Former Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) last year cited anti-choice activists' widely discredited smear videos as the basis for removing Planned Parenthood from the state Medicaid program
It's no surprise that Texas experienced a recent rise in maternal deaths after its legislators gutted reproductive-health policies. But it's also not a mystery about how to reverse course, and lawmakers can start with Medicaid.
The film arrives at a time when personal stories are center stage in the national conversation about abortion, including in the most recent Supreme Court decision, and rightly so. The people who actually have and provide abortions should be driving the narrative, not misinformation and political rhetoric.
One complaint that has been lodged by anti-choice activists since the Whole Woman's Health v. Hellerstedt decision is that courts are an improper place for evaluation of science. This concern misunderstands the role of courts and the way that scientific evidence is evaluated.
Joseph founded a nonprofit, Commonsense Childbirth, in 1998 to inspire change in maternity care to better serve people of color. As a licensed midwife, Joseph seeks to transform how care is provided in a clinical setting.
House Speaker Paul Ryan has undergone an intensive effort to rebrand himself and other Republicans as compassionate toward those living in poverty, but Ryan’s supposed goals of alleviating poverty didn’t make it into the GOP's tax plan.