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Dec 06

RHAP Stands Against the Trump Administration’s Proposed Change to Public Charge Rules

In yet another attack on immigrant families and communities, the Trump administration recently released proposed changes to the United States’s “public charge” policy. Under these proposed changes, individuals and families who are enrolled in basic benefit programs such as Medicaid, SNAP, and Section 8 housing may now be considered “public charges,” thereby threatening their legal…

Nov 19

RHAP Goes to Washington

The Reproductive Health Access Project staff joined 200 delegates from 25 states and Washington, DC at the third annual All* Above All Capitol Hill day on October 22. RHAP is proud to be part of the All* Above All coalition, which unites organizations and individuals to build support for lifting bans that deny abortion coverage.…

Oct 09

Reproductive Justice Ballot Initiatives 2014

The primaries are over and the candidates confirmed—now it’s time to really focus on the issues! As we’ve mentioned before, there’s a great deal at stake in the 2014 midterm elections, not least around issues of reproductive justice and women’s health. More specifically, three states have ballot measures that severely limit access to abortion care. If you live…

Oct 01

RHAP’s #GOTV Campaign in Action: Events Recap

The Reproductive Health Access Project (RHAP) hosted two events last week to highlight the importance of voting in the midterm election on November 4th. The upcoming midterm election is particularly important because hundreds of state legislators, 36 governors, 33 senators and the entire house of representatives are up for re-election. These elected officials write, pass, and…

Aug 07

Deep in the Heart of Texas

This post was written by RHAP’s field organizer in Texas, Jenny Horton. She was at the state capital during the July special legislative sessions to vote on a bill that contained sweeping restrictions on abortion access in Texas.  Senator Wendy Davis’s filibuster to prevent passing the bill mobilized reproductive health/rights/justice advocates in the state and…

Dec 12

Helping a Physician Become an Abortion Provider

It’s often difficult for doctors who received abortion training while in residency to integrate the service once they are in practice.  They face many barriers including resistant staff members, malpractice costs, and the need for additional clinical training. An experienced mentor can be helpful in developing strategies for overcoming these barriers.  Each spring the Reproductive…