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Texas: Evangelical Women’s Health Group Owes State $1.5M

HOUSTON (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — Texas investigators say that an anti-abortion group must repay the state more than $1.5 million in overpayments and prohibited costs after coming under fire for neglecting to provide services to thousands of low-income women. The Houston Chronicle reports that the office of the health inspector general announced …

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Anti-Abortion Laws are the Real Risk to Women’s Health

Political and religious conservatives love to talk about the so-called health risks of abortion. They perpetuate scientifically disproven myths about “post-abortion syndrome” (depression caused by having an abortion) and a nonexistent link between breast cancer and abortion, and pass Targeted Regulation of Abortion Providers—or TRAP laws—that, for instance, require clinics …

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Behind The Numbers In Ohio’s New Abortion Report

There were 468 fewer abortions performed in the buckeye state in 2018 than in 2017. But supporters and opponents of legal abortion disagree on the reason for the decline. When it comes to the new abortion report, there’s one point on which Ohio Right to Life Executive Director Stephanie Ranade …

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Six new laws have been passed protecting women’s health care

AUGUSTA, Maine (WABI) – Six new laws have been passed protecting and expanding access to sexual and reproductive health care for women in the state. Women in Maine now have guaranteed private and public insurance coverage for abortions. As well as access to a trained professional to perform the procedure. …

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Letters: An abortion is not health care (9/7/19)

An abortion is not health care Re: “How we stop the degradation of women’s health care,” Sept. 1 guest commentary Vicki Cowart’s guest commentary left me feeling cold as a pro-life woman. In particular, her use of the phrase, “abortion care,” as if this isn’t an oxymoron. When a young …

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Editorial: Planned Parenthood takes stand for women’s health options

Planned Parenthood made a difficult but principled decision to reject federal grants that came with an untenable condition: that participants in the program known as Title X could not refer women for abortions. The Trump administration’s new rules on Title X funding represent an outrageous intrusion of politics into reproductive …

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This Creative Strategy Could Prevent Men From Banning Abortion

When it comes to abortion rights, especially across the South, Florida state senator Lauren Book sums up the state of things: “We are under attack.” Book, a Democrat from Hollywood, Florida, has seen the pattern emerge along with the rest of the country. Increasingly restrictive abortion bills are being voted …

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Pass the Women’s Health Protection Act

Now more than ever – reproductive rights are under attack across the country. There have been 400 needless abortion restrictions enacted since 2011 across the country, which is why Congress must act to stop these dangerous attacks. Currently, there is a bill in Congress called the Women’s Health Protection Act …

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