Why the best states for business may be the worst for workers

Corporations are not afraid to pick up and move. Many states are offering companies enticing incentives like lower taxes if they move their operations, but a superior business climate does not always equate to a superior working climate. “Things that benefit employers when it comes to their bottom line or their margin, in terms of … Read more

With Roe v. Wade out, we need male contraception more than ever

Roe v. Wade has been overturned, resulting in reduced access to safe and effective abortions. It’s a devastating moment for the health and well-being of American women and individuals who can become pregnant. We should consider why women need abortions in the first place. For many (but not all–some women require abortions for medical reasons), … Read more

House votes on same-sex marriage bill after Supreme Court Roe ruling

The House plans to vote Tuesday on legislation to codify same-sex marriage nationwide and strengthen other marriage-equality protections, in a direct reaction to the Supreme Court’s recent ruling that overturned longstanding federal abortion rights. The Respect for Marriage Act would establish that a marriage is considered valid under federal law if it was legal in … Read more

House passes bills to protect abortion rights; Senate GOP to block the legislation

US Speaker of the House Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) speaks during a press event on reproductive right in front of the US Capitol July 15, 2022 in Washington, DC. The House is voting on the Women’s Health Protection Act today. Alex Wong | Getty Images WASHINGTON – The House passed two bills Friday on largely … Read more

Biden says he’s mulling health emergency for abortion access

US President Joe Biden speaks before signing an executive order to help safeguard women’s access to abortion and contraception after the Supreme Court last month overturned Roe v Wade’s decision that legalized abortion, at the White House in Washington, July 8, 2022. Kevin Lamarque | Reuters President Joe Biden said Sunday he is considering declaring … Read more

Why HIPAA doesn’t always protect abortion information

A journalist reports near a crowd of abortion-rights activists in front of the U.S. Supreme Court after the Court announced a ruling in the Dobbs v Jackson Women’s Health Organization case on June 24, 2022 in Washington, DC. Nathan Howard | Getty Images The Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade last month raised … Read more

Biden to sign executive order to help safeguard access to abortion, contraception

US President Joe Biden delivers remarks after the US Supreme Court ruled in the Dobbs v Women’s Health Organization abortion case, overturning the landmark Roe v Wade abortion decision, at the White House in Washington, US, June 24, 2022. REUTERS / Elizabeth Frantz Elizabeth Frantz | Reuters US President Joe Biden will sign an executive … Read more

Biden to meet with 10 Democratic governors to discuss abortion access

Abortion rights demonstrators march to the houses of US Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh and Chief Justice John Roberts in Chevy Chase, Maryland, on June 29, 2022. Stefani Reynolds | AFP | Getty Images WASHINGTON – President Joe Biden is meeting with several Democratic governors Friday afternoon to discuss what the administration and states can … Read more

What it’s like working for an abortion provider right now

When Kawanna Shannon saw the news Friday morning that the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, ending 50 years of federal abortion rights, the first thing she felt was anger. Then came immense sadness. Shannon is the director of patient access with the Planned Parenthood of the St. Louis Region, which encompasses several health centers … Read more