Six ‘trailblazing’ efforts to counter anti-choice restrictions in 2015

by Ally Boguhn 22 December 2015 Emily Crockett 1. The EACH Woman Act In July, a group of congresswomen, in conjunction with a coalition of pro-choice advocates, introduced the Equal Access to Abortion Coverage in Health Insurance (EACH Woman) Act to ensure every woman with health insurance can access abortion, regardless of income or insurance. The bill could overturn the Hyde Amendment’s ban on the use of federal funds for abortion and undo laws in … Continued

Why we are campaigning for women’s right to safe abortion

We start the new year with two answers to this question: one is a story (fiction) published in 2012 by Judith Arcana ( www.juditharcana.com ) ,, who was a member of the Jane collective in Chicago, USA, a group of women who provided safe, illegal abortions in the years before 1973, when the law was changed by a Supreme Court decision. The problem of unsafe abortion is no longer history in the USA, however. As … Continued

CANADA: article on accessibility of abortions

There are still many barriers to abortion in Canada Op-Ed by Sandeep Prasad, Executive Director of Action Canada for Sexual Health and Rights, originally published in the Huffington Post Each year on September 28, advocates around the world mobilize for access to safe and legal abortion. This year’s theme is about busting abortion myths to fight stigma and discrimination. Abortion stigma is fuelled by myths. Myths that place safe, legal and accessible care and services … Continued

USA: Americans on the barricades

Women activists for the right to abortion keep an eye on the “Pink House”, the last clinic in Mississippi to provide abortion, which anti-abortion terrorists are trying to close. Read about an overnight attack on the clinic, in which the security monitors were destroyed, the generator damaged, and attempts to wreck the power lines into the clinic were made. The conclusion of the Jackson Women’s Health Organization, who run the clinic, was: “We will always … Continued

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