A recent study from Guttmacher Institute found that while almost 60 percent of women who may seek an abortion are located in U.S. states that are hostile to abortion rights, only 26 percent of abortion facilities fall within these states.
The Biden administration must reassert the U.S.’s leadership position as a human rights defender, reject harmful domestic and foreign policies, such as the Hyde, Helms Amendment and the global gag rule, and champion support for their permanent repeal.
“Reason-based” abortion bans, which generate stigma, incite division, and are difficult to enforce, are increasingly gaining popularity. But it’s just another example of how anti-abortion forces have co-opted the present energy to contest structural racism to further an anti-abortion agenda.
With access to abortion care within the U.S under constant attack, immediate and comprehensive federal legislation to protect the reproductive rights of women within our nation must be a first priority.
On the 48th anniversary of Roe v. Wade—a 7-2 Supreme Court decision that protects a pregnant woman’s liberty to choose to have an abortion—feminists across the nation are celebrating the major victory and progress that’s been made since, while acknowledging the long road ahead towards securing universal reproductive freedom.
With a Supreme Court stacked with anti-abortion judges by our country’s only twice-impeached president, Roe’s limited guarantee of rights is more tenuous than ever.
Roe’s opponents have been welcomed much like the Capitol mob—invited to ignore the rule of law and Roe’s protections without recourse.
The defeat of Colorado’s abortion ban is one step closer to abortion rights for all, but we can’t stop now.
As we approach the 48th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, as well as a new administration and Congress, it’s clear there is more work to be done to make abortion accessible for all.
The journey from Roe v. Wade to the big green wave has been decades-long, and has included several generations of feminist movements.
As we celebrate 48 years of women having the legal ability to decide for themselves if, when and under what circumstances to have a child, access to abortion care remains deeply inequitable.
Donald Trump is first president to be impeached twice; U.S. federally executes first woman since 1953; Dominican Republic bans child marriage; Democrats Warnock and Ossoff shift Senate balance; Pelosi introduces gender neutral language in House; all 140,000 jobs lost in December were women’s; first VA named after a female veteran; and more!