By Steph Herold A new study shows how today’s TV doesn’t measure up to past depictions, often exaggerating abortion risk and how easy it is to get care. Read more.
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 […]
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 […]
By Meaghan Winter It’s pretty easy to go full Handmaid’s Tale when imagining what’s in store for reproductive rights in Trump’s America. There’s Supreme Court–nominee Neil Gorsuch, who wrote the Tenth Circuit decision that privileged Hobby Lobby’s shareholder’s religious beliefs over employees’ right to contraception. And Tom Price, the new director of Health and Human […]
By Nicole Gaudiano and Eliza Collins WASHINGTON — The House voted Thursday to overturn an Obama-era rule banning states from denying federal funds to Planned Parenthood and other health care providers that perform abortions. Read more.
By Lynsi Burton Sharon Thielman spent last Saturday morning with her family — on the picket lines in Kent.She and her aunt, daughter and daughter-in-law went to the Kent offices of Planned Parenthood to join hundreds who gathered in support of the clinic at a time when the organization’s federal funding is under attack by […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]