Posts Tagged Reproductive Justice

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Gay Israeli men and surrogate babies evacuated from Nepal, mothers left behind

After the magnitude 7.9 earthquake that hit Nepal on April 25th, international media has provided what is surely a disproportionate number of pieces on the ordeal of foreign citizens during a disaster that has killed 7,500 Nepalis, injured twice as many, and according to the UN, affected 8 million — more than one quarter of Nepal’s population. 

After the magnitude 7.9 earthquake that hit Nepal on April 25th, international media has provided what is surely a disproportionate number of pieces on the ordeal of foreign citizens during a disaster that has killed 7,500 Nepalis, ...

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Delivery deserts: a reproductive justice challenge beyond abortion access

Ed. note: This post was originally published on the Community site.

If I had gone into labor last summer in my tiny guest house on a Maine island, I would have had to drive an hour to reach the nearest hospital with a labor and delivery (L&D) ward.

Ed. note: This post was originally published on the Community site.

If I had gone into labor last summer in my tiny guest house on a Maine island, I would have had to drive an hour ...

map of states that require two trips to the clinic

The cost of getting an abortion is higher if you’re poor

When trying to get an abortion, as in so many things, it’s very expensive to be poor. Using the example of two archetypal women in Wisconsin — one low-income and one middle-income — ThinkProgress calculated the true cost of accessing the procedure. 

When trying to get an abortion, as in so many things, it’s very expensive to be poor. Using the example of two archetypal women in Wisconsin — one low-income and one middle-income — ThinkProgress calculated the true ...

chart of US women's prison pop vs. the world's

New report shows New York prisons are still illegally shackling pregnant inmates

In 2009, New York banned the shackling of pregnant inmates during labor. But, according to a new report from the Correctional Association of New York’s Women in Prison Project, prisons in the state haven’t stopped the degrading and dangerous practice. 

In 2009, New York banned the shackling of pregnant inmates during labor. But, according to a new report from the Correctional Association of New York’s Women in Prison Project, prisons in the state haven’t stopped the degrading ...

map of states that have introduced anti-choice laws

Has your state introduced an anti-choice bill yet this year?

It’s not just Congress that’s gotten straight back to the oh-so-important work of chipping away at our reproductive rights in the new year. Lawmakers in 28 states have introduced more than 100 anti-choice bills so far in 2015, according to the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. 

It’s not just Congress that’s gotten straight back to the oh-so-important work of chipping away at our reproductive rights in the new year. Lawmakers in 28 states have introduced more than 100 anti-choice bills so ...

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Quick Hit: Can storytelling help destroy abortion stigma?

One of the first posts I ever wrote as a baby blogger — on Feministing’s Community site — was about talking about my abortion. Ever since, as regular readers know, I’ve been interested in abortion stigma and the power of storytelling to combat it. I’ve got a new piece over at Pacific Standard today diving into the research and exploring the great potential and limitations of sharing our stories. 

One of the first posts I ever wrote as a baby blogger — on Feministing’s Community site — was about talking about my abortion. Ever since, as regular readers know, I’ve

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The Feministing Five: Cristina Aguilar

Cristina Aguilar is the Executive Director of Colorado Organization for Latina Organizing and Rights. COLOR is an incredible reproductive justice organization that connects many communities to empower Latina youth through politics, advocacy, and education. We were thrilled to speak with Cristina to learn more about COLOR’s amazing work!

Cristina Aguilar is the Executive Director of Colorado Organization for Latina Organizing and Rights. COLOR is an incredible reproductive justice organization that connects many communities to empower Latina youth through politics, advocacy, and education. ...

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