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Jessica González Rojas, Executive Director, National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health, introduces the Congresswomen. Photo by Renee Bracey Sherman.

It’s about damn time to #BeBoldEndHyde

Three Congresswomen announced today that they’re introducing a bill designed to circumvent the discriminatory Hyde Amendment, the policy which has prevented the use of federal funds — like Medicaid — to pay for abortions, with very few exceptions, for almost 40 years. 

Three Congresswomen announced today that they’re introducing a bill designed to circumvent the discriminatory Hyde Amendment, the policy which has prevented the use of federal funds — like Medicaid — to pay for abortions, with ...

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Migrant minors need access to abortion care and they may not be getting it

Migrant women and girls being housed by ICE and other federal contractors may not be receiving the reproductive health care they need and ask for, according to the American Civil Liberties Union.

Migrant women and girls being housed by ICE and other federal contractors may not be receiving the reproductive health care they need and ask for, according to the American Civil Liberties Union.

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Watch: Actress Jemima Kirke talks about her abortion

Joining the growing trend of public abortion stories, Girls actress Jemima Kirke tells her story of getting an abortion in college in this new PSA for the Center for Reproductive Rights’ Draw The Line campaign. 

Joining the growing trend of public abortion stories, Girls actress Jemima Kirke tells her story of getting an abortion in college in this new PSA for the Center for Reproductive ...

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North Carolina Rep. says anti-choice bill would mean “more little taxpayers born”

“We are multi-taskers here in the General Assembly. I am absolutely an advocate for jobs, but we can do lots of the things. And actually, when we can have a few more little taxpayers born, why not?”

“We are multi-taskers here in the General Assembly. I am absolutely an advocate for jobs, but we can do lots of the things. And actually, when we can have a few more little taxpayers born, why not?”

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The cost of getting an abortion is higher if you’re poor

When trying to get an abortion, as in so many things, it’s very expensive to be poor. Using the example of two archetypal women in Wisconsin — one low-income and one middle-income — ThinkProgress calculated the true cost of accessing the procedure. 

When trying to get an abortion, as in so many things, it’s very expensive to be poor. Using the example of two archetypal women in Wisconsin — one low-income and one middle-income — ThinkProgress calculated the true ...

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Has your state introduced an anti-choice bill yet this year?

It’s not just Congress that’s gotten straight back to the oh-so-important work of chipping away at our reproductive rights in the new year. Lawmakers in 28 states have introduced more than 100 anti-choice bills so far in 2015, according to the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. 

It’s not just Congress that’s gotten straight back to the oh-so-important work of chipping away at our reproductive rights in the new year. Lawmakers in 28 states have introduced more than 100 anti-choice bills so ...

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