As state lawmakers prepare to take access to cancer screenings and services away from the poorest Texans, a few choice words keep coming to mind—words like “mean,” “spiteful,” and just plain “indecent.”
Democratic Texas lawmakers who have proposed a handful of new reproductive rights bills said Thursday that they know they have an uphill legislative battle, but that they refused to back down while anti-choice Republicans push for more restrictions on abortion care, sex education and reproductive health access.
First, anti-choice advocates said Texas abortion clinics were too small. Now, I guess, they’re too big.
As Benita Ulisano recently told RH Reality Check, “Clinics are facing very difficult political and social pressures, but my job is simply to help them help others.”
The house and senate versions of the bill would require that a pregnant person who is seeking a medication abortion be physically in a room with a physician when the medication is administered.
Many primary care doctors who see Medicaid patients this year will get a fee cut averaging nearly 43 percent, a drop that could threaten access to care for low-income Americans and the success of one of the Affordable Care Act’s key features.
The Roberts Court declined to take up a request by attorneys for the State of Arizona to overturn a federal appeals court decision calling the case for medication abortion restrictions “non-existent.”
Researchers warned in the newly released study that the shuttering of abortion providers as a result of more stringent laws could put those who need abortion care in danger.
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.
Cincinnati is a metropolitan area of more than two million residents, and if state Republicans get their way, it will become the nation’s largest urban area without a single abortion clinic.