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What if public insurance covered abortion? That’s the question activists are asking now.

By Amanda Michelle Gomez What if public health insurance paid for abortion? More and more people are beginning to ask that question. With support for Roe v. Wade stronger than ever before, reproductive rights advocates have moved the “Overton window” of what policy ideas are considered feasible. Now, instead of simply defending the right to […]

Why Abortion Rights Groups Are Fighting Their Battles At The State Level In 2019

By Monica Busch Abortion rights advocates are upfront about the fact that they believe there are currently very real, tangible threats to Roe v. Wade, especially given the Supreme Court’s conservative majority. With this in mind, some organizations say they are spending more time advocating for state-level abortion laws in order to protect access in as many places as […]

State of the Union comments on abortion reveal the relentless hypocrisy of anti-abortion messaging

By Danielle Campoamor Late Thursday night, the Supreme Court blocked a Louisiana law originally passed in 2014 that advocates warned would’ve made abortion almost impossible in the state. In a 5-4 decision — with Justices Clarence Thomas, Samuel Alito Jr., Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh dissenting — the Supreme Court issued a stay on a regulation that would’ve required […]

Planned Parenthood Is More Than Just Abortions

By Stephanie Rodriguez For thousands of women and countless others, Planned Parenthood is one of the biggest names that comes up when they think about women’s health. Planned Parenthood is an organization that contributes to health services in the following ways: providing reproductive and health services, advocating for public policies that support their mission, providing […]

Hyde Amendment Fact Sheet

THE HYDE AMENDMENT is language in the yearly Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies (often shortened to Labor-H or LHHS) appropriations legislation that bars programs in these agencies from covering abortion. This restriction primarily withholds abortion coverage from those qualified and enrolled in the Medicaid health insurance program for low-income people, except […]

How the Promise of Roe v. Wade Left Women of Color Behind [OP-ED]

By Sung Yeon Choimorrow, Marcela Howell, Jessica González-Rojas Forty-six years ago today, millions of women across the country celebrated as Roe v. Wade, which legalized abortion, was made the law of the land. No more hiding in the shadows, no more being ashamed to talk about abortion, we thought. We finally had complete control of our reproductive future and […]