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Restricting Medicaid abortion coverage forces some women to carry unwanted pregnancies

By Terri-Ann Thompson As we continue to fight for the future of abortion rights, it is critical for us to take a moment to acknowledge that many in the United States currently live without the ability to get abortion care. Prior Supreme Court decisions like Roe v. Wade and Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt have reaffirmed every person’s right […]

Why Repealing The Hyde Amendment Is Such A Big Priority For Women Activists Of Color

By Madhuri Sathish Sarah Morris/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images In 1976, Congress passed the Hyde Amendment, which prohibited federal Medicaid funding from being used for abortion services. Sunday marks the 42nd anniversary of this legislation, and the people of color leading Hyde Amendment repeal efforts — those who are most disproportionately impacted by its restrictions on abortion coverage— have organized […]

September 30 Marks 42 Years of Restricting Abortion Coverage

Sunday marks the 42nd year since the passage of the Hyde Amendment, which since 1976 has banned Medicaid health insurance from covering abortion care. All* Above All activists have organized 55 events in 23 states to rally around its repeal. Read more.   

Another Voice: Women who are poor shouldn’t be penalized when seeking abortions

By Gretchen Ely As autumn approaches, so does the 42nd anniversary of the Hyde Amendment, a federal budget rider that prohibits federal insurance coverage of abortion. Due to this amendment, lower income people who use Medicaid, and those using other federal health programs, must pay for abortions out of pocket. On the surface, political rhetoric […]

For Many Women, a World Without Abortion Access Is Already Here

By Nandita Raghuram and Neil Demause What would life be like without Roe v. Wade, the landmark 1973 ruling that gave women in the U.S. the right to a legal abortion? This has become a common question ever since President Donald Trump nominated federal judge Brett Kavanaugh last month to replace the just-retired justice Anthony Kennedy on the […]

Access to abortion is already challenging. It’ll be worse with Kavanaugh

By Leslie M. Kantor Access to reproductive health care services — including family planning, cancer screenings, testing and treatment for sexually transmitted diseases, and abortion — is already under threat. However, the potential reversal of the landmark 1973 Supreme Court decision in Roe v. Wade, which established a woman’s right to an abortion, could make those […]

Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination sparks protests by women of color reproductive rights activists . 

By Natelegé Whaley Over 100 women of color reproductive rights activists from across the country gathered at U.S. Senate offices in Washington, D.C., on Thursday to protest the Supreme Court nomination of Brett Kavanaugh. It is widely assumed President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court picks — including Kavanaugh and the already confirmed Neil Gorsuch — will be in a […]