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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Presidential Memorandum Regarding the Mexico City Policy

Categories: Abortion/Contraception,Foreign Assistance,Headlines,Health/Medical,Laws/Regulations,Presidency

https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2017/01/23/presidential-memorandum-regarding-mexico-city-policy

Presidential action which revokes the policy of 2009 and restores the policy of 2001 banning U.S. financial support for international health programs which provide or support abortion services.  From the White House

 

Setting the Record Straight: The Unjustifiable Attack on Women’s Health Care and Life-Saving Research

Categories: Abortion/Contraception,Health/Medical,Women

https://selectpaneldems-energycommerce.house.gov/sites/default/files/20161228%20Full%20Report.pdf

100 + page report of Democratic Party members of the House Select Investigative Panel which looked into allegations that Planned Parenthood and other organizations were profiting from the sale of fetal tissue. The Democratic report disagreed with the tactics and conclusions reached by the Republicans.   From the Democratic Members of the Select Investigative Panel

 

Final Report of the House Select Investigative Panel

Categories: Abortion/Contraception,Health/Medical,Women

https://energycommerce.house.gov/sites/republicans.energycommerce.house.gov/files/documents/Select_Investigative_Panel_Final_Report.pdf

400 + page report of the Republican-led committee which investigated what is referred to as the fetal tissue procurement industry and the role of Planned Parenthood.  The panel was set up after the release of a series of controversial videos.  From the House Energy and Commerce Committee

 

Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt

Categories: Abortion/Contraception,Civil/Human Rights,Headlines,Supreme Court/courts,Women

https://www.law.cornell.edu/supremecourt/text/15-274

5-3 Supreme Court decision that Texas rules for abortion clinics and abortion providers present an “undue burden” on women seeking a previability abortion and thus violate the Constitution.  From the Legal Information Institute of the Cornell University Law School

 

Current Contraceptive Use and Variation by Selected Characteristics Among Women Aged 15-44: United States, 2011-2013

Categories: Abortion/Contraception,Health/Medical,Statistics,Women

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nhsr/nhsr086.pdf

Describes patterns of contraceptive use among women who are currently using contraception, by social and demographic characteristics. Covers most commonly used methods including the pill, female sterilization, male condoms, and devices or implants. From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

Budgetary Effects of Legislation That Would Permanently Prohibit the Availability of Federal Funds to Planned Parenthood

Categories: Abortion/Contraception,Govt Finance,Health/Medical,Laws/Regulations,Medicare/Medicaid,Women

https://www.cbo.gov/sites/default/files/114th-congress-2015-2016/costestimate/ltrpermanentdefundplannedparenthood.pdf

Estimates that federal spending would increase by $130 million over the 2016-2025 period if legislation permanently prohibiting Planned Parenthood from receiving federal funds were passed. From the Congressional Budget Office

 

Sexual Activity, Contraceptive Use, and Childbearing of Teenagers Aged 15-19 in the United States

Categories: Abortion/Contraception,Births/Deaths,Headlines,Health/Medical,Statistics,Youth

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db209.pdf

In 2013 the U.S. birth rate for teenagers dropped 57% from its peak in 1991, but U.S. rates are higher than those in other developed countries.  This report provides trends and recent national estimates of sexual activity, contraceptive use, and childbearing for U.S. teens.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

Advisory Opinion of the Virginia Attorney General on Regulations Relating to Hospitals and Health Care Centers

Categories: Abortion/Contraception,Headlines,Health/Medical,Laws/Regulations,Virginia Issues

http://www.oag.state.va.us/files/15-028_Levine.pdf

Opinion of Attorney General Mark Herring that relieves women’s health centers which perform abortions from having to meet strict hospital-style building standards.  The State Board of Health will review rules, established under the previous Attorney General, which require abortion clinics to make costly building renovations.  From the Office of the Attorney General

 

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