Act would ensure abortion access not dependent on insurance, money

Elizabeth Deans: Legislation introduced in Congress in July would fix our policies when it comes to abortion coverage: Cosponsored by over 70 members of Congress, including Reps. Alma Adams and David Price, the EACH Woman Act would ensure that a woman’s ability to have an abortion does not depend on her insurance status or how much money she earns.


10 years after Katrina, water has receded, but not the anger

John Biguenet: The New Orleans area flooded was seven times the size of Manhattan. If an equivalent catastrophe had struck New York in 2005, about 24,000 people would have died as they awaited help that did not come for a week. Nearly 7 million of its 8 million citizens would have spent the next year scattered elsewhere. More than 2 million New Yorkers would never have returned.


Guns and the way of life Americans have come to accept

Myron Pitts: More Americans have died in domestic gun violence since 1968 than all our wars combined (1.5 million vs. 1.4 million). The Virginia incident was not about the danger journalists face, but the ever-present danger to all of us. It’s a way of life we’ve come to accept in a nation of 300 million guns.

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