Reproductive freedom in the United States has been a source of controversy throughout history and current legislation places these rights under attack. Divided into three parts, this policy brief seeks to address the lack of accessible reproductive healthcare for women, with special attention to economic, racial, and ethnic disparities. Part 1 includes a historical overview of abortion access and significant legislation in the U.S., describes the present status of the problem, and the populations affected. In Part 2, the pros and cons of current policies such as the federal contraceptive guarantee of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), Hyde Amendment, and Ohio abortion bans and restrictions are analyzed. Lastly, Part 3 proposes the Equal Access to Abortion Coverage in Health Insurance (EACH) Woman Act as a suitable piece of legislation to replace the current policies and ensure abortion access to all.
Cook, Noa J..
"Reproductive Freedom For All: A Policy Brief."
The Downtown Review.
Available at: https://engagedscholarship.csuohio.edu/tdr/vol8/iss1/2
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