Women's Health


abortion aug05 One month after the Supreme Court decision to overrule Roe v. Wade, a significant rise has been recorded in the number of women from states where abortion ban is in force traveling across the border seeking reproductive healthcare services in other states where the procedure is legally allowed. The National Abortion Federation, which operates the largest national, multi-lingual abortion hotline

pregnantabortion aug04 President Joe Biden has issued an Executive Order aimed at protecting women's abortion rights that were curtailed by the Supreme Court decision to overrule Roe v. Wade. In an Executive Order that he signed at the first meeting of the interagency taskforce Wednesday, Biden directed the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) to consider action to advance access to reproductive healthcare serv

abortionpregnant july15 Vice President Kamala Harris on Thursday convened a meeting of Florida state legislators who are fighting on the frontlines to protect reproductive rights. The meeting, held in Orlando, was a follow up to engagements about reproductive rights that the Vice President had with health care providers, faith leaders, constitutional law and privacy experts, advocates, State Attorneys General, and othe

pregnantlady may25 Top White House officials on Tuesday hosted a meeting with state legislative leaders on protecting U.S. women's access to reproductive health care. White House Gender Policy Council Director Jennifer Klein and White House Intergovernmental Affairs Director Julie Chavez Rodriguez chaired the meeting.

abortion may20 Oklahoma's legislature passed a bill that would ban abortions from the stage of fertilization, effectively prohibiting almost all abortions in the state. Oklahoma House of Representatives approved HB 4327 by a vote of 73-16, and it will become law after signed by Governor Kevin Stitt. The Republican Governor is a strong supporter of legislation limiting abortion, who says Oklahoma should be "the

pregnancy may12 The Women's Health Protection Act, a Democrat-led legislation to codify U.S. women's reproductive rights including the right to abortion nationwide, failed to pass in the Senate after it fell short of the 60-vote threshold to avoid filibuster. All the lawmakers, except Joe Manchin, voted in party line, resulting in 49 votes in favor and 51 votes against the Bill. The Democrat Senator from West

fda apr21 The Food and Drug Administration has issued warning letters to twelve companies that sell over the counter skin lightening products containing hydroquinone, the regulator said in a statement.

cigarette oct27 The Federal Trade Commission on Tuesday released the Cigarette Report and the Smokeless Tobacco Report, both for the year 2020. The Cigarette report revealed that the annual cigarette sales increased for the first time in 20 years.

abortion oct07 A US federal judge has issued an injunction blocking enforcement of a Texas law banning abortion after six weeks into pregnancy. On September 9, the Justice Department had filed a lawsuit to prevent the State of Texas from enforcing the law, which effectively bans most abortions in the state. Last month, the U.S. Supreme Court turned down emergency request by abortion and women's health provider

walgreens may05 24aug21 Walgreens, part of the United States segment of Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (WBA), and a pharmacy retailer on Tuesday announced that it is now offering flu shots for vaccine-preventable illnesses such as influenza for everyone of age 3 or more. The shots would be available by walk-in or appointment at more than 9,000 store locations nationwide.

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