By Ally Boguhn Pro-choice leaders in the U.S. House of Representatives introduced a budget amendment last week seeking to remove the Hyde Amendment from a funding bill and expand access to abortion coverage. Though it is unlikely to pass, reproductive health and rights advocates say its introduction is a victory. Read more.
By Mike DeBonis Former vice president Joe Biden’s sudden reversal on allowing taxpayer funding for abortions prompted an uproar in the presidential race. But on Capitol Hill, Democrats show little sign they are planning to upend a long but uneasy truce on the issue. But others are satisfied with a more-deliberate course. Destiny Lopez, co-director of All […]
By Chelsea Stewart Chances are, you’ve probably heard about the flurry of new limits on abortion being promoted in state legislatures around the country. In the past few weeks alone, several states such as Alabama, Georgia, and Missouri have introduced laws that ban all or most abortions, sometimes even in cases of rape or incest. […]
By Susan Milligan MARIAN LEVINE FAVORS abortion rights, and at 72 the D.C retiree has witnessed a time of no legal abortion, the 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling legalizing abortion and a series of state laws regulating or restricting the procedure in the decades following. But only after Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey signed a law this […]
By Emanuella Grinberg Alabama and Georgia recently passed some of the most restrictive abortion legislation in the country. But even before that, reproductive rights supporters say a web of laws and logistics already made it hard to get an abortion in those states. Read more.
By Janine Jackson CounterSpin interview with Jill Heaviside and Oriaku Njoku on reproductive rights assaults. Read more.
By Katelyn Burns On May 21, hundreds of people gathered on the steps of the U.S. Supreme Court (SCOTUS) in Washington, D.C., to protest the recently passed abortion bans in Alabama, Georgia, and several other states, as part of the nationwide #StopTheBans rally. The folks in D.C. joined thousands of people taking part in more than 500 events in […]
By Yamani Hernandez Anti-choice politicians have been escalating attacks against abortion access by launching six-week bans across Southern and Midwestern states like dominoes. This well-funded playbook is rooted in lies and utter disrespect. For those who have been navigating the shortcomings of Roe v. Wade for a long time, it is disgusting but not surprising. Any abortion […]
By Rebecca Traister I have been thinking, like so many people this week, about rage. Who I’m mad at, what that anger’s good for, how what makes me maddest is the way the madness has long gone unrespected, even by those who have relied on it for their gains. For as long as I have […]
By Taylor Crumpton On May 7th, Governor Brian Kemp of Georgia signed House Bill 481, the “LIFE” act into law, and implemented one of the nation’s oppressive bans against abortions in the United States. In response, a coalition of Black women led reproductive organizations such as SPARK Reproductive Justice Now!, Access Reproductive Care – SouthEast, Women Engaged, and […]