Virginia lawmakers on Wednesday filed a handful of bills related to reproductive and sexual health—and they are almost all pro-choice, and could roll back anti-choice policies pushed through by Virginia Republicans in recent years.
According to a report from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, more than half of surveyed Medicaid providers are, in reality, completely inaccessible. This presents an obvious problem for huge numbers of Americans.
Racism and classism often affect the judgments made by individuals and lawmakers: Negative perceptions inspire policies dramatically reducing the ability of people of color or people living in poverty to make their own decisions when it comes to abortion.
2014 will go down as the year anti-choicers’ goal of ending legal abortion came within their grasp. It’s also the year they opened up a new front in the “war on women” by starting preliminary legal attacks on contraception access.
Contrary to a narrative that young people are apathetic or lazy or too busy texting to care about human rights, in fact young people are at the helm of the movement for justice for all people. I, for one, can’t wait to see what they pull off in 2015.
At institutions and in organizations that ostensibly cater to older adults’ needs, the matter of their sexuality is often ignored altogether.
Genesys Health System has stopped offering tubal ligations to cesarean section patients because such procedures violate Catholic doctrine, according to a letter sent to to Michigan’s Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs by the American Civil Liberties Union.
This year, Texas’ Health and Human Services Commission, and the departments it oversees, are up for review by the Sunset Advisory Commission. It can’t hurt to start amassing your “fingers crossed” GIFs now.
Feminism has led to lower divorce rates over the decades, because independent women have better marriages. Yet conservatives keep insisting that the struggle for equality is driving families apart.
On World AIDS Day this December 1, imagine the impact on women’s lives if people who wanted to prevent a pregnancy and steer clear of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) could use one product that simultaneously did both.