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How the Midterms Could Bring New York's Abortion Laws in Line With Roe v. Wade

If Democrats gain control of the state senate tomorrow, the bill that fixes these outdated laws could finally get sent to the Governor’s desk.
Susan Rinkunas
11.5.18
healthcare

Trump’s Latest Hire Could Dictate Where Women Get Their Healthcare

Mary Mayhew could block women from using their Medicaid insurance at reproductive health clinics for birth control and STD testing if the clinic also provides abortion.
Susan Rinkunas
10.22.18
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
10.11.18
News

Sexual Assault Is a Preventable Health Issue

A new study found that sexual harassment and assault are linked to long-term physical and mental health problems for women.
Susan Rinkunas
10.3.18
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
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
healthcare

The Obamacare Lawsuit That's Getting Buried in the News

A group of Republican state attorneys general went to court this week with a lawsuit aimed at striking down the Affordable Care Act.
Julie Rovner, Kaiser Health News
9.7.18
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
you've been gooped

Goop Settled a Lawsuit Over Unscientific Claims About Its Products

Gwyneth Paltrow's company is also offering refunds to anyone who bought its now-infamous vaginal eggs.
Susan Rinkunas
9.5.18
Fighting Words

The Trump Administration Wants to Block Cities' Plans to Cut Drug Overdoses

An expert explains why deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein's ideas are so misinformed.
Rob Stenzel
8.31.18
This Week in Science

Scientists Discovered a New Human Brain Cell

And other crazy stuff you might have missed in science news this week.
Shayla Love
8.30.18
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