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The reality for women seeking abortions in Alabama and Georgia

By  Emanuella Grinberg Alabama and Georgia recently passed some of the most restrictive abortion legislation in the country. But even before that, reproductive rights supporters say a web of laws and logistics already made it hard to get an abortion in those states. Read more. 

Abortion Rallies to #StopTheBans Drew Thousands Nationwide in Support of Reproductive Rights

By Katelyn Burns On May 21, hundreds of people gathered on the steps of the U.S. Supreme Court (SCOTUS) in Washington, D.C., to protest the recently passed abortion bans in Alabama, Georgia, and several other states, as part of the nationwide #StopTheBans rally. The folks in D.C. joined thousands of people taking part in more than 500 events in […]

The ‘Auntie Network’ Is Creative, but Local Funds Have Been Helping People Get Abortions for Decade

By Yamani Hernandez Anti-choice politicians have been escalating attacks against abortion access by launching six-week bans across Southern and Midwestern states like dominoes. This well-funded playbook is rooted in lies and utter disrespect. For those who have been navigating the shortcomings of Roe v. Wade for a long time, it is disgusting but not surprising. Any abortion […]

Our Fury Over Abortion Was Dismissed for Decades As Hysterical

By Rebecca Traister I have been thinking, like so many people this week, about rage. Who I’m mad at, what that anger’s good for, how what makes me maddest is the way the madness has long gone unrespected, even by those who have relied on it for their gains. For as long as I have […]

#StopTheBans : Support Black Reproductive Justice Activists

By Taylor Crumpton On May 7th, Governor Brian Kemp of Georgia signed House Bill 481, the “LIFE” act into law, and implemented one of the nation’s oppressive bans against abortions in the United States. In response, a coalition of Black women led reproductive organizations such as SPARK Reproductive Justice Now!, Access Reproductive Care – SouthEast, Women Engaged, and […]

Women of Color Want to See Moral Leadership From Congress Against the Hyde Amendment

By Marcela Howell, Sung Yeon Choimorrow & Jessica González-Rojas As women of color fighting for reproductive health and rights, we must speak truth to power because too often the policies of those in power do not reflect the priorities or lived truths of our communities. We see decisions that time and again ignore the daily struggle our communities must […]

PRESS ROOM: Reproductive Justice organizations express dismay over Hyde Amendment status

WASHINGTON — Today, the House Appropriations Committee marked up its Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies spending bill for Fiscal Year 2020. This watershed spending bill reflects several progressive policies that matter to women of color. For the first time in more than 20 years, it includes funding to study gun violence and […]

Our View: Maine should end ban on abortion funding

By The Editorial Board: It’s been more than 40 years since the U.S. Supreme Court knocked down state laws banning abortion, establishing that all women have a constitutional right to terminate an unwanted pregnancy if that’s their choice. Since then, lawmakers at the state and federal levels have battled to determine the circumstances under which […]

‘Budgets Reflect Priorities’: House Democrats Use Spending Bill to Fight Trump’s ‘Gag Rule’

By Ally Boguhn Democrats on the U.S. House Appropriations Committee on Monday released a draft spending bill that attempts to block the Trump administration’s restriction on Title X family planning funding, dubbed the domestic “gag rule” by reproductive health and rights advocates. The bill also contained Hyde Amendment language restricting federal funding for abortion care, which […]