When it comes to women's health, the contrast in the New Jersey special senate election couldn't be clearer. Cory Booker will fight to protect women's access to preventive health services, make sure women have access to birth control with no co-pay, and support a woman's right to make her own personal and private medical decisions—without interference from politicians. His opponent, Steve Lonergan, has a long record of opposing common-sense women's health.
Sept. 10, 2013
They just can’t help themselves. Two days ago, the communications director for the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) criticized Kentucky Democratic Senate candidate (and current Secretary of State) Alison Lundergan Grimes, calling her an “empty dress.”
Sept. 6, 2013
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Missouri State Representative Paul Wieland (R-Imperial) recently filed a federal lawsuit suit asking the court to declare the mandate for contraception coverage in Obamacare unconstitutional. More specifically, he’s looking for a personal exemption for his family (the fact that Wieland is a man, who would probably find little use for birth control, is apparently beside the point).
Aug. 26, 2013
Texas Senator Ted Cruz would rather spread intentionally misleading information, deny millions of people health care, and even shut down the government, than put aside his political agenda. So how is he spending the congressional recess? “My focus for the next 61 days is very directly targeted to one thing, and that is working to defund Obamacare.” If that doesn’t qualify him as the Gynotician of the Week, then we don’t know what else would.
Aug. 24, 2013
On Monday, women’s health had another victory in the courts, this time in Oklahoma. A judge temporarily blocked a new law that would have prevented women from accessing emergency contraception over the counter.
Aug. 22, 2013
This year’s legislative session in Texas turned out to be a nightmare for women across the state. Unfortunately, it’s been a recurring nightmare. I was in Austin witnessing the latest attacks and the devastating culmination of years of attacks on women’s health.
Aug. 22, 2013
This week's Gynotician was appointed to political office while she was a college senior, finishing her degree in Business Administration. Three months into her first term, Representative Christina Hagan (R-Ohio) hit the ground running, pushing extreme and dangerous legislation that would restrict a woman’s right to make their own personal medical decisions. In June 2011, she took to the microphone during floor deliberation on the "heartbeat" bill —t hat could ban abortion even before many women know they are pregnant — and said, "I'm not only charged with the responsibility to be looking out for my generation, but also the future generations to come."
Aug. 17, 2013
The Consequences of Interfering with Women’s Health: Governor Pat McCrory’s Approval Numbers Hit New Low
North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory has hit a new low…literally. Governor McCrory’s approval rating has dropped into the 30’s, but is it really any surprise?
Aug. 14, 2013
“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