U.S. Senator Tina Smith, Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan Emphasize U.S. Supreme Court’s Impact on Reproductive Health Care in Minnesota

The new Supreme Court will consider key cases that could take away Minnesotans’ health care coverage and threatens the right to abortion.

St. Paul, MN—  The recent vacancy on the U.S. Supreme Court puts Minnesotans’ health care and reproductive rights in jeopardy. Today Senator Tina Smith, Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan, and leaders from Planned Parenthood and the ACLU had a discussion about the risks to Minnesotans if the Affordable Care Act or Roe v. Wade are overturned by the Supreme Court.

“Judge Barrett’s record of opposing the Affordable Care Act and Roe v. Wade demonstrates that she is not qualified to safeguard our constitutional rights and liberties as a member of our nation’s highest court,” said Senator Tina Smith. “Minnesotans are now facing a very real possibility of losing health care and reproductive rights. At a time when our country is grappling with entrenched health disparities and a pandemic, we

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CSOs push for Sexual and Reproductive Health Education in schools

Regional News of Monday, 14 September 2020

Source: GNA

2020-09-14

Priscilla Nyaaba, Executive Director speaking at the CSOs meeting BolgatangaPriscilla Nyaaba, Executive Director speaking at the CSOs meeting Bolgatanga

Some Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) and Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) in the Upper East Region have formulated a road map to advocate mainstreaming of Reproductive Health Education into the curriculum of basic schools in Ghana.

The CSOs include Youth Harvest Foundation Ghana, AfriKids Ghana, Planned Parenthood Association of Ghana, Coalition of NGOs, Rise Ghana, Society for Empowerment and Social Justice, and Camfed among others

This was made known in Bolgatanga at a CSOs dialogue organized by the Youth Harvest Foundation Ghana (YHFG) as part of its flagship project, “Evidence TO Action: Sexual Health Education Advocacy Project”.

The five-year project, being implemented in five districts, Bolgatanga Municipal, Bawku West, Talensi, Nabdam, and Bongo Districts seek to generate evidence to support the government through the Ghana Education Service to implement Reproductive Health Education

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