CALIFORNIA

California is a leader on ensuring equitable healthcare and reproductive rights and is one of 16 states that provide Medicaid coverage of abortion.

California Announcements

Saturday’s letters: Insurance is part of a woman’s right to choose

By Charo Valero Reproductive rights are under the greatest threat in generations. Trump has installed a Supreme Court justice who he promised would overturn Roe vs. Wade. And state anti-abortion legislators, including politicians in Florida, are more emboldened than ever by his dangerous rhetoric to launch more extreme attacks on abortion. Read more.     

Maine values mean that MaineCare needs to cover abortion care

By Andrea L. Irwin During Women’s History Month, our country recognizes the remarkable achievements of American women. Here in Maine, we’re proud of the accomplishments of so many women in our state, and this year we even celebrate our first woman governor. Despite incredible gains, though, we are lagging when it comes to policies that improve women’s […]

Dem support grows for allowing public funds to pay for abortions

By Jessie Hellmann Support is growing among Democrats in Congress for allowing abortion coverage in publicly funded health programs. House Democrats, who say they have a “pro-choice majority” for the first time in history, are vowing to end a long-standing ban of abortion coverage in Medicaid called the Hyde Amendment. They also want to ensure that […]

Why Every State Should Enshrine Roe

By Carrie N. Baker Anti-abortion activists, conservative pundits and apparently Donald Trump are outraged about New York’s Reproductive Health Act. Anticipating the demise of Roe v. Wadebecause of Trump’s recent appointments to the Supreme Court, the New York Assembly overturned antiquated pre-Roe laws still on the books, removing abortion from the criminal code. Opponents claim that the law allows […]

Ensuring Abortion Care for EACH and Every One of Us

By Marcela Howell Women of color—particularly Black women—marched, wrote letters and knocked on doors in November to educate people about the issues facing our country like fair wages, child care and health care. The historic 2018 elections ultimately saw a record number of women of color voting and winning public office. Now, we must turn […]

House and Senate Introduce Bill to Ensure Insurance Coverage for Abortion

By Stacy M. Brown Women of color and their allies in the U.S. Senate and U.S. House introduced the Equal Access to Abortion Coverage in Health Insurance (EACH Woman) Act on Tuesday, March 12. The bills have the support of 85 national and state reproductive health, rights, and justice organizations united under the “All* Above […]