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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? […]

Here’s What You Need to Know About the Hyde Amendment and Efforts to End It

By Ally Boguhn The Hyde Amendment bans federal funding for abortion except in cases of rape, incest, and life endangerment. Though it’s often discussed as if it’s permanent law, it is not. Hyde is what as known as a “rider,” or amendment, that must be renewed each year with the bills that appropriate—or approve—funds for […]

The War on Women

By Barbara Lee The Trump administration is waging a war on women. For too long, women’s voices have been dismissed when it comes to our reproductive freedom and we must fight back. Reproductive justice has been one of my top priorities for decades, from when I first began my journey on the Hill as a […]

Pro-Choice House Lawmakers: Strike Discriminatory Hyde Amendment From Budget

By Ally Boguhn Pro-choice leaders in the U.S. House of Representatives introduced a budget amendment last week seeking to remove the Hyde Amendment from a funding bill and expand access to abortion coverage. Though it is unlikely to pass, reproductive health and rights advocates say its introduction is a victory. Read more.  

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 […]

Saturday’s letters: Insurance is part of a woman’s right to choose

By Charo Valero Reproductive rights are under the greatest threat in generations. Trump has installed a Supreme Court justice who he promised would overturn Roe vs. Wade. And state anti-abortion legislators, including politicians in Florida, are more emboldened than ever by his dangerous rhetoric to launch more extreme attacks on abortion. Read more.     

Maine values mean that MaineCare needs to cover abortion care

By Andrea L. Irwin During Women’s History Month, our country recognizes the remarkable achievements of American women. Here in Maine, we’re proud of the accomplishments of so many women in our state, and this year we even celebrate our first woman governor. Despite incredible gains, though, we are lagging when it comes to policies that improve women’s […]