Helen Klein Murillo  //  6/4/17  //  Topic Update


A proposed rule by the Trump administration would undermine the Affordable Care Act’s birth control benefit (Rewire).

  • The proposed rule “puts employers in charge of women’s health,” comments Aaron Rodriquez (Human Rights Campaign). 

Framing abortion as an economic issue is both ineffective and unhelpful to the other economic justice issues Democrats seek to advance, argue Anat Shenker-Osorio & Sharon Rose Goldtzvik (Rewire).


Updates | The Week of January 22, 2018

1/28/18  //  Daily Update

A year after President Trump's reinstatement of the global gag rule, banning U.S. funding to foreign organizations that promote or provide abortion, advocacy groups report significant harms to health services. HHS's new religious freedom division constitutes a new attack on women's health, wrote Jamille Fields at The Hill.

Updates | The Week of January 15, 2018

1/14/18  //  Daily Update

Texas argues in court that undocumented women seeking abortions have no substantive due process rights. The Trump Administration maintains its blanket policy and prevents another undocumented minor from getting an abortion.

Zachary Piaker

Columbia Law School

Updates | The Week of December 18, 2017

12/24/17  //  Daily Update

Another federal judge blocked a Trump Administration executive order that would allow employers with religious objections to refuse employee's contraceptive coverage as a part of healthcare plans. A federal district court in Michigan has upheld a right to display signs depicting aborted fetuses.