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Guns On Campus: Not An Agenda For Women’s Safety

Allowing guns on campus won’t reduce sexual assault on campus — instead, it will increase the risk of homicide.

February 25, 2015

After Four Decades With Roe, U.S. Women Still Need Abortion Access, And So Much More

As economic inequality takes center stage in politics, it’s important to remember that reproductive justice and bodily autonomy are just as essential for secure lives.

January 23, 2015

Is Inequality Killing U.S. Mothers?

Something must be done about the United States’ embarrassing maternal mortality figures.

January 15, 2015

How Will Georgia Voters Turn Out For Equal Pay?

A close look at the Peach State Senate race.

November 3, 2014

Still Fighting For Insurance Coverage In Wisconsin

In Wisconsin’s gubernatorial election, Medicaid coverage for 120,000 people hangs in the balance.

October 31, 2014

In Colorado, A Question Of Personhood

Women’s health is on the ballot in Colorado.

October 31, 2014

A Crisis Turned Catastrophe In Texas

The latest decision from the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals will bring Texan women to the brink.

October 3, 2014

Fighting Bad Science In The Senate

The Senate hearing for the Women’s Health Protection Act shows just how important it is for women’s health advocates to push for the facts. The propensity of anti-choice advocates to eulogize false science was on full display on Tuesday’s Senate hearing on the Women’s Health Protection Act (WHPA). That bill is a bold measure that would counter […]

July 17, 2014

For U.S. Mothers, Conservative Policies Can Be Deadly

This post is the first in the Roosevelt Institute’s National Women’s Health Week series, which will address pressing issues affecting the health and economic security of women and families in the United States. Today, a look at why conservative policies at the state level are leading to increased maternal mortality rates. For much of the […]

May 12, 2014

Cliven Bundy’s Window Into The War On The Poor

Republicans were quick to distance themselves from the Nevada rancher after his remarks about slavery, but he points to a deeper issue with conservative policy. It’s tempting dismiss Cliven Bundy – the Nevada rancher who last week suggested that blacks were better off under slavery – as a fringe conservative unworthy of any more airtime. […]

May 5, 2014

Memo To Congress: Family Planning Needs More Funding

On Thursday, March 20, Roosevelt Institute Fellow Andrea Flynn joined the National Family Planning and Reproductive Health Association for a briefing on “The Publicly Funded Family Planning Network: An Essential Partner in the New Health Care Environment.” Her prepared remarks are below. The Affordable Care Act represents an historic investment in the health of American women and […]

March 23, 2014

AOL’s CEO Proves Women And Children Make Easy Scapegoats In The Workplace

The law has put maternity care on an equal footing with other health benefits for decades — but some executives still haven’t caught up. AOL CEO Tim Armstrong recently ignited a firestorm of criticism when he announced the company would be restructuring its retirement benefits. Armstrong explained that the financial burden of Obamacare and the deliveries of […]

February 14, 2014

In ‘Nuestro Texas,’ A Call For Human Rights In Reproductive Health Care

A new report on access to reproductive health care in the Rio Grande Valley highlights the human rights violations happening right in the U.S. During the past three years, more than 150,000 women in Texas have lost access to reproductive health services, thanks to a relentless barrage of laws and policies that have shuttered 76 family planning clinics across […]

February 5, 2014

In Contraceptive Mandate Challenges, Women’s Health And Much More Is On The Line

Despite significant existing accommodations for religious organizations, the current challenges to the contraceptive mandate could severely limit access to reproductive care. On New Year’s Eve, Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor temporarily blocked enforcement of the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) contraceptive mandate on a Colorado-based religious organization – Little Sisters for the Poor and Aged – paving the way for […]

January 13, 2014