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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 […]

The GOP Health-Care Plan Would Effectively Dismantle Insurance Coverage for Abortion

By Christina Cauterucci President Donald Trump and Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, R-WI. Zach Gibson/Getty Images On Monday, House Republicans revealed the plan they want to replace the Affordable Care Act. There are a few things to celebrate: The GOP decided to drop a segment of an earlier draft that would have allowed insurers […]

States and Cities Push Back on Reproductive Health Attacks

By Katie Klabusich, Truthout | Report   The lesson to take from the loss of 1,000 state legislative seats and 27 legislative chambers since 2010 is that it’s time to do things differently: to end the practice of simply opposing harmful legislation and to go on offense. (Photo: Jordan Uhl / Flickr) In the face […]