On the 37th anniversary of the Hyde Amendment, we call on our elected officials to remove restrictions on abortion coverage and help finally fulfill the promise of Roe for women of color.
On Sunday night, the House voted to make averting a government shutdown contingent on delaying health care for women. Senate women are crying foul.
To ensure the United States is a leader in advocating for women’s health and rights, I am proud to introduce the Global Sexual and Reproductive Health Act of 2013 (HR 3206) Friday.
The story of “Beatriz,” the 22-year-old woman caught in the firestorm of the abortion conflict in El Salvador, no longer appears on the front pages of the country’s newspapers nor on TV nightly news. Beatriz, however, continues to struggle daily.
In addition to cases on abortion clinic buffer zones and legislative prayer, the Roberts Court may take up the question of whether, and when, employers must make temporary employment accommodations for pregnant workers.
While the big reproductive health news out of Texas this summer centered around the regulation of abortion providers, the state’s birthing centers are also coming under increased scrutiny from lawmakers and bureaucrats.
“I wish we had money to pay for ads,” Sen. Debbie Stabenow said. “I’d like to take what he said on the floor and make sure that every American had the opportunity to hear it.”
The Chemical Safety Improvement Act is bipartisan legislation that offers an opportunity for chemical policy reform to help ensure all pregnant women see a decrease in exposure to chemicals.
Ecuador’s archaic and outdated abortion ban—which criminalizes both women seeking abortion as well as health-care providers who perform them—prevents young women from seeking not only safe abortion services, but also counseling and legal services for sexual violence.
The new cfDNA test can detect 98 percent of Down syndrome cases and has a 0.5 percent chance of false positives, but the medical community is still approaching it with caution.