Tag Archives: reproductive health

Report finds Latinas face human rights violations in Texas

TweetThe Texas legislature has made a name for itself as a foe of reproductive justice. The state has passed, then struck down, then reinstated some of the most draconian laws designed to prevent people from accessing abortion care. Of course, these tend to be low-income people of color, immigrants, and otherwise marginalized people. Tweet
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Beatriz survived her pregnancy, but at what cost?

Tweet Remember Beatriz? Remember Savita? Or rather, remember #RememberSavita? Media has a funny way of making one story sound like the most important thing in the world, and then dropping that story like a hot potato a week later. Savita was the woman who died in an Irish hospital after having been denied a life-saving [...]
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Native women gain better access to emergency contraception–but still not enough

TweetWhile women of color may receive more counseling on emergency contraception, they certainly don’t always have access to it when they do need it. From the age restrictions that were finally lifted after a court order to pharmacists who spread misinformation or refuse to stock the drug, we know is still not as easy as [...]
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Poor women of color receive more counseling for emergency contraception

Tweet The Center for Disease Control and Prevention has released a report showing that black, Latina and low-income women are more likely to receive counseling for emergency contraception. According to this New York Times piece, “Eleven percent of white and Hispanic women and 7.9 percent of black women reported having used emergency contraceptives at least once, but [...]
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Update on Wichita radio station’s refusal to air ads for abortion clinic

TweetAs we’ve reported in the last few weeks, Clear Channel in Wichita, Kansas, has been refusing to air ads for the local reproductive health clinic, South Wind Women’s Center. The ads, Clear Channel says, are “indecent.” Not indecent? Ads for “male enhancement,” and for local adult book shops (man, that’s a lot of euphemisms. Boner [...]
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