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As more states restrict abortion, others put out the welcome mat for women

By Adam Edelman Some states and cities have a message for women seeking abortions who live in places where it is becoming increasingly restricted: We’re here for you. New York City and Illinois — spurred by a slew of states that have passed laws recently to limit or ban abortion — are taking action to […]

Amid the Bans, Abortion Advocates Are Winning Key State Victories

By Katie Klabusich Despite the terrifying start to 2019 for abortion providers and their patients, June brought an unprecedented wave of wins as states like Illinois, Maine, Nevada and Vermont struck down antiquated laws and enacted new, historic protections and care expansions. By the end of May, 27 bans in 12 states had brought the total number […]

Maine Just Taught Us a Bold Lesson on Abortion Rights

By Destiny Lopez Three generations of women have lived under the oppressive Hyde Amendment, which bans insurance from covering abortion for people enrolled in Medicaid. So far, the Amendment has worked just as intended, ending coverage for more than half of reproductive-age women enrolled in Medicaid for abortion care and disproportionately hurting low-income people, especially women of […]

Why Women Getting Abortions Now Are More Likely to Be Poor

By Sabrina Tavernise GRANITE CITY, IL. — Abortion access in America is narrowing. There are fewer clinics, longer drives and more restrictions earlier in pregnancy. But something else is different: The women themselves. Women getting abortions today are far more likely to be poor than those who had the procedure done 20 years ago. Read […]

Maine Expands Access to Abortion

By Patty Wight While abortion bans in Republican-led states dominated headlines in recent weeks, a handful of other states have expanded abortion access. Maine joined those ranks in June with two new laws ― one requires all insurance and Medicaid to cover the procedure and the other allows physician assistants and nurses with advanced training […]

New Research on Hyde in Louisiana Reaffirms the Cost of Abortion Restrictions

By Amy Irvin & Lakeesha Harris We’ve known for a long time that the Hyde Amendment—the ban on using federal funds like Medicaid to cover abortion in most cases—disproportionately harms people living in poverty, creating major income-based disparities in abortion access. But as advocates working to protect and expand access to abortion care in Louisiana—one of 34 states […]

WOMEN’S REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH ISN’T UP FOR DEBATE—BUT WE STILL NEED CANDIDATES TO DISCUSS IT

By Kells McPhillips If you blinked during Thursday night’s Democratic presidential debate, you might have missed discussion on the topic of reproductive health entirely. (Wednesday’s debate likewise glossed over another major health issue: climate change.) Considering that nine states have now passed bills that seriously limit women’s access to abortion, and another four are considering similar actions, and 19 states have laws that […]

Can Roe V. Wade Be Made A Federal Law? Elizabeth Warren Thinks It Should Be

By Michelle Stein On Wednesday, June 25, a crowded field of candidates gathered on Day One of the 2020 Democratic debate. It was their night to shine — and hopefully break out as a top runner. If you tuned into the event, then you might be wondering: Can Roe V. Wade be made a federal law? […]