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This Lady Gave Up Fashion for Female Reproductive Rights

By Tim Murphy Lindsay Rodriguez, 34, is from Austin, Texas, and is the coordinator of the  National Abortion Access Bowl-a-Thon. “Growing up in San Antonio, Texas, I witnessed the erosion of our access to reproductive services,” she says. For Rodriguez, the real turning point came in 2011, when the conservative Texas state lawmakers  approved legislation […]

Oregon is Stepping Up for Reproductive Healthcare

by Megan Burbank  While Republicans assembled a woefully inadequate plan to replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA) this week, Oregon has quietly joined a handful of states considering legislation that would preserve one key provision of the ACA no matter what happens nationally: access to reproductive healthcare, which the ACA expanded through its mandate that […]

The GOP Obamacare replacement defunds Planned Parenthood and restricts abortion coverage

It would keep poor women on Medicaid from getting health care at Planned Parenthood, and cut off affordable abortion coverage for many privately insured women. Updated by Emily Crockett Republicans released a bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act on Monday evening. And as promised by House Speaker Paul Ryan, the bill also […]

The GOP Health-Care Plan Would Effectively Dismantle Insurance Coverage for Abortion

By Christina Cauterucci On Monday, House Republicans revealed the plan they want to replace the Affordable Care Act. There are a few things to celebrate: The GOP decided to drop a segment of an earlier draft that would have allowed insurers to sell policies that didn’t cover prescription drugs and maternity care, which the ACA […]

States and Cities Push Back on Reproductive Health Attacks

By Katie Klabusich, Truthout | Report  The lesson to take from the loss of 1,000 state legislative seats and 27 legislative chambers since 2010 is that it’s time to do things differently: to end the practice of simply opposing harmful legislation and to go on offense. In the face of promises from the new administration […]

Wearing White is Not Enough: A Conversation With Cherisse Scott of SisterReach

By Anita Little Last night during President Trump’s speech to a joint session of Congress, all of the women Democrats dressed in white to signify the suffrage movement and to signal to the president that they’ll be watching how he navigates gender equality. Without getting into the whole mess of how wearing white actually hearkens […]