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Destigmatizing and Decriminalizing Abortion: That’s Our Collective Work

Leila Hessini

On this Global Day of Action for Access to Safe and Legal Abortion, we celebrate the millions who make a decision that is the right one for them, their families, and their communities. We celebrate the providers who are committed to truly providing patient-centered care regardless of age, sexual or gender orientation, marital status, reason for abortion, or ability to pay. And we celebrate policymakers and activists who have worked tirelessly to overturn laws that criminalize and penalize women.


Catholics Join Push to Repeal the Hyde Amendment

“The most important myth we are working to expose is that bishops represent whatever Catholic opinion in public policy matters. We wanted to make sure everyone from all walks of life are heard,” said Sara Hutchinson Ratcliffe, domestic program director at Catholics for Choice.


Another GOP Attempt to Defund Planned Parenthood Could Be Blocked

A law supported by Mississippi's Republican legislators would prohibit the Division of Medicaid from reimbursing any entity that provides abortion care, maintains a facility where abortion services are performed, or is affiliated with an entity that provides abortion care.


Arizona’s Outdated Medication Abortion Law Meets Its End

New research on a similar law in Ohio, which also forced doctors to follow outdated FDA labeling, showed that patients experienced twice as many side effects and were three times as likely to need additional treatment to end their pregnancies.