Browsing All posts tagged under »Family Planning«

Texas’ war on women

August 19, 2012


News-Journal, August 18, 2012 by John D. Foster Once again, Texas is in the forefront of the Republican Party’s “war on women” with a proposed gag rule on doctors who provide abortion counseling for the state Women’s Health Program. The Texas Medical Association and other groups say the rule is so burdensome that doctors won’t […]

How Romney and Ryan Plan to Close Your Family Planning Clinic

August 17, 2012


Mother Jones, August 17, 2012 by Dana Liebelson The GOP candidates envision a one-two punch that will shut down family planning clinics nationwide—even in blue states. If you want to know what a Mitt Romney presidency and a Paul Ryan vice-presidency would mean for your local family planning clinic, look at what happened in Texas and […]

Activists Demand Revisions to Indonesia’s Anti-Abortion Laws

July 15, 2012


Jakarta Globe, July 15, 2012 by Dessy Sagita & Ismira Lutfia Activists have raised alarm over Indonesia’s anti-abortion laws, saying that criminalized abortion encourages women to turn to illegal practices that can be fatal. Inna Hudaya, the founder of SAMSARA, an NGO that provides assistance to women with unplanned pregnancies, said that criminalized abortion is […]

Contraceptive Use Averts 272,000 Maternal Deaths Worldwide

July 12, 2012


Science Daily, July 10, 2012 Story Source:  The story is reprinted from materials provided by Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health. Contraceptive use likely prevents more than 272,000 maternal deaths from childbirth each year, according to a new study led by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Researchers further […]

Melinda to Colbert: Women Want Contraceptives

June 28, 2012


Gates Foundation, June 28, 2012 by Melinda Gates As a young woman, I felt confident in my future because I knew I had the power to plan my family. I knew I could make plans and follow my dreams. What if every girl and woman in the world, even the poorest, had the opportunity to […]

The War on Contraception: It’s Time to Take Sides

June 7, 2012


Huffington Post, June 7, 2012 by Cristina Page Today is the 47th anniversary of the Supreme Court ruling, Griswold v Connecticut, which granted married people the right to use contraception — it’s worth doing the math: it wasn’t until 1965 that the U.S. government permitted married couples to use contraception. (The court would not grant […]

North Carolina Legislators Again Try To Block Planned Parenthood Funding

May 30, 2012


Think Progress, May 30, 2012 by Amanda Peterson Beadle After a judge last year halted a provision that would have blocked Planned Parenthood affiliates in North Carolina from receiving state funds, Republican legislators are attempting to defund the women’s health organization again. Last week, a House subcommittee approved a spending plan that would stop the […]

Will Low-Income Women in Texas Find Care Without Planned Parenthood?

May 24, 2012


RH Reality Check, May 24, 2012 by Andrea Grimes While the State of Texas battles in court for what it says is its right to exclude Planned Parenthood from participating in the Medicaid Women’s Health Program (WHP) there, the Texas Health and Human Services commission is sending mixed messages to the more than 50,000 women who currently […]

Nine in 10 Americans say contraception is ‘morally acceptable’

May 22, 2012


Washington Post, May 22, 2012 by Felicia Sonmez As the debate over the Obama administration’s contraception mandate heats up, a Gallup survey shows that an overwhelming majority of Americans believe that birth control is “morally acceptable.” President Obama and Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius. (Mark Wilson — Getty Images) The Gallup poll shows […]

Melinda Gates: Contraception Is Not Controversial | TEDxChange

April 11, 2012


YouTube, April 11, 2012 by Gates Foundation What difference would it make if all women in the world, even the poorest, could make decisions about when and how many children to have? 200 million women who want them, don’t have access to contraceptives. We don’t talk about this inequity because the uncontroversial idea of deciding […]

Mississippi Abortion Bill May Force State’s Only Clinic To Close

April 5, 2012


Huffington Post, April 5, 2012 by Laura Bassett There’s only one abortion clinic in Mississippi, but state legislators sent a bill to the governor’s desk on Thursday that could reduce that number to zero. Mississippi House Bill 1390 requires that all physicians who perform abortions have admitting privileges at a local hospital and be board […]