Planned Parenthood Withdraws From Title X Program
“We believe that the Trump administration is doing this as an attack on reproductive health care and to keep providers like Planned Parenthood from serving our patients.”
ICYMI: Puerto Rico's New Governor Suspends Contract to Repair Power Grid
“I hope this isn’t a smoke screen and that there’s a real audit. That’s what all these people who have lost trust in the government expect.”
Pediatricians Highlight Impact of Racism On Children's Health
A new statement from the American Academy of Pediatrics urges doctors and policymakers to address bias and discrimination in health care.
Lead Concerns Push Newark to Distribute Bottled Water to Residents
The EPA says residents should not drink tap water, even if it’s been filtered. The city says more tests are needed.
Planned Parenthood's New Leader On Racial Equity and Reproductive Health Freedom
Alexis McGill Johnson talks to Colorlines about bringing her life’s work as a racial justice organizer to the reproductive health care organization.
Puerto Rico's New Governor Challenged as 'Unconstitutional'
The Puerto Rican Senate filed a lawsuit questioning the validity of the swearing in of the territory’s new governor, Pedro Pierluisi.
New Study Pinpoints the Most Urgent Needs of TGNC People Living With HIV
The Transgender Law Center documented the top legal and health care barriers for HIV-positive trans and gender nonconforming people. The goal is “data-driven advocacy led by the community for the community.”
Trump Administration Seeks to Strip 3.1 Million People of Food Security
The quest to prevent lower-income earning people from accessing food stamps via the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program continues.
#RickyRenuncia Protestors Demand Resignation of Puerto Rico's Governor
Half a million Puerto Rico residents are mobilizing to oust their elected leader in the aftermath of a text message scandal.
Study Finds Increase in Latinx Preterm Births After Trump Election
Researchers emphasized a connection between psychosocial stress and an increase in babies born early after 45 won the White House.
Planned Parenthood President Exits as Organization Prepares for Political Fight
Dr. Leana Wen, who is leaving after eight months, maintains that abortion is a health care—not political—issue.
New Blueprint For Reproductive Justice Hopes to Transform Health Care
More than 80 organizations wrote a manifesto to bring about new policies even as growing conservatism seeks to limit access to reproductive care.
Puerto Rico Finalizing Plan To Restructure Its Debt
Three years in the making, the effort prioritizes pensioners over bondholders—and will likely be challenged on grounds of constitutionality.
Trump's Claim That Nation's Air Has Never Been Cleaner Disproved By His EPA
Pollution is actually up since President Barack Obama left office.
Activists, Doctors and Politicians Stand Up in Support of Affordable Care Act
As a federal appeals court decides the fate of the nation’s health care policy, folks are fighting back.
READ: A Push to Rebuild Safe Spaces For LGBTQ+ Puerto Ricans
In the aftermath of Hurricane Maria and recent legislative challenges to their rights, members of Puerto Rico’s queer community are working to restore life-saving spaces.
LISTEN: How Puerto Ricans Are Preparing For The Next Hurricane
NPR spoke to politicians and residents of the island about what they are doing in the face of government inaction.
UPDATE: After Protests, Rick Snyder, Governor During the Flint Water Poisoning, 'Turns Down' Harvard Fellowship
The former Michigan governor, whose decisions led to the Flint water crisis, was going to teach government at the university.
Louisiana Activists to Chemical Plant: 'Stop Poisoning Black People'
Cancer Alley activists travel to Japan to confront Denka, the company that is currently killing them.
Top Medical Orgs Declare Climate Change World's 'Greatest Public Health Challenge'
The 74 medical and health groups stressed that communities of color are the most at-risk.