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Incoming GOP congresswomen pose for a portrait outside the U.S. Capitol in Washington, District of Columbia, on December 3, 2020. From left, front line (six women):  Nicole Malliotakis, Yvette Herrell,  Kat Cammack, Stephanie Bice, Victoria Spartz and Michelle Park Steel. Rear row: Young Kim, Claudia Tenny, Maria Elvira Salazar, Ashley Hinson and Beth Van Duyne. (Photo by Bonnie Jo Mount/The Washington Post via Getty Images)
A Record Number of Women in the Next Congress Doesn’t Actually Mean Reproductive Rights Are Safe

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.

The Hyde Amendment—which bans using federal insurance for abortions—has again taken center stage in the battle for reproductive freedom.
The Hyde Amendment Is Classist and Racist and Needs to Go

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.

An abortion rights rally outside of the Supreme Court in March 2020 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Sarah Silbiger/Getty Images)
Colorado Voted to Protect Reproductive Rights. Louisiana? Not So Much.

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.

Civil Rights Advocates Look Ahead After Barrett’s Confirmation
Are You Freaked Out Over Amy Coney Barrett’s Supreme Court Confirmation? Read This.

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.

The US Quietly Joined an International Anti-Abortion Pact
Trump Administration Signs Global Pact That There’s ‘No International Right to Abortion’

“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."

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What Amy Coney Barrett on the Supreme Court Could Mean for Your 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.

Amy Coney Barrett, President Trump's nominee to replace Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the Supreme Court, holds views that don't align with a majority of American Catholics (Getty/Pool).
Amy Coney Barrett’s Views Are Out of Step With Most American Catholics

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.