January 27th, 2012
On January 28, 1988, the Supreme Court of Canada decriminalized abortion in the case of R. v. Morgentaler.
The Court found the country’s restrictive abortion law unconstitutional because it infringed on a woman’s right to “life, liberty, and security of the person” under Canada’s Charter of Rights and Freedoms, which was adopted in 1982.
Unlike the United States and most countries, Canada has no operative legislation on abortion.
How did Canada get here?
November 18th, 2011
In an act of principled solidarity, D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray, Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton, and City Council Chair Kwame R. Browne rejected a proposal from Representative Darrell Issa (R-CA) this week that would have given the city autonomy over its own budget — with a catch: the District would be permanently forbidden from spending its own taxpayer funds on abortion.
October 3rd, 2011
On October 3, 1977, Rosaura Jiménez died in Texas of an illegal abortion, becoming the first known woman to die because of the Hyde Amendment, which eliminated federal Medicaid funding for abortion.
Congress first adopted the Hyde Amendment on September 30, 1976, but it did not go into effect until August 4, 1977. Within just two months, it had driven a woman to take desperate steps that resulted in her death.
September 26th, 2011
Marlene Gerber Fried, founding president of the National Network of Abortion Funds, looks back at 35 years of the Hyde Amendment. What have we learned? Where do we go from here? (Cross-posted at RH Reality Check.)
September 16th, 2011
Thank you to all who took action this week and called your Senators! The Senate Appropriations Committee met on Thursday, September 15th and passed the District of Columbia spending bill without any additional riders or bans on spending local funds on abortion.
September 13th, 2011
This April, the House of Representatives balanced the budget on the backs of low-income women in a last-minute backroom deal that abruptly stripped the District of Columbia's ability to use local funds to pay for abortions for poor women. This outrageous new abortion ban overruled the authority of DC's own elected officials, denying Medicaid-eligible women vital reproductive health care and gambling with their lives.
Now the Senate Appropriations Committee is preparing to extend this dangerous ban in the 2012 appropriations bill.
Don't let it happen again!
September 12th, 2011
Send in your entry by September 22 to be part of this grassroots community art project!
September 7th, 2011
Jennie Linn McCormack is a mother of three living on less than $250 a month in southeastern Idaho, hundreds of miles from the nearest abortion provider. Arrested for terminating a pregnancy with pills she bought online last year, now she's fighting back: she has filed a lawsuit saying that Idaho's 1972 law against self-induced abortion discriminates against low-income women who are left with no other options.
August 23rd, 2011
"I know what impact this decision will have on Austin women." ~ Shailey Gupta-Brietzke, Board Member of Texas' Lilith Fund
Cross-posted from Hay Ladies
August 11th, 2011
For many, not even low income women, the thought of coming up with $500 next week is daunting.
Touching quote from @AbortionSupport recipient: http://t.co/erj81R0EgY So many people express this desire
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"We live in a multi-issue society. The women who call @NCAbortionFund are a constant reminder of that" http://t.co/yXeMvSf5cT #MoralMonday
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