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Kenyan women deserve better than 6 years of inaction

Kenyan women’s groups demand President Obama ease restriction on aid for abortion

As President Obama visits Kenya and Ethiopia this week, local and global reproductive health advocates are taking the opportunity to highlight how his administration’s strict enforcement of the ban on using US foreign aid for abortion care is killing women. 

As President Obama visits Kenya and Ethiopia this week, local and global reproductive health advocates are taking the opportunity to highlight how his administration’s strict enforcement of the ban on using US foreign aid for abortion care ...

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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Senate Republicans want to deny abortion access to human trafficking survivors

Proving once again that they there is no opportunity they won’t seize to further restrict reproductive rights, Senate Republicans have quietly snuck an anti-choice provision into a bipartisan bill aimed at aiding human trafficking victims.

Proving once again that they there is no opportunity they won’t seize to further restrict reproductive rights, Senate Republicans have quietly snuck an anti-choice provision into a bipartisan bill aimed at aiding human trafficking victims. ...

House of Representatives hears bill that would codify the Hyde Amendment

Oh House of Representatives, when are you ever up to any good? This morning, there was a hearing for HR7, a bill that would prohibit federal insurance coverage of abortion.

Now you may know, as it stands today, federal funds are already not allowed to be used to pay for abortion services. So what’s the difference? Turns out it’s a pretty big one.

Oh House of Representatives, when are you ever up to any good? This morning, there was a hearing for HR7, a bill that would prohibit federal insurance coverage of abortion.

Now you may know, as it stands ...

“Thirty-seven years after the Hyde Amendment…the movement is back on offense.”

Today marks 37 years since the Hyde Amendment first stripped poor women of Medicaid coverage for abortion. Stephanie Poggi of the National Network of Abortion Funds has a piece in The Nation about the new coalition of grassroots activists committed taking a pro-active stand against Hyde.

I see urgency sweeping reproductive rights and justice groups—and a new commitment to put the lives of poor women, women of color, and young women center stage in a way that was unthinkable a few years ago. A movement that was primarily focused on not losing more ground is now setting its sights on ensuring that every woman can make and carry out her own decision about abortion.

Why is ...

Today marks 37 years since the Hyde Amendment first stripped poor women of Medicaid coverage for abortion. Stephanie Poggi of the National Network of Abortion Funds has a piece in The Nation about the new coalition ...

House passes 20-week abortion ban

Yesterday evening the House of Representatives passed the “Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act,” a ban on legal abortions 20 weeks or more after fertilization based on dubious evidence that fetuses can feel pain during the second trimester. Sound unconstitutional? That’s because it is; courts have struck down similar state-wide bans in Arizona and Idaho (and temporarily delayed a similar measure in Georgia) based on Supreme Court precedent.

We don’t yet need to gear up for a legal fight on this the national ban, though, because it won’t become law this time around: the Senate isn’t pro-choice, but it is unlikely to even ...

Yesterday evening the House of Representatives passed the “Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act,” a ban on legal abortions 20 weeks or more after fertilization based on dubious evidence that fetuses can feel pain ...

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