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House Passes Ban on Abortion Coverage by Insurers in Obamacare Exchanges

by MARY EMILY O’HARA With a professed pro-life president now in the White House in Donald Trump, Congressional Republicans made their first move to curtail abortion rights on Wednesday. The legislation, H.R. 7, bans the use of federal funding for abortion services. That means no Medicaid coverage of abortions, no funding to organizations like Planned […]

Our Anti-Abortion Nightmares Are Coming At Us, Fast and Furious

On his first full day in the Oval Office, Trump signed a global gag rule. Yesterday the House passed HR 7, making permanent the Hyde Amendment. Is this the end of abortion rights in the U.S.?  By  Robin Marty When it comes to federal abortion policy, some things are as regular as clockwork. If Congress […]

AANHPI Women Like Me Deserve More Than Donald Trump’s Tokenizing Politics

By NIMRA CHOWDHRY This year is shaping up to be anything but ordinary. For the Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) community, 2017 has already been a year of firsts — and worsts. It’s the fastest growing racial group in the United States, yet it remains underrepresented, both in who makes the policies […]

Roe at 44: How Abortion Funds Help Women Access Abortion Care

By Jennifer Gerson Uffalussy  Yahoo! Beauty Contributing Writer Jan. 22, 2017, marks the 44th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s ruling in Roe v. Wade, which legalized abortion care in the United States. And as the post 44 years have shown, abortion access is an issue that affects individuals from many backgrounds — racial, ethnic, financial, geographic. […]

Women Are Already Being Punished for Having Abortions

By Janine Jackson, CounterSpin | Interview    Janine Jackson: Women’s reproductive rights, never universally comfortably secure, are in clear and present danger under a Trump administration. But much media coverage of abortion has been marked by a static pro/con framing that presents it as, above all, a political football, rather than a question of women’s fundamental human […]

Abortion Restrictions Can Be Very Harmful, Research Shows

Let Texas be a warning to the rest of us.  By Brittney McNamara  A recent report by the Guttmacher Institute found the abortion rate dropped to a historic low in 2014. Subsequently, a report from NARAL Pro-Choice America found that the overall state of abortion in the country is classified as “restricted,” meaning even though federal […]

The majority of America is now pro-choice

How did that happen? By: Maureen Shaw As we approach the 44th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the landmark Supreme Court ruling that legalized abortion nationwide, more Americans than ever before oppose overturning it — a clear rebuttal of President-elect Trump’s anti-Roe position. Recent research from the Pew Research Center indicates that 69 percent of Americans — or 7 in […]

Reproductive justice takes on the Trump-Pence agenda

By Sue Davis Organizing for the Women’s March on Washington on Jan. 21 has been deep and massive. As of this writing, over 150 “partners” are listed on womensmarch.com. Local marches are planned in multiple cities in 48 states and 26 countries. There is at least one march on every continent, with many in Europe […]