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By Amanda Richards For many millennials, Donald Trump’s presence in the White House sparked worry — including what his conservative influence could mean for our reproductive rights, ability to cross borders, and expression of gender identity. What we can’t lose sight of throughout this process, though, are people’s stories — the unconventional narratives that people are […]
By Christine Grimaldi The Trump administration’s regulatory war demands vigilance because it will have “a big impact on the people who rely on the ACA the most … [on] LGBTQ people, on young people, on women of color,” said Alexis Cole with Unite for Reproductive and Gender Equity. If you’ve read Rewire’s series on regulations, you […]
By Katie McDonough Earlier this month, Donald Trump quietly signed a bill allowing states to withhold federal family planning funds from organizations that provide abortion services. A few weeks before that, the president offered a strange ultimatum to Planned Parenthood, proposing that his administration would stop its defunding efforts if the health care provider would […]
By Jessica Gonzalez-Rojas Under the best of circumstances, navigating the complexities of health care can be stressful and tricky. As most women have, I’ve needed different care at different times: For years, I prevented pregnancy by using birth control and was grateful to have abortion care available should I ever have needed it. When the […]
By Destiny Lopez It’s hard to believe it’s been 100 days since Trump became president. It’s been a rollercoaster, and many people — myself included — remain deeply concerned and even afraid about Trump’s ongoing attacks on women’s health and rights. But despair can’t win out over resistance, and now is a great time to […]
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By Dr. Diane Tober In the summer of 2016, University of California at Berkeley student Tanya discovered she was pregnant. She had an IUD and was also using condoms with her partner. But the condom broke, and a few weeks later, she was faced with a pink plus sign on a home pregnancy test. Read more. […]
By Ellen R. Shaffer Bernie, Tom, Jonathan, Clare, Randi, and Pals: Look, it’s been a great run, talkin’ about creatin’ jobs ~ meaning usually Work done mostly by Men With Heavy Machinery ~ and pretendin’ that you could talk about income inequality separately from abortion rights, a matter of “identity politics versus economic opportunity. Read more.
By Jennifer Gerson Uffalussy On Tuesday a bill passed the Illinois State House that would keep abortion legal in the state even if Roe v. Wade were to be overturned by the Supreme Court — but Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner, a pro-choice Republican, has vowed to veto it. The events in Illinois today are a perfect example of […]
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