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Women's Equality Act
New York has long served as the model for equality and fairness on several issues including women’s rights. At the 2013 State of the State Address, Governor Cuomo announced plans to advance a 10-Point Women’s Equality Act that will break down barriers that perpetuate discrimination and inequality based on gender.
Roe v. Wade :Its History and Impact
On January 22,1973, the U.S. Supreme Court announced its decision in Roe v. Wade, a challenge to a Texas statute that made it a crime to perform an abortion unless a woman's life was at stake. The case had been filed by "Jane Roe," an unmarried woman who wanted to safely and legally end her pregnancy. Siding with Roe, the Court struck down the Texas law. In its ruling, the Court recognized for the first time that the constitutional right to privacy "is broad enough to encompass a woman's decision whether or not to terminate her pregnancy" (Roe v. Wade, 1973 ). Roe has come to be known as the case that legalized abortion nationwide.
America's Family Planning Program: Title X
Title X is a vital source of funding for family planning clinics throughout the nation. It has been key in helping millions of American women prevent unintended pregnancies and obtain reproductive health care for three decades. For 30 years, Title X has been the nation's major program to reduce unintended pregnancy by providing contraceptive and related reproductive health care services to low-income women. It is the only federal program dedicated solely to funding family planning and related reproductive health care services.
Emergency Contraception and RU-486: What's The Difference?
EC and RU-486 are NOT the same. This is a brief explanation of the differences between the two.