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Erin Matson

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Erin Matson is co-founder and co-director of Reproaction, a new direct action group forming to increase access to abortion and advance reproductive justice. She has appeared in a variety of publications and frequently on television, including ABC World News, BBC World News and MSNBC. An organizer and strategist, Erin has led local, state and national advocacy campaigns on areas including abortion rights, contraceptive access and cultural representations of women. Erin has served as an editor at large for Rewire, and a vice president at the National Organization for Women. She is the proud mother of a daughter.


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News Politics

Virginia Republicans Say They’ll Block Medicaid Expansion

Erin Matson

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) has made it a top priority to remove the commonwealth from the list of 25 states that have declined to expand the number of individuals eligible for Medicaid under Obamacare. On Monday, House Speaker William Howell (R-Stafford) said his majority caucus is not going to play along.

News Politics

McAuliffe Reappoints McDonnell’s Secretary of Health

Erin Matson

Virginia Governor-elect Terry McAuliffe has announced his selection of Dr. Bill Hazel as secretary of health and human resources, calling him an "invaluable asset." Hazel was selected for that cabinet post in 2010 by Gov. Bob McDonnell, and has supported the outgoing governor in the implementation of several anti-choice policies.

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Erin Matson

Commentary Contraception

An Open Letter to the President of Georgetown University on the Battle Over Contraceptive Coverage

As a graduate of Georgetown University and advocate for women, I write to express my horror with the actions of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops on the matter of contraceptive coverage and to ask you directly to initiate a conversation within the Georgetown community, as well as with the bishops who claim to speak on the behalf of women students, employees and our dependents.

Analysis Abortion

A Summer of Choice: What We Learned in Germantown

Erin Matson

Operation Rescue prompted pro-choice advocates from around the country to get together and realize how strong we actually are, an invaluable realization at a time of unprecedented legislative attacks on a woman's fundamental right to control whether, when and how she might have children. What we need is to stand together more often, and in the streets.

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