Supreme Court

Apr 17

The Supreme Court to Weigh in on Crisis Pregnancy Centers

On March 20, 2018, the Supreme Court heard the case NIFLA v. Becerra, which centers around the constitutionality of a California state law called the Reproductive FACT Act. This important piece of legislation sets standards for ensuring that visitors to clinics whose “primary purpose is providing family planning or pregnancy-related services” are properly informed about California’s low-cost…

Aug 22

Notes from the Field: Dr. Martha Simmons

In light of last month’s Supreme Court victory in Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt, we asked Dr. Martha Simmons, a 2015-2016 Reproductive Health and Advocacy Fellow, to share a recent patient experience that she found especially meaningful. “Danielle*, one of my regular patients, came to me for a Depo Provera shot. Previously, she had been…

Mar 03

Fighting for Reproductive Access

On March 2nd the U.S. Supreme Court heard the most important abortion access case in 25 years. Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt will determine whether Texas laws go too far in regulating abortion care providers in the state.Regardless of how the Supreme Court rules in the Whole Women’s Health case, attacks on abortion care are…

Jan 21

5 Advocacy Actions to Watch in 2016

The Reproductive Health Access Project supports the reproductive health, rights, and justice work that our sister organizations do whenever we can, so that we can all move forward together in our allied mission to expand access to reproductive health care. One of the ways that we do this is by signing on to and participating…

Jul 28

A family doctor’s role in protecting the rights of pregnant workers

In recent months there has been much discussion in the media about employment accommodations for pregnant women, especially surrounding the Supreme Court Case Young v. UPS. Family physicians can play an important role helping pregnant women get the appropriate workplace accommodations. Recently RHAP’s Reproductive Health and Advocacy Fellow Carrie Pierce, Medical Director Linda Prine, and Research…

Jul 02

After Hobby Lobby: Taking Action to Ensure Contraception is Basic Health Care for Everyone

The development of safe, effective contraception is widely considered to be one of the greatest public health achievements of the last century. Contraception reduces unintended pregnancy, improves birth outcomes, reduces maternal death and has been correlated with improved health and economic benefits for families and communities. Worldwide, contraception is considered basic health care and access…