The policy changes proposed by the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services would, among other things, increase Medicaid funding for health-care providers to provide birth control for women patients as well as vasectomies for men.
As September 1 grows closer, a dozen more Texas abortion clinics prepare to close their doors, leaving just eight legal abortion facilities.
Organizers thought it was important to incorporate Women’s Equality Day in the Moral Week of Action since many of the policies at issue, including the state’s recent voter identification law, adversely affect women.
The Obama administration announced another change to the religious accommodation to the birth control benefit, and predictably conservatives hate it.
Signed on Thursday, the law takes the prosecution of military sexual assault cases out of the chain of command and into the hands of civilian prosecutors in California.
Starting on Friday, August 22, a broad coalition of faith, labor, and social justice organizations will hold events in 12 mostly Southern states with a different social justice theme every day.
Advocates asked a federal court to block the measure before it takes effect next month.
Sullivan now faces incumbent Democratic Sen. Mark Begich, who has said that Sullivan has “positions on women’s health that are truly frightening.” The race will likely play an important role in Republicans’ efforts to regain control of the U.S. Senate this November.
Making abortion more difficult to access does not wave a magic wand that converts women with unwanted pregnancies into beaming mothers-to-be.
The bill was introduced early this year after the Center for Investigative Reporting found that women in California prisons were being sterilized under potentially illegal circumstances.