Posts Tagged Reproductive Justice

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 ...

The Feministing Five: Juana Rosa Cavero

We were thrilled to snag Juana Rosa Cavero for a quick conversation about her work as the director of the Reproductive Justice Coalition of Los Angeles. She has been working for reproductive justice, particular in communities of color, for several years, mixing astute on-the-ground advocacy experience with brilliant public policy analysis.

The Reproductive Justice Coalition works with over 25 social justice organizations, ranging from health-care to those that you might not expect to be associated with this work. Juana and her team remind us the importance and power in forging and strengthening these types of alliances and we will be sure to keep an eye on their future work!

And now, without further ado, the Feministing Five with Juana Rosa ...

We were thrilled to snag Juana Rosa Cavero for a quick conversation about her work as the director of the Reproductive Justice Coalition of Los Angeles. She has been working for reproductive justice, particular in ...

New documentary Young Lakota about lack of abortion access on a reservation

Image Credit: Ms. Magazine

In 2006, Cecilia Fire Thunder, Tribal Leader of the Ogala Sioux, threatened to build a women’s health clinic on tribal land in response to a proposed South Dakota no-exceptions abortion ban.

Image Credit: Ms. Magazine

In 2006, Cecilia Fire Thunder, Tribal Leader of the Ogala Sioux, threatened to build a women’s health clinic on tribal land in response to a proposed South Dakota no-exceptions ...

Can you access Plan B?

Emergency contraception is now legally available over the counter, but as we have reported previously, there are still barriers to accessing Plan B, including pharmacies that still keep the product behind the counter.

The Media Consortium is running a project to map EC access now that the product should be available everywhere. Check out the project’s video below, and then fill out the form after the jump about the accessibility of Plan B at your local drugstore. If enough of us participate, we can get a picture of emergency contraception access in this country.

Where is Your Plan B? from altweeklies on Vimeo.

Emergency contraception is now legally available over the counter, but as we have reported previously, there are still barriers to accessing Plan B, including pharmacies that still keep the product behind ...

Beatriz survived her pregnancy, but at what cost?

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 abortion. Since then, Ireland passed its first abortion bill, making the procedure legal in a few limited circumstances, including when there is a threat to the mother’s life. Just last month, the country’s first legal abortion was carried out, saving a woman’s life.

Beatriz lives in El Salvador, and for months was denied a life-saving abortion by her government, which bans the procedure ...

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 ...

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