Hot News StoriesPosted: September 24, 2014
The Wichita Eagle (Wichita, KS)
RMC friend and ally, Julie Burkhart of Trust Women in Kansas penned an op-ed on the importance of contraception: “Being able to better manage fertility can make a big difference in a woman’s life. Having access to contraception that works with her body, lifestyle and personal preferences helps a woman live a healthier life and enables her to fully take part in all aspects of life.”
The Hill (Washington, DC)
A bill called the Emergency Contraception Access and Education Act has been introduced in the Senate. It would require any hospital that receives federal funds through Medicare or Medicaid to offer emergency contraception to survivors of sexual assault regardless of their ability to pay for the drug.
The Spokesman-Review (Spokane, WA)
Spokane has seen a steeper dip in teen pregnancies than the national average, which many attribute to Washington’s strong sex-education programs.