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Supreme Court Reopens Abortion Providers in Texas — For Now

Category: Abortion, State Fights

The U.S. Supreme Court just put a hold on provisions of a Texas law that threatens to eviscerate access to safe, legal abortion in the state for tens of thousands of women. The Oct. 14 order temporarily allows health centers that were forced to close earlier this month to resume providing abortions.…Continue Reading

Tags: State Attacks, Texas, Abortion restrictions, Greg Abbott


How We Got Here: The Story of Women’s Health in Texas

Category: State Fights

Today, the Texas Senate Health and Human Services Committee is holding a hearing on “legislative achievements in women's healthcare.” No, you didn’t read that wrong. Out-of-touch politicians in Texas have supported and passed extreme policies that have decimated access for Texas women on everything …Continue Reading

Tags: Texas, Planned Parenthood, Texas Women’s Health Program


Why Abortion Isn't Just About Abortion

Category: Abortion

Jessica Valenti, feminist writer and Nation contributor, noticed something that should irritate and concern everyone who cares about the progress of women in America: When it comes to high-minded discussions about feminism, nobody knows quite how to talk about abortion. Organizers of the TEDWomen c…Continue Reading

Tags: Birth Control, Abortion, Abortion restrictions, TED, TEDWomen, Jessica Valenti


3.3 Million and Counting: Obamacare Enrollment by the Numbers

Category: Obamacare

Great news! With each and every day, more and more individuals are getting access to affordable health care with Obamacare (not to mention the millions of women who are already benefitting from access to preventive care with no copay).  Yesterday, new numbers were released showing that as of Februar…Continue Reading

Tags: Birth Control, Obamacare, Affordable Care Act, Preventive Benefit


Iowa House Just Passed an Abortion Restriction That Would Decimate Access for Iowa Women

Category: Abortion, State Fights

In Iowa, opponents are attacking from every angle in their attempts to restrict a woman’s right to a safe and legal abortion, with their latest attempts targeting the delivery of medication abortion via telemedicine.   Medication abortion has been safe and legal in the U.S. for over a decade, and i…Continue Reading

Tags: Abortion, Abortion restrictions, Iowa, telemedicine, non-surgical abortion


The Moral March in Raleigh: Women Will Not Go Back

Category: Abortion, State Fights

Tomorrow, on February 8, thousands of people upset and disappointed by the extreme right turn North Carolina has taken in the past legislative session will gather in downtown Raleigh to march for a new beginning. In the last year, North Carolina became a flashpoint for using deeply unpopular politi…Continue Reading

Tags: Abortion, North Carolina, Abortion restrictions, Moral March, Raleigh, Voting Rights