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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.

Missouri State Rep. Wieland Needs to Reconsider His Priorities

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

Gynotician of the Week: Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX)

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

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Anti-Women’s Health Politicians Continue to Fight Losing Battles in Court

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

The Irreparable Damage of the Political Attacks on Women in Texas

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

Gynotician of the Week Ohio State Rep. Christina Hagan

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

Video: North Carolinians Tell Congressman McHenry Why We Need Obamacare

“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

Republicans Speak Out Against Their Own Party on State Attacks on Women’s Health

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

For Condescending Cookies and Cutting off Women's Health Access, NC Gov. Pat McCrory is Gynotician of the Week

Not surprisingly, this week’s Gynotician of the Week is North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory.
Aug. 2, 2013