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

Tags: Affordable Care Act, Supreme Court, King v. Burwell


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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Infographic: Just the Facts on Title X and Family Planning

Category: Legislation, Congress, Title X

Facts on Title X

Title X is the nation's family planning program, which helps nearly 4.6 million people each year. Continue Reading

Tags: Birth Control, Congress, Budget, Title X, Family planning, Infographic


North Carolina’s Coercive Ultrasound Law Permanently Blocked as Supreme Court Refuses Review

Category: Abortion

The United States Supreme Court today declined to review a North Carolina law that would have forced a woman to undergo a narrated ultrasound before receiving an abortion — a measure that was blocked by both a district court and federal appeals court as unconstitutional. Continue Reading

Tags: Abortion, North Carolina, Supreme Court


Gynotician Alert of the Week: June 12

Category: Gynotician, Gynotician of the Week

This Week: Senate Gynotician Lindsey Graham re-introduces a nationwide 20-week abortion ban while Gynotician Governor Scott Walker promises to sign the same type of ban in Wisconsin. Meanwhile, Florida's gynotician governor signs a mandatory 24-hour wait for a safe, legal abortion into law. Continue Reading

Tags: Gynotician, Gynotician of the Week, 20 week ban, lindsey graham

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