Woman who had tax-funded abortion says they ‘help people in bad situations,’ but critics decry public money for ‘immoral act’
By Angie Leventis Lourgos The young woman didn’t know how she could afford to keep the pregnancy she hadn’t anticipated or prepared for as she neared the end of her first trimester. Recently unemployed and barely getting by, she also wasn’t sure how to come up with the money for an abortion, the choice she […]
By Dr. Sara Imershein The Trump administration’s announcement that it will prohibit federal funding to any medical entity that provides or refers women for abortion care — the gag rule — is a straight-up attack on low-income women. And it is an attack on my obligation as a physician to give my patients unbiased advice […]
By Stephen Small In response to Walter J. Eno’s discounting of Mindy Woerter’s criticism of the Hyde Amendment (Another View, April 29): He seems to ignore one point she makes in her op-ed relating her own painful experience: For poor women, unlike her, the Hyde Amendment is especially cruel because they do not have the same financial resources […]
By Sung Yeon Choimorrow Many proponents of these bans, including former Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, claim a concern for the well-being of babies and women. Yet, they have otherwise failed to commit themselves to advancing equity and protections along those lines. Read more.
By Mindy Woerter DURHAM — In February 2016, I got pregnant for the third time. My husband and I had a year-old daughter, but my second pregnancy had ended in miscarriage a few months prior. We were cautiously excited for this pregnancy, and as we neared the end of the first trimester, our excitement grew. […]