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Women’s health care attacked on Roe v. Wade anniversary

By Sue Davis The notoriously women-hating, blatantly white supremacist, anti-abortion Donald Trump administration timed a draconian law and hostile new federal rulings to precede the 45th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion, on Jan. 22. These were rolled out as fodder for his base at the annual anti-abortion march in […]

On The Roe V. Wade Anniversary, Millennials Need To Think Bigger For Abortion Rights

By Destiny Lopez Forty-five years ago, the Supreme Court’s decision in Roe v. Wade, which declared abortion legal across the United States, was handed down. Rather than putting to rest the national debate over whether women should be able to make their own decisions about pregnancy, the Roe decision marked the beginning of a decades-long effort by […]

Abortion is an LGBTQ issue, too, advocates stress

By Alex Berg Sam Romero said that it was while working on the 2014 campaign of Wendy Davis, an abortion-rights supporter running for Texas governor, that she decided to open up about having had an abortion at 23. But Romero, now 28, who identifies as queer, said that being out about both her sexual orientation […]

Op-Ed: Restricting access to abortion makes poor women poorer

By Diana Greene Foster On the 45th anniversary of Roe vs. Wade, clinic abortion rates in the United States are plummeting, having decreased by an unprecedented 25% between 2008 and 2014. Some of this decline may be due to improvements in contraceptive use, but it is likely that the hundreds of state-level restrictions that have shuttered abortion […]

Black Women Are Dying From a Lack of Access to Reproductive Health Services

By La’Tasha D. Mayes Like much of U.S. history, the story of Roe v. Wade – a landmark Supreme Court ruling and victory for women’s health — is complicated by who was left behind. The United States is a country built on the backs of Black women, and benefits daily from our intellectual genius, cultural influence and economic […]

Denial of abortion leads to economic hardship for low-income women

By Ronnie Cohen (Reuters Health) – – Women who want an abortion but are denied one are more likely to spend years living in poverty than women who have abortions, a new study suggests. Carrying an unwanted pregnancy to term quadrupled the odds that a new mother and her child would live below the federal […]

Insurance restrictions on abortion coverage harm patients

By Mansi Shah, M.D. Giving birth to a child is a beautiful and thrilling experience. Even for those women who have desired pregnancies, however, this process is fraught with complications. As a medical student, I learned that it was safer to have an abortion in the first trimester than to carry a pregnancy to term. […]

In time of Trump, Washington lawmakers want to pass bill mandating abortion coverage

By Ashli Blow SEATTLE, Wash. – Washington state could soon require health insurers that cover maternity care to also cover abortions. While most insurers already provide that coverage, some Washington leaders and activists wants to mandate it — especially in the time of President Donald Trump’s administration. “Washington has long led the way on this issue, […]

5 Meaningful Ways to Fight for Reproductive Rights in 2018

By Kylie Cheung By the end of 2017, many had declared it the year of women. It was, after all, the year of Wonder Woman, record-breaking numbers of women running for office, and, of course, #MeToo exposing a nation plagued by sexual injustice across every industry. And now, 2018 must be a year of change, transformation and […]

Opinion: Black Women Need Real Change, Not Just Thanks

By La’Tasha D. Mayes After Roy Moore’s defeat at the hands of Alabama voters—driven by Black voter turnout, especially the votes of Black women—we saw the celebration, credit-taking, and meaning-making that usually accompanies a progressive electoral victory. But one thing was different this time. This time, mainstream media and social media feeds flooded with messages […]