Posts Tagged reproductive health

Senator Frank Lautenberg, champion for reproductive health, dead at 89

Senator Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ) died early this morning at the age of 89. Think Progress has compiled a great list of ten of the World War II vet’s progressive triumphs. Some of his distinctly feminist achievements included:

4. Wrote the domestic violence gun ban to protect women and children by keeping spousal and child abusers from owning guns. Gun safety advocates are now seeking to strengthen the law…

6. Wrote the Responsible Education about Life (REAL) Act, which provides funding for comprehensive sex education, and the Access to Birth Control (ABC) Act that would prohibit pharmacies from denying access to birth control. As he said on the floor in March of 2012, “So I want them to ...

Senator Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ) died early this morning at the age of 89. Think Progress has compiled a great list of ten of the World War II vet’s progressive triumphs. Some of his distinctly ...

Breaking: SCOTUS declines to hear defense of Indiana’s anti-Planned Parenthood law

The Indiana government really, really wants to defund Planned Parenthood, but the U.S. Supreme Court won’t hear its appeal of a lower court’s ruling that the state really, really can’t do that. The LA Times reports:

Without comment, the justices turned away Indiana’s defense of a 2011 law that would ban all Medicaid funds to an organization such as Planned Parenthood whose work includes performing abortions.

The high court let stand decisions by a federal judge in Indiana and the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago that blocked the measure from taking effect. The “defunding law excludes Planned Parenthood from Medicaid for a reason unrelated to its fitness to provide medical services, violating its patients’ ...

The Indiana government really, really wants to defund Planned Parenthood, but the U.S. Supreme Court won’t hear its appeal of a lower court’s ruling that the state really, really can’t do that. The LA Times

Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

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NC Senate passes bill erroneously listing abortion as a cause of preterm birth.

Inspired by Angelina Jolie’s announcement, s.e. smith writes about how inaccessible breast cancer treatment is for many.

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“A study recently published in the American Political Science Review declares that feminist activism ...

California domestic workers demand a Bill of Rights.

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In case you needed another reason to hate drones, Amanda Marcotte has you covered.

“What theory ...

Guttmacher Institute: Many people find it difficult to pay for an abortion procedure, are unable to use insurance

The Guttmacher Institute has published a new study on payment for abortion care among U.S. women showing that as much as *half* of all abortion patients rely on assistance to cover the costs. Among the most disturbing and frustrating findings is that many women who are covered by insurance are not able to use the insurance, either because they aren’t aware they are covered or because they are concerned about stigma. From the accompanying release:

Most women who have abortions have health insurance, but most still pay out-of-pocket for abortion services, according to “At What Cost? Payment for Abortion Care by U.S. Women,” by Rachel Jones of the Guttmacher Institute et al., published online in the journal Women’s ...

The Guttmacher Institute has published a new study on payment for abortion care among U.S. women showing that as much as *half* of all abortion patients rely on assistance to cover the costs. Among the most ...

New report shows immigrants are about twice as likely to be uninsured

Ed. note: This is a guest post from Verónica Bayetti Flores. Verónica is the Assistant Director of the Civil Liberties and Public Policy program (CLPP) at Hampshire College. She has worked to increase access to contraception and abortion, fought for paid sick leave, demanded access to safe public space for queer youth of color, and helped to lead social justice efforts in Wisconsin, New York City, and Texas.

 

Last week, the Guttmacher Institute published a history and overview of policies that impact immigrants’ access to health care, and in particular reproductive and sexual health care. It’s definitely a piece for the policy nerds, but it makes some critical points about the ways anti-immigrant sentiment has shaped access ...

Ed. note: This is a guest post from Verónica Bayetti Flores. Verónica is the Assistant Director of the Civil Liberties and Public Policy program (CLPP) at Hampshire College. She has worked to increase access to contraception and ...

Student perspective: Catholic universities must embrace discussion on sex and reproductive health

Ed. note: Last week Feministing Editors visited Georgetown University to talk about sexual assault and reproductive health on college campuses. This is a guest post relating to those topics from Morgan McDaniel, who is currently a senior at Georgetown and who helped organize the events. She is the former vice president of H*yas for Choice.

I go to a Catholic university, and everyone knows what that means.  The student health center cannot give out contraception.  Student groups cannot openly advocate for abortion rights.  Instead of an open, honest conversation around safe sex, there’s an awkward silence.

What everyone might not think about is how this attitude towards reproductive health affects another huge issue on college campuses – sexual assault.  ...

Ed. note: Last week Feministing Editors visited Georgetown University to talk about sexual assault and reproductive health on college campuses. This is a guest post relating to those topics from Morgan McDaniel, who is currently a ...

Breaking: Judge orders FDA to make the morning-after pill available over-the-counter for all ages

Whoo hooo! Now this just makes common sense:

 A federal judge has ruled that the Unites States government must make the most common morning-after pill available over the counter for all ages, instead of requiring a prescription for girls 16 and under.

The decision, on a fraught and politically controversial subject, comes after a decade-long fight over who should have access to the pill and under what circumstances, and it counteracts an unprecedented move by the Obama administration’s Health and Human Services secretary who in 2011 overruled a recommendation by the Food and Drug Administration to make the pill available for all ages without a prescription.

There will inevitably be more to tease out in terms of details and implementation, and ...

Whoo hooo! Now this just makes common sense:

 A federal judge has ruled that the Unites States government must make the most common morning-after pill available over the counter for all ages, instead of requiring a ...

Friday Roundup: How the sequester cuts will affect women, access to reproductive health

There’s not much to say about the sequester that hasn’t already been said (except, maybe, “Don’t ask me, I’m no sequexpert.” Ok, now that’s taken care of.) But hey, I’m just a blogger on a Friday afternoon trying to meet you where you’re at. And where you’re at is in sequester hell, whether you know it or not, if lots of Washington Post and Politico bloggers are to be believed. If you’re wondering what, exactly, I’m referring to when I talk about the sequester, well then we’ve come to the part of the post where you pick your sequester breakdown:

Here’s a sequester breakdown in cute animal images.

Here’s a sequester breakdown in GIFs (a “gifquester”)

Here’s a ...

There’s not much to say about the sequester that hasn’t already been said (except, maybe, “Don’t ask me, I’m no sequexpert.” Ok, now that’s taken care of.) But hey, I’m just a blogger on a ...

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