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Letter: Tell all the facts about abortion

By Nan Kirkpatrick The recent Amarillo Globe-News editorial (Editorial: Don’t abort the truth, July 11, amarillo.com) props up harmful myths about bans on abortion coverage — such as the Hyde Amendment and the new proposals being considered in Texas Legislature’s upcoming special session. Read more. 

The Senate health bill could prove particularly costly for mothers

By Ella Nilsen Senate Republicans released a new version of their health care bill that would have serious ramifications for women’s health care: It would allow health insurers to offer plans that don’t cover maternity care, no longer require health plans to cover birth control and other preventive services, and make it much more difficult to buy plans […]

‘Handmaid’s Tale’-Dressed Protesters Will Urge Rauner To Pass Abortion Protection

By Stephen Gossett More than a dozen women dressed in red-robes and white-bonnets, plus their supporters, will gather at the Thompson Center on Thursday afternoon to rally in support of reproductive rights, The Handmaid’s Tale-style. Protesters around the country have been drawing inspiration from Margaret Atwood’s acclaimed novel—and its recent Hulu television adaptation—about an authoritarian near-future in […]

These States Are Moving to Protect Birth Control Access as Congress Debates ACA Repeal

By Andrew Villegas State lawmakers aren’t waiting to see what GOP repeal of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) will look like or if the Trump administration will follow through on its promise to gut access to contraception without co-pay. At least eight states have taken a proactive approach and enshrined Obamacare’s birth control benefit into their own laws. Read more. 

56 Organizations call on House Appropriations Committee to lift abortion coverage bans

Fifty-six (56) organizations committed to advancing reproductive health, rights, and justice and related social justice causes asked House Appropriations Committee Chair Rodney Frelinghuysen (R-NJ) and Ranking Member Mike Quigley (D-IL) to reject policy riders that would withhold insurance coverage and funding of abortion services in the Fiscal Year 2018 appropriations legislation. The letter to the House, with […]

One State Just Stepped Up to Protect Reproductive Rights

By P.R. Lockhart At a time when reproductive rights are under siege at the federal level and in statehouses across the country, a handful of states are pushing back with legislation protecting access to reproductive health services. Oregon, already one of the least restrictive states when it comes to abortion access, added its name to […]

Reproductive Rights in Oregon Are Now Safer From Trump

By Nicole Knight As the Trump administration and congressional Republicans wage a campaign to eradicate no-cost birth control coverage and health care for millions, Oregon is moving in the opposite direction with sweeping reproductive health-care legislation. Read more.

This Oregon Bill Will Be A Huge Victory For Reproductive Rights

By Andrea Gonzalez-Ramirez The Oregon legislature passed a measure on Wednesday night that could be an incredible victory for reproductive rights in the state. Among many new protections, the Reproductive Health Equity Act of 2017 requires insurers to offer coverage for reproductive health services at no cost, protect abortion rights even if Roe v. Wade is overturned, and […]

Oregon Lawmakers Pass Bill Requiring That Insurers Cover Abortion

By Catherine Pearson It is easy to feel gloomy about the state of reproductive health care access in the United States right now. Anti-choice state legislatures are chipping away at abortion access from all angles, and the Senate is trying to push through a health care repeal bill that would gut Medicaid and penalize people for buying insurance plans […]

Are We Going to Let 13 Men Deny Reproductive Health Care to Millions of Women?

By Destiny Lopez Despite their failure to gain enough votes this week to bring it to a vote, GOP leaders in the Senate are continuing to rush revisions to their disastrous health bill in the hope of voting it through quickly. Crafted in secret by 13 white male senators, the health repeal bill is just as cruel […]