Posts Tagged Reproductive Justice

Support this campaign to challenge the narratives around parenting and addiction

The reproductive justice organization Young Women United, which recently helped defeat the 20-week abortion ban proposed in Albuquerque, is launching a new public education campaign around pregnancy and addiction. They’ve launched an Indiegogo campaign to fundraise for a short documentary video to “shift the ways we understand substance use and addiction in our communities.”

Women who are substance using and pregnant at the same time face a criminal (in) justice system that only serves to shame and stigmatize addiction. Mothers who use are often judged and told they must love their drugs more than their kids or that if they really loved their kids they would simply stop using. We want to make a short video to highlight the powerful ...

The reproductive justice organization Young Women United, which recently helped defeat the 20-week abortion ban proposed in Albuquerque, is launching a new public education campaign around pregnancy and addiction. They’ve launched an Indiegogo campaign to fundraise for ...

Think American abortion politics are bad? Millions of people have it worse

Very few countries in the Americas share the United States’ relatively liberal abortion laws. Say what you will about the GOP infringing on our reproductive rights, but we have things pretty good in comparison to a lot of our American neighbors. Of the 34 countries in Latin America, 18 allow abortion in cases other than the strict “rape, incest, or threat to the woman’s life.” In 6 of the remaining countries, abortion is completely illegal, with no provisions for rape, or threat to the woman’s life. One of those countries is Haiti.

Very few countries in the Americas share the United States’ relatively liberal abortion laws. Say what you will about the GOP infringing on our reproductive rights, but we have things pretty good in comparison ...

Defeat of Albuquerque abortion ban shows GOP is screwed when it comes to Latin@ vote

Late last month, voters in Albuquerque New Mexico voted down a municipal ballot measure that would have banned late-term abortions without exception (including incest, fetal abnormalities, rape or threat to the woman’s health). Voter turnout on that day was impressively high for a special election in which parts of the city were voting on nothing but this ballot measure. This is all thanks to the tireless organizing of Respect ABQ, a campaign made up largely of organizations by and for women of color, particularly Latin@s, who make up almost half of the city’s population.  

Late last month, voters in Albuquerque New Mexico voted down a municipal ballot measure that would have banned late-term abortions without exception (including incest, fetal abnormalities, rape or threat to the woman’s health). Voter turnout on that ...

Report finds Latinas face human rights violations in Texas

The 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.

The 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 ...

Cutting off the supply of abortions won’t alter demand

But that doesn’t mean Republicans aren’t trying their best to cut off both. At The Prospect, friend of the blog Amelia Thomson-Deveaux has a piece about how, despite concerted efforts to cut off the supply of abortions, demand remains unchanged. Thomson-Deveaux gets to the heart of the matter, which is that anti-choice advocates have a completely different worldview from many of the people seeking abortions, one that makes it much harder for them to influence demand, even if that were possible.

But that doesn’t mean Republicans aren’t trying their best to cut off both. At The Prospect, friend of the blog Amelia Thomson-Deveaux has a piece about how, despite concerted efforts to cut off the supply of ...

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