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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 […]

Five Ways House Democrats Are Using the Budget to Fight Anti-Choice Policy

By Ally Boguhn Some Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives are using funding bills to oppose the Trump administration’s anti-choice agenda. Though the Republican-majority U.S. Senate and the White House will likely block many, if not all, of the pro-choice budget provisions, the efforts showcase some of the party’s priorities and may ignite debate as congressional leaders seek to hash […]

New York Becomes the First City in the U.S. to Directly Fund Abortions

By Lisa Ryan As reproductive rights across the country face constant attacks, New York City is stepping up to help with abortion access for women living in affected areas. The city has now allocated $250,000 to a nonprofit that will help poor people living in other states travel to the city to obtain the procedure, the New York Times reports. The […]

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.  

House Democrats look to keep uneasy truce on abortion funding amid uproar in presidential race

By Mike DeBonis Former vice president Joe Biden’s sudden reversal on allowing taxpayer funding for abortions prompted an uproar in the presidential race. But on Capitol Hill, Democrats show little sign they are planning to upend a long but uneasy truce on the issue. But others are satisfied with a more-deliberate course. Destiny Lopez, co-director of All […]

The Abortion Awakening

By Susan Milligan MARIAN LEVINE FAVORS abortion rights, and at 72 the D.C retiree has witnessed a time of no legal abortion, the 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling legalizing abortion and a series of state laws regulating or restricting the procedure in the decades following. But only after Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey signed a law this […]