This morning, Gender Justice, in partnership with the Lawyering Project, has filed a complaint in Minnesota's Second Judicial District on behalf of two healthcare providers and the First Unitarian Society. We are paving a new path forward for abortion access by demanding the removal of a series of retrograde laws enacted by politicians decades ago that undermine Minnesotans' right to decide for themselves whether to continue or end a pregnancy and to access to safe, legal care.
As you may have heard, today, the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Civil Rights, headed by anti-transgender and anti-reproductive justice activist Roger Severino, has propose new regulations for the health care rights law that was part of Obamacare, also known as Section 1557.
The proposed regulation would take us backwards so that the definition of “sex” specifically excludes transgender people and anyone seeking abortion care. It would undo the regulations from the Obama administration that are only three years old.
Each of us should have coverage for a full range of pregnancy-related care, including abortion. #CoverMyAbortion
The Trump administration is at it again. In trying to force burdensome, confusing regulations on consumers and private insurance companies, Trump and his ideologues are attempting once again to end health insurance coverage for abortion.