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Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination sparks protests by women of color reproductive rights activists . 

By Natelegé Whaley Over 100 women of color reproductive rights activists from across the country gathered at U.S. Senate offices in Washington, D.C., on Thursday to protest the Supreme Court nomination of Brett Kavanaugh. It is widely assumed President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court picks — including Kavanaugh and the already confirmed Neil Gorsuch — will be in a […]

Opinion: More attacks in Congress and Supreme Court on women’s reproductive rights

By Amy Everitt The appetite for attacking reproductive freedom seems to know no bounds. Just last month, the GOP Congress held a hearing on a bill to ban abortion before most women even know they’re pregnant. They snuck fetal “personhood” language into their tax reform bill, putting tax breaks for fetuses above women’s bodily autonomy. […]

The Connection Between Poor Medicaid Policies & Anti-Abortion Laws Is Shameful

By Keiko Zoll While Roe v. Wade is the law of the land in the United States, all 50 states and the District of Columbia have at least one law restricting abortion access in some manner, whether through gestational limits, waiting periods, or even through prohibiting the use of public funding, according to the Guttmacher […]

Yes, taxpayer dollars should fund abortions

BY STEPH HEROLD, OPINION CONTRIBUTOR  Last week, behind closed doors, President Trump signed a bill gutting family planning protections for over 4 million Americans. This bill overturns an Obama-era regulation that prevented states from discriminating against healthcare providers like Planned Parenthood that provide pregnancy care, breast and cervical cancer screenings, and contraception in addition to […]

Trump’s Planned Parenthood Ploy

The president and the GOP are marketing an assault on women as noble.  By Megan Carpentier President Donald Trump did not, in fact, sign legislation to defund Planned Parenthood on Thursday, despite whatever headlines you might read. (If this were a Tweet of his, this would be the juncture at which he or his staff […]

How Anti-Choice Lawmakers Are Getting Around Roe v. Wade

 By Sarika Chawla Those 20-week abortion bans you keep hearing about are unconstitutional. Broken-hearted but matter-of-fact, my best friend told me there was a complication with her pregnancy. It was stage three twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome. She explained that, with a shared placenta, too much blood was being transfused to Baby A at the expense of Baby […]