By Christina Cauterucci On Tuesday, the House of Representatives passed a bill that would make permanent the Hyde Amendment, a rider that bans the use of federal funds for abortion services. Currently, the Hyde Amendment must be re-attached to every year’s appropriations bill, as it routinely has been since 1976, to be effective. Tuesday’s bill […]
On his first full day in the Oval Office, Trump signed a global gag rule. Yesterday the House passed HR 7, making permanent the Hyde Amendment. Is this the end of abortion rights in the U.S.? By Robin Marty When it comes to federal abortion policy, some things are as regular as clockwork. If Congress […]
By Elizabeth G. Taylor Executive Director of the National Health Law Program (NHeLP) A new era is upon us, one filled with uncertainty and lots of hostile rhetoric and harmful policy ideas directed at the most vulnerable in our society. Read more.
By NIMRA CHOWDHRY This year is shaping up to be anything but ordinary. For the Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) community, 2017 has already been a year of firsts — and worsts. It’s the fastest growing racial group in the United States, yet it remains underrepresented, both in who makes the policies […]
By Jennifer Gerson Uffalussy Yahoo! Beauty Contributing Writer Jan. 22, 2017, marks the 44th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s ruling in Roe v. Wade, which legalized abortion care in the United States. And as the post 44 years have shown, abortion access is an issue that affects individuals from many backgrounds — racial, ethnic, financial, geographic. […]