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Court Protects Alabama Women from Dangerous Abortion Restrictions, But Similar Laws Loom in Other States

Category: Abortion, State Fights, TRAP

Restrictions on abortion threaten to close women’s health centers across the country — especially in the South. But a federal court just ruled to protect Alabama women from the latest attack: In Alabama, a federal court struck down a law that would have shuttered all but two of the state’s only heal…Continue Reading

Tags: Abortion, TRAP, Alabama


Cory Booker: Standing with New Jersey Women

Category: Elections

When it comes to women's health, the contrast in the New Jersey special senate election couldn't be clearer. Cory Booker will fight to protect women's access to preventive health services, make sure women have access to birth control with no co-pay, and support a woman's right to make her own person…Continue Reading

Tags: Cory Booker, New Jersey Senate, Steve Lonergan, special election


Medicaid Expansion Is a Good Decision — and Michigan Agrees!

Category: Obamacare, Medicaid

Medicaid Expansion Map

As part of Obamacare, all states have the option to expand Medicaid with the federal government financing almost all of the costs of covering newly eligible individuals. If the states accept those federal funds, they will not have to pay anything for the first three years, and even after that, they …Continue Reading

Tags: Michigan, Medicaid Expansion, Obamacare Works, Governor Rick Synder


It’s Not Just the Rhetoric, But the Policies that Insult Women

Category: Birth Control, Abortion, State Fights

They just can’t help themselves. Two days ago, the communications director for the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) criticized Kentucky Democratic Senate candidate (and current Secretary of State) Alison Lundergan Grimes, calling her an “empty dress.” This type of rhetoric is sad bu…Continue Reading

Tags: Wendy Davis, Greg Abbott, Alison Grimes, Mitch McConnell, Kentucky


California Bill to Improve Access to Safe and Legal Abortion Moves to Governor’s Desk

Category: Abortion

Enough already! That’s been my response to story after story of state legislatures voting to restrict reproductive health access across America. Texas, North Carolina, Wisconsin, Indiana, Arizona, Ohio, and the list goes on. There’s no doubt we’re under siege, but it doesn’t have to be that way. I…Continue Reading

Tags: California, AB 154


New Poll Shows Americans Strongly Oppose 20-Week Abortion Bans

Category: Abortion, Congress

In Congress and across the country, opponents of women’s health have continued their crusade to try and chip away a woman’s right to a safe and legal abortion. Most recently, they’ve been attempting to do this by pushing for a ban on abortion after 20 weeks.  The reality is that nearly 99 percent o…Continue Reading

Tags: Congress, Abortion restrictions, 20 week ban