By Gretchen Ely As autumn approaches, so does the 42nd anniversary of the Hyde Amendment, a federal budget rider that prohibits federal insurance coverage of abortion. Due to this amendment, lower income people who use Medicaid, and those using other federal health programs, must pay for abortions out of pocket. On the surface, political rhetoric […]
By Katelyn Burns Congressional lawmakers on Thursday settled on a final minibus spending bill without the new anti-choice provisions Republicans inserted into the version passed in the U.S. House of Representatives in July. Read more.
By Destiny Lopez When I gave birth to my daughter, I never imagined this could be her future. But we have to face facts. Abortion is being criminalized and pushed out of reach, and when this happens, the harm falls hardest on low-income people, women of color, and young people. It’s for exactly this reason that […]
By Nandita Raghuram and Neil Demause What would life be like without Roe v. Wade, the landmark 1973 ruling that gave women in the U.S. the right to a legal abortion? This has become a common question ever since President Donald Trump nominated federal judge Brett Kavanaugh last month to replace the just-retired justice Anthony Kennedy on the […]
By Leslie M. Kantor Access to reproductive health care services — including family planning, cancer screenings, testing and treatment for sexually transmitted diseases, and abortion — is already under threat. However, the potential reversal of the landmark 1973 Supreme Court decision in Roe v. Wade, which established a woman’s right to an abortion, could make those […]