Archive for the ‘Health Care’ Category

President’s AIDS council calls on feds to help states repeal HIV-criminalization laws

Posted on: February 11th, 2013 by Todd Heywood 5 Comments

The Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS (PACHA) passed a resolution last week that calls for an end to federal and state HIV-specific criminal laws and prosecutions. (more…)

In face of inaction on emergency-contraception access, Native women turn to their own plan b

Posted on: January 29th, 2013 by Sofia Resnick 2 Comments

“No, ma’am,” says the pharmacy tech over the phone at the Choctaw Nation’s health clinic in Hugo, Okla., when I ask if the clinic carries emergency contraception. (more…)

In malpractice case, Catholic hospital argues fetuses aren’t people

Posted on: January 24th, 2013 by The American Independent 1 Comment

This story was originally published by The Colorado Independent.


Lori Stodghill was 31-years old, seven-months pregnant with twin boys and feeling sick when she arrived at St. Thomas More hospital in Cañon City on New Year’s Day 2006. (more…)

Attorney: City pursuing criminal charges because HIV-positive woman won’t waive civil liability

Posted on: January 17th, 2013 by Todd Heywood No Comments

DEARBORN, MICH. – Dearborn prosecutors are continuing to pursue a marijuana possession charge against an HIV-positive woman because she refuses to waive her right to sue the city over alleged discrimination, the woman’s attorneys say. (more…)

Va. bill would remove abortion funding for women with totally incapacitated fetuses

Posted on: January 16th, 2013 by Reilly Moore No Comments

A proposal in the Virginia General Assembly to eliminate state funding for certain abortions could force some low-income women to carry to term a fetus with a low likelihood of survival. (more…)

Texas abortion drug bill could mean more side effects and higher costs

Posted on: December 20th, 2012 by Mary Tuma 1 Comment

A GOP lawmaker is looking to make Texas the latest state to restrict the use of abortion medications in a way that some experts warn could increase the drugs’ side effects while making them more expensive. (more…)

‘Past time’ to review HIV criminal laws, says former presidential commission member

Posted on: November 30th, 2012 by Todd Heywood 1 Comment

A member of the first federal commission to look at the HIV epidemic says it is “probably past time” for states to revisit their HIV-specific criminal laws. (more…)

Texas lawmaker seeks to reverse Planned Parenthood ban

Posted on: November 16th, 2012 by Mary Tuma 6 Comments

A Texas lawmaker introduced legislation earlier this week that would nullify a controversial rule banning abortion affiliates from participating in a Medicaid program that offers reproductive health care to low-income women. (more…)