The Supreme Court will hear arguments on religiously affiliated organizations’ objections to the ACA’s contraceptive coverage mandate. Although there is accommodation for groups to opt-out, some organizations still find the process “morally objectionable.” More
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What’s Behind the Increased Numbers of Black Women Dying During Pregnancy and Childbirth in the United States?
New OBOS blogger Amie Newman explores why black women in the United States are dying during pregnancy, childbirth, and the year following childbirth at nearly four times the rate of white women. While poor women are at greater risk of dying than women who have higher incomes, the disparity between black and white women is consistent at all income levels. More
Josephine Cristobal writes about how Obama’s 2017 proposed budget cuts the last vestiges of federal funding for abstinence-only-until-marriage sex education. More
About one in a million women who have an early abortion die, while one in 50,000 women who have cosmetic surgery die. Diana Zuckerman asks why states are “protecting” women from one but not the other? More
Zoe Greenberg looks at anti-abortion activists who are determined to end fetal tissue research, and shows how their efforts risk slowing down research aimed at understanding and eradicating many diseases.
Susan Sered looks at how government advisories for women to delay pregnancy until the Zika virus is eradicated do little to assist the health, well-being, and human rights of women. More
Last month, the New York Times reported on a new study in Scotland that compares the health of babies born by planned cesarean sections … More
According to a new investigative report released by RH Reality Check, anti-choice groups are using the lack of oversight of California nursing continuing education to … More