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Illinois and Missouri are neighbors, but worlds apart on abortion

By Meghan Keneally Activists and concerned citizens across the country have been paying close attention to the ongoing changes to abortion laws in Missouri and Illinois in recent weeks, but two people know the differences better than most. David Eisenberg and Erin King are married. They are both trained doctors and both perform abortions. And while they both live […]

House Democrats look to keep uneasy truce on abortion funding amid uproar in presidential race

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 […]

Illinois’ New Abortion Bill Actually Expands Rights, So That’s A Change

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. […]

The Abortion Awakening

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 […]

The reality for women seeking abortions in Alabama and Georgia

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. 

Our Fury Over Abortion Was Dismissed for Decades As Hysterical

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 […]

#StopTheBans : Support Black Reproductive Justice Activists

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 […]

Women of Color Want to See Moral Leadership From Congress Against the Hyde Amendment

By Marcela Howell, Sung Yeon Choimorrow & Jessica González-Rojas As women of color fighting for reproductive health and rights, we must speak truth to power because too often the policies of those in power do not reflect the priorities or lived truths of our communities. We see decisions that time and again ignore the daily struggle our communities must […]

PRESS ROOM: Reproductive Justice organizations express dismay over Hyde Amendment status

WASHINGTON — Today, the House Appropriations Committee marked up its Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies spending bill for Fiscal Year 2020. This watershed spending bill reflects several progressive policies that matter to women of color. For the first time in more than 20 years, it includes funding to study gun violence and […]

Our View: Maine should end ban on abortion funding

By The Editorial Board: It’s been more than 40 years since the U.S. Supreme Court knocked down state laws banning abortion, establishing that all women have a constitutional right to terminate an unwanted pregnancy if that’s their choice. Since then, lawmakers at the state and federal levels have battled to determine the circumstances under which […]