By LANI SEELINGER When the election results finished rolling in on that sad, sad day in November, one of the primary concerns among those who had supported Hillary Clinton was her opponent’s history of outright misogyny and how that might affect American women. So, it’s surprising to no one that Trump’s decisions in his first 50 […]
By Eli Y. Adashi, MD, MS1; Rachel H. Occhiogrosso, BS1 On September 30, 1976, in the waning months of the 94th Congress, freshman Representative Henry J. Hyde (R-IL) witnessed his namesake amendment enacted into law via the Departments of Labor and Health, Education, and Welfare Appropriation Act of 1977 (PL 94-439).1 All of one sentence, the amendment stipulated that “None […]
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By JOSEPH D. LYONS Support for the GOP’s repeal and replace plan, otherwise known as the American Health Care Act (AHCA), is tanking. Thus, Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price is out on a public relations tour to save the proposed bill. He hosted a health care town hall on CNN Wednesday, trying to defend […]
Terminating a pregnancy in prison can be next to impossible. By Rebecca Grant In March 2004, a 19-year-old Arizona woman was sentenced to four months in Maricopa County jail for a DUI, shortly after discovering she was pregnant. Read more.
By: Erin Mundahl Since the introduction of the new healthcare bill, women’s health issues are back in the news. As Congress works out the details of the replacement plan, many left-leaning women’s groups are watching carefully to see how women’s health fares in the redrafting process. Although these groups are often concerned with preserving access […]
This is a man who believes immigrants are frightening, abortion is morally wrong, and birth control will lead to the end of civilization. by ROBIN MARTY On March 12, Iowa Rep. Steve King set the internet on fire with his undeniably racist tweet claiming, “We can’t restore our civilization with somebody else’s babies.” It was […]
by Jennifer Bryant Abortion access just became more difficult for women living in West Virginia—as of January 17, there is only one abortion clinic left in the entire state. Read more.
The new show is based on fiction, but lately men controlling women’s bodies doesn’t seem all that farfetched. by CAITLIN MOSCATELLO We’re torn: We can’t wait to watch Elisabeth Moss’s performance in The Handmaid’s Tale, Hulu’s buzzy new series based on Margaret Atwood’s dystopian novel of the same name that drops on April 26th. But […]
Good luck, women! Under the GOP health care bill, it’ll be tougher to have a baby — and tougher not to
Republicans plan to slash abortion and contraception access — and they’re also attacking affordable maternity care By: AMANDA MARCOTTE Policy wonks and journalists are still reeling from the release of the much-ballyhooed Republican replacement for the Affordable Care Act blandly named the American Health Care Act. But it really should have been titled the Take […]