Tell the University of California: reject religious limits on health care!

By Ann G. Daniels Deadline: FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 21 - DO THIS NOW! Our allies at NARAL Pro-Choice California alerted us that the University of California is affiliated with health systems that prevent delivery of essential reproductive health care services. UC is seeking feedback on this arrangement, but the deadline is this Friday, February 21, so please … Continue reading Tell the University of California: reject religious limits on health care!

Georgia (and AL, KY, OH, TX …) On My Mind – and Out of My Uterus

It's all over everywhere on social media: Women, leave Georgia. Leave Alabama, Ohio, Texas, Kentucky. And: No rights, no sex! We at Indivisible East Bay respectfully wish to say: that's not a plan. Running away, starting over, is only a fantasy for most women. Most women don't have the privilege, or the money, or the … Continue reading Georgia (and AL, KY, OH, TX …) On My Mind – and Out of My Uterus

Repeal the Hyde Amendment for EACH Woman

In 1973, abortion was legalized throughout the US in Roe v. Wade. A short three years later, low-income women all over the country effectively had that right put out of reach by the Hyde Amendment, which prohibited federal Medicaid funding for almost all abortion services. The Hyde Amendment has been an impenetrable fortress in Congress year … Continue reading Repeal the Hyde Amendment for EACH Woman

When abortion was illegal: Looking backward and forward at once

Have you heard the one about the back alley abortion? Yeah, it isn't a joke. And it sure as hell isn't funny. It's an actual question: Have you heard it? Roe v. Wade made abortion legal throughout the USA in 1973 - so as of the last census in 2010, slightly over 60% of the population … Continue reading When abortion was illegal: Looking backward and forward at once

Say something, before the gag goes in

You have until July 31. TL;DR: That's the end of the period for you to comment on the "gag rule" that the Administration has proposed to try to destroy Planned Parenthood. Of course, that's not what the proposal says ... in a nutshell, as the Sacramento Bee put it: The proposal would deny federal Title X … Continue reading Say something, before the gag goes in

Spit out Trump’s “gag rule” – don’t make doctors lie to patients

More than any other, two social issues have defined the conservative political agenda: no gun control and no abortions. A cynic might interpret this as conservatives being more concerned about the rights of fetuses than protecting children in our schools from getting shot — but let’s put that aside for the moment. Instead, let’s focus … Continue reading Spit out Trump’s “gag rule” – don’t make doctors lie to patients

Do No Harm, Mostly: Federal Government Opening New Doors to Denial of Health Care for Women

In January 2018, the federal Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced its decision to offer support to medical professionals who decline to provide care - primarily abortion- and transgender-related healthcare - because of their personal beliefs. These beliefs don’t have to be written down anywhere, don’t have to be part of an organized … Continue reading Do No Harm, Mostly: Federal Government Opening New Doors to Denial of Health Care for Women