There also remains the problem of how people will pay for abortions during an unprecedented economic crisis. According to Kelsey Ryland, director of federal strategies at All* Above All, an abortion-rights activism group, the largest burden will fall once again on low-income people who rely on Medicaid for their health insurance.
Abortion-rights advocates say that opponents, and governors of states like Texas, are just using this moment to score political points. “I can’t emphasize enough how shameful it is to take advantage of this pandemic to just further shame women seeking abortion care,” Kelsey Ryland, director of federal strategies at the abortion-rights group All* Above All, … Continued
Kelsey Ryland, director of federal strategies for the reproductive justice group All* Above All, called Senate lawmakers “ruthless” for inserting anti-abortion language into the stimulus bill. “They are exploiting an emergency relief bill to further expand the Hyde Amendment in funds designed to help state, local, and tribal governments respond to this pandemic,” Ryland said … Continued
“Our communities across the country are doing everything we can to keep ourselves and our families safe, and our elected officials should be doing the same — not blocking health care for communities that already face significant barriers,” Kelsey Ryland, director of federal strategies for reproductive justice advocacy group All* Above All told Vox in … Continued
“It’s immoral to use the declaration of a global pandemic to turn people who need abortions into pawns for cheap political points,” Yamani Hernandez, executive director of the National Network of Abortion Funds, said Thursday in a statement. “In a moment when legislators need to turn towards science and data to stem the tide of a public … Continued
By Abigail Abrams “Roe has not been a reality for people struggling to make ends meet for decades because of Hyde,” says Destiny Lopez, co-director of All Above All, a coalition of reproductive rights advocates that launched in 2013.
As we mark the 47th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the landmark decision that legalized abortion in the United States, we need only look to a recent sneak attack by the Trump administration as a reminder that even with the ruling in place, anti-abortion politicians are hellbent on passing policies that keep the true promise of Roe from … Continued
Changes at the state and federal level made 2019 a volatile year for abortion access. But for activists, the fight is just heating up. Reproductive rights experts anticipate the abortion landscape to change even more dramatically in the year ahead, thanks to an onslaught of expected court rulings and new laws.
Medicare for All has been a fiercely debated topic throughout the Democratic debates—but little attention has been given to the current harmful Medicare restrictions on abortion access. Restrictions on abortion are pushing care out of reach for many, and these laws fall especially hard on people of color, low-income people and young people. Roe v. Wade may uphold the legal right … Continued
Nilofar Ganjaie often has to ask people what belongings they can sell to help pay for their abortions. Her organization, the Northwest Abortion Access Fund (NWAAF), helps people in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Alaska who are struggling to afford the hundreds or, later in pregnancy, thousands of dollars that an abortion costs.