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Over 70 Organizations Sign Letter Opposing Abortion Coverage Bans in ACA Repeal

More than 70 organizations  submitted the following letter strongly opposing the abortion coverage bans and restrictions in the GOP’s proposed repeal of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The letter urges Members of Congress to be bold and oppose any attempt to repeal  the ACA, defund Planned Parenthood and restrict abortion coverage.

This Lady Gave Up Fashion for Female Reproductive Rights

By Tim Murphy Lindsay Rodriguez, 34, is from Austin, Texas, and is the coordinator of the  National Abortion Access Bowl-a-Thon. “Growing up in San Antonio, Texas, I witnessed the erosion of our access to reproductive services,” she says. For Rodriguez, the real turning point came in 2011, when the conservative Texas state lawmakers  approved legislation […]

Wearing White is Not Enough: A Conversation With Cherisse Scott of SisterReach

By Anita Little Last night during President Trump’s speech to a joint session of Congress, all of the women Democrats dressed in white to signify the suffrage movement and to signal to the president that they’ll be watching how he navigates gender equality. Without getting into the whole mess of how wearing white actually hearkens […]

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 […]