Feminist Majority

Anti-abortion groups target pharmacies following FDA decision

In response to the FDA’s recent ruling expanding access to abortion pills, or mifepristone, anti-abortion groups have launched campaigns targeting CVS and Walgreens locations throughout the country. The pharmacies announced in early January that they plan to complete the necessary certification to offer abortion pills in their retail locations for the first time. A group […]

Feminist Majority

Biden issues Presidential Memorandum to protect access to abortion

On what should have been the 50th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, President Biden signed a Presidential Memorandum instructing government agencies to protect access to mifepristone throughout the country. Mifepristone is the FDA approved drug used in medication abortions, which account for the majority of abortions in the country. The president’s memo addresses the Attorney […]

Feminist Majority

South Carolina’s Supreme Court overturns state 6-week abortion ban

In a striking decision for the historically conservative state, the South Carolina Supreme Court declared the state’s law banning abortions after 6 weeks of pregnancy as unconstitutional. The 3-2 decision was based on the explicit right to privacy granted to citizens in the state’s constitution. “We hold that the decision to terminate a pregnancy rests […]

Feminist Majority

FDA rings in new year with an expansion of abortion access

Abortion advocates had cause for celebration in the first week of 2023 as the FDA loosened its regulations on mifepristone, a drug used in medication abortions. The rule change allows for the medication to be prescribed by licensed healthcare providers over telehealth and to be dispensed through a wider range of certified pharmacies, either in […]

Health Care

Take Action to Stop Trump’s Title X Gag Rule

You only have until July 31, 2018 to submit a comment to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) in opposition to the Trump administration’s latest attack on birth control and reproductive healthcare: the Title X Gag Rule, which would bar Title X-funded clinics from providing information to patients about abortion. That means that […]

Equality

Top Ten Feminist Victories of 2017

The Women’s Marches on January 21 The day after Donald Trump was inaugurated, 5.6 million people took to the streets to resist Trump’s agenda and advocate for women’s equality, reproductive rights and healthcare, racial justice, LGBTQ equality, economic opportunity, and environmental justice. People marched in at least 999 marches, in all 50 states, in 92 […]

Health Care

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 […]

Actions Global Politics

One Billion Rising: Today, I Rise to #LiftTheBan

I am rising to urge everyone to join me in taking action to reduce the suffering immediately by demanding that President Obama stand up for these girls and women and provide them with access to comprehensive medical care, including the option of abortion, in accordance with the Geneva Conventions.