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Health Care Funding: Federal Obligations to and Expenditures by Selected Organizations Involved in Health-Related Activities, Fiscal Years 2013-2015

Categories: Abortion/Contraception,Govt Finance,Health/Medical,Marriage/Family,Women

https://www.gao.gov/assets/700/690490.pdf

Describes federal funding to four organizations—Federally Qualified Health Centers, International Planned Parenthood Federation, Marie Stopes International, and Planned Parenthood Federation of America—and how the four organizations spend their federal funds.  Also includes services provided and populations targeted by the groups and annual reporting requirements. From the Government Accountability Office

 

Religious Exemptions and Accommodations for Coverage of Certain Preventive Services Under the Affordable Care Act

Categories: Abortion/Contraception,Headlines,Health Insurance,Laws/Regulations,Religion/Ethics,Sex Issues,Women

https://s3.amazonaws.com/public-inspection.federalregister.gov/2017-21851.pdf

Interim final regulations involving contraception coverage requirements which would expand the number and type of organizations that can claim religious objections to providing women with contraceptive coverage as part of their health insurance plans.  From the Federal Register and the Health and Human Services Department

 

Unmarried Men’s Contraceptive Use at Recent Sexual Intercourse: United States, 2011-2015

Categories: Abortion/Contraception,Health/Medical,Statistics

https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db284.pdf

Describes contraceptive use practices of unmarried men who are sexually active, including various male methods of contraception.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

Global Abortion Policies Database

Categories: Abortion/Contraception,Health/Medical,Laws/Regulations,United Nations,Women

https://srhr.org/abortion-policies/

An interactive, open-access database and repository of current abortion laws, policies, national standards, and guidelines.  Aims to be a comprehensive information resource on abortion policies in the 21st century.  From the World Health Organization and the United Nations

 

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

 

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