Exploiting the COVID-19 crisis to chip away at reproductive health and rights will disproportionately harm those who are least well off precisely when people most need protection.
SPECIAL REPORT: COVID-19
In the weeks and months to come, the coronavirus outbreak will affect every aspect of our lives, likely in ways we can't yet imagine. But the need for accurate, timely information about reproductive and sexual health-care issues, including abortion care and birth control access, is more vital than ever.
"The effect [of the COVID-19 outbreak] on people accessing abortion care is considerable, especially in those states that have limited access."
Texas' argument to halt legal abortion during the COVID-19 outbreak was made in bad faith, as reproductive health clinics rarely need the kind of equipment in high demand at hospitals.
Anti-choice governors and state attorneys general could use COVID-19 emergency policies to temporarily halt surgical abortion.
What You Need to Know About COVID-19 and Reproductive Health
Ultimately, no partnered sex act is ever without some aspect of physical or emotional risk—but when it comes to coronavirus transmission, there are ways to reduce risk and still have fun.
With anti-abortion state officials using COVID-19 to stop legal abortion and millions losing their jobs, abortion funds are seeing a crush of requests.
The $2 trillion stimulus bill includes a discriminatory Hyde Amendment provision.
The coronavirus outbreak has been particularly harmful for sex workers experiencing cancellations, job loss, and lost income—not to mention the risk of infection.
Top Texas officials, including Republican Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, seem to think banning legal abortion and sacrificing the elderly are the best ways to combat the outbreak.
The spread of COVID-19 will only further complicate the efforts to get abortion patients to clinics safely and efficiently.
Anti-abortion organizations had a list of suggestions for how the Trump administration could take advantage of the COVID-19 outbreak to cut off access to abortion care.
If IHS can barely keep up with broken bones and preventive care, what makes our people across the country think the agency can handle the outbreak of COVID-19?
When the Country Sneezes, Black Women Catch the Flu. What Happens With COVID-19 in the United States?
Truly investing in the health and well-being of Black women would reform our health-care system and obviate the inevitable scramble to address public health crises like COVID-19.
Abortion providers face a complex interplay of questions about how to balance their own health, the need to physically distance, and the potential of COVID-19 to limit patients’ ability to travel for abortion services.