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BY STEPH HEROLD, OPINION CONTRIBUTOR Last week, behind closed doors, President Trump signed a bill gutting family planning protections for over 4 million Americans. This bill overturns an Obama-era regulation that prevented states from discriminating against healthcare providers like Planned Parenthood that provide pregnancy care, breast and cervical cancer screenings, and contraception in addition to […]
The president and the GOP are marketing an assault on women as noble. By Megan Carpentier President Donald Trump did not, in fact, sign legislation to defund Planned Parenthood on Thursday, despite whatever headlines you might read. (If this were a Tweet of his, this would be the juncture at which he or his staff […]
By Christine Grimaldi LGBTQ people and those with low incomes, especially women of color, rely on Obamacare’s birth control benefit and other preventive services, but advocates say the Trump administration is targeting their ability to access health care, even if Republicans can’t repeal the law entirely. Read more.
By Annie Milbourn Tables in front of Gorgas Library were set up Tuesday afternoon with information about the process of abortion. Since the U.S. Supreme Court’s deicison in Roe v. Wade, abortion has been amongst the most hot button issues in American politics. The idea of legal access to abortion is abhorrent to some, but others […]
Deep South abortion provider on why he “decided to exercise Christian compassion not by proxy, but with my own capable hands” Those who believe in widespread access to abortion and contraception have for far too long ceded the moral high ground to anti-choicers, argues Deep South abortion provider Dr. Willie Parker in his new memoir, […]
By Christine Grimaldi U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price said he’ll examine all 1,442 citations giving him discretion in regulating Obamacare for ways to dismantle the health-care reform law. Read more.
By Sue Davis The U.S. Senate voted 51-50 on March 30 to overturn an Obama administrative rule not allowing states to defund Planned Parenthood payments for Title X patients. The House passed the same resolution in February, so it now goes to the Misogynist in Chief to be signed into law. Read more.
By Sarika Chawla Those 20-week abortion bans you keep hearing about are unconstitutional. Broken-hearted but matter-of-fact, my best friend told me there was a complication with her pregnancy. It was stage three twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome. She explained that, with a shared placenta, too much blood was being transfused to Baby A at the expense of Baby […]
Carrillo has been leading a campaign that could seat her as the “first formerly undocumented woman in Congress1 Read more.
By LEA ROSE EMERY We’re talking about Planned Parenthood wrong. I don’t mean in the huge amount of support it’s getting and everyone who’s coming out to say “I stand with Planned Parenthood“— that’s great. We need more of that. But when we talk about threats to Planned Parenthood, the language is confusing because ‘defunding‘ Planned […]