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Equity Forward conducts extensive research and investigative work to ensure transparency and accountability of groups and individuals who are attacking human rights, including reproductive freedom, access to quality healthcare, and equal protections for LGBTQ people. In addition to our research-driven campaigns, we provide fact sheets, reports, and public records analyses.

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Biden Administration Timeline: Advancing Equity-Driven and Inclusive Health and Human Rights Policies

EF Staff - July 20, 2021 Fact Sheets

Equity Forward has created an interactive policy timeline to track the Biden administration’s progress in enhancing data collection across various demographic groups, using gender inclusive language, and restoring research on reproductive health care access in federal policies and reports.

Biden Administration, HHS, Human Rights, State Department, USAID

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Biden Administration Timeline: Restore U.S. Foreign Policy Around Human Rights Including Protections for SRHR and LGBTQIA+ Communities

EF Staff - July 20, 2021 Fact Sheets

Equity Forward has created an interactive policy timeline to track the Biden administration’s progress in restoring U.S. foreign policy around human rights including protections for sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) and LGBTQIA+ communities.

Biden Administration, Commission on Unalienable Rights, Human Rights, International, Reproductive justice, State Department, United Nations, USAID

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Biden Administration Timeline: Protect Immigrants’ Human Rights and Reproductive Freedom

EF Staff - July 12, 2021 Fact Sheets

Equity Forward has created an interactive policy timeline to track the Biden administration’s progress in protecting the human rights, reproductive freedom, and bodily autonomy of immigrants, and investigating past abuses.

Biden Administration, HHS, Human Rights, Reproductive justice, State Department

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Biden Administration Timeline: Civil Rights Offices Protecting Civil Rights for All

EF Staff - July 7, 2021 Fact Sheets

Equity Forward has created an interactive policy timeline to track the Biden administration’s progress in ensuring that federal civil rights offices protect civil rights for all, including LGBTQIA+ communities.

Affordable Care Act, Biden Administration, HHS

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Biden Administration Timeline: Strengthen Access to Family Planning Services Across the United States

EF Staff - July 7, 2021 Fact Sheets

Equity Forward has created an interactive policy timeline to track the Biden administration’s progress in protecting the federal Title X family planning program and reversing the domestic gag rule imposed by the Trump administration.

Biden Administration, HHS, Reproductive justice, Title X

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Biden Administration Timeline: Science and Evidence Guiding Policy and Funding

EF Staff - June 30, 2021 Fact Sheets

Equity Forward has created an interactive policy timeline to track the Biden administration’s progress in promoting science and evidence over political ideology in public health policy and federal research funding.

Biden Administration, Fetal Tissue Research

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The Biden Administration’s 100 Days Progress Report

EF Staff - April 29, 2021 Fact Sheets

Equity Forward has tracked the new administration’s appointments and policies. What progress has been made, and what are we still waiting for?

Biden Administration

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Tracking the Biden-Harris Administration’s Policy Changes: A Timeline of the First 100 Days

Molly Bangs, Director and Mario Sto. Domingo, Research Intern - April 28, 2021 Fact Sheets

Equity Forward is chronicling a timeline of the Biden-Harris administration’s progress in addressing our transition recommendations, as well as policy advancements related to reproductive health, rights and justice, LGBTQ rights, and other human rights.

Biden Administration

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2021: Wave Of Harmful State-Level Legislation Targeting Transgender Students

Ashley Underwood, Research Associate - April 9, 2021 Fact Sheets

This year concerningly marks the highest number of anti-transgender bills in history. Thus far, there have been more than 80 anti-transgender bills introduced in the 2021 legislative session, many of which are the result of coordinated efforts led by national anti-LGBTQ hate groups, including Alliance Defending Freedom and Family Watch International

Anti-Abortion Lobby, Anti-LGBTQ, State Legislatures

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Equity Forward's Tracking of the Biden-Harris Administration Transition

EF Staff - March 1, 2021 Fact Sheets

Equity Forward’s research team tracks the names of nominees and appointees to key cabinet and leadership positions which have purview over our main issue areas regarding abortion, reproductive health and justice, and policies singularly impacting LGBTQ communities. 

