Tag Archives: Reproductive Rights

Chart of the Day: Voters know that abortion is about economic justice and gender equality

Tweet The anti-choice movement has done its damndest to isolate the issue of abortion. Conservative politicians are prone to dismissing reproductive rights as a divisive “social issue” that’s less serious than–and completely disconnected from–the “bread and butter” economic issues their voters supposedly care about more. But a new poll commissioned by the National Institute for Reproductive [...]
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Supreme Court order allows abortion clinics to reopen in Texas

TweetHell yeah. The Supreme Court on Tuesday allowed more than a dozen Texas abortion clinics to reopen, blocking a state law that had imposed strict requirements on abortion providers. Had the law been allowed to stand, it would have caused all but eight of the state’s abortion clinics to close and would have required many women to [...]
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In Latin America, safe abortions are for the rich and the lucky

TweetBefore Alana* found out that she was pregnant, she had plans to get a job and go to college. Now, after her abortion, she’s unemployed, thousands of dollars in debt, and fighting depression. And she’s one of the lucky ones. Alana is a young woman living with her parents in a low-income community outside of [...]
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The first online class on abortion care starts next week

Tweet This is very cool. Students and medical professionals, for the first time, can go online for formal training on abortion care, thanks to a new class offered through the University of California, San Francisco. The course, titled “Abortion: Quality Care and Public Health Implications,” offered through a massive open online course (MOOC), walks students [...]
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Chart of the Day: States with the most abortion restrictions are the worst on women’s and children’s health

Tweet I doubt any readers of Feministing have bought into the pseudo-feminist anti-choice rhetoric claiming that abortion restrictions are simply about “protecting women” and “patient safety.” After all, it’s obvious that preventing access to abortion is itself damaging–leading to everything from poorer health to a greater risk of domestic violence to, oh I dunno, getting thrown in [...]
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