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How to Support Women’s Reproductive Health and Freedom

 By Alex Ronan This is excerpted from the “Reproductive Choice” episode of Lena‘s Podcast, Women of the Hour. Click here to listen to the full episode. Click here to subscribe to WOTH on iTunes. When it comes to volunteering, the hardest part will be picking where and how you spend your time. Let’s start with […]

1,000 Miles and Too Many Barriers to Count: One Woman’s Abortion Trip

 By Trina Stout Barriers to abortion access are a public health, human rights, and economic catastrophe. And it’s about to get worse. Our president-elect shrugged that people can travel to other states to get abortions. Well, I can tell you that they already do. Read more. 

Abortion Foes, Emboldened by Trump, Promise ‘Onslaught’ of Tough Restrictions

By Sabrina Tavernise and Sheryl Gay Stolberg COLUMBUS, Ohio — Christina Hagan, the youngest woman in the Ohio Legislature, received a surprise last week. The toughest piece of abortion legislation in the country — a bill she had championed for years — suddenly passed. The measure, which would ban abortions after a heartbeat is detected, […]

Don’t Worry, That Horrible New Texas Abortion Law Is Already Being Fought

By Alexandra Svokos Texas lawmakers are trying to institute a new law where aborted fetuses need to be buried or cremated. But the Avenger-like legal superhero team of the Center for Reproductive Rights and Whole Woman’s Health are absolutely not having that bullshit. The Texas law was confirmed two weeks ago, and is supposed to go […]

In 2017, women will have to more fiercely guard their right to abortion: Kim F. Chiz

Providing abortion care has never been easy. When my grandmother Dorothy was a young nurse in the 1950s, most of the abortions performed in Pennsylvania were illegal. When she and her colleagues cared for abortion patients, they were usually helping to save the lives of women who’d had illegal or self-induced abortions in a time […]

This Is Not New

Interview by Laura Hudson Renee Bracey Sherman is determined to break down abortion stigma, and she believes storytelling is one of the most important ways to do it. She’s told the story of her own abortion countless times, not just in her own life but in news outlets from the The Atlantic to The Washington […]

What Rep. Tom Price’s Appointment Could Mean for Women’s Health

By Jennifer Gerson Uffalussy Contributing Writer Yahoo Beauty On Tuesday, Nov. 29, President-elect Donald Trump announced his nomination of Rep. Tom Price, R-Ga., to be the next secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Price, an orthopedic surgeon who presently represents the northern Atlanta suburbs, has been a vocal member of Congress on a wide range […]