Alanna Vagianos, HuffPost

Alanna Vagianos


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Recent articles by Alanna:

Lawmakers Renew Fight To Reverse ‘Anti-Choice,' ‘Blatantly Racist’ Hyde Amendment

The Hyde Amendment denies insurance coverage for abortions for people who receive their health coverage through government sponsored plans like Medicaid. → Read More

Lawmakers Renew Fight To Reverse ‘Anti-Choice,' ‘Blatantly Racist’ Hyde Amendment

The Hyde Amendment denies insurance coverage for abortions for people who receive their health coverage through government sponsored plans like Medicaid. → Read More

A Biden Appointee Will Oversee Title IX. Sexual Assault Survivors Say She’s A Bad Choice.

It was an "open secret" at Columbia University that Suzanne Goldberg dismissed victims and protected the administration, student sexual assault survivors... → Read More

'The Virus Is Protecting Me': Remote Learning Is Keeping Many Sexual Assault Survivors Safe

Some college sexual assault victims welcomed remote learning due to COVID-19 because it was the only form of protection they could get. → Read More

Congresswomen Renew Push To Repeal 'Racist' Anti-Abortion Helms Amendment

“Making abortion legal isn’t the beginning of women having abortions. It’s the end of women dying from abortions,” said Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.). → Read More

Biden To Sign Executive Order Reviewing Betsy DeVos’ Title IX Rules

The president will also sign an executive order establishing a Gender Policy Council within the executive office. → Read More

House Passes Bill Making It Illegal For Federal Officers To Engage In Sex Acts With Detainees

“There is no consent when one person is exercising the power of law enforcement and the other is handcuffed or in custody," said Rep. Jackie Speier. → Read More

Lawmakers Aim To End ‘Boyfriend Loophole,’ Keep Guns From Abusers

Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) and Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-Mich.) introduced the Protecting Domestic Violence and Stalking Victims Act on Tuesday morning. → Read More

Former USA Gymnastics Coach John Geddert Dead After Human Trafficking Charges

Geddert was close with former USA Gymnastics trainer and serial sexual abuser Larry Nassar. → Read More

U.S. Could Prevent 19 Million Unsafe Abortions Abroad If Helms Amendment Is Repealed

The Guttmacher Institute analyzed the impact of rescinding the amendment, which bars U.S. foreign aid from being used to pay for abortions abroad. → Read More

Nannies Are Suffering Behind Closed Doors During COVID-19

Child care work, mostly done by women and women of color, offers little workplace protections. And the pandemic has only made nannies more vulnerable. → Read More

At Least 9 Far-Right Insurrectionists Have A History Of Violence Against Women

A HuffPost investigation found that multiple men arrested for the U.S. Capitol insurrection have restraining orders against them over domestic violence accusations. Others have faced charges and served prison time for sexual assault. → Read More

A Third Of U.S. Families Struggle To Afford Diapers. This Bill Aims To Change That.

The End Diaper Need Act of 2021, introduced by Sen. Tammy Duckworth, aims to create a better government safety net for families that can't afford diapers. → Read More

Joe Biden Repeals Donald Trump’s Anti-Abortion 'Global Gag Rule'

The president also directed the Department of Health and Human Services to consider repealing certain regulations under the family planning program Title X. → Read More

Joe Biden Repeals Donald Trump’s Transgender Military Ban

The new president is also expected to reinstate a rule protecting transgender students’ right to use the bathroom that best aligns with their gender identity. → Read More

Joe Biden Extends Eviction And Foreclosure Moratoriums

The new president wasted no time in ensuring that millions of Americans were not forced out on the streets during the COVID-19 pandemic. → Read More

GOP Sen. Lisa Murkowski Calls For Trump’s Removal, Unsure If She Will Remain In Party

“I want him to resign. I want him out. He has caused enough damage," the Alaska senator said. → Read More

Trump’s Ego Could Cost Millions Of Unemployed Americans A Week Of Aid

The president's delay in signing COVID-19 relief legislation could have major consequences. → Read More

It Could Take Years For Miguel Cardona To Repeal Betsy DeVos’ Harmful Title IX Policy

Joe Biden’s pick for education secretary will have lots to do in order to roll back the Trump administration’s policy on how colleges handle sexual assault allegations. → Read More

It’s Official: Joe Biden Secures Enough Electors To Become The 46th President

Just as he did in election projections, state certifications, recounts and numerous lawsuits, Donald Trump lost. → Read More