health care reform
October 12th, 2011
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!
September 13th, 2011
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!
September 12th, 2011
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August 23rd, 2011
"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
August 2nd, 2011
We are proud to co-sponsor the 2nd Annual Latina Week of Action for Reproductive Justice.
The National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health notes that:
June 15th, 2011
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:
May 5th, 2011
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.
May 3rd, 2011
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).
April 22nd, 2011
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.
April 19th, 2011
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.