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rights

Planned Parenthood Announces Efforts to Ensure Access to Abortion

The plan includes heavily investing in a network of clinics in abortion-friendly states so they can can take on a higher volume of patients expected to travel from other areas.
Susan Rinkunas
4 days ago
birth control

‘Contraception Deserts’ Will Probably Get Worse If Trump's Birth Control Changes Go Through

Women already have a hard time getting birth control but people are bracing for things to get worse if changes to the country's family planning program are successful.
Sarah Varney, Kaiser Health News
10.1.18
mental health

Thousands of Mental Health Professionals Agree Trump is Dangerous

“Just as suspicion of crime should lead to an investigation, the severity of impairment that we see should lead to an evaluation, preferably with the president’s consent.”
Bandy X. Lee
9.26.18
Fighting Words

It’s Too Early to Celebrate ‘Progress’ on the Opioid Epidemic

Instead of taking credit for small wins, the White House needs to treat the drug epidemic like the public health emergency Trump said it was almost a year ago.
Ryan Hampton
9.20.18
birth control

Supreme Court Nominee Just Referred to Birth Control as an "Abortion-Inducing Drug”

Brett Kavanaugh's choice of words hints at some extreme anti-choice beliefs.
Susan Rinkunas
9.6.18
Fighting Words

I Would Have Started Heroin Recovery Earlier If I'd Had Access to a Safe Injection Site

There were no harm reduction measures available to me when I was in active heroin addiction. If there had been, I might have a different health outcome than I do today.
Ryan Hampton
9.5.18
reproductive rights

This Catholic Church Policy Has Been Harming Women for 50 Years

How the unpopular Catholic ban on birth control, "Humanae Vitae," made its way into the public sphere, and how it's getting even more help under the Trump administration.
Susan Rinkunas
7.26.18
healthcare

People Are Scared to Use Health Safety Nets Because of ICE

Known as a "chilling effect​," this public health principle can lead to a drop in everything from vaccinations and routine doctor visits to prenatal and HIV care.
Jason Silverstein
7.25.18
rights

The Department of Reproductive Control Is the Health Agency of Our Dystopian Future

"We're making your reproductive choices so you don’t have to."
Susan Rinkunas
7.18.18
Controversies

Who Is Eugene Gu?

Is he a progressive doctor fighting racism and the Trump administration? Or a Twitter troll who has relentlessly manipulated a woman he dated?
Ankita Rao
7.12.18
addiction

What a US-China Trade War Could Mean for the Opioid Epidemic

We rely on China to control the manufacture and export of illicit drugs like fentanyl. Now, “China could say ‘We are no longer going to cooperate with the United States on controlling these synthetic opioids.’”
Matthew Garcia, Kaiser Health News
7.11.18
reproductive rights

It’s Not Just Abortion, Birth Control Coverage Is Also in Jeopardy

With the retirement of Justice Kennedy, a more conservative Supreme Court could limit access to contraception.
Susan Rinkunas
6.29.18