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Tell the VA: Take Care of Women Veterans Too! - The Veterans Site
Health & Wellness  (tags: health care, VA, prevention, protection, treatment, women )

- 4 hours ago -
Today, 15 percent of the United States' veterans are women. As service members, they are, in theory, entitled to the same benefits as their male counterparts, but in practice, this is far from true because VA hospitals are critically understaffed and unpr
Trump's Anti-Choice Health and Human Services Appointee Escorted From Building
Health & Wellness  (tags: women, reproductive rights, Trump regime, appointees, resignations, civil rights, human rights, birth control )

- 2 days ago -
Teresa Manning, the anti-choice activist President Donald Trump appointed to handle Title X federal family planning program, was reportedly escorted from the building this afternoon.
When You Have to Give Birth in Secret
Health & Wellness  (tags: women, reproductive choices, Canada, First Nations, Native Americans, indigenous peoples, babies, mothers )

- 2 days ago -
Indigenous children are, to put it mildly, overrepresented in Canada's child-welfare system. So parents and activists are going to great lengths to protect their kids.
Was I Supposed to Regret My Abortion? Because I Don't
Health & Wellness  (tags: women, reproductive rights )

- 2 days ago -
Abortion is often spoken of as a terrible physical hardship, but I have a slightly different perspective. In my early twenties I had a medication abortion.
Here's What Family Planning Services Look Like in a Devastated Puerto Rico
Health & Wellness  (tags: women, reproductive rights, birth control, disasters, Puerto Rico )

- 3 days ago -
Running a family planning clinic without electricity has proven a monumental challenge, with little hope for improving conditions in the coming months.
Commentary: Laws Against Abortion Are Harmful to Utah Women
Health & Wellness  (tags: women, reproductive rights, regulations, human rights )

- 11 days ago -
There are more than a few ways to make someone flinch, especially in Utah. Bringing up abortion really does the trick.
This Device Can Perform An Abortion in Under Three Minutes, But Here's Why Nobody Knows About It
Health & Wellness  (tags: women, reproductive rights, medical care )

- 12 days ago -
Even though it is 2018, abortion is still a very taboo topic. Most people don't bring it up in casual conversation, and there are a variety of reasons why it remains super sensitive.
TAKE ACTION/VIDEO - This Pad Ad Shows Period Blood as It Is. Here's Why That's Very Important
Health & Wellness  (tags: pads, PAD AD, period blood, taboo, health, healthcare, humans, interesting, news, safety, women )

- 15 days ago -
This Pad Ad Shows Period Blood as It Is. Here's Why That's Very Important TAKE ACTION: : #ItsBloodyTime to End the Taboo Around Menstruatio
Add Your Name to Tell Trump: Stop Attacking Reproductive Freedom!
Health & Wellness  (tags: women, reproductive rights, discrimination, petitions )

- 22 days ago -
Allowing employers to opt out of the requirement to cover birth control could force hundreds of thousands of people to lose access to contraception - a vital component of health care and reproductive freedom.
Stop Hospitals From Discriminating Against Women and Trans People
Health & Wellness  (tags: women, LGBTQ, health care, reproductive rights, petitions )

- 24 days ago -
Trump wants to allow hospitals to ban abortions and openly refuse service to transgender Americans.
Judge Clears Abortions for Two Immigrant Teens in U.S. Custody
Health & Wellness  (tags: women, girls, reproductive rights, rulings, immigrants, immigration )

- 27 days ago -
A federal judge in Washington ordered the Trump administration on Monday to "promptly and without delay" allow two pregnant immigrant teens in U.S. custody to access abortion services.
Forget Abortion: What Women in Appalachian Kentucky Really Want
Health & Wellness  (tags: women, girls, sex, reproductive rights, sexually transmitted diseases, STDs, health care )

- 30 days ago -
Perhaps it was the abstinence pledge she felt forced to sign or the promise ring she was told to slip on her finger. But from the moment Cheryl became sexually active, she felt dirty. Then three boys raped her, reducing her self-image to mud.
Tell Congress: No Abortion Bans, Period
Health & Wellness  (tags: women, reproductive rights, anti-choice, laws, bills, petitions )

- 68 days ago -
Congress is considering a series of nationwide abortion bans - and if they pass, there's nothing stopping President Trump from signing them into law. Right-wingers want politicians to take private medical decisions away from patients and their doctors.
Health & Wellness  (tags: women, reproductive rights, bills, bans, laws, anti-choice )

- 79 days ago -
House Republicans are scheduled to hold a hearing next week on legislation that would ban abortion at the first detection of a fetal heartbeat - often something that happens about six weeks into pregnancy, before many women even know they're pregnant.
A Federal Appeals Court Just Ruled That An Undocumented Teen Can Get An Abortion
Health & Wellness  (tags: immigrants, teenagers, girls, women, reproductive rights )

- 82 days ago -
A majority of judges on a federal appeals court in Washington, DC, reinstated an order that would allow the teen to have the procedure.

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