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Health care reform can help level the playing field for women who have been overlooked for too long. Simply put, women must not be left out of the most important public policy discussion of a generation.
The formal start of the Clinton Global Initiative, which begins with a plenary featuring President Obama, President Clinton, President Michelle Bachelet of Chile and others, is less than an hour away. But there have already been announcements of commitments to and calls for funding for women and girls, a key theme of this year’s meeting.
“I can’t fill my prescription because I have to buy groceries.” One
needs only to spend a day in any one of our health care centers to hear
stories just like this and to see the need for meaningful health care
If the United States is serious about paving the way for a modern state, we need to invest in women’s empowerment.
Concern for women’s rights among many conservatives extends only as far as it can be used against our enemies.
Last week U. S. Senator Al Franken hosted a round table discussion with Minnesota’s public health community. I shared some of my experiences as CEO of Planned Parenthood Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota.
Although women comprise more than half of the U.S. population, many insurers treat their medical care as an exception to the rule, charging them more to stay healthy than men and refusing to cover basic reproductive services. This dangerous double standard must end.
Mrs. Goundo’s Daughter, a powerful new documentary produced and directed by Barbara Attie and Janet Goldwater, explores the tensions faced by a mother facing possible deportation and her fears that if she returns to her native Mali, her daughter will be forced to undergo female genital mutilation.