Thousands of Rhode Islanders have lost comprehensive abortion coverage through their insurance plans, thanks to a budget bill signed by Democratic Gov. Gina Raimondo in June—and some of them may not be aware of the change.
If Gov. John Kasich signs the bill into law, it would take away $1.3 million in state funding for Planned Parenthood’s maternal and preventive health-care programs.
A first-of-its-kind report calls on the Democratic-held state legislature and health officials to roll out sweeping reforms to bridge a health coverage gap that has left 383,000 residents uninsured.
A four-month investigation by Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson found no evidence that Planned Parenthood performs illegal abortions or that its clinics sell fetal tissue for profit “rather than simply recovering costs.”
At Saturday’s Democratic debate, paid family leave was once again a hot topic for the presidential candidates, who roundly agree such policies are important despite disagreeing on how to implement them.
The findings of this study suggest that the incidence of self-induced abortion may be proportionally higher in Texas than among women in the rest of the country.
More than two dozen events are being held across 17 different states this week in protest against, according to a press release from the organization Grassroots Leadership, “the unjust enforcement and deportations that have continued in the year since the President’s immigration announcement.”
The petition calls a September decision by the Alabama Supreme Court to not recognize the parent’s adoptive rights as “unprecedented” and asks for an emergency order allowing her to see her kids.
There’s been a flurry of activity at the Supreme Court around reproductive rights issues, but despite granting cases looking at the contraception benefit and Texas’ HB 2, the Court turned away a Planned Parenthood funding case and is sitting on another major abortion rights case.
This week, a Spanish town did not actually hold a clitoris festival, an economic analysis fears that as global temperatures rise our sex lives (and birth rates) will suffer, and new research suggests veterans suffer from sexual dysfunction.