“We’ve long known that the promise of Roe v. Wade was never real for working families in America,” Kelsey Ryland, co-director of All* Above All, a reproductive justice policy and strategy organization, tells Bustle. That’s why, she adds, now’s the time to “re-imagine” what Roe can do for people. “The courts are one piece of protecting access to abortion care, but … Continued
President-elect Joe Biden is poised to roll back several of the Trump administration’s most restrictive sexual and reproductive health policies, including limits on abortion. Reproductive rights advocates expect Biden to quickly overturn Trump-era rules, like banning federal funds for foreign and national health organizations that promote and provide abortion and giving employers more freedom to … Continued
Even with Democrats technically in the majority in Congress, the party split is so slim that passing major health care legislation will be extremely difficult. So speculation about President-elect Joe Biden’s health agenda has focused on the things he can accomplish using executive authority. Although there is a long list of things he could do, … Continued
Recent developments have made it increasingly difficult for many women to access abortion services in the United States. “Abortion deserts” — cities where people have to travel 100 miles or more to reach an abortion clinic — have become more and more common, the result of restrictive state laws governing access to reproductive care. Six states have … Continued
This post originally appeared in the Hampshire Gazette. It has been republished with permission. The COVID-19 pandemic is transforming many aspects of our lives, and abortion is no exception. Telemedicine is expanding access to abortion health care in ways that are likely to persist long after the pandemic is over.
WASHINGTON — House Democrats have spent two years passing government funding legislation without picking a fight over abortion, but with President Donald Trump leaving office, party leaders say 2021 will be different.
All eyes are on new appointments to President-elect Joe Biden’s Administration, with great speculation about which policies those appointees will change first. In particular, reproductive-rights supporters wonder what protection the Biden Administration can provide for abortion now that the Supreme Court has six votes to overturn or to further eviscerate the core holding of Roe v. … Continued
Unneeded, unscientific restrictions around access to abortion medication remain in place, perpetuating a two decade-long intrusion of politics where it does not belong. The incoming Biden-Harris Administration now has an opportunity to fix that. The biotech industry should worry about politics being put ahead of public health — similar restrictions could be imposed on any technology … Continued
We’re going to continue to fight and make sure that our voices and our policies are heard,” Planned Parenthood President ALEXIS McGILL JOHNSON told POLITICO. “It’s great to have a receptive ear on the other side, but there may be moments where they may not want to hear us.” DESTINY LOPEZ with the abortion rights group All* Above … Continued
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — A federal judge in Maryland has denied the Trump administration’s request to reinstate a rule that would require women to visit a hospital, clinic or medical office to obtain an abortion pill during the COVID-19 pandemic, noting that public health risks for patients only have grown worse.