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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 […]

WOMEN’S HEALTH ADVOCATE RESPONDS TO TRUMP’S HHS NOMINEE– REPRESENTATIVE TOM PRICE (R-GA)

Destiny Lopez, Co-Director of All* Above All issued the following statement in response to President-Elect Donald Trump’s announcement that his nominee for Secretary of Health and Human Services will be Representative Tom Price (R-GA). “Price has voted for extreme bans on abortion care and coverage and vowed to end Obamacare. This nomination is yet another […]

Women’s Health Response to Election Results

Below is a statement on behalf of Destiny Lopez, Co-Director, All* Above All in response to last night’s election results.  Destiny is available for interviews upon request. “During this campaign, Donald Trump played to the darkest impulses and prejudices of the American people. This outcome sends a frightening message to women, people of color, immigrants, […]

What Women Do When They Can’t Afford an Abortion

When Ariana Menefee found out that she was pregnant seven years ago, she knew immediately that she needed an abortion. “My pregnancy was a surprise. I had no intention of having children at the time,” she told me over the phone from her home in Bedford Heights, Ohio.  At that point, she was homeless and […]

Anti-Abortion Legislators Feign Concern for Black Families

Republican leadership is ending the 114th Congress much the way it began, by ignoring widespread public pleas to end the violent policing that killed over a thousand people last year and deciding instead to push for yet more abortion restrictions. Meanwhile, the first legislation introduced this session was the “Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act.” Its […]

Local Resolutions

The following cities and localities have introduced and/or passed resolutions supporting lifting the bans that deny abortion coverage. Boston, MA, City Council  Cambridge, MA, City Council Cook County, IL, Board of Commissioners Durham County, NC, Board of Commissioners Ithaca, NY, Common Council Los Angeles, CA, City Council Madison, WI, Common Council Multnomah County, OR, Board of […]

2016 Battleground Poll Shows Support for Lifting Hyde Amendment

From August 25 to 31, 2016, Hart Research Associates conducted a telephone survey among registered voters in 11 battleground states, including oversamples of voters age 18 to 34, African Americans, and Hispanics. This memo presents the key findings from the research, which include: The underlying tenets of the Hyde Amendment run counter to the beliefs […]

After 40 Years, It’s Time To End The Dark Legacy Of The Hyde Amendment

Abortion will never not be a heated issue in America despite being protected by the Supreme Court under the constitutional right to privacy. Roe v. Wade(1973) struck down a Texas law that criminally punished anyone who helped a woman obtain an abortion. Two decades later, Planned Parenthood v. Casey(1992) established the “undue burden” rule to […]

The Hyde Amendment turns 40 this month, so here’s a reminder of WTF it is and why it matters

With September comes the Hyde amendment’s 40th anniversary, and while the past few months have seen numerous victories for abortion rights, from the Supreme Court’s Whole Women’s Health v. Hellerstedt, to state’s attempts to defund Planned Parenthood being blocked, the Hyde amendment is arguably the greatest obstacle to abortion access that remains. The Hyde amendment, passed […]