Women clearly played an essential role in the passage of this legislation and were able to do so as a result of gender quotas that ensure more equitable political representation.
Enacting the Equal Access to Abortion in Health Care (EACH) Act would ensure no one ever suffers—as Rosie Jimenez and her family did—again.
Anti-abortion extremist Jeff White, who pleaded guilty in 2018 to defrauding health insurance companies through state Affordable Care Act exchanges and a multimillion-dollar kickback scheme involving drug rehabilitation centers, was finally sentenced in February to three years in prison and three years of supervised release.
The Whites sent more than 300 people to rehabilitation facilities that offered them kickbacks for every patient admitted, typically in the thousands of dollars.
Last week in Louisville, an armed police officer joined an anti-abortion protest outside of one of only two remaining abortion clinics in Kentucky.
The Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection spurred several investigations into how police cooperated with rioters. It seems on the local level, too, we are in need of such investigations.
When the thin blue line of the police becomes aligned against upholding the law, injustice prevails.
Anti-abortion groups are launching an assault on landmark voting rights legislation HR 1, saying it would ensure “pro-abortion Democrats” had permanent control over the federal government.
The pro-life presence in Washington on January 6 has been, with few exceptions, largely underreported.
But abortion opponents not only were part of the destructive melee at the Capitol—they also have modeled radicalization techniques used in building insurrectionary fever by successfully deploying incendiary lies and conspiracy theories.
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.
Recent moves by the Department of Health and Human Services limiting medical research, in particular the convening of a Human Fetal Tissue Research Ethics Advisory Board, will have a substantive negative impact on every American and must be used as a rallying cry for abortion rights advocates.
On Friday, 12 anti-abortion extremists in Sterling Heights, Mich., formed an unyielding blockade in front of a Michigan abortion clinic. Those involved were in direct violation of the Freedom of Access Clinic Entrances (F.A.C.E.) Act.
Yet when (maskless) police arrived on the scene, they allowed the (maskless) anti-choice protesters to continue to sit in front of the clinic doors and sympathized openly with the blockade.
This week, the Republican National Convention has featured graphic and deceptive rails against abortion—and bold lies. However this kind of inflammatory rhetoric is not new—it’s been years in the making.