“This administration is prioritizing religious beliefs over patients’ access to care,” said Gretchen Borchelt, NWLC vice president for reproductive rights and health. “It’s a perversion of HHS’ mission that cannot be ignored.”
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The civil complaint could have a major effect on the 835 cases of demonstrators arrested at Standing Rock, where they protested the building of an oil pipeline.
After a court ruling struck down a Medicaid work requirement in Kentucky, some wonder whether New Hampshire is opening itself to litigation with the new rule.
In a gridlocked U.S. Congress, it would be difficult to pass the sheer volume of bills required to implement the full range of reorganizations in the proposal.
And that means making sure breastfeeding isn't isolated from reproductive justice and health—and that it's not framed as a simple matter of "choice."