On Human Rights Day, Feminist Majority Foundation Urges Leaders to Uphold Universal Access to Family Planning Services as a Human Right
Today, on Human Rights Day, Feminist Majority Foundation calls on global leaders to uphold universal access to family planning services as a fundamental human right.
The United Nation's Universal Declaration of Human Rights, established in 1948, states in Article 25 that every person has the right to medical care for both themselves and their families. A vital component of women's healthcare is access to contraceptives and full reproductive healthcare, including abortion -- but this fundamental human right is being denied...
Feminist Majority Foundation Urges US Supreme Court to Let Women, Not Bosses, Make Decisions About Birth Control
"Religion should not be used as a cover for profit-making businesses to discriminate against women - nor should women be held hostage to their boss' personal religious beliefs."
"Together, so much has already been achieved, and the incredibly positive spirit expressed during this conference convinces me that we can do so much more."
The broad ruling of the court and the dissenting rulings by other courts will likely send the issue to the Supreme Court to decide.
Political leaders and health advocates from around the world will meet in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Abba, this week for the third annual International Conference on Family Planning.
"Nearly every woman uses contraception at some point in her life. This law ensures that employers do not discriminate against their workers by making it difficult for them to obtain the care they need."
In a landscape where the median age for women to first have sex has decreased since 1988, it is likely that the lower rate of teen births is heavily shaped by birth control access and information.
On Monday, a state court temporarily blocked an Oklahoma law that would require persons 17 years or younger to have a prescription to access emergency contraception and require proof of age before purchasing the medication.