House Republicans tried to expand the anti-choice Hyde Amendment for the fourth time this year, this time with a last-minute change to a medical research bill.
Unlike their counterparts in other industrialized countries, abortion providers in the United States don’t simply perform abortions. Because of all the ramifications of the abortion wars in this country, U.S. providers have become de facto social workers, fundraisers, and travel agents, to name just a few of their ancillary roles.
All Above All, a campaign made up of 28 reproductive and social justice organizations, sent 125 delegates from more than 20 states to Washington, D.C., Wednesday to lobby for lifting bans on federal funding of abortions.
Now that the voters have spoken, what’s going to happen next?
The vote could affect a longstanding match of abortion funding Ping-Pong between local residents and the federal government.
The Eastern Massachusetts Abortion Fund has about 24 hours to meet our $35,000 fundraising goal. As of this writing, that means raising $5,871 in 24 and a half hours.
The first FDA approved drug to reduce the risk of preterm birth; Egyptian women are empowered by the protests; the abortion statistics controversy that isn’t; more anti-choice maneuvering in Minnesota.
Preterm Access Fund is raising money to make reproductive rights a reality for women who can’t afford to pay for an abortion — and we need your help.
We are having a Bowl-a-Thon fundraiser that I believe you may want to participate in!
Yesterday the Senate passed and sent to President Obama for signing a year-end funding bill for federal agencies that removes restrictions on funding for needle exchange programs and allows the District of Columbia to use its own funds to assist low-income women seeking abortions, among other changes.
Abortion has become a popular sideshow in the three-ring circus of the debate over health care reform. In particular, many questions about abortion funding have arisen—some genuine and some distorted.