Repro Health Watch Blog

Lisa Brown, State Representative (Mich.)

Women's Health Care Should Never Be A Political Game... But That Is Exactly What It Has Become

Women's health care should never be a political game.

Sandra Fluke, Advocate

Risking Women's Health in 50 Different Ways: Anti-Birth Control Advocates Turn to the States

"With this common sense bill, we can ensure that Arizona women have access to the health services they need and religious institutions have their faith and freedom protected."

Andi Friedman, Senior Policy Advisor, Reproductive Health Programs

New Resource: Repro Health Watch Highlights War on Women's Health in the States

Facts matter. When the facts about women's health are a central part of the discussion about access to reproductive health care, the conversation changes - and now more than ever, we need that change.

Debra L. Ness, President

Through the Looking Glass on Contraceptive Coverage

We've said it before and we'll say it again: Birth control is basic health care for women.

Debra L. Ness, President

After 39 Years, Let's End the War on Women

It's been 39 years since the U.S. Supreme Court decided Roe v. Wade - but the battles over access to the full range of reproductive health care services still rage on.

Andi Friedman, Senior Policy Advisor, Reproductive Health Programs

A Blog Rally to Protect Medicaid

There's been a lot in the news lately about the so-called "supercommittee" in Congress, which has been tasked with trimming more than a trillion dollars from the federal deficit. It's the supercommittee's job to figure out which programs will get the budget axe.

Debra L. Ness, President

In Science v. Politics, Science Scores a Win

A milestone for women's health is finally within reach: On Tuesday, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) identified the full range of FDA-approved contraception and birth control options as preventive health services - and recommended that they be made available to women without additional fees or co-payment under health care reform.

Debra L. Ness, President

Relentless. Deceptive. Dangerous.

The ""war on women"" in the House of Representatives rages on.

Laura Hessburg, Senior Health Policy Advisor

Let's Not Reverse Our Progress on Stopping HIV/AIDS

Today is National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, when we should all pause to remember that the HIV/AIDS epidemic is still shaping and taking too many lives, in the United States and around the globe.

Debra L. Ness, President

Just When You Think You've Seen It All

Sometimes I think there's not much that can surprise me. But last week proved that theory wrong: the U.S. House of Representatives voted to prohibit federal funds for health care services provided by Planned Parenthood, and eliminate funding for all Title X family planning services, which are the sole source of health care for millions of low-income and uninsured women in this nation.

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