Jan 1, 2017
Beware Fidelis Insurance
New York state based Fidelis Care refuses to cover abortion, sterilization, and most forms of birth control.
Mar 6, 2017
Trump’s new head of the Office of Refugee Resettlement, E. Scott Lloyd, instituted a new policy requiring undocumented minors to get his permission before they can do anything related to accessing abortion care.
Mar 29, 2017
Male Democrats floated the idea of moving to the right on abortion as an electoral strategy.
May 2, 2017
Nancy Pelosi said that abortion is “fading as an issue” for voters; Bernie Sanders said “you just can’t exclude people who disagree with us on one issue” (guess which issue).
May 15, 2017
Global Gag Rule
Trump reinstated and drastically expanded the Global Gag Rule, preventing women around the world from accessing information on safe abortion care.
May 19, 2017
Burial for Fetal Remains
Texas become the latest state to mandate the burial or cremation of fetal remains, which is pretty cruel shit.
Jun 6, 2017
The government of Quebec committed to making the abortion pill available for free for all residents. Quebec’s health minister, who is a man, said this: “We would have gone forward with this decision even if the price was on average a higher cost than the regular surgical procedure… because we believe, again, that women in this province do have a choice and this is a choice.” Imagine!
Jul 31, 2017
Being pro-choice is not a litmus test for Democrats, according to the chairman of the DNCC.
Aug 15, 2017
Texas passed a law prohibiting insurance companies from covering non-life threatening abortion care, with no exceptions for cases of rape or incest. Look at these smiling slimeballs.
Aug 15, 2018
Oregon passed the United States’ most progressive abortion rights legislation.
Sep 15, 2017
Demonstrators invaded three clinics around the country, physically forcing their way in and refusing to leave.
Sep 30, 2017
He said no
A seventeen-year-old undocumented girl sought Lloyd’s permission to leave her shelter to obtain an abortion. He said no, though she had raised the funds to pay for it and arranged transportation to the clinic herself.
Oct 8, 2017
Total Abortion Ban
Oct 20, 2017
Last Clinic Standing
“And now the Lord has answered — this is the last remaining abortion mill, not only in Louisville, but also in Kentucky.” Ugh
Oct 25, 2017
The seventeen-year-old sued and successfully obtained an abortion. Her statement is worth reading.
Oct 28, 2017
In Illinois, low-income women can now use their Medicaid insurance to access abortion care.
Nov 3, 2017
The Trump admin asked the Supreme Court to allow them to block other undocumented women from accessing abortion (and to discipline the ACLU attorneys who defended the seventeen-year-old).
Nov 2, 2017
Republicans included rights for the unborn in their tax plan.
Nov 2, 2017
The number of protestors at North Carolina’s busiest abortion clinic was more than enough to drop its full Saturday roster to less than half.
Nov 11, 2017
Trump’s Health Department declared life begins at conception.
Dec 15, 2017
CDC received a list of forbidden words including “evidence-based,” “science-based,” “vulnerable,” “entitlement,” “diversity,” “transgender,” and “fetus.”
Dec 14, 2017
30 Years for Miscarriage
An El Salvador woman miscarried and was sentenced to thirty years in prison. A judge rejected her appeal. She is one of many Latin American women in countries with total abortion bans who have been convicted of murder after miscarrying.
Dec 15, 2017
More states prohibited insurance coverage for abortion care, with varying degrees of cruelty. Poor women suffered most, per usual.