Nicole Knight

Western Regional Reporter

Nicole Knight is the Western regional reporter with Rewire, where she covers the politics of reproductive health and equality in the Western United States.

She previously covered county government and transportation for the Orange County Register. Her freelance work has exposed camps to train anti-abortion teens and revealed the scare tactics of crisis pregnancy centers. Her writing has appeared in the Guardian, Pacific Standard, and Los Angeles Times.

Follow her on Twitter @nicolekshine.


All Work

News Politics

Washington State Legislature Remains Split

Nicole Knight

Washington state Republicans had little success advancing anti-choice and discriminatory bills during the 2016 legislative session. GOP lawmakers tried and failed to block a rule permitting people to use bathrooms based on their gender identity or gender expression.

News Law and Policy

Arizona Won’t Enforce Law Defunding Abortion Providers

Nicole Knight

The GOP-backed law imposed a new hurdle on abortion clinics. It allowed the director of the state Medicaid program, Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System, to exclude any facility that fails “to segregate taxpayer dollars from abortions, including the use of taxpayer dollars for any overhead expenses attributable to abortions.”

Analysis Law and Policy

Exclusive: California Community Foundations Risk Women’s Health by Giving Millions to Crisis Pregnancy Centers

Nicole Knight

Philanthropic institutions that are supposed to serve the greater good in their geographic region are essentially acting as tax-exempt conduits for private donors to bankroll organizations that undermine women’s health, some of which have been shown to flout city and state laws. And the foundations don’t regard this as a problem.

News Abortion

Storytelling Campaign Chronicles the 40-Year Toll of Hyde

Nicole Knight

"We know patients forgo paying rent and their bills," Nancy R. Starner, director of development and communications with Preterm, said of the struggle to pay for abortion care in the absence of Medicaid coverage."We know patients who pawn or sell their possessions, or take odd jobs—just to pay for the health care that should be their right."

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