Congressional leaders are intent on using every opportunity to try and eliminate access to abortion, including in critical bills funding health care and assistance for victims of human trafficking. But there are important differences in the bills’ abortion language that must be considered.
Issue Brief Recent policy change affecting abortion care has mainly included reducing access, but some states and laws are actually increasing access.
This infographic is a compilation of data from multiple sources to highlight how women are benefiting from the Affordable Care Act. It will be updated at least monthly to reflect the most recent data available.
Issue Brief It’s time for Congress to show that its words are more than mere rhetoric—that they are instead backed by concrete action and accountability on the issues important to women and their families.
Fact Sheet The Access to Contraception for Women Servicemembers and Dependents Act and other policy changes are critical to address the reproductive health care inequities that women serving in the armed forces face.
Issue Brief While women have access to family planning services at a multitude of health care facilities—and while a wide spectrum of funding sources covers contraceptives and those services—we are not doing enough to ensure access for all women.
Issue Brief Increased funding and a wide variety of health care facilities and providers that can prevent, detect, and treat sexually transmitted infections are keys to reducing this underappreciated public health problem.
Allowing corporate religious liberty to trump employees’ religious liberty can lead to a cascade of poor health outcomes for the nation.
From local police departments to the Supreme Court, Donna Barry and Heidi Williamson find systemically embedded discrimination in U.S. institutions.
Report Religious liberty protections must strongly protect both individuals and religious institutions, but must be limited when the exercise imposes costs or burdens on others.
As STD Awareness Month comes to a close, consider the effect such diseases have on health in the United States.
Misleading news stories over the past week exaggerated the scope of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor’s recent action. What the Court decides this spring, however, may affect millions of women.
Donna Barry is the Director of the Women’s Health and Rights Program at American Progress. Donna most recently served as the advocacy and policy director at Partners In Health, or PIH, where she worked from 2001 to 2013 with breaks to work as a nurse practitioner at Massachusetts General Hospital and as Operation Vote director […]