In 2021, the United States has seen the highest number of abortion restrictions made law in a single year, and the legal context in which this newly enacted legislation will operate is particularly tenuous.
Policy solutions to improve maternal health are urgently needed so that pregnant and postpartum people are prepared for a new climate future.
The United States’ maternal health crisis demands federal and state action to improve coverage, the delivery of care, and pregnancy outcomes. The cost of inaction will almost certainly be dire.
Policymakers must go beyond baseline legal protections to treat abortion as the essential health care service it is, ensuring meaningful access to abortion for all and removing barriers put in place to circumvent Roe v. Wade.
The disability rights and justice movement and the reproductive health, rights, and justice movements must come together for nuanced discussions of the silent epidemic of sexual violence against disabled people.
Conversations around sexual violence must use justice frameworks to center the intersection of gender and disability violence.
The Trump administration has issued dozens of regulations that have threatened women’s progress and cost them billions—revealing a fundamental disregard for women.
The Supreme Court's decisions this term on reproductive health are a reminder of the need for proactive policies that protect reproductive rights.
CAP’s Medicare Extra proposal provides an opportunity for the United States to safeguard and improve access to reproductive health care.
As states grapple with the coronavirus pandemic, they must leverage telehealth technology to protect and expand access to sexual and reproductive health services, now and into the future.
As the connection between climate change and women’s health and well-being is better elucidated, it is important that researchers also utilize a reproductive justice framework.
Adopting the long-overdue Equal Rights Amendment could help bolster existing statutory protections under attack, making it a key element in the fight for gender equality.
The system of mass incarceration is perhaps the clearest manifestation of structural racism in the United States—with particularly damaging effects for black women and infants.
At CAP's 2018 Ideas Conference, Michele and Igor speak with Cecile Richards, former president of Planned Parenthood. Then, CAP Senior Fellow Jocelyn Frye discusses women's rights with Valerie Jarrett, former senior adviser to President Barack Obama.
Throughout his tenure at the Environmental Protection Agency, Administrator Pruitt has favored polluters and corporations over reproductive health, rights, and justice—and women of color are losing out the most.