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In the four decades since Roe v. Wade, women and their families have come to rely on the right to abortion. But attacks on abortion continue, putting a woman's ability to obtain a safe, legal abortion at great risk.

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Fact Sheet | The D.C. Abortion Coverage Ban Fails to Support and Safeguard the Health of D.C. Residents

June 16, 2015

The District of Columbia—unlike any of the fifty states—is currently barred by Congress from using its local funds to provide abortion services for its low-income residents. This ban prohibits D.C. from deciding how to spend its own revenue and threatens the health of its residents. 

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Fact Sheet | Singled Out: What the Supreme Court’s Recent and Upcoming Decisions Could Mean for Women’s Health and Economic Security

December 1, 2014

This Supreme Court Term, another challenge to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) will command attention due to its important implications for many who rely on the ACA for health coverage, but equally importantly, the Court will take up one or more cases focusing squarely on women’s health and economic security.  Earlier this year, the Supreme Court issued two rulings (Hobby Lobby v. Burwell and McCullen v. Coakley) that threaten to have a significant impact on both, in decisions that had the effect of singling out women’s reproductive health needs for diminished legal protections. This Term, the Court will hear a pregnancy discrimination case (Young v. UPS), and another birth control coverage case may be ripe for review before the Term is out. A key question is whether in deciding these cases, a majority of the Justices will continue to dismiss women’s health and economic security or will instead recognize that promoting women’s reproductive health is critical to protecting women’s equal opportunity to achieve and succeed.

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Fact Sheet | The Hyde Amendment Creates an Unacceptable Barrier To Women Getting Abortions

July 21, 2015
The federal laws that withhold insurance coverage of abortion from qualified women threaten women’s health and well-being. These restrictions, commonly known as “the Hyde Amendment,” particularly harm low-income women and women of color. These restrictions must be overturned so that a woman has the insurance coverage she needs to make a real decision about whether or not to end a pregnancy.
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Fact Sheet | State Bans on Insurance Coverage of Abortion Endanger Women’s Health and Take Health Benefits Away from Women

January 22, 2015

The health care law goes a long way toward improving women’s health and addressing the discrimination women have faced in the health insurance market. Unfortunately however, the health care law explicitly allows states to pass laws banning private insurance coverage of abortion in any exchange set up in their state.  State politicians who want abortion to be illegal have wasted no time pushing bans on insurance coverage of abortion, making abortion unaffordable and interfering with a woman’s ability to make her own health care decisions.

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More Resources

Fact Sheet | The Hyde Amendment Creates an Unacceptable Barrier To Women Getting Abortions

July 21, 2015

Fact Sheet | The Health Care Conscience Rights Act Would Undermine Laws that Protect Women's and Families' Access to Health Care

June 24, 2015

Fact Sheet | The D.C. Abortion Coverage Ban Fails to Support and Safeguard the Health of D.C. Residents

June 16, 2015

Fact Sheet | Congress Must Lift the Ban on Abortion Services at Military Facilities

June 03, 2015

Fact Sheet | Reproductive Health Is Part of the Economic Health of Women and Their Families

May 29, 2015