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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 […]

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 […]

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. […]