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Military’s Abortion Policy is Harming Female Troops’ Mental, Physical Health, Study Finds

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 […]

We Know Virtually Nothing About How Women In The Military Get Abortions

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.  

How Access to Abortion Has Been Federally Limited

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 […]

The Country’s Largest Abortion Fund Launched This Week

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, […]

4 Laws That Are Proven To Hurt Single Moms

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 […]

Can Cities Save Our Reproductive Rights from the Grabby Hands of Donald Trump?

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 […]

Activist Loretta Ross Gives Talk on Reproductive Justice

By Emma Swislow Loretta Ross, a human and women’s rights activist who helped coin the term “reproductive justice,” spoke about the origins of the reproductive justice movement and how it can be used to dismantle white supremacy on Tuesday, Oct. 24. Her talk was part of Reproductive Justice Week, which was hosted by the Women […]

Take Care of Care-Workers

By Ai-Jen Poo Every morning, two separate workforces, heading in opposite directions, cross paths. One, the larger and formal workforce of around 100 million women and men across the United States, leaves its homes for its workplaces – an office, a worksite, a studio. They are employees, freelancers and contractors that drive the American economy […]

Don’t be fooled: the latest abortion bill is about one thing – hurting women

By Jessica Valenti On Tuesday, the US House of Representatives passed a ban that would criminalize all abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy, with punishment that would include fines and up to five years in prison. The Majority leader, Kevin McCarthy, said that the goal of the bill was “ending suffering and helping people live”, an ironic […]