health care reform

October 12th, 2011

URGENT: House to vote on bill to ban abortion in insurance plans! CALL TODAY!

UPDATE: H.R. 358 passed on a 251-172 vote on Thursday, October 13, 2011. Thank you so much for all your phone calls and support. We will keep you updated on how to ensure that this bill does not pass the Senate!

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Categories: abortion restrictions, economic justice, health care reform, TakeAction

September 13th, 2011

TAKE ACTION: Senate Committee meeting THIS WEEK!

This April, the House of Representatives balanced the budget on the backs of low-income women in a last-minute backroom deal that abruptly stripped the District of Columbia's ability to use local funds to pay for abortions for poor women. This outrageous new abortion ban overruled the authority of DC's own elected officials, denying Medicaid-eligible women vital reproductive health care and gambling with their lives.

Now the Senate Appropriations Committee is preparing to extend this dangerous ban in the 2012 appropriations bill.

Don't let it happen again!

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Categories: abortion restrictions, economic justice, Funds, health care reform, TakeAction, unfair laws

September 12th, 2011

Put a bird on it!

On Saturday, September 24th, the Repeal Hyde Art Project will be displayed at the 2011 Choice USA Membership conference in Washington, D.C.

Send in your entry by September 22 to be part of this grassroots community art project!

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Categories: economic justice, health care reform, Hyde Amendment, Medicaid, TakeAction, unfair laws

August 23rd, 2011

Another setback...and how you can help

"I know what impact this decision will have on Austin women." ~ Shailey Gupta-Brietzke, Board Member of Texas' Lilith Fund

Cross-posted from Hay Ladies

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Categories: abortion restrictions, Funds, health care reform, TakeAction, unfair laws

June 15th, 2011

Memo to the Obama Administration: You Can't Be Pro-Choice Unless You Support Equal Access

Over the past two months, members of the Obama Administration have issued statements that show a continuing need for education about the damaging impact of federal funding bans on women’s lives, and the positive role that the federal government must play in helping women to obtain the abortion care they need. The Network, along with Catholics for Choice and more than 50 allies, reached out to Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius. Click here to read our letter to Secretary Sebelius.

Our memo to the Obama Administration appears in today's RH Reality Check:

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Categories: abortion restrictions, economic justice, health care reform, Hyde Amendment, Medicaid, TakeAction, unfair laws

May 5th, 2011

House Turns Its Back on Women and Families with the Fewest Resources

The National Network of Abortion Funds denounces the House vote to pass H.R. 3, “The No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act,” on Wednesday May 4.

If enacted, this bill would have a devastating impact on millions of women and families. Every woman, whether she gets her health care through a safety-net program like Medicaid or private health insurance, deserves to make her own decision about whether and when to have a baby.

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Categories: abortion restrictions, economic justice, health care reform, unfair laws

May 3rd, 2011

TELL YOUR REPRESENTATIVE TODAY TO VOTE NO ON HR 3!

We need to act now! The vote is finally here: on Wednesday, May 4, the House will vote on the “No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act” (H.R. 3).

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Categories: abortion restrictions, economic justice, health care reform, TakeAction, unfair laws

April 22nd, 2011

When public funding covers abortion: how's that working out?

Massachusetts is one of just 15 states that permits state-subsidized insurance to cover abortion care. It leads the country in insuring its citizens and enacted health care reform in 2006. Theoretically, all women in Massachusetts who need an abortion should be able to get one without delay.

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Categories: economic justice, Funds, health care reform, Medicaid

April 19th, 2011

Budget deal on the backs of poor women and their families

As leaders working to champion the agency and leadership of young people and as social justice organizations committed to erasing health inequities and championing the reproductive rights of women who are working hard to provide for their families, the undersigned organizations are deeply troubled by the FY2011 budget that passed in the House and the Senate.

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Categories: abortion restrictions, DC Abortion Fund, economic justice, health care reform, Medicaid, unfair laws