Human Rights

ThinkProgress: Congress is holding a hearing on a bill that would ban virtually all abortions

By Eleanore Wood / October 27, 2017 / Comments Off on ThinkProgress: Congress is holding a hearing on a bill that would ban virtually all abortions

In January House Republicans introduced the Heartbeat Protection Act, which will be heard on November 1. This act would ban abortion after a heartbeat is detectable, which is often at 6 weeks. Since many women don’t even know they are pregnant before 6 weeks, this would effectively ban most abortions. It would also send physicians…

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Charlotte Deserves Access to Abortion Without Shame and Stigma

By Eleanore Wood / October 20, 2017 / Comments Off on Charlotte Deserves Access to Abortion Without Shame and Stigma

According to the Local Reproductive Freedom Index, Charlotte scores a 1.5…out of 5 stars. This means it is one of the worst cities for reproductive rights in the entire United States. Some factors that were considered when ranking cities were protecting access to abortion clinics, providing funding for reproductive rights, supporting young peoples’ access to…

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The Hill: McConnell: 20-week abortion ban will get Senate vote

By Eleanore Wood / October 18, 2017 / Comments Off on The Hill: McConnell: 20-week abortion ban will get Senate vote

Recently the House passed a 20-ban abortion bill, that will make it illegal for anyone to perform an abortion after 20 weeks, with prison and fines as possible penalties. Monday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell stated that the entire Republican party is in favor of this bill, however, he didn’t say when a vote can…

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Fox 46: City considering changes at abortion clinic targeted by protests

By Eleanore Wood / September 27, 2017 / Comments Off on Fox 46: City considering changes at abortion clinic targeted by protests

Protests at A Preferred Women’s Health Center in Charlotte have been going on for years, especially on weekends. Just two weeks ago, on a Saturday, hundreds of protesters from local churches gathered outside of the clinic screaming and praying and harassing every single person that visited the clinic. In lieu of this, the Charlotte City Council…

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Washington Post: A century ago, women fought for access to contraception. The Trump administration threatens to undo their work.

By Eleanore Wood / September 25, 2017 / Comments Off on Washington Post: A century ago, women fought for access to contraception. The Trump administration threatens to undo their work.

The newest ACA repeal attempt is yet another attack on women’s rights. This bill would eliminate access to contraceptives and cut abortion funding. In 2015, 6.2 million American women received contraception through public funding. Trump and the Graham-Cassidy bill will cut this funding leaving millions without proper access to contraceptives and abortion care.  From Washington…

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Vox: The new Obamacare repeal bill is the worst yet for women’s health

By Eleanore Wood / September 20, 2017 / Comments Off on Vox: The new Obamacare repeal bill is the worst yet for women’s health

The Graham-Cassidy bill, the newest bill attempting to repeal the ACA, is an attack on women’s health care rights. This bill will make it harder for women to get insurance coverage for abortion care. It will make it more difficult for Medicaid recipients to visit Planned Parenthood. It will even create new ways for the…

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Rewire: By Muddying On-Campus Sexual Assault Policies, DeVos Is Making Students—and Schools—Less Safe

By Eleanore Wood / September 12, 2017 / Comments Off on Rewire: By Muddying On-Campus Sexual Assault Policies, DeVos Is Making Students—and Schools—Less Safe

Betsy DeVos is asking Trump to remove Department of Education rules that protect victims of rape on campus. DeVos claims that women are falsely accusing their rapists, but this statement couldn’t be further from the truth. DeVos wants to make it even harder for rape survivors to come f… Read More

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