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Abortion Restrictions Negatively Impact The Most Vulnerable People In The United States The Most, Shows Yet Another Study, & It’s Proof Of How Much Safe, Legal Abortion Access Is Needed

By MEGAN GRANT The fight for reproductive rights, control over our bodies, and access to safe and affordable healthcare is an ongoing one. While we’ve enjoyed certain victories, there are still many unsettling truths that remain — one of which is the fact that abortion restrictions affect the most vulnerable people people in the United […]

Progressive Voices Respond to the President’s Speech

The Wisconsin Gazette President Donald Trump delivered on Feb. 28 a speech to Congress. Here’s reaction to Trump’s remarks from progressive voices: “The theme of tonight’s joint address to Congress — the ‘renewal of American spirit’ — felt painfully hollow as the only renewal I’ve seen since President Trump took office is a pernicious wave […]

New Report Shows Just Who Has the Hardest Time Paying for an Abortion

By  STEPH HEROLD Because of the increasing number of restrictive abortion laws at the state level—and the racist, classist, and sexist implications of these measures—abortion funds are an indispensable resource for many people in the United States who rely on these organizations for financial assistance for their health care. Activists have known this for a […]

Abortion Access Impeded for Poor Americans

A new study based on data from the National Network of Abortion Funds finds that low-income women, particularly those who are young or black, are often unable to afford abortion due to federal and state regulations on abortion funding. The Undue Burden of Paying for Abortion: An Exploration of Abortion Fund Cases finds that in […]

New Research Shows How Abortion Restrictions Hurt Poor Women Most

By Meaghan Winter It’s pretty easy to go full Handmaid’s Tale when imagining what’s in store for reproductive rights in Trump’s America. There’s Supreme Court–nominee Neil Gorsuch, who wrote the Tenth Circuit decision that privileged Hobby Lobby’s shareholder’s religious beliefs over employees’ right to contraception. And Tom Price, the new director of Health and Human […]

Future of Washington Women’s Health murky in the Age of Trump

By Lynsi Burton  Sharon Thielman spent last Saturday morning with her family — on the picket lines in Kent.She and her aunt, daughter and daughter-in-law went to the Kent offices of Planned Parenthood to join hundreds who gathered in support of the clinic at a time when the organization’s federal funding is under attack by […]