Stop Telling Black Women What to Do With Our Bodies
Black women’s decisions about our reproductive health too often boil down to damned if we do, damned if we don’t.
“Why do I not have a moral right and access to health care?” That’s the question on more than a few people’s minds, as conservative lawmakers continue their crusade to defund Obamacare.
Aug. 9, 2013
Republican lawmakers have relentlessly tried to repeal Obamacare — despite the fact that the health care law has already helped millions of women and families get the care they need, when they need it. Opponents of the law don’t care that you can no longer be denied insurance coverage because of a pre-existing condition, that women can’t be charged higher premiums simply because of their gender, and that you can now access birth control with no co-pay — they outright oppose the birth control benefit. Their intractable opposition has led them to vote to repeal the law 40 times (yes you read that right).
Aug. 8, 2013
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As more and more state legislatures continue to push extreme and dangerous legislation designed to restrict (and in many cases virtually ban) access to safe and legal abortion in the states — some Republican legislators are speaking out.
Aug. 7, 2013
It’s been three years since Obamacare, aka the Affordable Care Act, aka the health care law, was signed into law, and already millions of women, families, and young people are benefiting from it. And yet, the fight seems to be getting all the attention.
July 31, 2013
This past week, in a debate on his Facebook page, Missouri State Senate Majority Caucus Whip Brian Nieves dismissed the need for lifesaving abortions, going so far to say that an abortion to save a woman’s life is “a matter of convenience.”
July 27, 2013
Last year, Florida Senator Marco Rubio co-sponsored the much-talked-about Blunt amendment — which would have let your boss decide whether women could get access to affordable birth control or not. So it’s really no surprise that Rubio would volunteer to be the lead sponsor on a bill banning abortion after 20 weeks.
July 26, 2013
Politicians are doing their darndest to insert themselves into the exam room, intruding upon the personal and private decisions best left up to a woman and her doctor. And we’re not the only ones who’ve noticed this trend…
July 26, 2013
A federal judge in North Dakota has blocked the state’s law banning abortions as early as six weeks—before many women know they are pregnant. The law, which would ultimately outlaw abortion in the state demonstrated just how far some politicians would go to take away women’s access to safe and legal abortion.
July 23, 2013