Health Care

If We Care About Maternal Health, We Have To Address National Clinic Violence

Tomorrow is International Maternal Health Day, an important opportunity to discuss the challenges that women around the world face when trying to access the full range of comprehensive reproductive healthcare. It would be negligent to pretend that the United States stands as a model to the rest of the world in this regard, especially considering… [Continue Reading]

Feminist Majority President Eleanor Smeal Condemns GOP Tax Bill, A Bad Deal for Women

“I am horrified that Republicans in the House and Senate have chosen to pass a tax bill that they know benefits the top one percent at the expense of the majority of people in America,” said Eleanor Smeal, president of the Feminist Majority. “Republican leadership has made it very clear that their real allegiance is… [Continue Reading]

Take Action To Save Birth Control Coverage

You have less than a week to submit a comment urging the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to stop Trump’s interim rules allowing employers, universities, and insurers to deny birth control coverage if they claim a religious or moral objection. HHS is trying to deter people from commenting by having separate comment drives for… [Continue Reading]

Trump’s Global Gag Shows Total Disregard for Women’s Lives

Initially known as the “Mexico City Policy,” the Global Gag Rule was reinstated and expanded just days after President Trump was sworn into office. This rule, a favorite executive move for modern Republican presidents, restricts access to all healthcare worldwide, especially family planning resources and abortion. The Global Gag Rule prohibits the United States from… [Continue Reading]

Marsha Blackburn’s Deadly Relationship with Opioid Distributors

In 2016, at least 1,631 Tennesseans died from opioid overdoses, more people than died from car accidents or gunshots in the state. Because many of Tennessee’s counties are unable to keep up with the costs of the increasing number of autopsies, many deaths go without investigation, and the real number of opioid related casualties is… [Continue Reading]

New Trump Birth Control Rules Are Misogynistic Attack on Women

The Trump administration announced today two new interim rules that would exempt, for religious beliefs and moral convictions, all employers and insurance companies—whether profit making or non-profit making—from the mandate in the Affordable Care Act to cover contraception without co-pays or deductibles. Under this rule, the Trump administration will allow all employers to deny birth… [Continue Reading]

Illinois Governor Rauner Pledges to Authorize Medicaid Funding of Abortion

Governor Rauner announced today that he will sign into law House Bill 40, which authorizes abortion funding under the state Medicaid program, as well as under the state insurance programs for state employees, and eliminates the Illinois “trigger” law that would have banned abortion if the U.S. Supreme Court were ever to reverse Roe v…. [Continue Reading]

State Event Calendar to Stop Trumpcare

ARIZONA   Cassidy-Graham ACA Replacement Is A Bad Deal Time: Tuesday, September 26 9-10 AM MST Location: 407 W Congress Street, Tucson, AZ 85701, USA Host: Indivisible Southern Arizona Facebook Event Page   ARKANSAS   Time: Wednesday, September 20, 11 AM- 1 PM CDT Location: St. Michael’s Episcopal Church 12415 Cantrell Rd, Little Rock, Arkansas… [Continue Reading]

Texas Maternal Mortality Rate Skyrockets While State Government Fails to Help

A disturbing statistic has become a major talking point in Texas political campaigns this election cycle. From state house races to the fight for Ted Cruz’s senate seat, candidates are making maternal mortality a component of every healthcare discussion, and it’s a conversation that’s seriously needed. Between 2010 and 2012, Texas’s maternal mortality rate nearly… [Continue Reading]

Feminist Majority Thanks the Senators and Activists Who Helped Defeat Senate Trumpcare Bill

In the early morning hours of July 28, 2017 the U.S. Senate voted 51-49 against the skinny repeal of the Affordable Care Act, otherwise known as the latest version of Trumpcare.   Statement by Eleanor Smeal, president of the Feminist Majority, on the temporary defeat of Trumpcare in the U.S. Senate:   “This is an… [Continue Reading]