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If Trump Gets His Way, These Will Be the First Places to Ban Abortion

They have “trigger” laws ready if Roe is overturned.  By HANNAH LEVINTOVA Like many Democrats, State Rep. Sara Feigenholtz, who is now in her 12th term representing Illinois’ 12th district, didn’t expect Donald Trump to win the presidency. But on November 9, Feigenholtz, a longtime champion of women’s health measures in the General Assembly, realized that […]

Six Things You Can Learn From A Woman Who Has Fought For Abortion Rights For 18 Years

By MORGAN BRINLEE Abortion has long been a controversial topic, so it might be no surprise women are still fighting for bodily autonomy and reproductive rights 44 years after the Supreme Court recognized a woman’s right to abortion. But while Roe v. Wade has faced a slew of challenges since 1973, this year feels like a […]

How These States Are Fighting For Reproductive Rights

 By KIMBERLY TRUONG If you’ve been keeping an eye on news regarding women’s reproductive rights, you’ve probably noticed that things are looking relativelybleak. But the battle is far from over. As some states have become emboldened to attempt to restrictreproductivehealthcare access, Oregon and Illinois have stepped forward to propose legislation to expand care for all. Read […]

How Young People Can Best Fight For Reproductive Justice

By Reilly W. Post-Women’s March, I’ve noticed that many of my friends feel like they’re fumbling around for activist motivation. They’re trying to find a way to keep the momentum going, but are failing to find ways to feel like they’re helping to push for change. I felt the same way, and chose to respond […]

The EACH Woman Act could help 28 million women access safe abortions

By Maria Solis It’s hard to keep up with the anti-abortion legislation coming from not just the new White House administration, but from state legislatures across the country. But Rep. Barbara Lee is getting ahead of the curve with a House Resolution that would repeal the Hyde Amendment, the 1976 measure that bars the government from […]

Rep. Barbara Lee: The Hyde Amendment Is ‘Blatant Discrimination Against Poor Women’

Rep. Barbara Lee IDEAS Lee is a U.S. Representative for California In my time as an elected representative in California and here in Congress, I am proud to have fought side-by-side with constituents, advocates, and my colleagues to end racial and gender discrimination, stand up for our human rights, and work to build a future […]

NOW MORE THAN EVER, LET’S BE BOLD AND END THE HYDE AMENDMENT

By Quita Tinsley Yesterday, Congresswoman Barbara Lee (D-CA) and Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) reintroduced the Equal Access to Abortion Coverage in Health Insurance (EACH Woman) Act. This bill aims to overturn the Hyde Amendment, which prohibits federal dollars from being used for abortions, with few exceptions. Read more.       

SCOTUS Pick Neil Gorsuch Would Be A Disaster For Civil Rights

Here’s how to fight his appointment. By: Katie Klabusich The protests denouncing President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch began immediately last night. The road to overturning Roe requires several steps and cannot be done with this one appointment, but Gorsuch’s track record on reproductive health indeed suggests a frightening potential battle ahead. Moreover, Gorsuch […]

Policy-Makers Speak Out About Tom Price’s Stance on Women’s Healthcare

 This is troubling.  By Jennifer Gerson Uffalussy On February 1st, the Senate Finance Committee voted to push Rep. Tom Price’s nomination as Secretary for the Department of Health and Human Services to the full Senate for confirmation. As we prepare to see just how Price will act on his long-standing anti-choice and anti-women’s health care voting […]

EACH Woman Act would lift restrictive abortion coverage bans

 By Lauren L’Amie New legislation introduced to Congress today could lead to a huge victory for reproductive rights advocates—and the millions of women covered by Medicaid. In 1976 the Hyde Amendment was written to block federal Medicaid funding for abortion services. Forty years later and it’s still here, and it’s a huge roadblock for women’s rights […]