By Destiny Lopez When I gave birth to my daughter, I never imagined this could be her future. But we have to face facts. Abortion is being criminalized and pushed out of reach, and when this happens, the harm falls hardest on low-income people, women of color, and young people. It’s for exactly this reason that […]
By Alicia Menendez As the confirmation hearings draw nearer for Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, (who, if confirmed, would likely tip the court to the right), abortion rights activists argue that Roe v. Wade — and with it, the constitutional right to abortion — hang in the balance. At the same time, they stress that motivating young […]
By Nandita Raghuram and Neil Demause What would life be like without Roe v. Wade, the landmark 1973 ruling that gave women in the U.S. the right to a legal abortion? This has become a common question ever since President Donald Trump nominated federal judge Brett Kavanaugh last month to replace the just-retired justice Anthony Kennedy on the […]
By Leslie M. Kantor Access to reproductive health care services — including family planning, cancer screenings, testing and treatment for sexually transmitted diseases, and abortion — is already under threat. However, the potential reversal of the landmark 1973 Supreme Court decision in Roe v. Wade, which established a woman’s right to an abortion, could make those […]
Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination sparks protests by women of color reproductive rights activists .
By Natelegé Whaley Over 100 women of color reproductive rights activists from across the country gathered at U.S. Senate offices in Washington, D.C., on Thursday to protest the Supreme Court nomination of Brett Kavanaugh. It is widely assumed President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court picks — including Kavanaugh and the already confirmed Neil Gorsuch — will be in a […]
By Marissa Lang The shouted chants erupted in the middle of the cafeteria, stopping congressional workers mid-bite. “What do we want?” asked a protester. “Justice!” answered dozens of women of color in unison. “How do we get it?” “Stop Kavanaugh!” the women cried. Read more.
By Gabriela Resto-Montero For over 40 years, the Hyde Amendment has barred any federal money from being used to pay for abortions, except for in some cases involving rape, incest or instances where the mother may lose her life. Although the amendment is just a rider on the annual appropriation bill to fund the Health and […]
As Comment Period Closes, Doctors and Advocates Warn Title X ‘Gag Rule’ Will Cause ‘Unthinkable Harm’ .
By Katelyn Burns The 60-day public comment period for the Trump administration’s proposed Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Title X “gag rule” concluded this week with more than 200,000 commentslisted on the HHS site, including many sharp rebukes from major medical and health-care advocacy organizations. Read more.
By Carolyn Todd So, you’re pregnant and you don’t want to be. If you’ve decided that having an abortion is the best option for you, there will be many more questions and considerations ahead of you. Although it may feel like it right now, you’re not alone—around 650,000 women in the United States get an abortion every […]
By Kelly FlanneryThe Department of Health and Human Services has proposed a binding rule that would stop health providers in clinics that receive federal public family planning money from providing patients with full and accurate reproductive health information and services. Requiring doctors to withhold information is terrible policy, and it will harm people living in poverty the […]