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The Health Policy Domain tracks and reports on policies that deal with women’s health, the Affordable Care Act, Head Start, child care and child support services, the Children’s Health Insurance Program, and federal food and drug policy. This domain tracks policies emanating from the White House, the department of Health and Human Services, the US Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).

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Supreme Court Abortion Decision Sparks New Privacy Concerns

Brief #140 – Health & Gender
By Alexandra Ellis

On June 24, 2022, the United States Supreme Court released the published opinion of Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization.19-1392, 597 U.S. ___. In a 6-3 majority opinion, a group of unelected officials stripped people bare of the right to choose whether they will carry a pregnancy to term and left this determination up to the states.

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Monkeypox: Is the Biden Administration Learning from COVID-19 Mistakes?

Brief #139 – Health & Gender Policy
By Geoffrey Small

A 2020 United Nations report outlined multiple factors contributing to the likelihood that the world will experience another pandemic. Global issues such as unsustainable agriculture, population growth, and climate change will have a significant impact on the severity and frequency of the next zoonotic diseases like monkeypox and COVID-19. The report recommended better overall international coordination.

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Should Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide be Legal in the United States?

Brief #137 – Health & Gender
By Inijah Quadri

The debate surrounding euthanasia and assisted suicide in the United States is a complicated one. On one side of the argument are those who believe that people have a right to die with dignity, and that euthanasia and assisted suicide should be legal options for individuals who are terminally ill or suffering from a debilitating condition. On the other side of the argument are those who believe that euthanasia and assisted suicide are immoral, and that they should not be legal options for anyone.

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Future of Abortion Medication and Women’s Equality: Look to Europe

Brief #154 – Health and Gender
By Geoffrey Small

On June 24, 2022, the U.S. Supreme Court overturned the landmark ruling and protections for abortion rights , Roe V. Wade. Recent polls indicate that the majority of U.S. citizens oppose this ruling, because it infringes upon women’s equality and their right to choose. This Supreme Court decision has made a seismic impact on accessibility to procedures that were previously available for generations of women.

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Guns Now Leading Cause of Death for Children

Brief #152 – Health & Gender Policy
By Lynn Waldsmith

It’s a shocking statistic that should make every American pause and reflect: guns are now the leading cause of death for children in the United States.

Let that sink in. According to the CDC, firearms became the leading cause of death for kids one and older in 2020, marking the first time that motor vehicle crashes have not been the number one cause of death.

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