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 […]
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 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 […]
By Zoe Beery When Brandy found out she was pregnant for the fifth time, she was 25 and single and had given birth to her third child two months earlier. Read more.
Rosie Jimenez Was The Hyde Amendment’s First Victim, Today Joe Biden Continues To Support The Anti-Abortion Bill
By Samantha Chavarria While the 2020 election is still more than a year away, this summer is giving us plenty of political action. As the Democratic hopefuls vie to make a name for themselves in an over-crowded race, we can already see which topics are heavily resonating with voters. Education and Universal Health Care are […]
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.