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 […]
By Cybele Mayes-Osterman When it comes to taking away women’s healthcare, South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster just can’t make up his mind. Last Friday, McMaster signed an executive order requiring Medicaid to continue to provide “important women’s health and family planning services.” But the order had a catch—no clinics providing abortions could receive Medicaid funding. Read more.
By Julz LaMantia One week after my 21st birthday in 2012, I found out I was pregnant. It was unplanned and unexpected—and I was absolutely terrified. Read more.
Devon sits down with Destiny Lopez, co-director of All Above All, a group dedicated to lifting restricts that limit women’s access to abortion. They discuss what SCOTUS nominee Brett Kavanaugh means for Roe v. Wade and how Roe is out of reach for so many women already. Read more.