Posts Tagged Reproductive Justice

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Woman Sentenced to 20 Years for Having an Abortion Appeals Her Ruling

Purvi Patel, the Indiana woman currently serving 20 years for having an illegal abortion, finally had the opportunity to appeal her case in front of the Indiana State Court of Appeals on Monday. Patel is the first woman in the U.S. to be convicted for having an illegal abortion and, if her conviction is upheld, it could present a tremendous uphill battle for reproductive justice advocates.

Purvi Patel, the Indiana woman currently serving 20 years for having an illegal abortion, finally had the opportunity to appeal her case in front of the Indiana State Court of Appeals on Monday. Patel is the first ...

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Missouri State Representative is an Embryo Vigilante

Surprise, surprise. Missouri’s state representatives are coming for our rights—again. This time, the threat comes in the form of an ultra-archaic resolution pushed forward by Republican Missouri Rep. Mike Moon. Because once again, as we all know, none-uterus-having humans are just so good at proposing laws and regulations regarding other people’s bodies.

Surprise, surprise. Missouri’s state representatives are coming for our rights—again. This time, the threat comes in the form of an ultra-archaic resolution pushed forward by Republican Missouri Rep. Mike Moon. Because once again, as we all know, none-uterus-having ...

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The Feministing Five: Monica Simpson

For this week’s Feministing Five, I spoke with Monica Simpson, the executive director of SisterSong, a national organization that strengthens and amplifies the collective voices of Indigenous women and women of color to achieve reproductive justice by eradicating reproductive oppression and securing human rights.

For this week’s Feministing Five, I spoke with Monica Simpson, the executive director of SisterSong, a national organization that strengthens and amplifies the collective voices of Indigenous women and women of color to achieve reproductive justice by ...

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The Feministing Five: Mia Birdsong

Mia Birdsong is redefining how we value families with the project Family Story. We spoke with her to learn more about why it’s crucial to expand beyond the increasingly antiquated concept of the nuclear families and how we can use our imagination and creativity to create new, more inclusive communities and loving networks.

Mia Birdsong is redefining how we value families with the project Family Story. We spoke with her to learn more about why it’s crucial to expand beyond the increasingly antiquated concept of the nuclear families and how ...

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ICYMI: Reproductive Justice Groups Forge Alliance with Black Lives Matter

Between the release of Rihanna’s long anticipated album ANTI, Beyoncé’s “Formation”, and the return of Shonda Rhimes’ TGIT, I thought Black History month was already off to a pretty good start, with Black women leading the charge. But news of the February 9 convening of leaders from Trust Black Women, New Voices for Reproductive Justice, and Black Lives Matter proved that this month is completely LIT!

Between the release of Rihanna’s long anticipated album ANTI, Beyoncé’s “Formation”, and the return of Shonda Rhimes’ TGIT, I thought Black History month was already off to a pretty good start, with Black women leading the charge. ...

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