More and more companies say they’ll cover abortion travel costs for their employees. While this policy is being applauded, it is little more than a band aid on an open wound.Continue reading
After 50 years of debate, the conversation around abortion collapsed down to a woman’s right to choose. Not a person’s right to access healthcare — to have access to a particular healthcare procedure, one that could save that person’s life.
Due process and a fundamental right to privacy got pushed aside as individualism was put at the center. The fundamental human right to healthcare came into question.Continue reading
Court orders don’t end pandemics. But one federal judge’s action shows how government actions can affect SDOH (social determinant of health).Continue reading
Two years ago, to the date, a nationwide health emergency was declared by the president. It seems like a lifetime ago.Continue reading
2021 was bookended by COVID. We started the year hoping that the pandemic would end and we could get back to some kind of normalcy. But, here we are. Not only does COVID remain at the forefront, with the Omicron variant it looks like the pandemic will continue to disrupt our lives well into 2022. People are tired of living their restricted life and with all the uncertainty. They want it to end. They want to return to normal, even if it’s a “new” normal. They question how much longer they can continue keeping their distance and wearing masks. Maybe they should ask their friends and family how they got through World War II. Oh yeah, the 1940s are now barely at the edge of living memory. How soon we forget.Continue reading
The news today reported that half-a-million Americans have died from COVID-19. That’s more Americans dead from COVID-19 than died in WWI, WWII, and the Vietnam War put together. That’s enough dead to fill Arlington Cemetery. Perhaps if we keep talking about the dead in terms of numerical comparisons we don’t have to feel the pain and sadness of the pandemic. Perhaps if we focus on a headcount we don’t have to think about how our government failed to address the crisis. But every soul lost has left an empty spot behind on the hearts of all who knew them. No amount of counting will erase that.Continue reading