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Five Ways House Democrats Are Using the Budget to Fight Anti-Choice Policy

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 […]

New York City Will Pay Abortion Fees For Women From Other States

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 […]

While some states try to ban abortion, these states are expanding access

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 […]

New York Becomes the First City in the U.S. to Directly Fund Abortions

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 […]

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 […]