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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 […]

The Endless Cost Of Maligning Abortion

By Janet Burns Throughout our lives, we rely on different clues and impressions to help us determine what is right, and what is wrong. These clues may be large or small, and take many forms; in select cases, they can even appear as financial figures. For while it may be impossible to put a price on human health and happiness, […]

Pramila Jayapal Just Introduced The Most Ambitious Medicare-For-All Plan Yet

By Andrea Gonzalez Ramirez Rep. Pramila Jayapal, a Democrat from Washington and the co-chair of the Progressive Caucus, unveiled Wednesday the most ambitious Medicare-for-All legislation the country has ever seen with the support of Rep. Debbie Dingell and more than 100 House Democrats. The bill aims to transition the United States to a single-payer healthcare system over […]

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 […]