Woman who had tax-funded abortion says they ‘help people in bad situations,’ but critics decry public money for ‘immoral act’
By Angie Leventis Lourgos The young woman didn’t know how she could afford to keep the pregnancy she hadn’t anticipated or prepared for as she neared the end of her first trimester. Recently unemployed and barely getting by, she also wasn’t sure how to come up with the money for an abortion, the choice she […]
By Dr. Sara Imershein The Trump administration’s announcement that it will prohibit federal funding to any medical entity that provides or refers women for abortion care — the gag rule — is a straight-up attack on low-income women. And it is an attack on my obligation as a physician to give my patients unbiased advice […]
By Meredith Conroy, Sean McElwee & Jon Green Predictive data analysis shows that electing more Democratic women could lead to the repeal of Hyde Amendment, which bans federal funding for abortion care. Read more.
By Doug Chandler Holding a press conference on the steps of City Hall last Friday, the National Council of Jewish Women’s New York Section launched a campaign against what its leaders call “fake” abortion clinics. That follows a webinar recently hosted by Jewish Women International to coach members on how they can best influence policies affecting […]
by Addy Baird As Trump rallies anti-abortion advocates for the upcoming midterm elections, there is no state in the United States where support for banning abortion reaches even 25 percent, according to recent analysis. Read more.
By Chelsea Stewart By now, I’m sure you’ve heard that President Donald Trump has proposed a change to Title X regulations on federal funding. His proposal would ban clinics that receive funds from the government’s Title X program from performing abortions, or even sharing referral information with patients about where they can receive the procedure. […]
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A civil liberties attorney told supreme court justices Wednesday that the state is “putting its thumb on the scale of a highly personal decision” by funding care for low-income pregnant women while refusing to pay if they elect to terminate their pregnancies. Read more.
By Valeria Perasso Ten women walk along a busy, fluorescent-lit corridor. Undressed from the waist down, they wear big white sheets, knotted over their hips, as they make their way to the “relaxation room”, a windowless space, equipped with large sofas and a TV. There they wait, mostly in silence, for their turn to have an […]
By Stephen Small In response to Walter J. Eno’s discounting of Mindy Woerter’s criticism of the Hyde Amendment (Another View, April 29): He seems to ignore one point she makes in her op-ed relating her own painful experience: For poor women, unlike her, the Hyde Amendment is especially cruel because they do not have the same financial resources […]
By Sung Yeon Choimorrow Many proponents of these bans, including former Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, claim a concern for the well-being of babies and women. Yet, they have otherwise failed to commit themselves to advancing equity and protections along those lines. Read more.