health care reform
August 23rd, 2011
"I know what impact this decision will have on Austin women." ~ Shailey Gupta-Brietzke, Board Member of Texas' Lilith Fund
Cross-posted from Hay Ladies
August 2nd, 2011
We are proud to co-sponsor the 2nd Annual Latina Week of Action for Reproductive Justice.
The National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health notes that:
June 15th, 2011
Over the past two months, members of the Obama Administration have issued statements that show a continuing need for education about the damaging impact of federal funding bans on women’s lives, and the positive role that the federal government must play in helping women to obtain the abortion care they need. The Network, along with Catholics for Choice and more than 50 allies, reached out to Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius. Click here to read our letter to Secretary Sebelius.
Our memo to the Obama Administration appears in today's RH Reality Check:
May 5th, 2011
The National Network of Abortion Funds denounces the House vote to pass H.R. 3, “The No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act,” on Wednesday May 4.
If enacted, this bill would have a devastating impact on millions of women and families. Every woman, whether she gets her health care through a safety-net program like Medicaid or private health insurance, deserves to make her own decision about whether and when to have a baby.
May 3rd, 2011
We need to act now! The vote is finally here: on Wednesday, May 4, the House will vote on the “No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act” (H.R. 3).
April 22nd, 2011
Massachusetts is one of just 15 states that permits state-subsidized insurance to cover abortion care. It leads the country in insuring its citizens and enacted health care reform in 2006. Theoretically, all women in Massachusetts who need an abortion should be able to get one without delay.
April 19th, 2011
As leaders working to champion the agency and leadership of young people and as social justice organizations committed to erasing health inequities and championing the reproductive rights of women who are working hard to provide for their families, the undersigned organizations are deeply troubled by the FY2011 budget that passed in the House and the Senate.
February 9th, 2011
Every single day, our member funds hear from women who are unable to cover the cost of an abortion that they need. Every single day. We receive over 90,000 calls a year. We know how hard life is for women living under the harsh restrictions of the Hyde Amendment, because we talk to them when they call in the hopes of getting help. We hear about the individual, unique, yet all too common situations faced by women struggling to make ends meet and to make the best decisions for their families, for their health, for their futures.
It is with these women in mind that we submitted this written testimony to the U.S. House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution in advance of the hearing that took place today for the "No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act" (H.R. 3), which would both codify and broaden the Hyde Amendment.
February 2nd, 2011
On January 20, 2011, Representative Chris Smith (R-NJ) introduced a dangerous bill he’s calling the “No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act” (H.R. 3).*
We need you to take action to stop this dangerous bill!
January 22nd, 2011
Statement of Stephanie Poggi, Executive Director of the National Network of Abortion Funds
Yesterday, January 20th, Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ) introduced an outrageous bill that he’s calling “The No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act.”
No doubt Rep. Smith is convinced that putting the words “taxpayer” and “abortion” together will get him all the support he needs. But what would the bill really do?
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4 hours 15 min ago
@yachtslut Definitely! Especially if unable to disclose to health care provider that she's using BC (or if provider's ignorant about effect)
5 hours 4 min ago
@yachtslut Yes, and it happens fairly frequently, especially among very young women and older women who thought they were menopausal.
5 hours 16 min ago