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At a time when so many states are choosing to take care options away from women, California state legislators are positioned to lead the fight to expand access to reproductive care by making medication abortion available at student health centers on campus for the first time.

The appropriations process likely represents the best chance we have to overturn dangerous Trump rules eviscerating Title X.

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We Must STOP the GOP Tax Scam!

By: Sarah Christopherson , Policy Updates

Congressional Republicans’ effort to pass their tax bill is under way. Now we must fight even harder to kill the bill!

As I began my search, I realized just how disconnected from the reality of birth control prices I was. In my own life, discussions about starting prescription medication went hand-in-hand with discussions about insurance. I knew that the small co-pays...

Over the last year, the Trump Administration has repeatedly appointed unqualified individuals to key public health posts. Alex Azar, Trump’s pick to head the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), is part of this same trend. Fresh from Eli...

Far too many women, 1 in 8 to be precise, are diagnosed with breast cancer.

On October 6, 2017, the Trump Administration published two new rules, effective immediately, undermining the Affordable Care Act requirement that insurance plans cover all 18 FDA-approved methods of birth control without copay or deductible.

New rules give millions of employers the right to deny their employees birth control coverage for any reason—or no reason at all.

Medication abortion is safe and effective, but medically unnecessary rules block access — by design.

Senate Republicans are making one last push to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and gut Medicaid and their latest Trumpcare bill known as Graham-Cassidy is the most radical one yet!

Even if we can repeat the success seen so far, and maintain the resistance’s momentum, the implications for health reform, health justice, and reproductive health remain bleak for the foreseeable future. We are all in a position of trying to...

Today, the House of Representatives voted 217 – 213 to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and pass Trump’s American Health Care Act (AHCA). This harmful legislation was rushed to the House floor and voted on before the full implications...