to have children are among the most sacred and monumental that people consider in their life. A coalition of religious groups call on President-Elect Obama to make reproductive health a priority.
People around the world are confident that President-Elect Obama marks a sweeping departure from the Bush with-us-or-against-us foreign policy. But will the new administration join the global community on reproductive health and rights?
Many of President Bush’s harmful legacies for women’s health will take years to undo. But President-Elect Barack Obama can reverse some of the Bush administration’s retrograde policies on sexual and reproductive health with just the stroke of a pen.
The attention of the politically obsessed has now turned to speculation about who might be tapped to fill key leadership positions in President-Elect Obama’s Cabinet. Will we finally have pro-choice appointees at the Department of Health and Human Services?
Rather than seeking a return to “the way things were under the Clinton Administration… plus some,” sexual and reproductive health advocates should use this time to believe that we can achieve great gains for women.
There are rumors that Richard Lugar and Chuck Hagel are seriously being considered for the Secretary of State gig. They are both rabidly anti-choice.
President-Elect Obama has pledged to end funding for programs that do not work and, after $1.5 billion in taxpayer money, evidence is clear that abstinence-only programs do not work.
A supporter of reproductive health and rights will occupy the White House come January. The ranks of pro-choice legislators in the House and Senate will grow significantly. There is a lot for a new administration to do and undo on reproductive health, but it’s what we voted for.
A new administration, a new agenda for sexual and reproductive health and rights advocates. What’s new? What’s changed? What are we still fighting for after all these years and how can a new leader make the greatest impact on women’s health and lives globally?