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Abortion is Central to Universal Health Care. Will Democrats Protect It?

By Christine Grimaldi When Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and Rep. John Conyers (D-MI) partnered for an overflowing health-care town hall in Michigan over the August recess, they shared more than a stage. The veteran lawmakers are leading the charge in Washington for universal health coverage. Read more. 

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 […]

What Happens When You Can’t Afford an Abortion?

By Kayla Webley Adler It’s 9:40 a.m. on a humid Friday in April when Oriaku Njoku arrives at her office building, 20 minutes before the Atlanta-based abortion-fund hotline she founded opens for the day. After riding on an elevator as slow as molasses to the second-floor office she rents in a coworking space, she makes […]

LETTERS: Female Asian-American leaders urge Rauner to sign abortion bill

By: State Rep. Theresa Mah, Chicago Sung Yeon Choimorrow, executive director, National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum Today, eight prominent Asian-American women leaders sent a letter to Governor Rauner asking him to sign House Bill 40, a bill passed earlier this year by the Illinois legislature that would protect the legal right to abortion in Illinois and lift […]

Oregon Passed the Country’s Most Progressive Reproductive Health Care Policy

By Lauren Longo The same day Texas took another swing at reproductive rights, Oregon showed the rest of the country what reproductive health legislation can and should look like. On Tuesday, Governor Kate Brown (D) signed into law what many are calling the country’s most progressive reproductive health care policy, expanding access to abortion, birth control, […]