The Roberts Court hasn’t decided all the cases it will take yet, but the ones on its docket show this term shaping up to be one of the most contentious during Chief Justice John Roberts’ tenure.
Almost 40 years since the Hyde Amendment was first passed, another Supreme Court fight over reproductive health-care access and income inequality is shaping up.
A ruling Thursday that religiously affiliated nonprofits can avoid complying with the process for requesting an exemption to the Affordable Care Act’s birth control benefit makes it more likely the Roberts Court will step in this fall.
A clinic outside of Houston reportedly called the Harris County Sheriff’s office to arrest a woman suspected of presenting a fake ID to access reproductive health-care services.
Two of the major anti-Planned Parenthood talking points, which anti-choicers have disseminated through mainstream media, are about advancing the idea that any sexual health services that aren’t about making babies doesn’t count as real health care.
Planned Parenthood is the only option for safety net family planning services in one-fifth of the counties it operates in.
A recent case in California highlights the ongoing threat that widespread Catholic-affiliated hospitals potentially pose to reproductive health care.
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.