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The Connection Between Poor Medicaid Policies & Anti-Abortion Laws Is Shameful

By Keiko Zoll While Roe v. Wade is the law of the land in the United States, all 50 states and the District of Columbia have at least one law restricting abortion access in some manner, whether through gestational limits, waiting periods, or even through prohibiting the use of public funding, according to the Guttmacher […]

3 Women On What You Need To Know About Abortion In America Right Now

By Amanda Richards For many millennials, Donald Trump’s presence in the White House sparked worry — including what his conservative influence could mean for our reproductive rights, ability to cross borders, and expression of gender identity. What we can’t lose sight of throughout this process, though, are people’s stories — the unconventional narratives that people are […]

Resistance Mounts to Regulatory War on Health-Care Benefits

By Christine Grimaldi The Trump administration’s regulatory war demands vigilance because it will have “a big impact on the people who rely on the ACA the most … [on] LGBTQ people, on young people, on women of color,” said Alexis Cole with Unite for Reproductive and Gender Equity. If you’ve read Rewire’s series on regulations, you […]

Neither of These Women Wanted to Be Pregnant. Only One Could Get an Abortion.

By Katie McDonough Earlier this month, Donald Trump quietly signed a bill allowing states to withhold federal family planning funds from organizations that provide abortion services.  A few weeks before that, the president offered a strange ultimatum to Planned Parenthood, proposing that his administration would stop its defunding efforts if the health care provider would […]

7 Ways Trump’s Agenda Is a Disaster for Latinas

By Jessica Gonzalez-Rojas Under the best of circumstances, navigating the complexities of health care can be stressful and tricky. As most women have, I’ve needed different care at different times: For years, I prevented pregnancy by using birth control and was grateful to have abortion care available should I ever have needed it. When the […]

Bernie, Tom, time for The Talk. About Abortion…

By Ellen R. Shaffer Bernie, Tom, Jonathan, Clare, Randi, and Pals: Look, it’s been a great run, talkin’ about creatin’ jobs ~ meaning usually Work done mostly by Men With Heavy Machinery ~ and pretendin’ that you could talk about income inequality separately from abortion rights, a matter of “identity politics versus economic opportunity. Read more.

7 States Are Quietly Moving to Restrict Abortion Access

By Jennifer Gerson Uffalussy On Tuesday a bill passed the Illinois State House that would keep abortion legal in the state even if Roe v. Wade were to be overturned by the Supreme Court — but Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner, a pro-choice Republican, has vowed to veto it. The events in Illinois today are a perfect example of […]

Rauner: Focus on budget, jobs, schools, term limits—not abortion

By Tina Sfondeles Gov. Bruce Rauner on Friday denied he’s a flip-flopper on abortion rights — while saying the expansion of abortion coverage under Medicaid is too “divisive” and “controversial” to deal with in light of the state’s fiscal problems. Rauner — who was promoted as a pro-choice Republican candidate in the 2014 gubernatorial election — has […]