To build a future that’s #RightfullyOurs, we have to close the Medicaid coverage gap. Congress must go farther than the infrastructure plan, and increase equitable access to health care by expanding Medicaid coverage in the remaining states.
Yesterday, the House passed a historic spending bill without the Hyde amendment. Dr. Mai Fleming of @UCSFBixby wrote about why public abortion coverage is critical to achieving reproductive justice and liberation for her patients in @Newsweekfal.cn/3h7kf
We can’t wait. It’s been 56 years of Medicaid — and that should be celebrated — but we can do better. If we’re going to build a better future that’s #RightfullyOurs, we need to celebrate AND fight to close the Medicaid coverage gap.
Medicaid expansion has reduced racial disparities in health coverage, providing a pathway for more Black, Latino, and Indigenous people to gain health insurance.
This matters. Expanding Medicaid can save and improve lives, esp. in a pandemic.
The lack of Medicaid coverage impacts access to reproductive health care. 1 in 5 women of reproductive age use this coverage, and for good reason. It helps people access essential health care, covering more reproductive health services than ANY other type of health insurance.
A shocking 4 million people — including over 800,000 women of reproductive age — who should have access to Medicaid, are currently without insurance coverage, in large part because 12 states have refused to expand Medicaid coverage under the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
Today marks the 56th anniversary of Medicaid! So we’re celebrating the only way we should: Talking about how it’s past time to bring Medicaid expansion to all 50 states in order to ensure a more equitable health future. ⬇️
Today is an enormous victory for patients, health care providers, and advocates who've been fighting for decades to eliminate federal abortion coverage bans. Let's keep going!! #BeBoldEndHydetwitter.com/ProChoiceCaucu…
Thank you to champions @rosadelauro, @RepBarbaraLee, and many others in the House for getting this done!! Now, the Senate must carry this momentum and pass spending bills without any abortion restrictions to help ensure everyone can take full control of their health and lives. twitter.com/PPact/status/1…
BREAKING #BeBoldEndHyde HISTORY: The U.S. House just passed a spending bill FREE of the Hyde Amendment! This is a testament to the collective organizing + power of our 130+ strong coalition. This is #AbortionJustice in action. 😭�wY
This victory is only possible bc of leaders in Congress and the dedicated advocacy from people of color, orgs like @AllAboveAll, and other Reproductive Justice leaders calling out and working to end these discriminatory and racist abortion restrictions. #BeBoldEndHyde
Heck YES!! This is a victory for progress: the new spending bill finally leaves out harmful abortion coverage bans like the Hyde amendment and sets up critical investments into sexual and reproductive health programs, including Title X.
After years of advocacy to permanently repeal the #GlobalGagRule & remove Helms, today we're celebrating the fact that the appropriations bill passed with these big wins for communities around the world. @RepBarbaraLee is a true champion of sexual & reproductive health and rights twitter.com/RepBarbaraLee/…
It’s happening!! Today the House passed a spending bill that would permanently repeal the #GlobalGagRule, remove Helms Amendment restrictions, and make critical investments in reproductive health across the globe! twitter.com/bettymccollum0…
Congress must pass spending bills that:
- Invest in Title X
- End the global gag rule for good
- Expand access to sex ed
- Prioritize the int’l family planning program & UNFPA
- Eliminate abortion coverage bans
Call your rep: fal.cn/3h49Y
Fact: Nearly 1 in 4 women will have an abortion in their lifetime. We’re talking about people in your life you know & love. Let’s support them — and make sure access is available for future generations.
"It's not the patient being sued. It's the doctor, it's the friend who gives them money for the abortion, it's everybody around them and it creates a culture of isolation and stigmatization”
This is dangerous. We aren’t backing down. fal.cn/3h3KO
Under the previous administration, lawmakers hostile to reproductive rights have been filling the courts with judges who look and think like them. It’s time to #ReclaimOurCourts to ensure reproductive freedom for all of us. Check out @PPFA’s new site: reclaimourcourts.us.
Planned Parenthood and partners are suing to block TX’s newest abortion ban from going into effect in September. It’s an extreme, unconstitutional ban that’s part of an agenda to eliminate abortion access — and they can’t win. fal.cn/3h0B0
“Not only is the Texas ban a frontal assault on Roe v. Wade; it’s an assault on our legal system and on the idea that law enforcement is up to the government, not our neighbors.”
We agree. And we’re fighting back. fal.cn/3gZaK
"Abortion rights in Texas are under attack by hard right, mostly white, mostly male politicians, who do not represent the kindness, decency, diversity and shared values of the majority of Texas” - Amy Hagstrom Miller, @WholeWomansfal.cn/3gYMu
You shouldn’t be surprised that Mississippi Attorney General Lynn Fitch is asking the Supreme Court to overturn the right to abortion.
@JacqAyers says Fitch is just “taking what has been the quiet agenda and speaking it directly out loud.”
I'll be joining @TiffanyDCross on @thereidout at 7:15 pm on @MSNBC to talk about Mississippi’s AG asking the Supreme Court to overturn Roe v. Wade, and the attacks on abortion access across the country.
.@JacqAyers, VP of Gov't Relations at Planned Parent, joins Tashanea Whitlow (@TSWHITLOW) to explain the complicated Mississippi abortion case that could overturn Roe V. Wade. Watch for live updates: bnc.tv/how-to-watch/
Abortion is legal in all 50 states because of Roe v Wade. But with SCOTUS reviewing a MS abortion ban & states like TX enacting abortion restrictions, the right to abortion is at risk. Find out what would happen in your state if Roe was overturned: fal.cn/3gXw0
Longer lines. Fewer polling places. Reduced vote-by-mail. After we showed up in 2020, they’re rigging the game by making it harder. Join us on August 28 to say enough is enough. #VotingRightsMarchfal.cn/3gWnU
A federal judge has blocked an Arkansas law banning almost ALL abortions in the state.
It's a solid victory - but we can’t keep relying on the whims of the courts to protect our reproductive rights.
Congress must act to protect our right to abortion care.
"This is what Texas politicians wanted when they passed this law: to turn anti-abortion extremists into vigilantes with the power to police clinics, staff and their patient support systems." fal.cn/3gW8x
Let’s look at the facts:
🔴 Today, nearly 90% of American counties are without a single abortion provider
🔴 27 cities have become “abortion deserts” because people who live there must travel 100 miles+ to reach a provider
🔴 There are 5 states with only 1 abortion provider
This decision is a win for Arkansans. When state politicians across the country attack abortion access, we fight back. We won’t stand for these relentless attacks on our basic rights and freedoms that target women, people of color, people with low incomes, and LGBTQ+ people. twitter.com/PPFA/status/14…
What you need to know right now:
- Abortion is still legal in Texas
- A six-week abortion ban is set to go into law September 1
- Repro rights groups are fighting back & we need you.
Join us tomorrow night, 7/21 to learn how you can join the fight.
We’ve seen higher rates of women dropping out of the workforce during COVID. This is especially true for women of color. Researchers, business leaders, advocates, storytellers: we all have a role to play in bringing women #BackToWork: argentwork.com/backtowork