By Charo Valero Reproductive rights are under the greatest threat in generations. Trump has installed a Supreme Court justice who he promised would overturn Roe vs. Wade. And state anti-abortion legislators, including politicians in Florida, are more emboldened than ever by his dangerous rhetoric to launch more extreme attacks on abortion. Read more.
By Andrea L. Irwin During Women’s History Month, our country recognizes the remarkable achievements of American women. Here in Maine, we’re proud of the accomplishments of so many women in our state, and this year we even celebrate our first woman governor. Despite incredible gains, though, we are lagging when it comes to policies that improve women’s […]
Black women and the fight for abortion rights: How this brochure sparked the movement for reproductive freedom
By Natelegé Whaley Faye Wattleton, the first black woman to serve as president of Planned Parenthood, stood on the steps of the Supreme Court in the summer of 1989 to condemn its decision on the abortion rights case Webster v. Reproductive Health Services. The high court had ruled that states had the right to limit abortion access. […]
By Jessie Hellmann Support is growing among Democrats in Congress for allowing abortion coverage in publicly funded health programs. House Democrats, who say they have a “pro-choice majority” for the first time in history, are vowing to end a long-standing ban of abortion coverage in Medicaid called the Hyde Amendment. They also want to ensure that […]
By Carrie N. Baker Anti-abortion activists, conservative pundits and apparently Donald Trump are outraged about New York’s Reproductive Health Act. Anticipating the demise of Roe v. Wadebecause of Trump’s recent appointments to the Supreme Court, the New York Assembly overturned antiquated pre-Roe laws still on the books, removing abortion from the criminal code. Opponents claim that the law allows […]
By Marcela Howell Women of color—particularly Black women—marched, wrote letters and knocked on doors in November to educate people about the issues facing our country like fair wages, child care and health care. The historic 2018 elections ultimately saw a record number of women of color voting and winning public office. Now, we must turn […]
Each Woman Deserves Reproductive Rights in Practice, Not Just on Paper: Why We Need the EACH Woman Act
By Sen. Patty Murray I’m proud that yesterday, my colleagues in Congress and I introduced the Equal Access to Abortion Coverage in Health Insurance (EACH Woman) Act. Our bill would help make sure all women have access to the full range of reproductive health care services regardless of their income, where they live, or how […]
By Ally Boguhn Pro-choice lawmakers in the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate introduced legislation on Tuesday to block the Hyde Amendment and other bans on insurance coverage for abortion care. Read more.
By Stacy M. Brown Women of color and their allies in the U.S. Senate and U.S. House introduced the Equal Access to Abortion Coverage in Health Insurance (EACH Woman) Act on Tuesday, March 12. The bills have the support of 85 national and state reproductive health, rights, and justice organizations united under the “All* Above […]
By Jessie Hellmann Abortion rights leaders in Congress will ask House Speaker Nancy Pelosi(D-Calif.) to hold a vote on a bill that would allow abortion coverage to receive federal funding. The bill would repeal a long-standing ban on abortion coverage in federal health programs like Medicaid. Read more.