The Trump administration continues to prove just how willing it is to sacrifice science-based public health programs for the sake of moral posturing.
March 8th marks one of the most important days for Women at the Center: International Women’s Day. Given this year’s unsteady political climate, women had a lot to talk about – much more than usual.
When it comes to family planning, religion can play a crucial role particularly in countries with a state religion. Christian Connections for International Health and the Churches Health Association of Zambia recently teamed up to make a series of videos featuring Zambian religious leaders explaining why they support family planning.
Since the death of Justice Scalia last February, there has been a huge debate on who would fill his chair in the U.S. Supreme Court. On January 31st, President Trump announced his nominee – Federal Judge Neil Gorsuch.
Trump is not wasting time. Three days into his term, President Trump reinstated the Global Gag Rule. This executive order, first established in 1984 by Ronald Reagan, forbids international non-governmental organizations from receiving U.S. government funding if they perform, discuss, or even mention abortion services.
The GOP’s mission to control women’s bodies continues, most recently with an announcement by the Speaker of the House, Paul Ryan. “Planned Parenthood legislation would be in our reconciliation bill,” Ryan stated last week during a news conference.
Between 2009 and 2013, Colorado offered free, IUDs and implants to 30,000 teens and women living below the poverty line. Four years later, teen pregnancies dropped by 40% as teen abortions declined by 42%. Results were similar for unmarried women under the age of 25 without high school diplomas. Now, other states are beginning to follow suit.
Increasingly, the GOP has become obsessed with controlling women’s bodies. On the eve of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, women fought back. One hundred women assembled early Sunday morning on July 17 across the river from the Quicken Loans Arena where the convention took place and bared it all in peaceful protest.
Since the historic Roe v. Wade Supreme Court ruling in 1973, abortion has been legal in the U.S. However, this right has been significantly curtailed by more than 280 state-enforced restrictions over the last six years. In comparison, regulations on gun ownership continue to be lax despite the gun violence epidemic.
Buh-bye. That’s what California lawmakers finally said to the 20-year-old policy that gave low-income women an incentive not to have more children if they were on welfare.