New Report Shows Women's Shrinking Options in Accessing Safe, Legal Abortion

Category: Abortion, State Fights

States have enacted 51 new abortion restrictions in the first six months of 2015 — despite the fact that Americans overwhelmingly support access to abortion.Continue Reading

Tags: Abortion, State Fights, Abortion restrictions, Guttmacher Institute, Report


7 Things That Made Us Happy in June: Huge Victories in The Supreme Court and More

Category: Birth Control, Obamacare, State

From huge landmark victories in the Supreme Court to fighting against unconstitutional laws and restrictions, June was a great month in the fight for women’s health and reproductive rights. Continue Reading

Tags: Obamacare, Ohio, Supreme Court, Iowa, Wisconsin, Louisiana, Oregon


One Year After Hobby Lobby, GOP Candidates Stand By the Devastating Decision

Category: Birth Control

We’ve seen big wins in the Supreme Court this month, but June 2014 wasn’t so celebratory for women: Today marks the one-year anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby ruling. Continue Reading

Tags: Birth Control, Hobby Lobby, Women are Watching


Gynotician Alert of the Week: June 20-26

Category: Gynotician, Gynotician of the Week

This week: Ohio’s Senate passed a bill that would dangerously ban abortions after 20 weeks without exceptions for rape or incest; meanwhile, Texas Governor Abbott kicked Planned Parenthood out of a program that provides breast and cervical cancer screenings to low-income women; and the U.S. Senate decides to attack fact-based teen pregnancy prevention programs and replace it with #JunkScience, abstinence-only dogma. Continue Reading

Tags: Gynotician, Texas, Ohio, Gynotician of the Week, Senate


U.S. Supreme Court Protects Affordable Health Care for 6.4 Million People

Category: Obamacare

King v. Burwell

In a strong 6-3 decision written by Chief Justice Roberts, the Court upheld a key component of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) that helps make insurance affordable in all 50 states. Continue Reading

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Meet Sadie, the 20-Year-Old Latina Who Led a Daily Vigil at the Texas Governor’s Mansion in the Name of Women’s Health

Category: State Fights

The Texas attack on women’s health really inspired me to fight back. Here’s why. Continue Reading

Tags: State Fights, Texas, Texas State Senator Wendy Davis, Texas women's health


New Jersey Congresswoman Introduces Legislation to Ensure Health Care for Pregnant Women

Category: Obamacare

The Health Maternity and Obstetric Medicine (Healthy MOM) Act would create a 60-day enrollment window for pregnant women to enroll in or upgrade a health insurance plan provided through Healthcare.gov, the Federal Employee Health Benefits Program (FEHBP) or her employer. Continue Reading

Tags: Obamacare, women's health


The GOP Budget Would Completely Eliminate the U.S. Family Planning Program and Cut Almost All Sex Ed Funding — But We’re Up for the Fight

Category: Congress, Title X

Facts on Title X

In the GOP budget introduced last week, anti-women’s health politicians in the U.S. House proposed to eradicate the successful, decades-old Title X program, which provides family planning services to millions of low-income women, men, and families per year. Continue Reading

Tags: Congress, Title X, Sex Ed


Texas Governor Signs Measure Blocking Low-Income Women’s Access to Cancer Screenings

Category: State Fights

The night of June 20, Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed into law a devastating budget that blocks low-income women from accessing free breast and cervical cancer screenings at Planned Parenthood health centers through the Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening Program. This follows years of hostile policies that have left tens of thousands of Texas women without access to cancer screenings, birth control, HIV tests and other preventive care. Continue Reading

Tags: Abortion, Texas, cancer screenings, Greg Abbott


King v Burwell: True Stories of Individuals Who Could be Hurt if the Supreme Court Rules Against Obamacare

Category: Obamacare

King v. Burwell

More than 9 million Americans are at risk of losing their health coverage. What’s putting them at risk is a Supreme Court case called King v. Burwell that is challenging a core component of Obamacare — and the decision could come down any day now. But we’re not going to let this moment pass while sitting quietly. No. People who believe health care is a human right are shouting their personal stories from the rooftops. Continue Reading

Tags: Obamacare, Supreme Court, King v. Burwell


Gynotician Alert: June 22

Category: Gynotician

Last week: So many Texas abortion providers are on the verge of closing that they’ll only be left around the state’s major cities. Meanwhile, South Carolina’s dangerous 20-week ban would even apply to victims of rape or incest. Plus, gynoticians lose in Iowa, where telemed abortion bans were ruled unconstitutional. Continue Reading

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