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Want to identify as pro-life? Then support authentically pro-life policies

By Terry O’Neill The highly publicized controversy over Heath Mello, the Democratic party’s candidate for Mayor in Omaha, Neb., is a teachable moment that could reshape the debate over abortion. Mello lost the election earlier this month, and his hypocrisy on this issue may have been part of the reason. A stop in Omaha on […]

A Woman’s Decision to Give Birth or Abort

By Andrea Miller To the Editor: Re “Abortion Is About More Than Money,” by Lori Szala (Op-Ed, May 9): As a women’s health and rights advocate, I am happy that Ms. Szala was able to make the decision that was best for her when faced with an unplanned pregnancy. I’m puzzled, though, why she wouldn’t […]

What is the Hyde Amendment?

By Annaliese Mahoney The debate over government funding of Planned Parenthood is seemingly never-ending. During last month’s controversy over repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act, talk of defunding Planned Parenthood–essentially ensuring that Medicaid funds cannot go to the health provider service–was a common refrain. Defunding Planned Parenthood, advocates say, would ensure that taxpayer money is […]

Undue Burden: Trying to Get an Abortion in Louisiana

by: Gina Pollack When I set out to make this film in late 2015, the battle over restricting access to abortions in Texas was a national news story. Coverage featured graphs charting the hours women had to drive to find an abortion clinic in the state and maps tracing their paths. Experts weighed in on […]

Detained Immigrant Women Are Facing A Grueling Abortion Struggle

By Lauren Holter Depending on where you live in the United States, getting an abortion can be arduous, time-intensive, expensive. But as hard as it may be getting an abortion in, say, Kentucky — where 98 percent of counties do not have abortion providers, women must be given ultrasounds before having an abortion, and there […]