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Why Racism Is a Public Health Issue

Public health is built on the principle of protecting and improving the health of people and their communities. Police violence is antithetical to that mission.

Let the Michigan Voters Decide on the Insurance Abortion Ban

In October, Michigan politicians, backed by Right to Life of Michigan, invoked a rarely-used, veto-proof maneuver to try to pass a complete ban on insurance coverage of abortion — a policy opposed by doctors, women and vetoed by two previous Republican governors.
Dec. 5, 2013

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What You Need to Know About the Legal Fight Against Admitting Privileges for Abortion Providers in Texas

By a 5-4 vote, the Court refused to reinstate the injunction, which means that safe and legal abortion will continue to be virtually impossible for one-third of Texas women in need to access as Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott’s appeal of the original ruling continues.
Nov. 25, 2013

Is This the End of the Republican Party?

In the wake of the defeat of Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli in the governor's race, I hope we can say this is the end of the Republican Party as we know it. The key words being "as we know it," and how it has been the past few years. Many lifelong Republicans like me have seen our party co-opted by an extreme minority and turned into something we no longer recognize.
Nov. 15, 2013

A Deceptive Ballot Measure in Albuquerque

Senator Lindsey Graham may have introduced a bill that would ban abortion after 20 weeks in every state with extremely limited exceptions, but opponents of women’s health are taking a different tactic in New Mexico, trying to impose a city-wide ban in Albuquerque.
Nov. 14, 2013

Health Care Hero: Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear

With more than 640,000 uninsured people, a legislature controlled by anti-women’s health politicians, and two infamous opponents of Obamacare--Mitch McConnell and Rand Paul--representing the state in the U.S. Senate, getting access to affordable health care in Kentucky may not seem like a cake walk. But things are starting to look up for the state. Why? Because Health Care Hero, Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear managed to accept Medicaid Expansion for the benefit of his state’s residents.
Nov. 11, 2013

The Battle to Protect Women’s Health in Texas

Since June, when Governor Rick Perry and his cronies rammed through an extreme and dangerous anti-women’s health law—after two special sessions, a citizen filibuster, and a Texas-sized standoff—a lot has happened in the Lone Star State.
Nov. 11, 2013

Women's Health: A Winning Issue

The Virginia gubernatorial election sends a message to the rest of the country about how to win elections in America today -- and how to lose them. Last night, voters elected Terry McAuliffe as the next governor of the Commonwealth. And they rejected Ken Cuccinelli, whose extreme anti-women's health agenda was a defining issue throughout the campaign.
Nov. 6, 2013

Keep Ken Out to Protect Women's Health

The polls in Virginia are now open and will remain open until 7 p.m. tonight. Before many go out and cast their ballots, we wanted to give you a brief refresher of why we are working to Keep Ken Out.
Nov. 5, 2013