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 […]
By Amanda Michelle Gomez For the first time ever, Senate Democrats will introduce a bill that guarantees every person has access to abortion coverage if they receive health care through the federal government. Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) will introduce the EACH Woman Act on Tuesday with support from at least nine other Democrats, including 2020 […]
By Monica Busch On Tuesday, two Democratic lawmakers unveiled a bill that would lift certain federal restrictions on abortion funding. The Equal Access to Abortion Coverage in Health Insurance (EACH) Woman Act, introduced by Rep. Barbara Lee in the House and Sen. Tammy Duckworth in the Senate, would dismantle restrictions that bar federal dollars from being used to […]
Senators Introduce Legislation to Finally Repeal the Hyde Amendment and End Wide-Ranging Federal Abortion-Funding Ban.
By Christine Grimaldi Holly Alvarado realized she might be pregnant while standing in the middle of a Walmart near Grand Forks Air Force Base, where she was stationed in 2009. Alvarado, then 22, was struggling to afford the supplies, like socks, underwear, and boots, she would need for at least six months in the Middle […]
By Saru Jayaraman & Destiny Lopez The women who put food on our tables at restaurants across this country too often struggle to put food on their own. They’re our servers, bartenders, hosts, food runners and cooks, and many of them are just one unexpected medical event away from experiencing deeper economic instability. For those […]
By Madhuri Sathish Restrictions on abortion access disproportionately impact minority communities. But it isn’t just patients seeking abortions who are affected by these barriers, which are largely backed by conservative lawmakers. Abortion providers in areas of the country with restrictive abortion laws often struggle to get the necessary funding to maintain their services. Black women who […]
By Nikki Madsen On March 10th, 1993, abortion provider Dr. David Gunn was shot and killed by an anti-choice extremist. Now, March 10th is National Abortion Provider Appreciation Day, when we honor the doctors who dedicate their careers to upholding reproductive freedom in spite of increasingly oppressive legislation and dangerous politics. Here, Nikki Madsen, Executive Director […]
By Janet Burns Throughout our lives, we rely on different clues and impressions to help us determine what is right, and what is wrong. These clues may be large or small, and take many forms; in select cases, they can even appear as financial figures. For while it may be impossible to put a price on human health and happiness, […]