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By Amanda Michelle Gomez For the past four decades, lawmakers in Washington, D.C. have largely prohibited federal dollars from paying for low-income people’s abortions. But with a record number of Democratic women elected to office in November and their party holding the majority in the House next year, momentum is building to lift the ban. […]
- The Hill
By Julie Burkhart Open-enrollment for marketplace health insurance began at the beginning of this month and with open-enrollment each year come the falsehoods and inaccuracies from the anti-choice movement. These inflammatory talking-points have been going around since the Affordable Health care Act was passed in 2015. Chief among these false talking points is the argument […]
By Katelyn Burns Reproductive and social justice advocacy groups released a groundbreaking legislative plan this week spelling out priorities to create a future where sexual and reproductive health, rights, and justice doesn’t depend on someone’s identity, age, or income. The plan has been under development for two years and is co-signed by over 100 local and national […]
By Charlotte West The 2018 midterm elections paved the way for a slew of state-level legislation related to abortion on both sides of the issue. Alabamian and West Virginian voters approved anti-abortion rights amendments to their state constitutions, while Oregonians voted down a similar ballot initiative. With Democrats now in control of the governor’s mansion and both legislative chambers, […]
- New York Magazine
By Rebecca Traister In 1972, Barbara Lee was a single mother of two, on welfare, attending Mills College in California. She was doing work with the Black Panther Party and held firm to the belief that political and social change would not come from inside electoral politics. She was not registered to vote. Read more.
- The Mary Sue