Shefali Luthra

Shefali Luthra covers the intersection of gender and health care for The 19th. Prior to joining The 19th, she was a correspondent at Kaiser Health News, where she spent six years covering national health care and policy.


Content by Shefali Luthra

How Democratic men are centering abortion access on the campaign trail

Kentucky is latest to test whether red states will keep voting for abortion rights

State abortion bans are preventing cancer patients from getting chemotherapy

Why Kansas’ Democratic governor isn’t talking about abortion on the campaign trail

Democrats urge Biden administration to use HIPAA to protect abortion rights and privacy

Local judges now have more power to decide who gets an abortion

New near-total abortions bans are taking effect in four states this week

Kansas voters reject effort to eliminate state abortion protections

‘We feel kind of powerless’: The end of Roe is overwhelming clinics in states that protect abortion

The cost of giving birth with insurance: $2,854, a new study says

Abortion providers are trying to open new clinics as close as possible to states with bans

Biden signs executive order on abortion access and legal backing

State-level abortion bans could restrict care in neighboring states, too—here’s how

Biden administration officials offer few details on medication abortion protections

Supreme Court seemingly ready to remove key portion of Roe v. Wade

A majority of justices seems likely to uphold Mississippi’s 15-week abortion ban, a major weakening of the landmark 1973 case

Lacking a vaccine for their kids, some parents are continuing to wear masks

Some parents are finding they have to keep wearing masks until their young children can be vaccinated against Covid-19 as well

COVID relief bill expands individual insurance subsidies and Medicaid funds

The Affordable Care Act is seeing its first expansion after surviving years of conservative attacks as Democrats try to expand health insurance coverage.



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