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Reproductive Health Equity Act

Free taxpayer-funded abortions? What Oregon’s new reproductive health law does (and doesn’t) do

By Gordon R. Friedman This summer, Gov. Kate Brown signed legislation expanding the reproductive services that insurers must provide if they sell health plans in Oregon. Among those services: abortion. That provision is one reason House Bill 3391, also called the Reproductive Health Equity Act, passed along totally partisan lines. Not a single Republican in the state House or […]

One State Just Stepped Up to Protect Reproductive Rights

By P.R. Lockhart At a time when reproductive rights are under siege at the federal level and in statehouses across the country, a handful of states are pushing back with legislation protecting access to reproductive health services. Oregon, already one of the least restrictive states when it comes to abortion access, added its name to […]

Reproductive Rights in Oregon Are Now Safer From Trump

By Nicole Knight As the Trump administration and congressional Republicans wage a campaign to eradicate no-cost birth control coverage and health care for millions, Oregon is moving in the opposite direction with sweeping reproductive health-care legislation. Read more.

This Oregon Bill Will Be A Huge Victory For Reproductive Rights

By Andrea Gonzalez-Ramirez The Oregon legislature passed a measure on Wednesday night that could be an incredible victory for reproductive rights in the state. Among many new protections, the Reproductive Health Equity Act of 2017 requires insurers to offer coverage for reproductive health services at no cost, protect abortion rights even if Roe v. Wade is overturned, and […]

Oregon Lawmakers Pass Bill Requiring That Insurers Cover Abortion

By Catherine Pearson It is easy to feel gloomy about the state of reproductive health care access in the United States right now. Anti-choice state legislatures are chipping away at abortion access from all angles, and the Senate is trying to push through a health care repeal bill that would gut Medicaid and penalize people for buying insurance plans […]