Here’s what happened in reproductive politics this week:
A new issue brief from the Henry J. Kaiser Foundation confirms what you probably already knew: that one third of American women gaining coverage through the Affordable Care Act can only enroll in plans that restrict abortion coverage.
New information in the Marlise Munoz case: The fetus she is carrying — that hospital officials have privileged over her rights and her family’s wishes — is likely not viable, reports Time.
The anti-choice movement was in full force Wednesday in D.C. for March for Life. RH Reality Check took one for the team and covered it. Featured prominently: the stars of 19 Kids and Counting, old-school nun habits, and pretend fetuses.
Here at home, our state’s own March for Life happened at the State Capitol on Tuesday, Jan. 21. When the Seattle Times asked us why we weren’t there too, to celebrate 41 years since Roe v. Wade, we confirmed that the anniversary of Roe v. Wade is in fact Jan. 22.
Speaking of the anniversary of Roe v. Wade: President Obama spoke out in support of the decision, saying, “We recommit ourselves to the decision’s guiding principle: that every woman should be able to make her own choices about her body and her health.”
Our Feminist Killjoy Heroine of the Week: Is Wendy Davis, who, as Feministing reports, flawlessly handled sexist attempts to smear her candidacy for Texas governor, making us feel like this: