A report links an increase in Medicaid-paid births to diminished access to injectable contraception as a result of excluding Planned Parenthood affiliates from Texas’ Medicaid program.
Flint Mayor Karen Weaver’s call comes as a congressional hearing on the Flint water crisis gets underway Wednesday, and amid reports that the FBI has joined investigations into contamination of the city’s water supply.
“Protecting the sexual and reproductive rights of women and girls in crisis settings is essential and a matter of human rights, but it is also complicated and unsustainable without a change in the way humanitarian assistance is provided and funded,” states a recently published report from the UN Population Fund.
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A new generation can now hear from some of the women coerced into sterilization at Los Angeles County General Hospital in the 1970s in the documentary No Más Bebés (“No More Babies”), airing on PBS tonight.
A coalition of media organizations wants the Colorado Supreme Court to unseal the court documents related to the November siege of a Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood.
At the same time that the government was providing its employees access to safe drinking water, residents in this impoverished city of 100,000 people were protesting the foul smell, discoloration, and health impacts of their own discolored household water.
A federal judge on Monday certified a legal challenge to Gov. Asa Hutchinson’s decision to terminate Planned Parenthood’s Medicaid contracts as a class action on behalf of all Medicaid patients in the state.
The recommendation, released Tuesday, follows research pointing to the prevalence of postpartum depression, which is thought to affect one in seven women.
The decision keeps in place an early ruling preventing the former Jindal administration from enforcing a Texas-style clinic shutdown law.