A Rare Victory for Abortion Access

“We started where we thought we’d be lucky if we had 40 people on a bill at introduction,” said Destiny Lopez, copresident of All* Above All. “We now have 155 people in the House, 27 in the Senate. So it’s a marathon, not a sprint.”

To Hell with the Hyde Amendment

“We’ve had forty-plus years of bad policy,” says Destiny Lopez, co-president of All* Above All, a seven-year-old, Washington, D.C.-based group working to guarantee that abortion is available to everyone who needs it. “We’re trying to move the needle on the issue and expand access. In 2014, when we began our campaign, Medicaid funding for abortion was … Continued

Biden Budget Plan Would Remove Ban on Federal Funds for Abortion

President Biden’s budget proposal removes language banning the use of federal dollars for abortions in most cases, fulfilling a campaign pledge and setting up a fight in Congress, where most Republicans are opposed to the change. The president’s budget, released Friday, doesn’t include the 1976 Hyde Amendment, which bars federal funding for abortion with exceptions … Continued

Biden Omits Hyde Amendment From Budget, Keeping Promise To Defend Abortion Rights

President Joe Biden’s promise to support abortion rights was reflected in his budget proposal to Congress for fiscal 2022. Biden’s budget proposal, submitted Friday, does not include the Hyde Amendment, which denies insurance coverage for abortions to people who receive their health coverage through government-sponsored plans like Medicaid. Although abortion has been protected since 1973 … Continued

Joe Biden stakes out position against discriminatory abortion rule

“We are thrilled that President Biden kept his campaign promise and submitted a budget without the Hyde amendment,” said Destiny Lopez, the co-president of All* Above All, a reproductive justice organization that has led the effort to repeal abortion coverage bans. “The Hyde amendment has, for more than 40 years, denied insurance coverage of abortion for … Continued

Biden’s Silence on Abortion Rights at a Key Moment Worries Liberals

“Codifying Roe is basically meaningless in states that have legislated it out of reach. If that’s your standard-bearer, then we’re having the wrong conversation,” said Destiny Lopez, a co-president of All* Above All, an abortion rights group. “There is an opportunity here to put out a longer-term, broader vision that’s based on the reality of … Continued

Abortion Is on SCOTUS’ Radar—and Biden Is Getting Heat

“It’s hard to have a conversation about abortion policy in this country when you can’t say the word abortion,” said Destiny Lopez, co-president of reproductive-rights group All* Above All, adding that doing so would “send a message that it’s not just about policy—that they are committed to lifting some of the stigma, some of the … Continued