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This Women’s History Month, Protect Women’s Health Care Access
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This Women’s History Month, Protect Women’s Health Care Access

Heidi Williamson and Claire Markham discuss why the fight for women's access to comprehensive reproductive health services must continue this Women's History Month.

Authors

  • Heidi Williamson
  •  (Claire Markham)
    Claire Markham

March is Women’s History Month, an opportunity to reflect on gender equality, the valuable roles women play throughout society, and the way women contribute to building a more just nation even in the face of incredible obstacles. This month we will celebrate the phenomenal contributions of women like Sojourner Truth and Amelia Earhart, as well as living history makers like Lily Ledbetter, Dolores Huerta, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Wendy Davis.

While we recognize and appreciate the accomplishments by women like these, we also must acknowledge that much work needs to be done, particularly around reproductive health, rights and justice. The ability of women to access comprehensive reproductive health services, including abortion care, is becoming more and more difficult by the day.

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Authors

Heidi Williamson

Senior Policy Analyst

 (Claire Markham)

Claire Markham

Associate Director, Faith and Progressive Policy Initiative