By Christine Grimaldi The Trump administration could soon prioritize millions of taxpayer dollars for anti-choice goals rather than providing evidence-based family planning, including contraception and cancer screenings, to a diverse, low-income population. Read more.
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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.
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 […]
By Nicole Knight Alana found herself in a bind this summer when she discovered the abortion care she wanted would cost $650—more than she could afford. “I was really close to having enough, but it was kind of like the difference between paying a bill, and not paying a bill,” said the 29-year-old Seattle woman, […]
By Annamarya Scaccia Single parenthood is hard. You have to work and raise a family, often times with little help from your friends and loved ones. It’s a juggling act of epic proportions that can be made worse by outside circumstances out of your control. Take, for example, state and federal legislation. Lawmakers have passed […]
By Melissa Batchelor Warnke Donald “Grab ’Em By the Pussy” Trump is proving to be just as cruel a president as reproductive-rights advocates feared. In the course of his campaign, Trump transformed himself into a rigid pro-life candidate; chose a vice president who had, as a Representative, written an amendment to defund Planned Parenthood; and […]