By Madhuri Sathish Sarah Morris/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images In 1976, Congress passed the Hyde Amendment, which prohibited federal Medicaid funding from being used for abortion services. Sunday marks the 42nd anniversary of this legislation, and the people of color leading Hyde Amendment repeal efforts — those who are most disproportionately impacted by its restrictions on abortion coverage— have organized […]
Sunday marks the 42nd year since the passage of the Hyde Amendment, which since 1976 has banned Medicaid health insurance from covering abortion care. All* Above All activists have organized 55 events in 23 states to rally around its repeal. Read more.
By Gretchen Ely As autumn approaches, so does the 42nd anniversary of the Hyde Amendment, a federal budget rider that prohibits federal insurance coverage of abortion. Due to this amendment, lower income people who use Medicaid, and those using other federal health programs, must pay for abortions out of pocket. On the surface, political rhetoric […]
By Katelyn Burns Congressional lawmakers on Thursday settled on a final minibus spending bill without the new anti-choice provisions Republicans inserted into the version passed in the U.S. House of Representatives in July. Read more.
By Destiny Lopez When I gave birth to my daughter, I never imagined this could be her future. But we have to face facts. Abortion is being criminalized and pushed out of reach, and when this happens, the harm falls hardest on low-income people, women of color, and young people. It’s for exactly this reason that […]
By Alicia Menendez As the confirmation hearings draw nearer for Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, (who, if confirmed, would likely tip the court to the right), abortion rights activists argue that Roe v. Wade — and with it, the constitutional right to abortion — hang in the balance. At the same time, they stress that motivating young […]
By Nandita Raghuram and Neil Demause What would life be like without Roe v. Wade, the landmark 1973 ruling that gave women in the U.S. the right to a legal abortion? This has become a common question ever since President Donald Trump nominated federal judge Brett Kavanaugh last month to replace the just-retired justice Anthony Kennedy on the […]
By Leslie M. Kantor Access to reproductive health care services — including family planning, cancer screenings, testing and treatment for sexually transmitted diseases, and abortion — is already under threat. However, the potential reversal of the landmark 1973 Supreme Court decision in Roe v. Wade, which established a woman’s right to an abortion, could make those […]
Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination sparks protests by women of color reproductive rights activists .
By Natelegé Whaley Over 100 women of color reproductive rights activists from across the country gathered at U.S. Senate offices in Washington, D.C., on Thursday to protest the Supreme Court nomination of Brett Kavanaugh. It is widely assumed President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court picks — including Kavanaugh and the already confirmed Neil Gorsuch — will be in a […]
By Marissa Lang The shouted chants erupted in the middle of the cafeteria, stopping congressional workers mid-bite. “What do we want?” asked a protester. “Justice!” answered dozens of women of color in unison. “How do we get it?” “Stop Kavanaugh!” the women cried. Read more.