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Here’s How the Senate Health-Care Bill Will Impact Women’s Health

By Claire Landsbaum On Thursday, the Senate finally released a draft of its super-secret health-care bill, which is hardly less mean than the House’s version. Hours later, four Republican Senators — Rand Paul, Ron Johnson, Mike Lee, and Ted Cruz — issued a joint statement announcing they wouldn’t vote for the bill, but are “open to negotiation and obtaining more information […]

Access to Reproductive Health Care for U.S.-Based Refugees

By Jamila Taylor and Anusha Ravi The Trump administration and congressional Republicans have taken actively hostile stances against both immigrant and refugee communities as well as reproductive rights. President Donald Trump has signed two executive orders, currently held up in court, which block the entry of immigrants into the United States from six predominantly Muslim […]

Want to Win on Abortion? Acknowledge the Contributions of Women of Color and Embrace Our Values-Based Approach

By Destiny Lopez and Silvia Henriquez Women of color who have shaped and are leading the fight for abortion rights and reproductive justice today have not always been recognized for our innovation, strategic insights, and transformative achievements. We have charged forward anyway, while also transforming the terms of the fight. Unfortunately, our history, our political […]

Want to Win on Abortion? Talk About It as an Issue of Love, Compassion

By Yamani Hernandez Eleven years ago I joined the fight for abortion access, after a 14-year-old parent, pregnant again by an adult, told me it was cheaper to pay friends $10 each to beat her up and force miscarriage than it was to afford an abortion. She said she would lose her housing if she […]

Anti-Abortion Democrats Put Women at Risk

By Amy Irvin As the Democratic Party continues soul-searching for how to rebuild after 2016, the debate regarding the centrality of abortion rights to progressive economic politics has reared its ugly head. Progressive leaders like Bernie Sanders and Democratic Party leaders like Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer have dismissed the critical importance of abortion access, […]

Want to identify as pro-life? Then support authentically pro-life policies

By Terry O’Neill The highly publicized controversy over Heath Mello, the Democratic party’s candidate for Mayor in Omaha, Neb., is a teachable moment that could reshape the debate over abortion. Mello lost the election earlier this month, and his hypocrisy on this issue may have been part of the reason. A stop in Omaha on […]

7 Feminist Groups On What Trumpcare Could Mean For Women

By Alanna Vagianos On Thursday, the House narrowly passed the American Health Care Act aka Trumpcare ― and women around the country are readying themselves for the consequences. The legislation would effectively allow states to discriminate against women. Under the AHCA, states are allowed to waive the former Obamacare requirement that insurers cover people with pre-existing conditions. […]