Until our country treats human rights—including access to safe abortion—as a fundamental obligation, our rights, and those of people around the world, remain vulnerable.
Medicare for All has been a fiercely debated topic throughout the Democratic debates—but little attention has been given to the current harmful Medicare restrictions on abortion access.
If you think “The Handmaid’s Tale” is fiction, the chilling new independent documentary film from Jo Ardinger and producer Rosalie Miller about the widespread detention and criminal prosecution of pregnant women in the United States, will move you to organize for a new Mayday.
Before Roe v. Wade, an uncounted army of women dedicated ourselves to helping our sisters make decisions and take action about their unwanted pregnancies and other reproductive issues. We listened to their stories, counseled them about options and helped them find the services they needed. We often accompanied them to appointments and procedures.
When it comes to reproductive freedom, disinformation is the name of the anti-abortion playbook. It’s critical not to fall into traps.
I am proud, as the Political Director of the Democratic Attorneys General Association, to announce that the committee will now only endorse candidates who support the right to access abortion and publicly commit to protecting reproductive rights, beginning with the 2020 cycle.
State legislators on the front lines of abortion ban battles met women who have been imprisoned as a result of El Salvador’s total abortion ban.
“It is time for the elected representatives in Congress, and in state houses across the country, to protect the right to privacy and a woman’s right to abortion services—rather than attack it, undermine it and try to eliminate it.”
It’s been widely reported that public officials are working to close the only abortion clinic left standing in Missouri, a Planned Parenthood in St. Louis. What has flown under the radar is the influence of a group called Team P.L.A.Y, which has waged a decade-long campaign of harassment against it.
Abortion rights advocates are hitting the road to raise awareness about the impact of the Hyde Amendment on people struggling financially and highlight the growing support among elected officials and the public to lift this policy.