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If Democrats gain control of the state senate tomorrow, the bill that fixes these outdated laws could finally get sent to the Governor’s desk.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

15 Practical Questions About Getting an Abortion

From how much it costs to whether insurance covers it.
Garnet Henderson
10.19.18
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
Fighting Words

People Who Want Home Births Have to Jump Through All Kinds of Hoops

While giving birth at home is legal in all 50 states, midwifery regulations in some states limit families’ access to skilled birth attendants.
Kathi Valeii
8.8.18
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
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
5.16.18
abortion

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
5.7.18
The Hardest Conversations

A Therapist’s Script for Telling People About Your New Pronoun

Coming out as trans or gender non-conforming might mean hammering your new pronoun into people's vocabulary until they get it right.
Liz Lazzara
5.4.18
title x

Three Groups Are Suing Trump for Dramatically Changing a Family Planning Program

The lawsuits allege that Trump changed the intent of the Title X family planning program from offering effective contraception to prioritizing abstinence and natural family planning, and did so outside of the proper channels.
Susan Rinkunas
5.2.18
Race

These Doulas Are Making Pregnancy Safer for Women of Color

"It’s not our bodies that are broken. We need to look at all the other external factors that are making childbirth more dangerous.”
Sofia Barrett-Ibarria
4.5.18
mental health

A Muslim-American Therapist on How Islamophobia Affects Her Clients' Lives

The fear of hate crime puts many Muslims on constant alert.
Jessica Bateman
3.30.18