By Victoria Gómez Betancourt I had an abortion. Every time I tell my story, it gets a little easier because I know that by sharing my story I can help others—other women, other Latinxs—feel like they are not alone. Read more.
By Destiny Lopez Regarding Fred Barnes’s “Democrats Inch Right on Abortion” (op-ed, Aug. 31): You have to question the thinking of the pundits who see support for abortion rights as a vulnerability for today’s Democratic Party, rather than an essential component for its future success. Read more.
Abortion coverage bans on public and private insurance: Access to abortion care limited for millions of women
Health insurance is intended to help people cover both preventive and unexpected health costs. Yet federal and state politicians have singled out abortion and placed numerous bans on coverage for this health service within government-sponsored and private health insurance plans. Restrictions on insurance for abortion can have negative impacts for millions of women, especially low-income […]
By Annamarya Scaccia By law, parents aren’t protected in the United States. The country lacks universal paid leave that would make taking care of their families a lot easier. Also absent from federal law is legislation that would close the gender wage gap or provide strong workplace protections. There’s also the lack of state laws […]
- Time Magazine
By Annaliese Mahoney The debate over government funding of Planned Parenthood is seemingly never-ending. During last month’s controversy over repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act, talk of defunding Planned Parenthood–essentially ensuring that Medicaid funds cannot go to the health provider service–was a common refrain. Defunding Planned Parenthood, advocates say, would ensure that taxpayer money is […]
- The Hill
By Kylie McConville. After the passage of the revised American Health Care Act (AHCA), questions about the future of women’s care hang heavy — and unfortunately, right now there are more question marks than there are answers. With access to abortion care already such a polarizing topic in our society, women wondering can you get […]
By Destiny Lopez It’s hard to believe it’s been 100 days since Trump became president. It’s been a rollercoaster, and many people — myself included — remain deeply concerned and even afraid about Trump’s ongoing attacks on women’s health and rights. But despair can’t win out over resistance, and now is a great time to […]