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How the Promise of Roe v. Wade Left Women of Color Behind [OP-ED]

By Sung Yeon Choimorrow, Marcela Howell, Jessica González-Rojas Forty-six years ago today, millions of women across the country celebrated as Roe v. Wade, which legalized abortion, was made the law of the land. No more hiding in the shadows, no more being ashamed to talk about abortion, we thought. We finally had complete control of our reproductive future and […]

Reproductive Rights at Risk With or Without Roe

By Kalena Thomhave Recent discussions of abortion rights have been understandably chock-full of apocalyptic imagery and language. Some protesters at the U.S. Capitol in the Trump era have dressed as handmaids à la The Handmaid’s Tale, Margaret Atwood’s story of an ultra-conservative totalitarian government that compels women to have the children of the wealthy and powerful. […]

Where U . S .  Battles Over Abortion Will Play Out In 2019 

By Julie Rovner With Democrats now in control of the U.S. House of Representatives, it might appear that the fight over abortion rights has become a standoff. After all, abortion-rights supporters within the Democratic caucus will be in a position to block the kind of curbs that Republicans advanced over the past two years when […]

Trump’s Proposed Rule On Abortion Coverage Could Make Getting Care Way More Complicated 

By Monica Busch Just after the midterm elections, the Trump administration proposed a major change to how insurance companies process abortion coverage payments — one which opponents are criticizing as a “backdoor ban” on the procedure. The comment period for Trump’s proposed abortion coverage rule ends at 5 p.m. ET on Tuesday, which means there is less […]

MARCH FOR A FEMINISM FOR THE 99 PERCENT

The historic Women’s Marches that followed Donald Trump’s inauguration have become an annual event in Washington, D.C., but also in cities across the country. Huge numbers of people came together the past to years to speak out against the sexism fueled by the Trump administation, but also take up the many fronts in the administration’s […]

4 biggest things to happen to reproductive rights in 2018, and what to look out for in 2019

Kimya Forouzan, Vice President on the board of reproductive justice organization If/When/How, outlines the most pivotal moments in this year’s fight for reproductive rights, and what we should be ready for in 2019. In present day America, most weeks feel like a year. While the fight for equality and justice has always existed in this country, it can […]

Yes, I do want your taxes to pay for abortion

By Moira Donegan Abortion rights did not fare well in the midterm elections. Alabama voters approved a measure that will grant full legal personhood to fertilized eggs, a move that will massively restrict the rights of pregnant and fertile women and ban all abortions in the state after the fall of Roe v Wade. West […]

The new House will have an unprecedented number of members who support repealing Hyde

By Amanda Michelle Gomez For the past four decades, lawmakers in Washington, D.C. have largely prohibited federal dollars from paying for low-income people’s abortions. But with a record number of Democratic women elected to office in November and their party holding the majority in the House next year, momentum is building to lift the ban. […]

Talking points and health-care restrictions prevent people from enrolling in ACA

By Julie Burkhart Open-enrollment for marketplace health insurance began at the beginning of this month and with open-enrollment each year come the falsehoods and inaccuracies from the anti-choice movement. These inflammatory talking-points have been going around since the Affordable Health care Act was passed in 2015. Chief among these false talking points is the argument […]

Advocacy Groups Reveal ‘Groundbreaking’ Progressive Vision for Reproductive Justice Future . 

By Katelyn Burns Reproductive and social justice advocacy groups released a groundbreaking legislative plan this week spelling out priorities to create a future where sexual and reproductive health, rights, and justice doesn’t depend on someone’s identity, age, or income. The plan has been under development for two years and is co-signed by over 100 local and national […]