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Northwest Abortion Access Fund Seattle Launch Party celebrates furthering abortion funding and access

By Ananya Garg Washington-based CAIR Projectand Oregon-based Network for Reproductive Options (NRO) recently merged to form the Northwest Abortion Access Fund (NWAAF), which had its Seattle Launch Party on Tuesday night at Optimism Brewing Company in Capitol Hill. This occurred simultaneously with a launch party in Portland at Killingsworth Dynasty. The event was all-ages. Attendees […]

Here’s How Abortion Bans Will Cause Massive Problems for Everyone

By Jessica Wick The subject of abortion is a complicated and controversial one. And while it will always elicit an emotional reaction, there seems to be a lot of misinformation circulating regarding the laws and procedure — in fact, many people have no idea what actually happens inside abortion clinics. Since the passing of Roe vs. Wade, […]

Opinion: More attacks in Congress and Supreme Court on women’s reproductive rights

By Amy Everitt The appetite for attacking reproductive freedom seems to know no bounds. Just last month, the GOP Congress held a hearing on a bill to ban abortion before most women even know they’re pregnant. They snuck fetal “personhood” language into their tax reform bill, putting tax breaks for fetuses above women’s bodily autonomy. […]

“Can Anybody Help Out This Week?”

By Megan Burbank On Monday morning, the Northwest Abortion Access Fund’s weekly budget is replenished, and a new hotline shift begins. This week, Jeanie Schauerman is one of two volunteers staffing the hotline, responding to callers throughout the Pacific Northwest who need help paying for their abortion procedures. Schauerman’s been doing this work for 12 […]

Why Democrats Must Regain the Trust of Religious Voters

By Michael Wear Democrats ignored broad swaths of religious America in the 2016 election campaign and the nation has suffered because of it. Yet calls for a recommitment to faith outreach—particularly to white and other conservative or moderate religious voters—have been met in some corners of liberal punditry with a response as common as it […]

Single-Payer: A Reproductive Justice Value

By Katie Kablusich This piece is part of Fighting for Our Lives: The Movement for Medicare for All, a Truthout original series. The reproductive justice movement focuses on expanding the ability of all people to access the full spectrum of reproductive health care — from contraception and cancer screenings to abortion and prenatal care. This priority […]

What’s At Stake

By Irin Carmon If the anti-abortion movement had its way, no woman would be allowed an abortion — turning back the clock a half-century and then some. The stark reality of what is at stake is that the US is only one or two Supreme Court justice swaps away from that. Read more.    

Military’s Abortion Policy is Harming Female Troops’ Mental, Physical Health, Study Finds

By Marie Solis Female service members say the U.S. military’s restrictive abortion policies have been damaging to their physical and emotional health and disastrous for their careers and financial stability. In a study published on Wednesday, Kate Grindlay, a researcher at Ibis Reproductive Health, interviewed 21 women ages 19 to 34 who had abortions while serving […]

We Know Virtually Nothing About How Women In The Military Get Abortions

By Catherine Pearson Ellen Haring was a 22-year-old Army lieutenant when she got pregnant and made the decision to have an abortion. She went to the military clinic where she was stationed in West Germany and was shocked to be told, Sorry, we can’t do anything for you. Read more.