The new show is based on fiction, but lately men controlling women’s bodies doesn’t seem all that farfetched. by CAITLIN MOSCATELLO We’re torn: We can’t wait to watch Elisabeth Moss’s performance in The Handmaid’s Tale, Hulu’s buzzy new series based on Margaret Atwood’s dystopian novel of the same name that drops on April 26th. But […]
Good luck, women! Under the GOP health care bill, it’ll be tougher to have a baby — and tougher not to
Republicans plan to slash abortion and contraception access — and they’re also attacking affordable maternity care By: AMANDA MARCOTTE Policy wonks and journalists are still reeling from the release of the much-ballyhooed Republican replacement for the Affordable Care Act blandly named the American Health Care Act. But it really should have been titled the Take […]
By Tim Murphy Lindsay Rodriguez, 34, is from Austin, Texas, and is the coordinator of the National Abortion Access Bowl-a-Thon. “Growing up in San Antonio, Texas, I witnessed the erosion of our access to reproductive services,” she says. For Rodriguez, the real turning point came in 2011, when the conservative Texas state lawmakers approved legislation […]
This could be a disaster. By Laura Bassett, Jeffrey Young WASHINGTON ― Since former President Barack Obama signed the Affordable Care Act in 2009, making birth control free for millions of women, unintended pregnancies fell 18 percent and the U.S. abortion rate reached a record low. Read more.
by Megan Burbank While Republicans assembled a woefully inadequate plan to replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA) this week, Oregon has quietly joined a handful of states considering legislation that would preserve one key provision of the ACA no matter what happens nationally: access to reproductive healthcare, which the ACA expanded through its mandate that […]
It would keep poor women on Medicaid from getting health care at Planned Parenthood, and cut off affordable abortion coverage for many privately insured women. Updated by Emily Crockett Republicans released a bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act on Monday evening. And as promised by House Speaker Paul Ryan, the bill also […]
By Christina Cauterucci On Monday, House Republicans revealed the plan they want to replace the Affordable Care Act. There are a few things to celebrate: The GOP decided to drop a segment of an earlier draft that would have allowed insurers to sell policies that didn’t cover prescription drugs and maternity care, which the ACA […]
By Katie Klabusich, Truthout | Report The lesson to take from the loss of 1,000 state legislative seats and 27 legislative chambers since 2010 is that it’s time to do things differently: to end the practice of simply opposing harmful legislation and to go on offense. In the face of promises from the new administration […]
By Kyle Fitzpatrick Although some men in America believe it’s easier to be a woman, that simply isn’t the case — and women are planning to remind men of that. Read more.
By Anita Little Last night during President Trump’s speech to a joint session of Congress, all of the women Democrats dressed in white to signify the suffrage movement and to signal to the president that they’ll be watching how he navigates gender equality. Without getting into the whole mess of how wearing white actually hearkens […]