By Faith Osunde The date Sept. 30 marked 42 years since the passage of the Hyde Amendment, prompting activists who are women of color to march calling for an end to bans on abortion coverage. Activists in 23 states organized 55 events in their own communities to rally. Read more.
By Destiny Lopez Destiny Lopez is co-director of All* Above All, an organization focused on lifting bans that deny access to abortion coverage, especially for low-income women. This year marks 42 years of the Hyde Amendment, which limits the amount of financial help that the government can provide abortion patients. And as the country waits to learn […]
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 […]
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 […]