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 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 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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
By Ally Boguhn Democrats on the U.S. House Appropriations Committee on Monday released a draft spending bill that attempts to block the Trump administration’s restriction on Title X family planning funding, dubbed the domestic “gag rule” by reproductive health and rights advocates. The bill also contained Hyde Amendment language restricting federal funding for abortion care, which […]