To Protect Our Health, We Must Enact The EACH Act

In 1977, a young woman named Rosie Jimenez lived in McAllen, Texas, not far from my home. She was a single mother, a student and a woman of ambition. When she became pregnant, she didn’t want to have another child at that time, so she sought out abortion care. But she couldn’t afford an abortion. … Continued

EACH Act Would End Hyde Amendment and Restore Insurance Coverage for Abortion Care

Each year since 1976, anti-abortion politicians in Congress have passed the Hyde Amendment, barring coverage of abortion health care in federal insurance programs, including Medicaid—but that may soon change. On Thursday, Representatives Barbara Lee (D-Calif.), Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.), Diana DeGette (D-Colo.), Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.), and Senators Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.), Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii) and Patty Murray (D-Wash.) introduced … Continued

Legislation Targets Decades-Old Abortion Rule Banning Federal Funding

Progressives on Capitol Hill are one step closer to getting rid of some federal abortion restrictions. Democratic members of the House and Senate introduced the Each Act, Thursday, a bill aimed at permanently doing away with restrictions from the Hyde Amendment, a 1976  provision that keeps federal funds from providing abortions in most cases.

Will at-home abortions make Roe v. Wade obsolete?

But for advocates like Silvia Henriquez, the co-president of the abortion rights group All* Above All, looser federal rules for the pills is part of a long-held goal. “We are working towards a future where abortion care is there when we need it, where it’s affordable, accessible and on our own terms, without barriers,” she … Continued

Why Won’t President Biden Utter the Word ‘Abortion’?

”President Biden is a compassionate leader who supports healthcare access and economic security for all people. His values align with abortion justice: He has prioritized racial equity, economic security and pandemic relief during his first 100 days in office,” Silvia Henriquez, co-president of All* Above All, said in a statement emailed to Playboy. “We’re urging … Continued

What Repealing the Hyde Amendment Would Mean for Abortion Activists

Kelsey Ryland notes it is Black and other women of color like the abortion fund directors who are moving the pro-choice movement forward. Ryland is the director of federal strategies for All* Above All. The organization seeks to reinstate public insurance coverage of abortion. “It is women of color who pushed our movement, who continue … Continued