The problem with the birth control benefit debate is that few are thinking about the competing religious liberty rights of women.
As Texas abortion providers head to court to challenge parts of the state’s new omnibus anti-choice law, representatives of a new reproductive health group say they will open abortion-providing ambulatory surgical centers to increase access to abortion in Texas.
New research found that low-income parents do not get their daughters vaccinated with the HPV vaccine for a variety of reasons, including inadequate explanations by health-care providers, distrust of the government and medicine, and beliefs about pre-marital sex.
How did the Republicans get themselves into this shutdown mess? Part of the problem is they are remarkably out of touch, and you can look no further than Republican discourse on contraception to see how bad it’s gotten in the right-wing bubble.
A lawsuit challenging two tenets of Texas’ new omnibus anti-choice law will go before a judge for the first time today.
South Texas’ Rio Grande Valley came into the spotlight this summer during the state legislature’s battle over an omnibus anti-choice bill, but for the people who call it home, politics are much more complicated than “red” or “blue.”
In the end, House Republicans got virtually nothing of what they said they wanted: no defunding of Obamacare, no curtailment of the birth control benefit in Obamacare the law of the land. But they’ll be back.
To the House Republicans, who are hostage to their party’s Tea Party faction, there’s probably no dirtier word than “bipartisan”—except, perhaps, for the words “birth control.”
While new mothers and babies can rely on two more weeks of formula and support through WIC, the shutdown may force the most vulnerable members of this population to remain in, or reenter into, abusive situations, as domestic violence shelters are next on the chopping block.
Texas Gov. Rick Perry continues to refuse a federal Medicaid expansion, leaving an estimated one million working Texans without access either to Medicaid or federal insurance subsidies.