Last week, the Department of Health and Human Services announced that they had appointed Representative John Fleming (R-LA) as a deputy assistant secretary. Fleming, who will report directly to HHS Secretary Tom Price, is a member of the Freedom Caucus and longtime anti-abortion activist. As a Congressman, he…
At The Atlantic, Moira Weigel has a thoughtful essay about the heartbeat bills and the politics of the ultrasounds. The so-called heartbeat bill, which has been introduced on the federal level as well as in numerous states, would effectively make abortion illegal at the moment a fetal heartbeat could be detected, at…
A story today in the New York Times ponders the question of whether or not a woman can be both a feminist and a supporter of anti-choice public policies. It presents the issue as a question particularly relevant in our modern political climate, made even more pertinent by the upcoming Women’s March on Washington. The…
Kentucky, which until recently had the last Democrat-controlled legislative chamber in the south, is taking a giant leap towards Making America Great Again by kneecapping the state’s middle class and undermining a woman’s constitutional right to abortion.
On Tuesday, the first day of Kentucky’s 2017 legislative session—and the first day in nearly 100 years that the Republican party controlled both chambers of the legislature—Republicans moved quickly to introduce two anti-abortion bills: one, Senate Bill 5, to ban abortions after 20 weeks, and another, House Bill 2, to…
In a request filed late Friday in Austin, Planned Parenthood has asked a federal judge in Texas to halt the plan to cut its funding from the state’s Medicaid program.
Last month, President-elect Donald Trump named Tom Price, six-term House member and former orthopedic surgeon, his nominee for Health and Human Services Secretary.
Earlier this month Ohio Governor John Kasich vetoed the so-called Heartbeat Bill, a measure that, if signed, would have banned all abortions after a fetal heartbeat could be detected. The law, sponsored by a fringe anti-choice group who broke from the more “mainstream” Ohio Right to Life to push the bill through a…
Today, a federal judge granted a temporary restraining order preventing Texas’s rule requiring the cremation or burial of fetal tissue from going into effect.
On December 19, 2016, Texas will put into effect regulations requiring that all fetal remains be cremated or buried. This legislation is carried out in spite of vehement protest by both the medical community and reproductive rights activists.
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In a segment this week on Full Frontal, Samantha Bee took a close look at the Catholic-run healthcare system’s treatment of abortion and reproduction.
The future is here, folks, and it is this da Vinci robot that has just been cleared to make the unpleasant task of gynecological procedures a whole lot better.
A judge in Mississippi has blocked a law that previously banned Medicaid from spending money with healthcare providers like Planned Parenthood that offers abortions.
Contrary to the global trend of decreasing maternal mortality, the United States—always looking to go against the grain, even when it means the death of American women—has seen an increase in maternal deaths since 2000.
On an episode of The Dr. Oz Show airing today, Donald Trump directly contradicted the GOP’s draconian 2016 platform by expressing that women should be able to get birth control without a prescription, continuing what appears to be a somewhat frantic last-minute attempt to improve his poor standing with women.
Lacking a better use for his time, Martin Shkreli—ex-pharmaceutical CEO and reprobate—planted himself outside of Chelsea Clinton’s New York City apartment on Sunday in order to heckle Hillary Clinton for feeling unwell.
Upon return from their very (very, very, very) lengthy summer break, Senate Democrats blocked a $1.1 billion Zika funding bill, which has failed yet again. This time, Democrats objected because of language that would prevent Planned Parenthood from receiving contraception funding (the virus can be sexually…