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46 Minutes With Barbara Lee

By Rebecca Traister In 1972, Barbara Lee was a single mother of two, on welfare, attending Mills College in California. She was doing work with the Black Panther Party and held firm to the belief that political and social change would not come from inside electoral politics. She was not registered to vote. Read more. 

Reproductive Rights Are Safer After the Election, but Still Not Safe

By Kylie Cheung This week, voters hit the polls to participate in the most impactful election in recent history (thanks in part to the 2016 election), with the potential to decide the fate of health care and human rights across the country, and even as the results of the election are buried in the news […]

Yes, the Midterm Elections Did Have Some Wins For Abortion Access

By Madison Feller As the dust settles on the 2018 midterm elections, it can be easy to focus on the negatives—the seats not flipped, the races not won. And some of that is extremely important: On Tuesday, both Alabama and West Virginia voted to enact legislation that restricts access to abortion. In Alabama, voters approved an amendment […]

Oregon Voters Reject Anti-Abortion Constitutional Amendment

By Mariana Fang Voters in Oregon rejected a highly contested constitutional amendment that would have banned state funds from being used for most abortions, thwarting what would have been a sharp turn for a state with largely progressive policies on reproductive rights. Read more. 

Taxpayer Money for Abortion on Ballot in 3 States This Year

By Holly Kellum The states of West Virginia, Oregon, and Alabama all have measures on their ballots this year related to funding of abortion with taxpayer dollars. None of the measures would prohibit women from having an abortion, which is protected by Roe v. Wade; if passed, the initiatives would exempt taxpayers from paying for […]