“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 a third-rail issue, but there is now a lot of support for it. Our polling shows that support for reproductive justice crosses race, ethnicity, gender, age, and political party lines,” Lopez continues. “Fairness and equity have broad appeal and most people agree that pregnant people should not be treated differently just because they’re low-income.”