The law narrows when Medicaid recipients are eligible for coverage of abortions.
A key piece of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Women’s Equality Agenda failed to pass a senate committee vote Tuesday. The Women’s Reproductive Health Act, which would have expanded access to abortion care in the state, was blocked by Republicans and seems unlikely to pass the legislature this session.
If you want to avoid giving birth to a severely disabled fetus, you’d better hope you have money to pay for an abortion.
The state may have elected an anti-choice majority, but that doesn’t mean they want their politicians to outlaw abortion.
From now on, they’ll make sure their candidates are much quieter about their plans to ensure women lose their reproductive rights.
“Abortion exceptions” are human rights violations and bad public health policy. Any administration that banned abortion “with exceptions” would force every single woman who needs an abortion to live a nightmare scenario: hope that you qualify and can actually get an abortion, or be denied access altogether. Today, all over the country, many women are already living that nightmare.
Just how in jeopardy must a woman’s life be before Romney says an abortion is ok?
Allowing exceptions to abortion bans may be leading anti-choice activists to rethink their presidential support.
CBS Evening News anchor Scott Pelley let Mitt Romney off the hook over lingering questions about his position on abortion in cases of rape.
What we need to constantly keep in mind is how we are deciding who is most in need of help, and reevaluating how that fits in with our values. Are we ok with only helping certain kinds of people who need abortions? Can we strategize for a future in which we don’t have to make these tough decisions? How can we get there?