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Op-Ed: Queer People Need Access to Abortions, Too

By Candace Bond-Theriault February was Black History Month and March is Bisexual Health Awareness Month, as well as Women’s History Month. As an out-and-proud Black bi femme, I reclaim February and March as Black Bi Women’s History and Health months. I use these two months to celebrate my existence and that of those like me, whose identities […]

What Is The Each Woman Act? It’s Bringing Abortion Rights To A Federal Level

By Chelsea Stewart If the year 2018 taught us anything, it’s that reproductive health rights are under increased threat in the United States. With proposals and policies cranking out seemingly by the day that limit access to services like abortion, it’s not a great moment for women’s rights. But on Tuesday, March 12, two Democratic […]

For the first time, Senate introduces bill to get federal dollars to pay for abortion

By Amanda Michelle Gomez For the first time ever, Senate Democrats will introduce a bill that guarantees every person has access to abortion coverage if they receive health care through the federal government. Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) will introduce the EACH Woman Act on Tuesday with support from at least nine other Democrats, including 2020 […]

The EACH Woman Act Would Lift Abortion Restrictions That Lawmakers Say Especially Impact WOC

By Monica Busch On Tuesday, two Democratic lawmakers unveiled a bill that would lift certain federal restrictions on abortion funding. The Equal Access to Abortion Coverage in Health Insurance (EACH) Woman Act, introduced by Rep. Barbara Lee in the House and Sen. Tammy Duckworth in the Senate, would dismantle restrictions that bar federal dollars from being used to […]

Congress Must Pass Raise the Wage Act, Secure Better Future for Women [Op-Ed]

By Saru Jayaraman & Destiny Lopez The women who put food on our tables at restaurants across this country too often struggle to put food on their own. They’re our servers, bartenders, hosts, food runners and cooks, and many of them are just one unexpected medical event away from experiencing deeper economic instability. For those […]

Black Women Who Provide Abortions Open Up About The Challenges & Rewards Of Their Work

By Madhuri Sathish Restrictions on abortion access disproportionately impact minority communities. But it isn’t just patients seeking abortions who are affected by these barriers, which are largely backed by conservative lawmakers. Abortion providers in areas of the country with restrictive abortion laws often struggle to get the necessary funding to maintain their services. Black women who […]

When the right to choose is under attack, abortion providers refuse to back down

By Nikki Madsen On March 10th, 1993, abortion provider Dr. David Gunn was shot and killed by an anti-choice extremist. Now, March 10th is National Abortion Provider Appreciation Day, when we honor the doctors who dedicate their careers to upholding reproductive freedom in spite of increasingly oppressive legislation and dangerous politics. Here, Nikki Madsen, Executive Director […]