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Access to Reproductive Health Care for U.S.-Based Refugees

By Jamila Taylor and Anusha Ravi The Trump administration and congressional Republicans have taken actively hostile stances against both immigrant and refugee communities as well as reproductive rights. President Donald Trump has signed two executive orders, currently held up in court, which block the entry of immigrants into the United States from six predominantly Muslim […]

Restrictions Make Abortions Harder and Later, Not Less Common

By Charlie Gaeta Many pro-life politicians believe that if they make abortions harder to obtain in their state by closing down providers like Planned Parenthood, or by refusing to expand Medicaid so that it does not cover abortions, the number of abortions will go down. A new study finds that this is not making abortions less […]

4 Laws That Are Putting American Moms At Risk

By  Annamarya Scaccia By law, parents aren’t protected in the United States. The country lacks universal paid leave that would make taking care of their families a lot easier. Also absent from federal law is legislation that would close the gender wage gap or provide strong workplace protections. There’s also the lack of state laws […]

Want to Win on Abortion? Acknowledge the Contributions of Women of Color and Embrace Our Values-Based Approach

By Destiny Lopez and Silvia Henriquez Women of color who have shaped and are leading the fight for abortion rights and reproductive justice today have not always been recognized for our innovation, strategic insights, and transformative achievements. We have charged forward anyway, while also transforming the terms of the fight. Unfortunately, our history, our political […]

Want to Win on Abortion? Talk About It as an Issue of Love, Compassion

By Yamani Hernandez Eleven years ago I joined the fight for abortion access, after a 14-year-old parent, pregnant again by an adult, told me it was cheaper to pay friends $10 each to beat her up and force miscarriage than it was to afford an abortion. She said she would lose her housing if she […]

What We Can Learn From the Clergy Who Helped Women Get Abortions Before Roe

By Revered A. Faye London In the time before Roe v. Wade established the legal right to abortion in the US, women were dying because they couldn’t access safe abortion care, and faith leaders stepped in to help. On May 22, 1967, an article appeared on the front page of The New York Times announcing […]

Anti-Abortion Democrats Put Women at Risk

By Amy Irvin As the Democratic Party continues soul-searching for how to rebuild after 2016, the debate regarding the centrality of abortion rights to progressive economic politics has reared its ugly head. Progressive leaders like Bernie Sanders and Democratic Party leaders like Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer have dismissed the critical importance of abortion access, […]

Trump Moves to Repeal Ivankacare

By Erin Gloria Ryan Ivanka Trump has long been touted as a moderating force on her father, a trusted White House advisor whose woman-helping fingerprints are supposedly all over Trump’s policies. But, as many have pointed out, none of Trump’s policies actually appear to help women. Read more. 

Who Should You Listen to on Abortion? People Who’ve Had Them

By Renee Bracey Sherman When I arrived at the clinic in Washington, I looked for the young woman I was waiting for. Her body was covered with tattoos of birds and stars. She hugged me with a warm smile and introduced me to her boyfriend. He didn’t look at me. In fact, he didn’t look […]

Trump’s Budget Proposal Is, Surprise, Bad for Women

By Jaya Saxena Donald Trump’s newly released budget plan for 2018 calls for six weeks of paid parental leave, administered through the unemployment insurance system. This is a huge leap from his campaign promise of offering paid leave only to working mothers who give birth, rather than any new parents, including if they adopt. However, […]