Yesterday’s decision by the U.S. Supreme Court not to hear a challenge to a controversial Arkansas law that blocks medication-induced abortions cleared the way for that law to go into effect.
Observations About the Trump Administration’s “Assault on Family Planning” by Sara Rosenbaum
Legal scholar and public health expert Sara Rosenbaum of the George Washington University’s Milken Institute School of Public Health shares insights into the Title X federal family planning program rule proposed on May 22 by the Trump administration in an online publication in the Milbank Quarterly.
A Case for Continuing to Fund Title X
“Title X family planning clinics play a critical role in ensuring access to a broad range of family planning and preventive health services,” according to the Department of Health and Human Services website. HHS administers the program, which was created in the 1970s with bi-partisan supported and signed into law by President Richard Nixon.
Policies that Address Gender-based Health Disparities
When the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office on Women’s Health (OWH) funded community coalitions across the country to address gender-based health disparities, the communities identified and addressed a wide range of concerns, from inadequate walking and biking facilities in Billings, Montana to impacts of trauma in Baltimore.