A recent case in California highlights the ongoing threat that widespread Catholic-affiliated hospitals potentially pose to reproductive health care.
Colorado Republicans will at best see a neutral response by general-election voters and at worst face a serious backlash in next year’s election as a result of their continued attacks on Planned Parenthood, political analysts say.
If we truly want to improve pregnancy rates and health outcomes of low-income women and women of color, we need to provide both family planning resources and comprehensive sexual health education in communities and to stop the criminalization of women of color’s pregnancies.
The decision from a Bush-appointed federal court judge greatly expands the basis for employers to object to complying with the Affordable Care Act’s birth control benefit.
Colorado health officials have secured about half the funds that state Republicans voted down this year to run a program that slashed teen pregnancy rates by 40 percent.
The lawsuit filed in federal court Friday says efforts to defund the reproductive health-care provider are politically motivated and violate federal law.
On the same day that Colorado’s health department and attorney general declined to investigate Planned Parenthood, 30 state lawmakers, all Republicans, called for an investigation of the women’s health organization.
Yet another federal appeals court ruled that completing paperwork to qualify for a religious accommodation to the birth control benefit in the Affordable Care Act did not violate the Religious Freedom Restoration Act.
Women in city and county jails frequently face barriers to accessing contraception, abortion, prenatal care, and disease screening and treatment. But preventive family planning can be improved in jails around the United States by implementing a few core tenets for those incarcerated there.
A letter signed by more than 130 religious and secular groups calls on the Obama Administration to rescind a Bush-era legal memo the groups claim advances taxpayer-funded religious discrimination.