public health

Judge refuses to shut down Holyoke needle exchange

Challenge expected to continue, but Hampden Superior Court ruling vindicates program's importance to public health.

ACLU says health care decision "especially welcome" for women, minorities

Decision "recognizes that Congress has the constitutional authority to fix a health care system that does not work for millions of Americans."

Komen and Planned Parenthood: keep politics out of decisions on women's health

ACLU of Massachusetts Online Communications Coordinator Danielle Riendeau originally guest-wrote this blog for

As someone who cares deeply about women’s health--and has participated in races for breast cancer awareness that are affiliated with the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure--the news yesterday that the breast cancer charity announced it would stop funding Planned Parenthood for breast health services utterly shocked me, and I know I’m not the only one.

Supreme Judicial Court rules Massachusetts cannot cut immigrants from health insurance program

Constitutional protections against discrimination apply to citizens and non-citizens alike.