Health Alerts For Women

United for Abortion Access

September 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

Women’s Health Specialists is on six college campuses this week, talking to communities about ending abortion restrictions for folks with low-incomes. The Hyde Amendment, passed annually by Congress, restricts federal funds from covering abortion. This means women with federal health insurance, military, veterans and federal government employees do not have abortions covered by health insurance. […]

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Tell Congress – No More Blank Checks for Endless War

September 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

On September 14, 2001 Barbara Lee was the sole member of Congress to vote against the 2001 Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF). The vote was 420-1. Since then, the AUMF has been used to enter into wars without knowing the costs or consequences, and frankly, it is dangerous. It is a blank check […]

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Help California Women Get a 12-Month Supply of Birth Control in One Visit!

September 8, 2016 | 0 Comments

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Stand With Standing Rock

September 8, 2016 | 0 Comments

Support the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe in its fight to protect its waters and sacred places http://standingrock.org/news/call-for-support–stand-with-standing-rock/

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Annie B Fundraising campaign

September 7, 2016 | 0 Comments

Monday, August 01, 2016 through Friday, September 30, 2016 WHS is one of over 200 organizations and funds once again participating in Annie B’s Community Drive. Your dollar is worth more when you give to WHS through Annie B’s! Click here for more information

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All Access Sacramento: Abortion Access Hackathon

September 7, 2016 | 0 Comments

We partnered with California NOW in recruiting abortion rights activists and tech savvy folks to come up with innovative solutions to problems surrounding abortion access. Click here for more information

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Urge Congress to Protect + Support Title X Funding

August 12, 2016 | 0 Comments

Please tell your Congress Member to strengthen Title X Funds, which support Women’s Health Specialists and our family planning and sexual health programs. Click here to take action

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Op-ed explores challenges, motivations for abortion providers in training

August 11, 2016 | 0 Comments

In an opinion piece for Fusion, Alice Hines discusses the experiences of an abortion provider in Kalispell, Montana, to highlight the difficulties individuals face in trying to train as abortion providers and offer comprehensive reproductive health care services in a climate that is often hostile to abortion rights. Spotlight on Kalispell, Mont. According […]

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Feticide Conviction Overturned, Work Continues to Free Purvi Patel

July 22, 2016 | 0 Comments

(Atlanta, GA) – Statement by Monica Simpson, Executive Director of SisterSong on Purvi Patel’s feticide conviction being vacated:   “In a week filled with anti-immigrant and racist rhetoric, women of color are celebrating today as news came out of Indiana that a Court of Appeals vacated Purvi Patel’s feticide conviction. […]

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​Liberal Mo. lawmakers to seek repeal of abortion restrictions

July 19, 2016 | 0 Comments

Three liberal Missouri lawmakers have announced plans to repeal two antiabortion-rights laws in the state following the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn similar restrictions in Texas, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports (Bott, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 7/13). Background on Texas case The Texas case, Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt, […]

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Supreme Court Strikes Down Texas Anti-Choice Measures in Victory for Abortion Rights

June 27, 2016 | 0 Comments

In a 5-3 decision, the Supreme Court has struck down sweeping anti-choice restrictions in Texas, handing down a victory for reproductive rights in the most significant abortion case in a generation. The provisions at issue in the case required abortion clinics to meet the costly standards of hospital-style surgery centers, and […]

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California budget deal builds reserve, changes welfare rule

June 10, 2016 | 0 Comments

Gov. Jerry Brown and the Legislature have reached agreement on a budget for the coming fiscal year that repeals a long-criticized rule limiting welfare payments for people who have more children, as well as making an optional $2 billion deposit into the state’s rainy-day reserve. The $122.2 billion general fund pact includes $100 […]

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Pregnant with an IUD: The Story of My Abortion

June 2, 2016 | 0 Comments

It still isn’t clear what I should do about the tiny piece of metal inside me. It seems dangerous now. For so long it was a faithful friend, but now it’s a foreign object lodged next to embryonic cells inside of me — I can’t believe that’s good for anyone. But […]

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Hormone Risk Throughout the Lifespan

May 9, 2016 | 0 Comments

Millions of women take hormones every day, and yet many don’t fully realize the risks. People often forget that the birth control pill, revolutionary, game-changing medicine, is in fact, a drug. In its early form, “the Pill” had such high hormone levels and negative side effects that women, and the women’s health community, protested […]

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BIG News from the FDA Today!

March 30, 2016 | 0 Comments

Today, the FDA announced major (and long overdue!) changes to the Mifeprex® (medication abortion pill) label.   Since its approval in 2000, medication abortion has proven to be an extremely safe and effective option to end an early pregnancy. During the past 15 years, doctors and researchers have been endorsing a more modern, evidence-based regimen than the […]

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How One Clinic if Fighting for a Reproductive Health Revolution

March 8, 2016 | 0 Comments

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The Women Take Over

March 8, 2016 | 0 Comments

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Women of Color Come Together to Call on the Supreme Court to Halt Attacks on Bodily Autonomy

March 4, 2016 | 0 Comments

Women of Color Come Together to Call on the Supreme Court to Halt Attacks on Bodily Autonomy Too often women of color have had to endure attacks on the ability to make our own decisions about our bodies and our families. Low-income women and women of color continue to face disparities in […]

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How One Clinic Is Fighting For A Reproductive Health Revolution

March 4, 2016 | 0 Comments

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Scalia’s Death May Mean Texas Abortion Case Won’t Set U.S. Precedent

March 3, 2016 | 0 Comments

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