Thanks to restrictive laws and limited health-care options, halting the spread of HIV and hepatitis C is often a losing battle—one that puts women substance users in particularly high danger.
Many women know more about the risks of birth control than about how the right contraceptive might improve their lives.
Although many Republican candidates campaigned on making birth control available over the counter without a prescription, it’s unlikely that the GOP will make that issue a priority in the new Congress.
Illinois on Tuesday elected a Republican to be its next governor while voters supported a mandate on contraception coverage in employer health insurance plans, a direct response to the Supreme Court’s controversial Hobby Lobby ruling this summer.
These candidates who rode the 2014 wave to victory hid their own values from the voters, and that speaks volumes about our values.
Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper narrowly defeated anti-choice Republican Bob Beauprez, who stated during the gubernatorial race that he has a “big problem” with IUDs.
Unfortunately, very few issues that women of color prioritize will probably intersect with a GOP agenda in the near future.
In Colorado, Republican Cory Gardner deflected repeated attacks about his long history of anti-choice positions to oust pro-choice Sen. Mark Udall.
Voters in Colorado rejected a “personhood” ballot measure seeking to protect “pregnant women and their children” by defining “person” in Colorado’s criminal code to include “unborn human beings.”
With Colorado’s pro-choice state senate majority in the balance in Tuesday’s election, anti-choice groups are attacking swing-district state senators with misleading and false ads.