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By Kells McPhillips If you blinked during Thursday night’s Democratic presidential debate, you might have missed discussion on the topic of reproductive health entirely. (Wednesday’s debate likewise glossed over another major health issue: climate change.) Considering that nine states have now passed bills that seriously limit women’s access to abortion, and another four are considering similar actions, and 19 states have laws that […]
By Michelle Stein On Wednesday, June 25, a crowded field of candidates gathered on Day One of the 2020 Democratic debate. It was their night to shine — and hopefully break out as a top runner. If you tuned into the event, then you might be wondering: Can Roe V. Wade be made a federal law? […]
By Ally Boguhn The Hyde Amendment bans federal funding for abortion except in cases of rape, incest, and life endangerment. Though it’s often discussed as if it’s permanent law, it is not. Hyde is what as known as a “rider,” or amendment, that must be renewed each year with the bills that appropriate—or approve—funds for […]
By Carolyn L. Todd Getting an abortion is a safe and legal procedure in this country, but it’s becoming harder and harder to access one. If you’re reading this, you’re probably very aware of the many obstacles that can stand in the way of someone getting an abortion. And those barriers just keep piling up. Read more.
Lack of Medicaid coverage blocked 29 percent of abortion seekers from getting the procedure, study says
By Barbara Lee The Trump administration is waging a war on women. For too long, women’s voices have been dismissed when it comes to our reproductive freedom and we must fight back. Reproductive justice has been one of my top priorities for decades, from when I first began my journey on the Hill as a […]
By Ally Boguhn Some Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives are using funding bills to oppose the Trump administration’s anti-choice agenda. Though the Republican-majority U.S. Senate and the White House will likely block many, if not all, of the pro-choice budget provisions, the efforts showcase some of the party’s priorities and may ignite debate as congressional leaders seek to hash […]
By Madison Vanderberg 2019 has been a terrifying year for women’s rights, specifically the right to have a safe abortion. So far nine states have passed bills to either limit or completely ban, abortions this year. In response to this national health crisis, New York City has decided to pay for uninsured women’s abortions, including individuals who travel to […]
By Anna North When an abortion law makes headlines in 2019, it’s usually as a ban. Aggressive abortion restrictions have passed in numerous states in recent months, with some banning the procedure at six weeks or even earlier. But earlier this month, Maine’s Democratic Gov. Janet Mills signed into law a bill that will actually expand abortion […]
By Lisa Ryan As reproductive rights across the country face constant attacks, New York City is stepping up to help with abortion access for women living in affected areas. The city has now allocated $250,000 to a nonprofit that will help poor people living in other states travel to the city to obtain the procedure, the New York Times reports. The […]