Abortion is a human right. It’s time our government upholds, protects and defends that right — and the ability of providers to honor their oaths to truth, empathy and help.
Institutionalized discrimination in the U.S. health care system and economy has long created barriers for Black, Latino and other people of color from career and economic success. This limited access to financial security has numerous consequences — such as limited access to health care, including safe and legal abortion.
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The ‘defund’ tactic is so central to politicians’ playbooks that it raises a question: Why do politicians specifically target people with MEDICAID in their strategy to damage Planned Parenthood?
Why is it that most people who need an in-clinic abortion come to Planned Parenthood health centers and other abortion providers — even if they have an OB-GYN they regularly see elsewhere?
To block this unconstitutional law, Texas abortion providers led by Whole Woman’s Health along with several abortion funds, practical support networks, doctors, health center staff, and clergy members have filed a lawsuit.
The biased language in these bills — including the unconstitutional Texas abortion ban — has no basis in medicine or reality. They’re written to divert attention from the fact that they ban abortion and hurt pregnant people.
Supporters of sexual and reproductive health care can look ahead to new opportunities — and push for improvements over the policies of the Trump years.
The gag rule would block people from going to Planned Parenthood health centers — leaving many with nowhere to go for care.