Republican lawmakers had hoped in 2011 that their family planning funding cuts would force Planned Parenthood to stop providing health care in the state; instead, the data shows that a wide variety of family planning clinics have shuttered.
Attorneys for the state want the Roberts Court to reinstate a law that strips funding from doctors and clinics that perform abortions even though that money does not go toward abortion care.
A new program in the UK is making waves for offering financial incentives to women who breastfeed exclusively for six months. Do programs like this really encourage breastfeeding, or do they just end up making women who have trouble nursing feel like failures?
“I’d be crazy if I didn’t understand that this is a medal for the entire women’s movement,” Steinem told a gathering at the National Press Club Monday.
A 5-4 decision leaves in place a Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals order that allows portions of HB 2 to take effect while a lawsuit challenging the law proceeds.
The rhetoric surrounding breastfeeding in the United States perpetuates anxiety, shame, and misunderstanding. We need a different approach.
Logically, all women receiving abortion care should also receive contraceptive information, and a method if they wish one; likewise, family planning providers should be equipped to support women who have unintended pregnancies. However, integrating family planning and abortion care is often a challenge.
After what feels like years on the defensive, reproductive rights advocates pushed ahead with proposed federal protections for reproductive rights.
HB 351 would prohibit insurance policies from covering abortions except in the case of ectopic pregnancies, and could effectively ban coverage of birth control pills, intrauterine devices (IUDs), and emergency contraception.
The ACLU of Colorado has filed a complaint with a state agency alleging that a rural Catholic hospital is in violation of both federal and state law by directing its doctors not to discuss abortion with patients, even when pregnancy threatens the life of the pregnant person.