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This Valentine's Day, I'm Contemplating My Reproductive Care And My Loss

Lesleyann Coker | Posted 02.14.2017 | Women
Lesleyann Coker

I didn't "lose" my babies. They weren't misplaced car keys or sunglasses that could be found in another room later.

40 Years Later, Harmful Hyde Policy Continues To Attack Women's Health

Elizabeth G. Taylor | Posted 10.02.2016 | Politics
Elizabeth G. Taylor

What the Hyde Amendment has wrought is inexplicably bad public policy. It's a policy that targets low-income women, limits their health rights and their constitutional rights, and either drives them into poverty or makes it increasingly difficult for them to overcome poverty.

On 40th Year Anniversary, PPNYC Stands with RJ Organizations to Call for End of Hyde Amendment

Joan Malin | Posted 09.30.2016 | New York
Joan Malin

Today marks the 40th anniversary of the Hyde Amendment, which denies abortion care for individuals who rely on Medicaid for their health care coverage...

A Double Bind Punishes Low-Income Families as Lawmakers Deny Women Abortion Coverage and Fail to Support Parenting

Debra L. Ness | Posted 09.30.2016 | Women
Debra L. Ness

Sometimes it's hard to fathom the ways laws and policies evolve in this country, with little coherence and an often-painful disregard for their impact...

This Woman's Powerful Story Shows Why The Government Should Pay For Abortion Care

The Huffington Post | Catherine Pearson | Posted 10.03.2016 | Women

September 30 marks the 40th anniversary of the Hyde Amendment, a policy that blocks federal Medicaid coverage for abortion services unless a woman’s...

Geniuses Made A Must-Watch ‘Formation’ Parody About Anti-Abortion Laws

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | Posted 09.26.2016 | Women

A remake of Beyoncé’s “Formation” is telling ladies to “get information” about anti-abortion laws. Created by feminist organization Lady P...

Congressman Calls Out GOP's Anti-Abortion Hearing As Racist

The Huffington Post | Laura Bassett | Posted 09.23.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― House Republicans held a hearing Friday on what they called the “ultimate civil right” in the United States ― the right of a fetu...

The Fight for Women's Equality

Mike Quigley | Posted 08.26.2016 | Politics
Mike Quigley

Today, August 26, we celebrate Women's Equality Day - a day to commemorate the 1920 ratification of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, granting w...

Bernie Manages To Turn A Win Into A Loss

Peter D. Rosenstein | Posted 07.03.2016 | Politics
Peter D. Rosenstein

He should have taken a cue from how Hillary handled her loss to Obama in 2008 when she came away looking like a star, and a star with power. Instead he frittered away his chances, rather whining his way close to irrelevance.

Next Steps In Making Reproductive Rights A Reality For All, Regardless Of Income

Sandra Fluke | Posted 07.03.2016 | Politics
Sandra Fluke

For those of us who are not elected officials, voting and volunteering for campaigns are among the most important actions we can take. This year, we have the opportunity to change the course of women's health care in this country for a generation.

Hillary Spoke About Reproductive Justice In A Truly Intersectional Way

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 06.13.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Hillary Clinton's first speech since she won a majority of pledged delegates in the Democratic presidential race included remarks about ...

Hillary Clinton's Health Care Courage

Terry O'Neill | Posted 01.31.2017 | Politics
Terry O'Neill

As the voting finally begins in the nominating contest between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders, the issue of health care is being presented as an area of disagreement between the two candidates. I don't see it that way.

Roe Reminds Us of Restrictions on Women's Health Care

Elizabeth Taylor | Posted 01.22.2017 | Politics
Elizabeth Taylor

For 40 years, the Hyde Amendment has curtailed the rights of low-income women and created a system where only the privileged can have reproductive health care that is needed by all women. As we celebrate another anniversary of Roe, we must remember that our work is not done.

Reclaiming Roe for Women at Home and Abroad

Serra Sippel | Posted 01.21.2017 | Politics
Serra Sippel

The time is now to reclaim the spirit of Roe and the right of all women and girls to terminate a pregnancy, at home and abroad.

Religious Liberty and Restoring Access to Abortion

Nancy K. Kaufman | Posted 10.21.2016 | Religion
Nancy K. Kaufman

Who are the women now affected by Hyde who would regain access to abortion services through the EACH Woman Act?

Will Blood Transfusion Be the Republican Party's Next Medical Target?

David A. Grimes | Posted 10.07.2016 | Politics
David A. Grimes

Emboldened by recent legislative incursions into gynecology, the GOP may soon look for other ways to practice medicine without a license. Why not meddle in transfusion medicine next?

Who the Hyde Amendment Really Hurts

Atima Omara | Posted 09.30.2016 | Politics
Atima Omara

While women of all economic and racial backgrounds have abortions, those most affected by lack of access to reproductive health care are women living on the economic brink and are more likely to be women of color.

Laura Bassett

Dems Push Bold Abortion Rights Legislation

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 07.08.2015 | Politics

House Democrats proposed bold pro-abortion rights legislation on Wednesday that has no chance of passing in the GOP-controlled chamber, but highlights...

The GOP War on Poor Women's Health

John Seager | Posted 06.29.2016 | Politics
John Seager

Being both poor and a woman is not easy. Add to that a constant barrage of attacks on your reproductive health, and you've got a nearly impossible situation. Yet, it's something that millions of American women are forced to endure every minute of every hour of every day.

The Wrong Way

Debra L. Ness | Posted 06.25.2016 | Politics
Debra L. Ness

If we want to deliver high-value, quality care to patients and families, we need to invest in better ways to deliver care -- not undermine the agencies that are making real the improvements our health care system needs.

End Hyde And Make Abortion Accessible To All

Nancy K. Kaufman | Posted 05.07.2016 | Politics
Nancy K. Kaufman

We must draw a line in the sand. We must make clear to our lawmakers that denying abortion coverage in any form on any bill is never ok. Not in the budget, not in appropriations, not in a stand-alone bill. If we believe that reproductive freedom is a constitutional value as important as any other, we have to fight back.

Women's Lives (Should) Matter!

Ellen R. Shaffer | Posted 06.13.2015 | Politics
Ellen R. Shaffer

The campaign to eliminate the right to safe, legal abortions is intentional, relentless and political. The consequences are real, personal and frightening. Attacks on abortion rights further entrench discrimination against women.

Progressive Leadership on Covering Abortions

Ellen R. Shaffer | Posted 06.13.2015 | Politics
Ellen R. Shaffer

The Senate reconvenes on Monday, April 13, 2015, facing a vote on H.R. 2. It's a shining opportunity to reclaim leadership for covering abortion care for all women regardless of their income, source of insurance, or where they live.

How to Squelch the Anti-Abortion Clause of the Trafficking Bill

James Heffernan | Posted 05.20.2015 | Politics
James Heffernan

Republican Senators are playing hide and seek with victims of sex trafficking. The U.S. Department of Justice now estimates that approximately 300,000 American children are at risk of being prostituted in the U.S. -- at an average age of 13 or 14.

The Human Face of Human Trafficking

Fran Moreland Johns | Posted 05.19.2015 | Impact
Fran Moreland Johns

Human faces get lost in congressional rancor. Senators accuse one another of subterfuge and betrayal. Republicans accuse Democrats of one thing, Democrats accuse Republicans of another.