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A Woman’s Decision to Give Birth or Abort

By Andrea Miller To the Editor: Re “Abortion Is About More Than Money,” by Lori Szala (Op-Ed, May 9): As a women’s health and rights advocate, I am happy that Ms. Szala was able to make the decision that was best for her when faced with an unplanned pregnancy. I’m puzzled, though, why she wouldn’t […]

What is the Hyde Amendment?

By Annaliese Mahoney The debate over government funding of Planned Parenthood is seemingly never-ending. During last month’s controversy over repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act, talk of defunding Planned Parenthood–essentially ensuring that Medicaid funds cannot go to the health provider service–was a common refrain. Defunding Planned Parenthood, advocates say, would ensure that taxpayer money is […]

Undue Burden: Trying to Get an Abortion in Louisiana

by: Gina Pollack When I set out to make this film in late 2015, the battle over restricting access to abortions in Texas was a national news story. Coverage featured graphs charting the hours women had to drive to find an abortion clinic in the state and maps tracing their paths. Experts weighed in on […]

Detained Immigrant Women Are Facing A Grueling Abortion Struggle

By Lauren Holter Depending on where you live in the United States, getting an abortion can be arduous, time-intensive, expensive. But as hard as it may be getting an abortion in, say, Kentucky — where 98 percent of counties do not have abortion providers, women must be given ultrasounds before having an abortion, and there […]

What Protest Songs Sound Like in the Trump Era

By Spencer Kornhaber “Requiem for 2016.” “Burn Your Money.” “I Know YOU Know You’re Evil.” Glancing down the list of tracks released for “Our First 100 Days,” a daily song project by and for those unhappy during Donald Trump’s early months in office, and the titles would seem to promise pointed speeches or singalongs. Read […]

7 Feminist Groups On What Trumpcare Could Mean For Women

By Alanna Vagianos On Thursday, the House narrowly passed the American Health Care Act aka Trumpcare ― and women around the country are readying themselves for the consequences. The legislation would effectively allow states to discriminate against women. Under the AHCA, states are allowed to waive the former Obamacare requirement that insurers cover people with pre-existing conditions. […]

Somehow, It’s Going To Be Even Harder To Get An Abortion Under The AHCA

By Kylie McConville. After the passage of the revised American Health Care Act (AHCA), questions about the future of women’s care hang heavy — and unfortunately, right now there are more question marks than there are answers. With access to abortion care already such a polarizing topic in our society, women wondering can you get […]