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  • NEWS: Online privacy in a post-Roe world

    "The case of a Nebraska woman charged with helping her teenage daughter end her pregnancy after investigators obtained Facebook messages between the two has raised fresh concerns about data privacy in the post-Roe world."

  • NEWS: Biden signs second executive order to protect U.S. abortion access

    "Joe Biden signed a second executive order on Wednesday that aims to protect access to reproductive healthcare after the US supreme court struck down the constitutional right to abortion."

  • NEWS: Their medications cause pregnancy issues. Post-Roe, that could be dangerous

    "Karen Kaiser says she will never forget her feelings of dread and sadness as she hurried past picket lines of antiabortion protesters in 2008. In the waiting room of a Maryland Planned Parenthood, “I remember crying,” she said. Kaiser had decided to have an abortion in part because she was taking a medication called Depakote to control her bipolar disorder."

  • NEWS: They had miscarriages, and new abortion laws obstructed treatment

    "Last year, a 35-year-old woman named Amanda, who lives in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, had a miscarriage in the first trimester of her pregnancy. At a large hospital, a doctor performed a surgical procedure often used as a safe and quick method to remove tissue from a failed pregnancy... Eight months later,"

  • NEWS: What President Biden's executive order on abortion does not address

    "President Biden attempted to preserve abortion access on Friday through executive action but stopped short of restoring full access to the procedure or preventing states from enacting their own restrictions or bans. The executive order Biden signed empowers Health and Human Services (HHS) in a variety of ways,"

  • NEWS: How the fall of Roe v. Wade could impact abortion access across the world

    "Abortion rights activists say the Supreme Court's decision to strike down Roe v. Wade will reverberate around the world, possibly restricting access to the procedure in other countries and weakening the global movement for reproductive rights."

  • NEWS: No, Justice Alito, reproductive justice is in the Constitution

    Editor's Note: The Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade and reverse a legal precedent of nearly 50 years is no surprise. The willingness of the Court's majority to disrespect the importance of women's autonomy and catapult them backwards into a 19th century, second-class status speaks volumes about the majority's lack of respect for women's equality and individual dignity.

  • Dobbs v. Jackson WHO – What now?

    We knew this was coming, but it doesn't make it any easier.

    Today, the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Whole Women's Health Organization reversed a nearly 50-year legal precedent established in Roe v. Wade: that abortion is a fundamental constitutional right. The Court in Dobbs upheld the Mississippi law that bans abortion after 15 weeks, and ruled that states have the right to restrict or ban abortion access entirely.

  • Mississippi Abortion Ban Is Bad Medicine

    Mississippi Abortion Ban Challenges Medical Ethics

  • Immigration & Abortion Care: Why Reproductive Rights are Inextricable from Migration

    As Texas implemented its egregious abortion restriction, Mexico finally decriminalized abortion. The move is a major victory for Mexican people and advocates, and a sign of change and hope for those living in other countries, particularly in Central America, where abortion is prohibited altogether.

  • The Biden Administration’s First 100 Days and Their Impact on Women

    In many ways, Biden has women — and especially women of color — to thank for his victory in the 2020 election. And by selecting the first woman and person of color to serve as Vice President and nominating a record number of women, including nine women of color, to his cabinet, the Biden Administration has signaled a willingness to prioritize women and the issues that impact us.

  • Why the EACH Act Matters for Medicaid Beneficiaries

    We need to strengthen Medicaid. With a new administration and Congress moving on key legislative priorities, now is the time. Strengthening Medicaid means increasing access to abortion and reproductive care. Abortion access is often an afterthought among the health advocacy community, but without abortion access, Medicaid coverage cannot ensure the overall well-being of people that may become pregnant.

  • The COVID-19 vaccine is here, but what does this mean for pregnant people?

    The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in nearly 50,000 cases and more than 60 deaths among pregnant people across the United States. And these numbers will surely increase as infections continue to surge over the winter months.

  • What This Historic Day Means to Me

    Kamala Harris is the first woman, Black, Asian American vice president-elect! I have chills.

  • Trust in our Democracy

    Here at the National Partnership we know that democracy can get messy, and that it can take time. Every vote counts so it is vital that our nation takes the time to count every vote.

  • It is Latinx Heritage Month and WE have Demands!

    “Poderosos” is a Spanish word often used in the Latinx community to describe our power and strength. It is a word that characterizes our resilience in a country where we often experience discrimination and alienation.

  • When Calling the Police Doesn’t Help: The Criminalization of Survivors and Pregnant People

    Most sexual assault is never reported,often because survivors distrust or fear the police, or believe that the police can’t or won’t do anything to help.

  • We Must Promote Gender-Inclusive Reproductive Health Care

    Reproductive rights and reproductive health services historically center around cisgender women — but these services are also needed by transgender, non-binary and gender non-conforming individuals as well. Access to quality health care has long been out of reach for many LGBTQ people due to medical bias and discrimination.

  • #BlackLivesMatter = #DefundThePolice

    Earlier this month, the National Partnership participated in #BlackoutTuesday, interrupting our business as usual to amplify other voices instead of our own. We believed it was a good and important thing to do. And we did it with sincerity and humility. In hindsight, we also did it without fully understanding the meaning of our words.

  • Back to Our Roots: Pride, Protest, and Black History

    This year’s Pride Month comes at a time of national and global unrest. In April and May, Pride parades, festivals and other celebrations nationwide set for June were cancelled due to COVID-19 social distancing measures.

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