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The majority of America is now pro-choice

How did that happen? By: Maureen Shaw As we approach the 44th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the landmark Supreme Court ruling that legalized abortion nationwide, more Americans than ever before oppose overturning it — a clear rebuttal of President-elect Trump’s anti-Roe position. Recent research from the Pew Research Center indicates that 69 percent of Americans — or 7 in […]

Reproductive justice takes on the Trump-Pence agenda

By Sue Davis Organizing for the Women’s March on Washington on Jan. 21 has been deep and massive. As of this writing, over 150 “partners” are listed on womensmarch.com. Local marches are planned in multiple cities in 48 states and 26 countries. There is at least one march on every continent, with many in Europe […]

Hyde Amendment Fact Sheet

The Hyde Amendment is language in the yearly Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies (often shortened to Labor-H or LHHS) appropriations legislation that bars programs in these agencies from covering abortion. This restriction primarily withholds abortion coverage from those qualified and enrolled in the Medicaid health insurance program for low-income people, except in the limited […]

Trump, abortion and women’s health

 By NANCY K. KAUFMAN, OPINION CONTRIBUTOR   Forty-four years ago this month, the US Supreme Court decision in Roe v. Wade affirmed the right of women to seek an abortion without the threat of criminal prosecution. Today Donald Trump, his emerging administration, and the Congress elected with him pose the most drastic threat ever to the […]