- YES! Magazine
By Bill Moyers When Roe v. Wade made abortion legal for all women in 1973, Medicaid covered abortions just like other health care procedure. But three years later US Rep. Henry Hyde (R-IL), an abortion foe, attached an amendment to a Department of Health and Human Services appropriations bill to ban the use of Medicaid funds to […]
By The Rev. Dr. Larry Greenfield Throughout my life and work as a Baptist minister, seminary teacher and dean, and denominational executive in Illinois, I have always viewed support for women’s health and moral agency to be a core tenet of my faith and service to my community. Laws that push abortion out of reach […]
- U.S. News and World Report
By Amy Casso Oregon has achieved something that seems impossible in the Trump era: With one single piece of legislation, Oregon has protected abortion access, lifted a ban on abortion coverage, and ended restrictions on health coverage based on immigration status. How did the state achieve this? It wasn’t an easy road — but the journey […]
By Alex Berg When Ruby Sinreich got pregnant at 17 years old, she decided to have an abortion so that she could go to college without the added pressure of raising a child. After all, she was still living with her parents and relied on them “100 percent,” except for a minimum wage summer job. “I often think […]
By Eric March Renee Bracey Sherman was 19 when she had an abortion, and she doesn’t regret it. That, she says, is why she was livid after encountering activist Lori Szala’s stark, anti-abortion op-ed in The New York Times, which is generating furious responses from readers. Read more.
By Ellen R. Shaffer Bernie, Tom, Jonathan, Clare, Randi, and Pals: Look, it’s been a great run, talkin’ about creatin’ jobs ~ meaning usually Work done mostly by Men With Heavy Machinery ~ and pretendin’ that you could talk about income inequality separately from abortion rights, a matter of “identity politics versus economic opportunity. Read more.
By Tina Sfondeles Gov. Bruce Rauner on Friday denied he’s a flip-flopper on abortion rights — while saying the expansion of abortion coverage under Medicaid is too “divisive” and “controversial” to deal with in light of the state’s fiscal problems. Rauner — who was promoted as a pro-choice Republican candidate in the 2014 gubernatorial election — has […]