Posts Tagged reproductive freedom

Sex-selective abortions on the rise in India

According to new study published this week in the medical journal The Lancet, the number of sex-selective abortions being performed in India has been rising and continues to rise. The researchers estimate that between 4 million and 12 million sex-selective abortions have been performed in India in the last three decades. And in the past decade, the study found, the problem has worsened.

Despite legal restrictions making it illegal to use ultrasounds to determine the sex of a fetus, the practice has continued; it seems that these laws are rarely enforced and that private medical practices are largely unregulated. The result is that there are now 914 girls for every 1000 boys under the age of six. In 1961, the ratio ...

According to new study published this week in the medical journal The Lancet, the number of sex-selective abortions being performed in India has been rising and continues to rise. The researchers estimate that between 4 million and ...

ella – progress and a reminder that we cannot rest until reproductive freedom comes

I couldn’t help but include this YouTube video of “Ella’s song,” in this post about the recently approved emergency contraception pill that bears the name of an unsung heroine of the civil rights movement. The refrain of the song really sums up how I feel about this contraceptive breakthrough that women have been met with this past Friday: We who believe in freedom cannot rest; We who believe in freedom cannot rest until it comes.

I couldn’t help but include this YouTube video of “Ella’s song,” in this post about the recently approved emergency contraception pill that bears the name of an unsung heroine of the civil rights movement. The refrain ...

ella – progress and a reminder that we cannot rest until reproductive freedom comes

I couldn’t help but include this YouTube video of “Ella’s song,” in this post about the recently approved emergency contraception pill that bears the name of an unsung heroine of the civil rights movement. The refrain of the song really sums up how I feel about this contraceptive breakthrough that women have been met with this past Friday: We who believe in freedom cannot rest; We who believe in freedom cannot rest until it comes.

I couldn’t help but include this YouTube video of “Ella’s song,” in this post about the recently approved emergency contraception pill that bears the name of an unsung heroine of the civil rights movement. The refrain ...

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