October 20th, 2012
We are proud to announce that Stacey Burns, our stellar Online Communications Manager, has been nominated as one of nineteen bloggers, social media gurus, activists, and new media makers for gender justice for the 2012 Women's Media Center Social Media Award!
The Women's Media Center, which makes women visible and powerful in the media, selected nominees whose "work combines digital savvy with conscience and passion."
September 30th, 2012
On September 30, 1976, the House of Representatives passed the Hyde Amendment, banning federal Medicaid funding of abortion. And every year since, the Hyde Amendment has been included in the federal budget. For 36 years, this ban has burdened the most vulnerable and disadvantaged. For 36 years, the Hyde Amendment has singled out abortion coverage, targeting low-income women, young women, women serving in the military, Native American women, rural women, and women of color.
September 28th, 2012
September 28 is the Global Day of Action for Safe and Legal Abortion. Today, we celebrate the work that our international funds are doing to minimize the dangers of unsafe abortion in countries where abortion is a crime, and the work that grassroots abortion funds do here at home.
June 25th, 2012
The last week of June is a bad one in the history of women’s rights.
Two events bookend this dismal week.
First, on June 24, 1976, Representative Henry Hyde introduced the devastating amendment that bears his name. (Congress adopted the Hyde Amendment later that year, cutting off federal Medicaid funding for abortion.)
Then, on June 30, 1980, the Supreme Court upheld the Hyde Amendment in a decision called Harris v. McRae.
June 20th, 2012
We stand in solidarity with the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health and a broad coalition of reproductive health and immigrants' rights groups in opposing the punitive Aderholt Amendment to the Department of Homeland Security Appropriations bill.
The Aderholt Amendment duplicates and builds on the Hyde Amendment by banning federal funding of abortion for women in immigration detention centers, effectively taking away any option to end a pregnancy -- despite high rates of sexual assault and abuse in detention facilities. A cruel measure, this provision singles out and targets immigrant women at their most vulnerable. The House of Representatives passed this bill earlier this month but the Senate Appropriations Committee still has not passed it.
Speak out against this unfair and unnecessary restriction! Click here to contact the Senate Appropriations Committee and urge them to support a DHS Appropriations bill with NO added restrictions on women's health care!
March 31st, 2012
UPDATE: Not only did the EMA Fund raise $4,311 for the EMA Fund over the weekend, they raised the same amount for the Abortion Access Network of Arizona!!! THANK YOU TO ALL WHO GAVE!!!
March 22nd, 2012
February 29th, 2012
January 27th, 2012
On January 28, 1988, the Supreme Court of Canada decriminalized abortion in the case of R. v. Morgentaler.
The Court found the country’s restrictive abortion law unconstitutional because it infringed on a woman’s right to “life, liberty, and security of the person” under Canada’s Charter of Rights and Freedoms, which was adopted in 1982.
Unlike the United States and most countries, Canada has no operative legislation on abortion.
How did Canada get here?
January 22nd, 2012
Sunday, January 22, 2012 marks the 39th anniversary of the landmark Roe v. Wade court decision that was to guarantee the Constitutional right to determine whether and when to have children. But on the anniversary of Roe v. Wade, let's remember that for 35 of the years that abortion has been legal, low-income women have had to struggle to obtain abortion care because Congress denies funding.
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