Trump Administration Wages War on the Affordable Care Act in the Midst of the COVID-19 Pandemic

The president is urging the federal judiciary to invalidate the entire Affordable Care Act (ACA).

If successful, 20 million people could lose health insurance; 135 million people with preexisting conditions—including cancer, pregnancy and diabetes—will lose desperately needed protections; and 12 million seniors will pay more for prescription drugs.

Given the vulnerability of these individuals to COVID-19, the last thing we should do is make it harder for them to access the care they need.

READ IT: Feminist Majority Foundation and Other Leading Organizations File Legal Counterarguments Against June v. Gee

About 200 organizations and 700 individuals filed 27 legal briefs in June v. Gee, an abortion case before the Supreme Court, on December 2. One brief—filed by the Feminist Majority Foundation, NOW, the Southern Poverty Law Center and the Women’s Law Project—showcases how TRAP laws, in a climate of violence and harassment against abortion providers, force clinics to close.

What June v. Gee Could Mean for Abortion Access Across the South

The announcement that the Supreme Court is taking up June Medical Services v. Gee proves two things about the new ultra-conservative Court bench: that it has an utter disregard for any sort of standing legal precedent, and that it clearly views itself as yet another partisan body rather than an independent branch of the government. Both spell disaster for the future right to bodily autonomy of those who are able to get pregnant in the South.