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46 Minutes With Barbara Lee

By Rebecca Traister In 1972, Barbara Lee was a single mother of two, on welfare, attending Mills College in California. She was doing work with the Black Panther Party and held firm to the belief that political and social change would not come from inside electoral politics. She was not registered to vote. Read more. 

Activists who are women of color march to fight against the Hyde Amendment

By Faith Osunde The date Sept. 30 marked 42 years since the passage of the Hyde Amendment, prompting activists who are women of color to march calling for an end to bans on abortion coverage. Activists in 23 states organized 55 events in their own communities to rally. Read more. 

Groups Girding For New Fight On Abortion Rights

By Doug Chandler Holding a press conference on the steps of City Hall last Friday, the National Council of Jewish Women’s New York Section launched a campaign against what its leaders call “fake” abortion clinics. That follows a webinar recently hosted by Jewish Women International to coach members on how they can best influence policies affecting […]

Commentary: How The Hyde Amendment Hurt My Family

By Mindy Woerter DURHAM — In February 2016, I got pregnant for the third time. My husband and I had a year-old daughter, but my second pregnancy had ended in miscarriage a few months prior. We were cautiously excited for this pregnancy, and as we neared the end of the first trimester, our excitement grew. […]

Diana DeGette Is (Still) Championing Women’s Health

As House Republicans move to pass a replacement health care bill, this Denver Democrat continues to fight for healthcare access and reproductive rights. BY LISA WIRTHMAN It’s a quiet Friday morning in December, and Chief Deputy Whip, 20-year member of Congress, and healthcare warrior Rep. Diana DeGette (D-Denver) leans back in her black leather conference room […]

The EACH Woman Act could help 28 million women access safe abortions

By Maria Solis It’s hard to keep up with the anti-abortion legislation coming from not just the new White House administration, but from state legislatures across the country. But Rep. Barbara Lee is getting ahead of the curve with a House Resolution that would repeal the Hyde Amendment, the 1976 measure that bars the government from […]