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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 […]
Congresswomen Barbara Lee (D-CA), Jan Schakowsky (D-IL), and Diana DeGette, (D-CO), and U.S. Senators Tammy Duckworth, (D-IL), Kamala Harris, (D-CA), Mazie Hirono, (D-HI), and Patty Murray (D-WA), introduced the EACH Woman Act (HR 1692 and S 758). This bill ensures coverage for abortion for every woman, however much she earns or however she is insured. For […]
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.
By Candace Bond-Theriault February was Black History Month and March is Bisexual Health Awareness Month, as well as Women’s History Month. As an out-and-proud Black bi femme, I reclaim February and March as Black Bi Women’s History and Health months. I use these two months to celebrate my existence and that of those like me, whose identities […]
By Chelsea Stewart If the year 2018 taught us anything, it’s that reproductive health rights are under increased threat in the United States. With proposals and policies cranking out seemingly by the day that limit access to services like abortion, it’s not a great moment for women’s rights. But on Tuesday, March 12, two Democratic […]