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Denial of abortion leads to economic hardship for low-income women

By Ronnie Cohen (Reuters Health) – – Women who want an abortion but are denied one are more likely to spend years living in poverty than women who have abortions, a new study suggests. Carrying an unwanted pregnancy to term quadrupled the odds that a new mother and her child would live below the federal […]

Insurance restrictions on abortion coverage harm patients

By Mansi Shah, M.D. Giving birth to a child is a beautiful and thrilling experience. Even for those women who have desired pregnancies, however, this process is fraught with complications. As a medical student, I learned that it was safer to have an abortion in the first trimester than to carry a pregnancy to term. […]

In time of Trump, Washington lawmakers want to pass bill mandating abortion coverage

By Ashli Blow SEATTLE, Wash. – Washington state could soon require health insurers that cover maternity care to also cover abortions. While most insurers already provide that coverage, some Washington leaders and activists wants to mandate it — especially in the time of President Donald Trump’s administration. “Washington has long led the way on this issue, […]

5 Meaningful Ways to Fight for Reproductive Rights in 2018

By Kylie Cheung By the end of 2017, many had declared it the year of women. It was, after all, the year of Wonder Woman, record-breaking numbers of women running for office, and, of course, #MeToo exposing a nation plagued by sexual injustice across every industry. And now, 2018 must be a year of change, transformation and […]

Opinion: Black Women Need Real Change, Not Just Thanks

By La’Tasha D. Mayes After Roy Moore’s defeat at the hands of Alabama voters—driven by Black voter turnout, especially the votes of Black women—we saw the celebration, credit-taking, and meaning-making that usually accompanies a progressive electoral victory. But one thing was different this time. This time, mainstream media and social media feeds flooded with messages […]

Looking Beyond Trump and Building Toward Reproductive Justice

By Destiny Lopez It’s been almost a year since Trump’s inauguration, and the state of the resistance is strong. In the last year, we’ve seen activists from all backgrounds galvanized to fight for justice, equality and health care, and we’ve seen a massive movement arising to stop restrictions and coverage bans that push abortion out of […]