Conversations about reproductive rights in Texas’ Rio Grande Valley have been traveling beyond the region—to Austin, Washington, and Geneva, where members of the UN Human Rights Committee recently expressed concern over U.S. policies excluding people from health insurance coverage because of their immigration status.
The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Thursday that Texas can force abortion providers to obtain hospital admitting privileges, and require medication abortion to be dispensed according to less effective 14-year-old protocols.
No state has seen as many anti-choice bills introduced this year as Missouri, where Republican lawmakers are simultaneously resisting an expansion of Medicaid that could improve health outcomes for hundreds of thousands of residents.
Several developments could help make this the year of the intrauterine device: the Affordable Care Act’s birth control benefit, a new tool that could make insertion easier and less painful, a possible generic IUD arriving on the market, and more.
Texas state Sen. Jane Nelson took to the editorial page of the Austin American-Statesman this week to tout “advances” in women’s health care under Republican leadership. But Nelson fudged the facts on her, and her party’s, anti-woman voting record.
The Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals overturned a lower court’s order and ruled the State of Kansas can enforce a 2011 law that strips Planned Parenthood of Title X funds while a legal challenge proceeds.
More than 40 groups came together on the Court’s plaza to rally in support of the birth control benefit in Obamacare, as the justices heard arguments against it.
Pro-choice Democrats in vulnerable U.S. Senate seats are under attack as never before by Americans for Prosperity, the flagship organization of the Koch brothers’ sprawling network of spending groups.
As an OB-GYN and a patient advocate, I want to move the discussion about the Hobby Lobby case out of the courts for a moment and into my clinic, to focus on the lives of women and their families.
The Georgia legislature overwhelmingly passed a ban on insurance coverage of abortion for many health plans in the state last week. Lawmakers also refused to expand Medicaid, fueling outraged protests.