Biden Administration

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Research Relying on Fetal Tissue: A Timeline of Ideological, Anti-Science HHS Politics

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EF Staff - February 12, 2021 Fact Sheets

Over the course of the Trump Administration, lifesaving research has been attacked time and time again.

Fetal Tissue Research, Trump Administration

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How January 2021's Terrorism at the U.S. Capitol is Inextricably Linked to the Anti-Abortion Movement

Ashley Underwood, Research Associate and Rachel Wormer, Research Intern - January 29, 2021 Fact Sheets

Ideological-driven hate that manifested in a violent mob at the U.S. Capitol may have been unprecedented—but it was not unfathomable in the slightest to anyone who works within the reproductive health, rights, and justice movements.

Anti-Abortion Lobby

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The Affordable Care Act: Why It Matters for Your Reproductive Health Care

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Ashley Underwood, Research Associate - October 21, 2020 Fact Sheets

The Trump Administration has detrimentally weakened the ACA. 

Affordable Care Act, Attacks on birth control

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Equity Forward’s Transition Recommendations for a New Administration

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EF Staff - October 20, 2020 Fact Sheets

This fact sheet lays out Equity Forward’s recommendations for a new administration in 2021.

Biden Administration

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Two-Thirds of the Fetal Tissue Ethics Advisory Board Members Elevate Ideology Over Science

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EF Staff - August 13, 2020 Fact Sheets

Ten members have anti-abortion views and connections that have influenced their scientific research and policy decisions.

Fetal Tissue Research

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The Majority of the Commission on Unalienable Rights Members Have Egregious Track Records on Reproductive Rights

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EF Staff - July 16, 2020 Fact Sheets

The Commission largely comprises right-wing, anti-abortion, anti-LGBTQ hardliners who were all appointed by Pompeo. This fact sheet focuses on the commissioners Equity Forward found to have problematic human records with particular attention to reproductive rights.

Commission on Unalienable Rights, Human Rights, State Department, Trump Administration

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Title X Under Siege: Nation’s Family Planning Program Politicized and Sabotaged By Trump Administration

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EF Staff - April 13, 2020 Fact Sheets

Since Trump took office, Title X — the nation’s family planning program for low-income individuals — has been in constant peril.

Attacks on birth control, Title X, Trump Administration

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The Heritage Foundation and Family Research Council: Mirror Images of Hate

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EF Staff - February 26, 2020 Fact Sheets

The Heritage Foundation is fond of branding itself as a think tank of establishment conservatives. In reality, Heritage regularly spouts hateful ideas that are detrimental to LGBTQ individuals, women, people of color and low-income workers.

Anti-Abortion Lobby

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Trump’s HHS Office for Civil Rights: Ideological Agenda, Nationwide Impact

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EF Staff - February 26, 2020 Fact Sheets

Sign in front of HHS

Under the Trump administration, OCR has pursued policies and taken actions to further a radical, ideological agenda at the expense of its underlying mission.

Anti-LGBTQ, Human Rights, Trump Administration

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Title X Comparison: The Nation’s Family Planning Program Has Been Drastically Altered By The Trump Administration From The Obama Administration

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February 26, 2020 Fact Sheets

The Title X Family Planning Grant Process Has Been Altered Drastically From The Obama Administration Through The Trump Administration.

The Trump administration scrapped what was formerly anon-political processunder the Obama administration with their 2018 and 2019 grant announcements for the...

Attacks on birth control, HHS, Title X, Trump Administration

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Scientific Research Relying on Fetal Tissue: The Facts

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EF Staff - February 26, 2020 Fact Sheets

This research has profound potential to advance clinical knowledge and treatment options for life-threatening and chronic diseases.

Fetal Tissue Research

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Scientific Research Relying on Fetal Tissue: Legislative and Legal History

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EF Staff - June 5, 2019 Fact Sheets

Fetal tissue donation and use in research has been strictly regulated for decades to ensure that the highest ethical standards are upheld.

    Fetal Tissue Research

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