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A surge of anti-abortion candidates won seats in the House, doubling the number of women lawmakers who oppose the right to choose from 13 to 30.
As the House of Representatives discussed the future of the Hyde Amendment—which restricts federal abortion funding—leaders in reproductive justice testified to its racist past and enduring impact.
Election Day saw reproductive rights in the US take one step forward and potentially 50 steps back with anti-abortion measures on the ballot in both the West and South.
In the face of an even more conservative Supreme Court, civil rights advocates remain committed to the fight for equality. “Right now, we have to get out the vote," one said.
“This is the U.S. trying to normalize and legitimize a narrow perspective on human rights and health that is not in line with longstanding international agreements recognizing human rights, including reproductive rights."
Critics of Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett are worried about what her confirmation will mean for the future of family planning—particularly Roe v. Wade.
Recent polling and reports show that American Catholics' views on Roe v. Wade and contraception are different than the doctrines of the Vatican and Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett's positions.