reproductive rights

Fighting Words

Abortion Providers Are America’s Best Doctors

When it comes to patient satisfaction, safety, and cost, abortion providers are unmatched.
Garnet Henderson
Fighting Words

Trump’s Plan to 'Defund' Planned Parenthood Could Put Women’s Lives at Risk

The proposed change to the Title X family planning program is known as the "Protect Life Rule," which is deeply ironic as the policy shows little regard for the health and lives of the patients who rely on it.
Susan Rinkunas
Fighting Words

Banning Abortion Does Nothing to Support Kids with Down Syndrome

Proponents of these laws claim they're protecting children like mine, but that’s just not true.
Leesha Thrower

A Woman Died From a Botched Abortion After Other Providers Couldn’t Help Her

Even in liberal states like New York, restrictions on abortion can have unintended consequences.
Sarika Chawla
reproductive rights

Latina Women Faced Racial Biases from Forced Sterilization Programs

Latina women’s reproduction continues to be portrayed as a threat.
Nicole L. Novak
Natalie Lira
reproductive rights

Mississippi Governor Signs Country's Earliest Abortion Ban Into Law

There are no exceptions in HB 1510​ ​for rape or incest, and the state was immediately sued for defying Supreme Court precedent.
Susan Rinkunas
the anti-science presidency

An Abstinence-Only Advocate Has the Final Say on Who Gets Family Planning Grants

A single person controls the nation's Title X family planning budget for the first time since the 80s​.
Susan Rinkunas

Trump's New Health Office Is Protecting Doctors' Right to Deny Care

The Office for Civil Rights is setting the stage for an unprecedented expansion in providers' ability to deny procedures like abortion, sterilization, and physician-assisted death.
Emmarie Huetteman, Kaiser Health News

Our New Health Secretary Endorsed the Idea That Fetuses Are People

Alex Azar stands to pose a real problem for reproductive rights.
Susan Rinkunas
birth control

These States Guarantee Free Birth Control No Matter What Trump Does

Regardless of what happens to Obamacare, they have us covered.
Michelle Malia
how bout no

The New Birth Control Rule Is Illegal

"Everyone has the right to practice their religion but they don’t have the right to practice it on someone else.​"
Susan Rinkunas
reproductive rights

If India Is Making Progress in Reproductive Rights, Why Can’t the US?

The international battles for sex education, contraception, and abortion.
Sophie Cousins