Tag Archives: Policy

“All she is is a host for a fetus”: Brain-dead pregnant woman forced to stay on life support in Texas

Tweet You’re likely already familiar with the harsh reality of abortion restrictions in Texas. In particular, we’ve covered the ordeal of the Munoz family, who are being forced to keep Marlise Munoz alive even though she was declared brain dead before Thanksgiving when she was 14 weeks pregnant and despite her clearly expressed wishes to her husband, Erick Munoz, that [...]
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Comic of the day: ACLU publishes “Stealth Attack” illustrating sneaky new abortion laws

Tweet It’s no secret that anti-choice radicals have been using disingenuous laws and misleading language to force a decline in abortion access across the country. To expose this trend, the ACLU enlisted the talented Jen Sorensen to create a comic highlighting these coordinated, decetiful national attacks on abortion rights. Check out the full comic after the jump, and if [...]
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Seeking transformative justice in the aftermath of the New Delhi rape case

Tweetby Ruth Messinger and Javid Syed On September 13th, ten months after the brutal gang rape of a 23-year-old Indian woman in New Delhi, the four men accused of the crime were found guilty and sentenced to death. Importantly, this case has garnered international attention and sparked meaningful dialogue among human rights activists, lawmakers and [...]
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Chart(s) of the day: Americans consistently support abortion rights, but attitudes vary by region

TweetIf you’ve been paying attention to the news lately, you might have the impression that everyone and their mama, no pun intended, wants to slash abortion rights. Not true, according to recent data collected by the Pew Research Center. In fact, according to a national survey conducted July17-21 among 1,480 adults (that’s sound methodology, folks!), over [...]
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Thank You Thursdays: The Supreme Court strikes down harmful anti-prostitution pledge

TweetFor years, the United States has endorsed an explicitly discriminatory policy against sex workers. PEPFAR, our international HIV/AIDS aid policy, contains an anti-prostitution pledge requirement stating that no funds “may be used to provide assistance to any group or organization that does not have a policy explicitly opposing prostitution and sex trafficking.” In practice, this [...]
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