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Chokhri, a New Sexual Health Project, Maps Marital Rape and Abortion in India

There’s a scene about birth control in the questionably feminist 2017 Hindi flick Lipstick Under My Burqa that stuck with me. Shireen, whose abusive husband rapes her and refuses to use condoms, goes to the gynecologist for another abortion. The gynecologist tells her she can’t keep having abortions and using the morning after pill, and the only other form of available birth control is the condom. Shireen, however, knows her husband won’t use them.

There’s a scene about birth control in the questionably feminist 2017 Hindi flick Lipstick Under My Burqa that stuck with me. Shireen, whose abusive husband rapes her and refuses to use condoms, goes to the gynecologist for another abortion. The gynecologist tells ...

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Trump Admin Sending Immigrant Teens to Crisis Pregnancy Centers

Pregnant immigrant minors are being sent to anti-abortion clinics, commonly known as crisis pregnancy centers, despite a federal judge ordering that Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) stop blocking minors in government custody from accessing full reproductive health services.

Pregnant immigrant minors are being sent to anti-abortion clinics, commonly known as crisis pregnancy centers, despite a federal judge ordering that Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) stop blocking minors in ...

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In Potential Feminist Win, Argentina Considers Legalizing Abortion

Legal abortion in Argentina may become a reality this year thanks to lawmakers and activists who have been fighting for decades to frame abortion as a human right. In Argentina as in many countries in Latin America, abortion is legal only if the pregnancy was caused by rape, the mother’s health is at risk, or if the fetus has congenital birth defects. If a woman seeks an abortion outside of these parameters, she can be fined or jailed.

Legal abortion in Argentina may become a reality this year thanks to lawmakers and activists who have been fighting for decades to frame abortion as a human right. In Argentina as in many countries in ...

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Abortion Coverage Restriction Threatens Obamacare Funding

Republican Congress members are attempting to restrict abortion access by introducing language in a federal bill that would block funding to private insurance companies if they provide abortion coverage. 

Republican Congress members are attempting to restrict abortion access by introducing language in a federal bill that would block funding to private insurance companies if they provide abortion coverage. 

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Dear New York Times: Emergency Contraception is Not Abortion

This week, the New York Times published an article hand-wringing over declining fertility rates in America, which it blames over in part on access to birth control. Here’s the problem: it included a parenthetical falsely suggesting that using emergency contraception, like Plan B, causes abortion. Spoiler alert — it doesn’t.

This week, the New York Times published an article hand-wringing over declining fertility rates in America, which it blames over in part on access to birth control. Here’s the problem: it included ...

House Judiciary Committee Holds Hearing On U.S. Refugee Admissions Program

Meet the Man Trying to Force Undocumented Women to Reverse Their Abortions

After months of doing everything in its power to prevent several undocumented women from accessing abortion, news has broken that Trump’s Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) discussed “reversing” a young woman’s abortion using a procedure unsupported by science. The driving force behind the administration’s torture of traumatized young refugees seeking necessary reproductive care? Scott Lloyd, ORR director.

After months of doing everything in its power to prevent several undocumented women from accessing abortion, news has broken that Trump’s Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) discussed “reversing” a young woman’s abortion using a procedure ...

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John Kelly, Jane Doe, and Sacred White Womanhood

This past week has proven, yet again, that Republicans’ purported concern for the “sacredness of life” doesn’t actually extend to people of color, immigrants, or poor people. It’s also shown how far some liberal feminists still have to go in understanding just how central patriarchal rhetoric and policies are to U.S. foreign and domestic policy.

This past week has proven, yet again, that Republicans’ purported concern for the “sacredness of life” doesn’t actually extend to people of color, immigrants, or poor people. It’s also shown how far ...

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