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How Access to Abortion Has Been Federally Limited

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 […]

Guest Column: My faith calls me to support HB 40

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 […]

Oregon’s Fight For Abortion Access Didn’t Leave Anyone Behind

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 […]

If Democrats Compromise On Abortion, Women Will Pay An Enormous Price

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 […]

Bernie, Tom, time for The Talk. About Abortion…

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.

Rauner: Focus on budget, jobs, schools, term limits—not abortion

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 […]