By Mariana Fang Voters in Oregon rejected a highly contested constitutional amendment that would have banned state funds from being used for most abortions, thwarting what would have been a sharp turn for a state with largely progressive policies on reproductive rights. Read more.
By Holly Kellum The states of West Virginia, Oregon, and Alabama all have measures on their ballots this year related to funding of abortion with taxpayer dollars. None of the measures would prohibit women from having an abortion, which is protected by Roe v. Wade; if passed, the initiatives would exempt taxpayers from paying for […]
By Frida Garza We are just four days out from Election Day and abortion rights are on the ballot again. (Really, when are abortion rights not on the ballot? I honestly can’t remember.) This time around, three states have ballot measures related to abortion access: Alabama, Oregon, and West Virginia. Read more.
By Jessica González-Rojas The midterm elections already promise to be historic, with more women of color stepping up to run for office than ever before and long lines at early voting locations that often have low turnout, like Texas. At the halfway point of the Trump presidency, voters are recognizing how much is at stake in […]
By Claire Willmschen The Carrboro Board of Aldermen recently voted unanimously to pass a resolution calling for the repeal of the Hyde Amendment, which prohibits the use of federal insurance funds for abortions except in circumstances where the life of the mother is endangered. Read more.
By Stacy M. Brown National Newspaper Publishers Association President and CEO Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr., heralded 2018 as “payback year” for African Americans and other minorities who have suffered on the new presidential administration policies and it that seems Black women are in lock-step with Chavis. Two years into the presidency of Donald Trump […]
By Amanda Michelle Gomez Over the past year, Dr. Shanthi Ramesh performed abortions for seven sexual assault survivors and she recalls Medicaid insurance only paying for two. It didn’t matter that they were all technically eligible for Medicaid — meaning, they were all poor enough to receive public health insurance — or that a doctor, in her […]
Last month I sat vigil in the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing room and watched as Brett Kavanaugh attacked the Committee, launched personal attacks and accusations against several women on the Committee, and called the powerful testimony of a woman who accused him of sexual assault the work of a political operative being set up by the Democratic party to […]
By Garnet Henderson So you’re pregnant and don’t want to be, or you have a wanted pregnancy but the fetus has a fatal anomaly or the pregnancy could threaten your health. Whatever the case, you want an abortion. Here’s how to get the care you need. Read more.
By Faith Osunde The date Sept. 30 marked 42 years since the passage of the Hyde Amendment, prompting activists who are women of color to march calling for an end to bans on abortion coverage. Activists in 23 states organized 55 events in their own communities to rally. Read more.