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Rep. Barbara Lee: The Hyde Amendment Is ‘Blatant Discrimination Against Poor Women’

Rep. Barbara Lee IDEAS Lee is a U.S. Representative for California In my time as an elected representative in California and here in Congress, I am proud to have fought side-by-side with constituents, advocates, and my colleagues to end racial and gender discrimination, stand up for our human rights, and work to build a future […]

NOW MORE THAN EVER, LET’S BE BOLD AND END THE HYDE AMENDMENT

By Quita Tinsley Yesterday, Congresswoman Barbara Lee (D-CA) and Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) reintroduced the Equal Access to Abortion Coverage in Health Insurance (EACH Woman) Act. This bill aims to overturn the Hyde Amendment, which prohibits federal dollars from being used for abortions, with few exceptions. Read more.       

SCOTUS Pick Neil Gorsuch Would Be A Disaster For Civil Rights

Here’s how to fight his appointment. By: Katie Klabusich The protests denouncing President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch began immediately last night. The road to overturning Roe requires several steps and cannot be done with this one appointment, but Gorsuch’s track record on reproductive health indeed suggests a frightening potential battle ahead. Moreover, Gorsuch […]

Policy-Makers Speak Out About Tom Price’s Stance on Women’s Healthcare

 This is troubling.  By Jennifer Gerson Uffalussy On February 1st, the Senate Finance Committee voted to push Rep. Tom Price’s nomination as Secretary for the Department of Health and Human Services to the full Senate for confirmation. As we prepare to see just how Price will act on his long-standing anti-choice and anti-women’s health care voting […]

EACH Woman Act would lift restrictive abortion coverage bans

 By Lauren L’Amie New legislation introduced to Congress today could lead to a huge victory for reproductive rights advocates—and the millions of women covered by Medicaid. In 1976 the Hyde Amendment was written to block federal Medicaid funding for abortion services. Forty years later and it’s still here, and it’s a huge roadblock for women’s rights […]