Repro Health Watch Blog

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From Title X to the Coronavirus, the Trump Administration Is Degrading Our Health Care Safety Net

Trump administration actions have degraded the country's health care safety net placing vulnerable communities at risk.

Nurses Respond to Political Interference in Health Care

Political interference is especially pronounced in sexual and reproductive health, particularly with respect to abortion access. National nursing organizations are responding to these threats – most recently with a position statement by the American Academy of Nursing.

Taking a Principled Approach to the Provision of LARCs

There has been increased attention and funding in recent years for long-acting reversible contraceptive methods (LARCs). While LARCs are part of a well-balanced mix of contraceptive options, there are concerning practices when it comes to who is targeted for long-acting methods and the way in which counseling is provided.

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Pedal to the Metal: Trust Women in Oklahoma

Two weeks after Dr. George Tiller was assassinated at his church, I told his wife I was going to re-establish abortion services in Wichita, Kansas.

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What Happens in Vegas Changes Nevada: The Fight for Comprehensive, Inclusive Sex Education in Sin City

On May 24, 2013, hope had died for me. I had been working for the last six months on a comprehensive sex education bill here in my home state of Nevada only to see it die in the state Senate.

Tammi Kronemaker

Red River Women’s Clinic "Gets it Done": The New FDA Medication Abortion Label Helps North Dakota Women

In the fall of 2007, Jackie* called to schedule an abortion appointment. She said she had heard of a way to have an abortion with medicine, and asked if we offered that at our clinic.

Brooke Tucker, Staff Attorney, ACLU of Michigan

Michigan Women Fight Back Against Attacks to Their Reproductive Rights

As a civil rights lawyer and Michigan resident, I am incredibly saddened and disappointed by the man-made public health disasters that my government allows to persist.

Fatimah Gifford, Deputy Director, Shift

To Fight The Wave of TRAP Laws, We Must First Fight Abortion Stigma

Texas has a proud legacy of fighting for freedom and trumpeting our independent spirit. We are a state full of dualities.

Allison Glass, State Director, Healthy & Free Tennessee

Laws Criminalizing Pregnant Women Put People Who Need Health Care in Handcuffs

In 2014, Tennessee enacted a law that threatens women with jail time if they give birth to babies who are shown to have been affected by the use of narcotics during pregnancy.

David S. Cohen, Professor of Law, Drexel University

Living in the Crosshairs: Violence Against Abortion Providers Hurts Us All

In an ideal world, abortion providers would lead lives just like any other medical professional. However, in the highly charged environment we live in, abortion providers’ lives are different.

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