Posts Tagged Reproductive Justice

#KnowYourHistory: Women of color have been moving beyond “pro-choice” for decades

On Tuesday, the New York Times published a feature on reproductive health advocates moving away from the language of “choice.” An important and interesting topic, the potentially illuminating piece instead served to obscure the history of the move away from choice language, completely erasing women of color’s crucial role in developing the reproductive justice framework that set the stage for this move by the larger and more well-funded (and, ahem, white-lady-led) reproductive health organizations. Since then, women of color in the reproductive justice movement have been hollering a collective WTF. 

On Tuesday, the New York Times published a feature on reproductive health advocates moving away from the language of “choice.” An important and interesting topic, the potentially illuminating piece instead served to obscure the history of ...

“It’s hard for them to accept that I do abortions because I’m a Christian.”

Esquire has a wonderful profile of Dr. Willie Parker, one of the two doctors who flies in from out-of-state to work at Mississippi’s sole embattled abortion clinic. Parker, whose decision to become an abortion provider is deeply rooted in his Christian faith, quit his obstetrics practice to do the procedures full-time after Dr. Tiller was assassinated five years ago. These days, he travels around the country providing abortion care in areas where access is most limited and is an eloquent advocate for reproductive justice

Esquire has a wonderful profile of Dr. Willie Parker, one of the two doctors who flies in from out-of-state to work at Mississippi’s sole embattled abortion clinic. Parker, whose decision to become an abortion ...

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Burn the pink jerseys: The NFL’s violence against women problem.

On our way to Gilead.

On the anti-contraception nurse who sued a family health clinic for refusing to hire her.

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Burn the pink jerseys: The NFL’s violence against women problem.

On our way to Gilead.

On the anti-contraception nurse who sued a family health clinic for refusing to hire her.

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Chart of the Day: Fewer state abortion restrictions were passed in the first half of 2014

But it’s hardly time to break out the champagne. While this year is looking better than the last few, according to Guttmacher’s new numbers on state anti-choice laws, abortion access is still under attack in the states.

So far this year, 13 states have adopted 21 new anti-choice laws–which is about half the number that had been enacted by this point last year. That’s an improvement–though the researchers partly attribute it to cyclical legislative trends–but the figure only really looks good in comparison to the record-breakingly awful last few years, when more abortion restrictions were enacted in three years than in the entire previous decade combined. On the other hand, a few states ...

But it’s hardly time to break out the champagne. While this year is looking better than the last few, according to Guttmacher’s new numbers on state anti-choice laws, abortion access is still under attack ...

Empty Words: The Supreme Court’s unequal view of speech

 

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Today, another Supreme Court ruling with far-reaching implications for the rights of women in this country in the much-touted Hobby Lobby case will be decided. Last week’s ruling in McCullen v. Coakley striking down the 35 foot buffer zones in front of Massachusetts abortion clinics on First Amendment grounds, however, should continue to trouble us all: it is, in many ways, the triumph of unequal speech in American public life, investing more power and protection in the already-privileged at the expense of those with weaker voices.

It’s the latest in a ...

 

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Today, another Supreme Court ruling with far-reaching implications for ...

McCullen: A view from a thousand feet

Abortion clinics are a dangerous place for staffers and patients. As Vicki Saporta told the Huffington Post,”[s]ince 1977, there have been 8 murders, 17 attempted murders, 42 bombings, 181 arsons, and thousands of incidents of criminal activities.” You wouldn’t know that, though, from yesterday’s Supreme Court decision McCullen v. Coakley. Maya wrote yesterday that the dangerous, disappointing McCullen struck down Massachusetts’ “buffer zone” law. Buffer zones were set up to protect people entering abortion clinics for services or work against violence and harassment — but Chief Justice Roberts, writing for the majority, elides these threats and re-imagines the anti-choice protester as a grinning granny with  some good advice.

Abortion clinics are a dangerous place for staffers and patients. As Vicki Saporta told the Huffington Post,”[s]ince 1977, there have been 8 murders, 17 attempted murders, 42 bombings, 181 arsons, and thousands of incidents ...

Songs in the key of choice: Pop music and reproductive justice

Ed. note: This radio segment is hosted by Making Contact’s producer, Jasmine LopezIt is part of a joint reporting project on reproductive rights in pop culture that includes Feministing, Bitch Mediaand Making Contact. This work is part of a Media Consortium collaboration made possible in part by a grant from the Voqal Fund. Read the other stories in the series here and here

Ed. note: This radio segment is hosted by Making Contact’s producer, Jasmine LopezIt is part of a joint reporting project on reproductive rights in pop culture that includes Feministing, Bitch Mediaand Making Contact. This work ...

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