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Report: Despite Obamacare, Insurers Aren’t Covering Birth Control Consistently

The report from the Kaiser Family Foundation finds that insurers are not providing consistent coverage for non-pill birth control methods, and it can be fiendishly difficult to find information about which methods are covered. Image: Shutterstock The post Report: Despite Obamacare, Insurers Aren’t Covering Birth Control Consistently appeared first on RH Reality Check.

How Justice Kennedy Set the Stage for D and E Bans in ‘Gonzales v. Carhart’

In Gonzales, we were handed a devastating loss that set the stage for waves of restrictive and unscientific attacks on abortion rights. Those restrictions have come to a dangerous crest with the anti-choice community's campaign against...Show More Summary

Kansas Governor Takes ‘Punitive’ Action Against State Welfare Recipients

Gov. Sam Brownback signed a bill into law Thursday that will severely limit how low-income people can spend state welfare benefits. Image: Sam Brownback/ Youtube The post Kansas Governor Takes ‘Punitive’ Action Against State Welfare Recipients appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Losing My Lege: Debate Over ‘Confederate Heroes Day’ Pits Texans Against Liberal ‘Aggressors’

Earlier this week I listened to my fellow Texans boast about how their innate Texanness somehow demands that they vocally support a thing called "Confederate Heroes Day," a state holiday that occasionally falls on Martin Luther King Jr. Show More Summary

My Diagnosis, My Choice: What It Means To Be a Carrier

Genetic conditions have made their way into public dialogue in recent years, but not many people understand the decisions patients, particularly women, have to make once they have their diagnosis. Image: Shutterstock The post My Diagnosis, My Choice: What It Means To Be a Carrier appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Justice Alito Lets Another Nonprofit Avoid Compliance With Birth Control Benefit

In an order issued late on April 15, the justice stayed a decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit in Zubik v. Burwell. Image: National Constitution Center Programs/ Youtube The post Justice Alito Lets Another Nonprofit Avoid Compliance With Birth Control Benefit appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Laws Banning Abortion Procedure ‘Substituting Political Decisions for Medical Decisions’

"I’m not sure what the impact will be or how we would comply because the bill is written with non-medical language, and it’s not written by doctors. It’s written by politicians," Mary Kogut, president and CEO of Planned Parenthood of the St. Show More Summary

Study: Antibody Therapy Shows Promise for HIV Treatment

A small human study has found that infusing a person's blood with HIV antibodies can cut the amount of virus in their body even if they are not taking antiretroviral drugs. Image: Shutterstock The post Study: Antibody Therapy Shows Promise for HIV Treatment appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Colorado GOP Works to Kill Successful Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program

Republicans continue to oppose efforts by Democrats to pass the legislation, which would provide $5 million to replace private funding that supported the program during a five-year pilot phase. The private funds run out June 30. Image: Shutterstock The post Colorado GOP Works to Kill Successful Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Study: Insurers Must Make Abortion Coverage Details More Transparent

Even in states that allow for private insurance coverage of abortion, figuring out the details of that coverage can include many hurdles. Image: Shutterstock The post Study: Insurers Must Make Abortion Coverage Details More Transparent appeared first on RH Reality Check.

The Real-Life Threat of an Outbreak May Be What It Takes to Change Minds About Vaccines

Though it's hard to change the minds of those opposed to vaccinations, it seems possible that widespread instances of preventable diseases might be enough to sway some individuals. Image: Shutterstock The post The Real-Life Threat of an Outbreak May Be What It Takes to Change Minds About Vaccines appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Echoes of the ‘People’s Filibuster’ as Abortion Bills Are Heard in Texas

Conservative Texas lawmakers have issued more than two dozen new proposals to further limit access to legal abortion care—more than any other state legislature this year. Image: Shutterstock The post Echoes of the ‘People’s Filibuster’ as Abortion Bills Are Heard in Texas appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Anti-Choicers Are Going to Take Away Second-Trimester Abortion Without Much Notice

Anti-choicers have mastered the art of minimizing the impact of abortion restrictions to trick the public into shrugging them off. By using this method, they are poised to ban second-trimester abortion access in many states without a...Show More Summary

Senate Passes Medicare ‘Doc Fix’ Bill, Including Anti-Choice Language

Reproductive rights advocates were disappointed Tuesday when the U.S. Senate passed a bill reforming Medicare payments that also included Hyde Amendment language. Image: Shutterstock The post Senate Passes Medicare ‘Doc Fix’ Bill, Including Anti-Choice Language appeared first on RH Reality Check.

California Bill Would Require Crisis Pregnancy Centers to Discuss Abortion Options

The bill would require all licensed facilities in the state that “provide family planning and pregnancy-related services to inform patients about available assistance for affordable contraception, abortion, and prenatal care, including...Show More Summary

‘Marlise’s Law’ Could Give End-of-Life Rights to Pregnant Texans

HB 3183 would strike a line in the state's advance directives code that bars the code from applying in cases where a patient is pregnant. Had such a law been in place in 2013, Marlise Muñoz's family would have been allowed to refuseShow More Summary

Health Department Rejects Special ACA Enrollment Period for Pregnant Women 

The Department of Health and Human Services, despite pressure from advocates and members of Congress, will not allow uninsured women to enroll in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) if they become pregnant outside of the three-month window...Show More Summary

Activists Demand More Action One Year After Nigeria School Kidnappings

Nigerian activists and citizens are demanding more action as the country marks the one-year anniversary of the abduction of more than 200 teenage school girls. Image: Samual Okocha The post Activists Demand More Action One Year After Nigeria School Kidnappings appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Texas Republican Looks to Restrict Abortion Access for Vulnerable Youth

A Texas Republican has proposed a small wording change to a law that allows abused and abandoned teenagers to obtain abortion care in the state without a parent's permission. Image: Shutterstock The post Texas Republican Looks to Restrict Abortion Access for Vulnerable Youth appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Federal Court Tosses GOP Senator’s Lawsuit Challenging Obamacare

Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) has no standing to challenge a law that gives him a benefit he's free to reject, the Seventh Circuit ruled. Image: SenatorRonJohnson/Youtube The post Federal Court Tosses GOP Senator’s Lawsuit Challenging Obamacare appeared first on RH Reality Check.

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