September 17, 2014
During our 25th anniversary celebration, we focused on the importance of building power so all families can thrive. We know that Forward Together would not be sustainable without the work and support of colleagues from around the country to push for the policy changes and culture shift we need to...
September 15, 2014
The following post is part of our 25th anniversary blog series, and is written by Eveline Shen, Executive Director of Forward Together. When I first came to Forward Together, then Asians and Pacific Islanders for Reproductive Health, I stepped into our 600 square foot office in Oakland's...
September 12, 2014
This post is part of our 25th Anniversary blog series and is written by Echoing Ida's Cynthia R. Greenlee.When I first joined the black women's writing collective Echoing Ida, I wondered why an organization such as Forward Together (which started as Asian Communities for Reproductive Justice) would...
September 29th, 2014
Sen. Hyde made his intent perfectly clear during his 1977 congressional debate over Medicaid funding when he said: "I certainly would like to prevent, if I could legally, anybody having an abortion, a rich woman, a middle-class woman, or a poor woman. Unfortunately, the only vehicle available is the… Medicaid bill."
#EchoingIda writer Jazmine Walker continues, "Though states can allocate state Medicaid funding for abortion beyond cases of rape or incest, some states opt to uphold Hyde while taking additional measures to make abortion impossible to access for just about everyone, just as Sen. Hyde intended." via RH Reality Check
Enough Is Enough: Repeal Hyde Now
As we acknowledge the passage of Hyde 38 years ago this month, it is important to look at how the amendment helped to usher in a wave of anti-choice legislation that has the most detrimental impacts on poor communities of color—especially in states like Mississippi.
September 25th, 2014
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September 25th, 2014
En Español, de Nuevo Mexico.
Have you heard our second ad on the radio, "Mi Yerno/ My Son-in-Law", the story of how marriage helped a mother fully embrace her son's partner as her own family. If not, hear the ad in English and Spanish here: http://bit.ly/familiaesfamilia-radio With @[187198258100841:274:Why Marriage Matters New Mexico].
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