The War on Women (or how the word ‘vagina’ scares the menfolk)

Clearly cooler than the war on poverty, the war on women’s reproductive rights reaches new heights this month as Michigan joins other states in passing vagina-bashing legislation. Oh! And the word for female genitalia is also apparently prohibited as well. That is if you’re a Michigan legislator. And you’re a woman. And you talk too much. And it makes sense.

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Alejandra Pablos’ Detention Reminds Us Immigration is a Reproductive Justice Issue

Two weeks ago, reproductive justice and migrant rights activist, Alejandro Pablos, was detained during a routine check-in with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in Tucson. Many have pointed out that Pablos’ detention is the latest in a series of silent raids targeting high-profile immigration activists, including sanctuary movement leader Ravi Ragbir and prison abolition organizer Maru Mora-Villalpando. But Pablos’ detention is also a reminder that immigration is a reproductive justice issue and that we have to fight like hell against an Administration that’s hell-bent on endangering the health and well-being of immigrant women and our families.

Alejandra Pablos works as a field organizer for the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health (NLIRH), where she focuses on issues ...

Two weeks ago, reproductive justice and migrant rights activist, Alejandro Pablos, was detained during a routine check-in with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in Tucson. Many have pointed out that Pablos’ detention is the ...