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Good luck, women! Under the GOP health care bill, it’ll be tougher to have a baby — and tougher not to

Republicans plan to slash abortion and contraception access — and they’re also attacking affordable maternity care By: AMANDA MARCOTTE (Credit: Getty/Salon) Policy wonks and journalists are still reeling from the release of the much-ballyhooed Republican replacement for the Affordable Care Act blandly named the American Health Care Act. But it really should have been titled […]

This Lady Gave Up Fashion for Female Reproductive Rights

Photos: Valerie Chiang for Yahoo Style Wednesday is International Women’s Day, so Yahoo Style is highlighting a few of the powerful women who are living by the year’s IWD theme, #BeBoldForChange, which calls on women to help forge a more gender inclusive world. Lindsay Rodriguez, 34, is from Austin, Texas, and is the coordinator of the  […]

GOP’s Health Care Bill Would Drive Up Unintended Pregnancies, Make Abortions Unaffordable

This could be a disaster. By Laura Bassett, Jeffrey Young  WASHINGTON ― Since former President Barack Obama signed the Affordable Care Act in 2009, making birth control free for millions of women, unintended pregnancies fell 18 percent and the U.S. abortion rate reached a record low. Now, Republicans have proposed a replacement for Obamacare, which ― […]

Oregon is Stepping Up for Reproductive Healthcare

by Megan Burbank  Sydney Brownstone While Republicans assembled a woefully inadequate plan to replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA) this week, Oregon has quietly joined a handful of states considering legislation that would preserve one key provision of the ACA no matter what happens nationally: access to reproductive healthcare, which the ACA expanded through its […]

The GOP Obamacare replacement defunds Planned Parenthood and restricts abortion coverage

It would keep poor women on Medicaid from getting health care at Planned Parenthood, and cut off affordable abortion coverage for many privately insured women. Updated by Emily Crockett@emilycrockettemily@vox.com  Mark Wilson / Getty Images Staff; Jennifer Graylock / WireImages Contributor Republicans released a bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act on Monday evening. And as […]