Family planning officials in states with anti-choice restrictions see the new Title X rules as yet another barrier to health care for people with low incomes.
I was deep in the fog of sleep deprivation, unsure of the last time I had showered. My mind took me back to the night before when my son wouldn't stop crying. I rocked him and attempted to soothe him, but nothing seemed to work. The screams bounced off the walls, piercing any shred of confidence I may have had, and making me wonder what I had gotten myself into.
Loving it didn't seem to describe it. Surviving it felt more like it. Still I nodded and smiled, unable to admit to myself or anyone...
As anti-choice officials across all levels of government in Texas chip away at abortion rights, the Austin City Council is seeking to expand access with a budget measure that would direct $100,000 to organizations that provide logistical support for people seeking abortion care.
A new report from the National Health Law Program (NHeLP) found a lack of abortion coverage on the Affordable Care Act (ACA) state marketplaces, with plans in Delaware, Iowa, Minnesota, Nevada, West Virginia, and Wyoming failing to indicate whether they cover abortion beyond circumstances of rape, incest, or life endangerment.
Every August, in celebration of World Breastfeeding Week, my social media feed is flooded with breastfeeding praise and celebrations, including badges created by La Leche League (LLL), a breastfeeding support group, documenting specific parts of the breastfeeding journey.
Our relationship isn't easy to explain or define. She is simply my person. The one human on the planet I can truly say anything to and not doubt her love for me the next day
As GOP-majority state legislatures pass laws aimed at drastically restricting access to abortion care, Republican lawmakers are seeking to control education and public messaging about abortion, pregnancy, and reproductive health.
Among an unprecedented wave of state-level abortion bans, officials in cities and towns are taking similar action in an attempt to ban the procedure within their borders. But because these measures cannot legally be enforced, advocates say they only serve to shame and confuse people seeking abortion care.
A Planned Parenthood health center in Austin, Texas, will remain open for years despite new Republican legislation targeting its lease with the city, but advocates say the law’s vague language might have unintended consequences for access to reproductive health care in the Lone Star State.
When you think of Kansas City, you might think it's only good for its world-famous barbecue and sports teams. But did you know the City of Fountains is actually an awesome destination for families? From a thriving art scene and thrilling amusement parks to miles of hiking trails and dozens of parks, this lively midwestern city provides plenty of opportunities for family-centric fun. Read on for the best 10 things to do in Kansas City, MO with your kids.
Missouri’s last abortion clinic is hanging on by a thread after years of targeted regulations and restrictions implemented by anti-choice lawmakers and state government officials.
The burden of meeting Missouri’s ever-changing licensing requirements has resulted in the closure of four abortion care facilities in the state over the last decade, Planned Parenthood officials say.
My husband's need to take some time for himself became apparent to me a few months ago when I casually mentioned I'd be going to dinner with friends the next day, as I did about once a month. My husband sighed and ran his fingers through his hair. "Ok," he mumbled, looking at the floor. "It's just becoming a lot." After years of focusing on me and my health, I saw for the first time in that moment the toll my self-care was taking on my partner.
Thankfully, toddler nakedness is perfectly normal, according to Ana Jovanovic, a psychologist with ParentingPod, an online resource for parents on mental health and well-being. There are many reasons a toddler might prefer to be naked, such as comfort or exploration, and an understanding that nakedness may not be socially acceptable is something young children are still learning.
“What are you most afraid of?” The question from a co-worker during my pregnancy caught me off guard. It was different than the usual questions about how I was feeling, if the baby was moving or even what I was most excited about.
Illinois Democrats recently introduced legislation to secure and expand reproductive rights, changes that could have far-reaching effects, as people travel to Illinois to secure abortion care that is difficult to access in neighboring states.