Zika Outbreak Raises Important Concerns About Women’s Rights

Zika Virus Raises Important Concerns About Women’s Rights

In April of 2015, an outbreak of the mosquito-borne Zika virus took hold in Brazil and soon spread to other countries in South America, Central America and the Caribbean. Since the outbreak began nearly a year ago, there have been an estimated 1.6 million confirmed cases of Zika infection, the vast majority of which have… Read more »

In Texas, Defunding Planned Parenthood Harms Women’s Health

In Texas, Defunding Planned Parenthood Harms Women’s Health

In January of 2013, Texas eliminated Planned Parenthood clinics from their Medicaid program. In an effort justify the move, state legislators cited an undercover video recording that purportedly showed Planned Parenthood employees discussing the sale of fetal tissue. The video has since been discredited as a heavily-edited hoax designed to villainize Planned Parenthood. In 2011,… Read more »

Supreme Court Rejects Two Restrictive Abortion Laws

Supreme Court Rejects Two Restrictive Abortion Laws

More than 40 years after their landmark decision in Roe v. Wade, the United States Supreme Court is continuing to defend the reproductive rights of women from repressive pieces of state legislation. This month, two of the most restrictive abortion laws in the country were thrown out by the Supreme Court after being deemed unconstitutional…. Read more »

Study Uncovers Troubling News About Women’s Health in Texas

Study Uncovers Troubling News About Women’s Health in Texas

According to a recent study conducted by the researchers at the Texas Policy Evaluation Project (TxPEP), over 100,000 women in Texas have attempted to self-induce an abortion at some point in their lives. The researchers surveyed 779 women between the ages of 18 and 49, and found that 1.7 percent had tried to terminate their… Read more »

Drones for Reproductive Rights

When you think about news on reproductive rights it usually centers on state laws and legislature. Testimonials of both tragedy and success are widely spread around the press to gain awareness on the issue. The link between drones and safely ending an early pregnancy is not a connection commonly made-until now.   A coalition of… Read more »

Abortion Rights in Spain

The fight for women’s rights is truly an international one, and in some regions, we’ve been faring very well. Although abortion rights for women has been a difficult world to navigate here in the United States, progressive governments across Europe have acknowledged the right of women to decide what happens to their child and body…. Read more »

Federal Payments for Abortion Services

Here at South Avenue Women’s Services, we know how important it is to enter the fray in the current battle being waged over women’s rights. For more than 100 years, different parties in our country have debated reproductive rights, and aside from a few landmark victories, it has been a long road for women to… Read more »

The abortion law seesaw? Different states, different measures

Abortion law in America is a seesaw, one end goes up and the other goes down. In other words, as one state enforces stricter abortion laws (such as Kansas and North Dakota), a prochoice state will step up to the plate and grant more freedom to women and greater access to abortion providers. Recently, it… Read more »

Pregnancy termination and the holidays

At South Avenue Womens Services of Rochester, we understand that the choice between parenthood, adoption, and an abortion exerts much mental, emotional, and physical energy on the woman, her family and her friends.  This time of the year, it is even worse.  If you know someone struggling with a difficult decision in terms of a… Read more »