In the 1990s, abortion opponents coined the term “partial-birth abortion” to convince lawmakers to ban an uncommon method. Now, they’re trying the same strategy—this time, on a procedure used in almost every second-trimester abortion.
The lack of paid sick time available across the country means that if a worker needs time to address reproductive health needs—including prenatal or abortion care—she may have to risk her livelihood or her paycheck to do so.
The day after House Republicans voted for the 56th time to repeal Obamacare, three congressional Republicans offered an alternative plan that would leave the decision on which “essential health benefits” to cover up to the states.
Democratic congresswomen reintroduced a bill on Wednesday that would guarantee equal access to contraception for all women who depend on the military for their health coverage.
Republicans could be shooting themselves in the foot by voting to repeal Obamacare and defund deportation relief.
In their first weeks of leadership, Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee show not much has changed in the GOP’s approach to civil rights.
A bill to reform the Toxic Substances Control Act is likely to be introduced in Congress next week. Given some chemicals’ effects on causing early puberty in girls, reproductive health advocates should demand strong regulation that removes harmful chemical substances from the market.
Republicans in Congress last week introduced three new anti-abortion bills in the House and one in the Senate, one of which would force a woman to have a medically unnecessary ultrasound before receiving abortion care.
For the anti-choice movement, no sacrifice is too great for women to endure in the service of life.
I have had two abortions, both when I was married. My decision to terminate for medical reasons was one of the hardest things I have done in my life. It is my personal story, my anguish, my grief. I am tired of politicians using it to try to outlaw others’ abortions.