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Policy-Makers Speak Out About Tom Price’s Stance on Women’s Healthcare

 This is troubling.  By Jennifer Gerson Uffalussy On February 1st, the Senate Finance Committee voted to push Rep. Tom Price’s nomination as Secretary for the Department of Health and Human Services to the full Senate for confirmation. As we prepare to see just how Price will act on his long-standing anti-choice and anti-women’s health care voting […]

EACH Woman Act would lift restrictive abortion coverage bans

 By Lauren L’Amie New legislation introduced to Congress today could lead to a huge victory for reproductive rights advocates—and the millions of women covered by Medicaid. In 1976 the Hyde Amendment was written to block federal Medicaid funding for abortion services. Forty years later and it’s still here, and it’s a huge roadblock for women’s rights […]

House Passes Ban on Abortion Coverage by Insurers in Obamacare Exchanges

by MARY EMILY O’HARA With a professed pro-life president now in the White House in Donald Trump, Congressional Republicans made their first move to curtail abortion rights on Wednesday. The legislation, H.R. 7, bans the use of federal funding for abortion services. That means no Medicaid coverage of abortions, no funding to organizations like Planned […]

Our Anti-Abortion Nightmares Are Coming At Us, Fast and Furious

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 […]