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Abortion Access Impeded for Poor Americans

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 […]

New Research Shows How Abortion Restrictions Hurt Poor Women Most

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 […]

Future of Washington Women’s Health murky in the Age of Trump

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 […]

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 […]