Tag Archives: pregnancy

“For Tennessee lawmakers, punishing pregnant women is more important than protecting fetal life.”

TweetAs I mentioned yesterday, Tennessee has officially become the first state in the country to criminalize drug use during pregnancy. The new law, which was signed by the Governor yesterday despite the best efforts of reproductive justice advocates, holds pregnant people criminally liable for harm caused to their fetuses or newborns.  Tweet
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Tennessee could become the first state to criminalize pregnancy

TweetLast week Tennessee passed legislation that would make drug use during a pregnancy a criminal offense. If the governor doesn’t veto it, the state would be allowed to investigate every miscarriage, stillbirth, and baby born with birth defects to try to determine if drugs played a role, turning any pregnant person into a potential suspect. We’ve [...]
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FDA makes generic versions of emergency contraception available over the counter

TweetGood news: The slow–and often infuriating–expansion of access to emergency contraception took another step forward last week when the FDA announced that generic versions of EC can now be sold over the counter to folks of all ages.  Tweet
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“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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Weekly Feminist Reader

Tweet And while we’re on the topic of inspired dance moves… 4th trimester bodies. I am not sex positive. The pilgrimage to the Toronto Film Festival. Qahera, a new Muslim Superhero. This video from the Fat Experience Project might break your heart. Hell yeah, Canada! What about gay grandparents? bell hooks was right. Dear Western Saviorists. Trans [...]
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