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How do rape exceptions for abortion work? They don’t.

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 […]

Alyssa Milano On Witnessing The Kavanaugh Hearings & The US Government’s War On Women

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 […]

15 Practical Questions About Getting an Abortion

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. 

Activists who are women of color march to fight against the Hyde Amendment

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. 

6 things you can do to make abortion more accessible for low-income women . 

By Destiny Lopez Destiny Lopez is co-director of All* Above All, an organization focused on lifting bans that deny access to abortion coverage, especially for low-income women. This year marks 42 years of the Hyde Amendment, which limits the amount of financial help that the government can provide abortion patients. And as the country waits to learn […]

Restricting Medicaid abortion coverage forces some women to carry unwanted pregnancies

By Terri-Ann Thompson As we continue to fight for the future of abortion rights, it is critical for us to take a moment to acknowledge that many in the United States currently live without the ability to get abortion care. Prior Supreme Court decisions like Roe v. Wade and Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt have reaffirmed every person’s right […]

Why Repealing The Hyde Amendment Is Such A Big Priority For Women Activists Of Color

By Madhuri Sathish Sarah Morris/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images In 1976, Congress passed the Hyde Amendment, which prohibited federal Medicaid funding from being used for abortion services. Sunday marks the 42nd anniversary of this legislation, and the people of color leading Hyde Amendment repeal efforts — those who are most disproportionately impacted by its restrictions on abortion coverage— have organized […]

September 30 Marks 42 Years of Restricting Abortion Coverage

Sunday marks the 42nd year since the passage of the Hyde Amendment, which since 1976 has banned Medicaid health insurance from covering abortion care. All* Above All activists have organized 55 events in 23 states to rally around its repeal. Read more.   

Another Voice: Women who are poor shouldn’t be penalized when seeking abortions

By Gretchen Ely As autumn approaches, so does the 42nd anniversary of the Hyde Amendment, a federal budget rider that prohibits federal insurance coverage of abortion. Due to this amendment, lower income people who use Medicaid, and those using other federal health programs, must pay for abortions out of pocket. On the surface, political rhetoric […]