It's illegal in Texas to use public funds to pay abortion providers, so Austin is funding easier access to abortion care instead.
While anti-abortionists hailed Planned Parenthood's withdrawal from the Title X program as a "long-awaited victory," four million underprivileged Americans will now have little to no access to affordable reproductive health care.
Conservative pundits took the news as an opportunity to poke fun at Planned Parenthood and criticize the organization's work to protect reproductive rights.
Marshae Jones was charged with manslaughter, even though she didn’t fire the gun that killed her unborn child.
One of the most intense moments of the first 2020 Democratic debate in Miami on Wednesday came early on, when Washington state Gov. Jay Inslee basically bragged that he was the only lawmaker on stage who has signed a law protecting a woman’s right to choose an abortion. "I am the only candidate here who has passed a law protecting a woman’s right of reproductive health, and health insurance,” he said. "And I respect everybody's goals and plans here. But we do have one candidate that's actually advanced the ball."Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar begged to differ."There’s three women up here who have fought pretty hard for a woman’s right to choose," she said. Klobuchar added that all of the Democrats on stage agree that women should have full control of their reproductive healthcare.Klobuchar, the "senator next door" who has been dogged by complaints from her former staff, is right: All of the 25 Democrats running for president have vocalized support for the legal right to get an abortion. This is important as we're seeing a startling uptick in the passing of blatantly unconstitutional abortion bans, like those in Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, and Ohio.However, there are differences between the candidates. There is a lot more to protecting abortion rights than simply keeping the procedure legal; if a woman can't access the procedure due to barriers like cost, inability to find a provider, or a bevy of other onerous restrictions, that can add up to make actually getting the procedure insurmountable. And reproductive healthcare is not just an issue that affects people who identify as women. At Wednesday's debate, Julián Castro, who served in the Obama administration before his 2020 presidential run, was quick to say that he would appoint federal judges who understand Roe v. Wade, while adding that access to abortion concerns not only women, but transgender men and non-binary people as well.Sen. Elizabeth Warren was able to squeeze in that she supports codifying access to abortion in federal statute, a nod to her broader plan to protect reproductive rights and access, including the Women's Health Protection Act.Gov. Inslee was referring to his signing of a measure that requires all health insurers in Washington state to cover abortion services as well as maternity care, which is an example of one way to remove certain barriers to access. But unfortunately, the Hyde Amendment, which prohibits federal funds for abortion services, preventing low-income women who depend on Medicaid for their health insurance from easily accessing abortion services, did not come up. Here's hoping Thursday night's debate moderators bring it up, especially since former Vice President Joe Biden, who has flip-flopped on the issue, will be front-and-center.Like what you see? How about some more R29 goodness, right here?What You Need To Know About The 2020 Candidates' Plans To Fight Gun ViolenceTulsi Gabbard Didn’t Get Enough Time At The Debate — Is That Why Everyone Is Googling Her?Elizabeth Warren & Julián Castro Refused To Battle Each Other In The Debate. It Paid Off.
A judge in the United Kingdom authorized doctors to perform the abortion saying she had to act in the woman's "best interests."
The council declared Waskom a "sanctuary city for the unborn." It's reportedly the first Texas city to pass such an ordinance.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren spoke at a recent MSNBC town hall and said she feels fellow presidential hopeful Joe Biden is wrong in his opposition of overturning a ban on federal funding for abortion.
The former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations said that "women are expected to support choice simply because we're women."
Right now, my Republican colleagues have their sights set on political gains — and they don't seem to care that our constituents have become collateral damage in their agenda to dismantle reproductive rights. Two weeks ago, we saw the nation’s most restrictive and severe anti-choice legislation — Alabama’s HB314 — signed into law with the intention to criminalize abortion in our state and ultimately gut or overturn Roe v. Wade. Alabama’s anti-choice politicians, in their quest to bring a case before the U.S. Supreme Court, have shown their blatant disregard for the effects legislation like HB314 will have on Alabamians.
The Walt Disney Company CEO said it would be "very difficult" for the media giant to keep filming in Georgia if the "heartbeat" abortion bill is implemented.
In the wake of revealing to "Busy Tonight" viewers that she had had an abortion — and creating the YouKnowMe hashtag on social media — Busy Philipps is teaming up with the ACLU on a "You Know Me" ad campaign meant to rebut recent legislation in several states that restrict access to abortion. "You know […]
Abortion restrictions are increasing nationwide. Alok Patel, MD, shares abortion law facts with Yahoo Lifestyle — and explains the 'heartbeat' that's present at six weeks.
After opening up about her own abortion at 15, the actress joined a "Stop the Bans" protest, prompting criticism from some followers.
More than 500 demonstrations were planned on Tuesday as part of the National Day of Action to Stop the Bans.
While many fans applauded the actress for speaking out, critics slammed her support of abortion rights and even accused her of being racist.
Ashley Welch and Hailey McDermott, both engaged to Nascar drivers, wore pro-choice t-shirts to Saturday's qualifying race.
The Democratic congresswoman slammed what she called Republican "attempts to turn the United States into a far-right Christian theocracy."
Alyssa Milano is calling on her followers to join her in a sex strike to protest anti-abortion laws – and the response has been mostly negative.