As we observe Women’s Equality Day on Aug. 26, which commemorates the day on which the Nineteenth Amendment, giving women the right to vote, was certified in 1920, it’s important to take the opportunity to take stock. How far has the United States come in terms of women’s rights — and how is it stalling, or going backwards? The news in many quarters seems positive. More Democrat women are running for office in the 2018 midterm elections than ever before, and the #MeToo movement continues to drive public conversation. But there are some fundamental rights for American women remain at risk.
Limiting women’s reproductive health care options by restricting the use of public funding is a well-worn tactic.
Trump Administration wants abstinence only education on family planning and it gets the go ahead to shift money for birth control away from organizations like Planned Parenthood.
What the “gag rule” on abortion means for human rights organizations and the world.
President Donald Trump said he understands why women are concerned that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh may lead to a reversal of existing abortion law in the U.S., but says it could be a “long time” before the high court hears a case on the topic. Asked in an interview with the Daily Mail’s Piers
After a buildup worthy of a master of reality TV, President Trump has nominated Judge Brett Kavanaugh for the Supreme Court vacancy created by Justice Anthony M. Kennedy’s retirement. This continues a run of almost 50 consecutive years when the court has had a majority of Republican appointees.
In every state in America, a network has been quietly building women’s health centers. Many look like Planned Parenthood centers, have exact replicas of waiting and exam rooms and are located within blocks of legitimate reproductive health clinics.
The Trump administration’s announcement that it will prohibit federal funding to any medical entity that provides or refers women for abortion care — the gag rule — is a straight-up attack on low-income women. And it is an attack on my obligation as a physician to give my patients unbiased advice on their health care options.
Commentary: Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts says the Trump Administration continues to seek out ways to control women’s bodies and deny them rights over their healthcare.