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Reproductive Rights

Zika Epidemic Highlights Repressive Reproductive Health Laws In Latin America

Women & Girls Hub | Jesselyn Cook | Posted 07.26.2016 | World

The World Health Organisation advises people living in Zika-affected areas to avoid getting pregnant. But some experts say that suggestion is unrealis...

A Look Back At Mike Pence's Greatest Hits

The Huffington Post | Laura Bassett | Posted 07.21.2016 | Politics

CLEVELAND ― In case anyone is still questioning Donald Trump’s conservative bona fides, look no further than his running mate, Indiana Gov. Mike P...

New Yorkers tell their stories: Planned Parenthood of NYC spotlights patients and supporters with centennial campaign

Joan Malin | Posted 07.20.2016 | New York
Joan Malin

This year, Planned Parenthood of New York City turns 100 years old. With 240 visits a day and over 87,000 visits a year, we are proud to be one of the...

Willie Parker Vs Reproductive Oppression

Fran Moreland Johns | Posted 07.19.2016 | Impact
Fran Moreland Johns

"The Racialization of Abortion," Willie Parker titled his talk; "A Dirty Jedi Mind Trick." He then spent about 45 lively, provocative minutes elaborat...


Evgeniya Melnikova | Posted 07.18.2016 | Women
Evgeniya Melnikova

Today, inspired by all those confessions I scrolled through in the recent days, I would like to share my own story, and maybe to inspire others to speak up. I'm doing this under hashtag #IamNotAfraidToTell, although I am honestly terrified of opening up to so many people, because it took me six years to come to terms with myself and my past.

What's Next In The Fight For Reproductive Freedom

Rebecca Griffin | Posted 07.14.2016 | Women
Rebecca Griffin

Last month, the Supreme Court struck down two provisions of Texas' draconian anti-abortion law HB 2 and affirmed the constitutional right to abortion in stronger terms than many of us had dared to hope. It was an amazing victory that gives energy and momentum to the reproductive freedom movement.

One Step Closer to Repealing Helms

John Seager | Posted 07.06.2016 | World
John Seager

We have made some historic gains for reproductive rights at home and abroad recently. Not only did the Supreme Court of the United States strike down ...

Louisiana Is Sued Over All 7 Abortion Restrictions It Enacted This Year

The Huffington Post | Laura Bassett | Posted 07.01.2016 | Politics

Emboldened by its monumental win at the Supreme Court this week, the legal advocacy group Center for Reproductive Rights sued Louisiana on Friday over...

Next Steps In Making Reproductive Rights A Reality For All, Regardless Of Income

Sandra Fluke | Posted 07.03.2016 | Politics
Sandra Fluke

For those of us who are not elected officials, voting and volunteering for campaigns are among the most important actions we can take. This year, we have the opportunity to change the course of women's health care in this country for a generation.

Chelsea Handler Opens Up About Having 2 Abortions At 16 In Powerful Essay

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | Posted 06.30.2016 | Women

"When I got pregnant at the age of 16, getting an abortion wasn’t the first idea that popped into my unripened brain." That's how comedian Chelsea H...

Why Even ProLife Christians Should Applaud the SCOTUS Decision Striking Down Texas TRAP Laws

Clay Farris Naff | Posted 06.28.2016 | Religion
Clay Farris Naff

How does the head of Americans United for Life feel in the wake of the biggest abortion decision in a decade? Here's what AUL Acting President and Sen...

Supreme Court Is Really Done With Anti-Abortion Laws For A While

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 06.29.2016 | Politics

A day after the Supreme Court issued its most significant abortion ruling in decades, the justices declined to review a pair of cases that would've ke...

Supreme Court Set To Issue Major Abortion Ruling

Reuters | Adam Goldberg | Posted 06.27.2016 | Politics

By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court is due on Monday to issue its first major abortion ruling since 2007 against a backdr...

Mandatory Waiting Periods Are Making Abortions All But Impossible

The Huffington Post | Dana Liebelson | Posted 06.24.2016 | Politics

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- Sarah, a 26-year-old with blue eyes and pink nails, wakes up before sunrise on the outskirts of Knoxville, Tennessee. Normally, sh...

Last Chance for New York State Senate to Improve State's Birth Control Access

Joan Malin | Posted 06.16.2016 | New York
Joan Malin

It's so important that New Yorkers make sure the Senate's leadership stands up for equal access to birth control. Senate Majority Leader Flanagan must act now to ensure New Yorkers are not shortchanged when it comes to their reproductive health care.

Women's Rights Groups Criticize Obama For 'Excuses And Silence' On Abortion Policy

The Huffington Post | Laura Bassett | Posted 06.16.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As President Barack Obama celebrated his legacy on women's rights at the United State of Women White House summit on Tuesday, reproducti...

Hillary Spoke About Reproductive Justice In A Truly Intersectional Way

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 06.13.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Hillary Clinton's first speech since she won a majority of pledged delegates in the Democratic presidential race included remarks about ...

Girls Change the Presidential Conversation

Tabby Biddle | Posted 06.07.2016 | Politics
Tabby Biddle

When I was in middle school, I never thought much about politics. I wasn't old enough to vote, and therefore thought my voice wouldn't matter much in ...

Supreme Court's Recent Non-Decisions Highlight Importance of the Court in June and Beyond

Elliot Mincberg | Posted 06.02.2016 | Politics
Elliot Mincberg

Perhaps the most important thing about the Supreme Court this May was what it didn't decide. As Justice Ginsburg candidly admitted to a group of lawyers, having only eight justices hamstrings the Court by making it more difficult to decide closely-divided cases.

Experts: Women Turning To Dangerous Abortion Methods After Wave Of Anti-Choice Laws

The Guardian | Adam Goldberg | Posted 06.01.2016 | Politics

Five years into a surge of anti-abortion legislation, experts say women are increasingly turning to dangerous methods to end their pregnancies...

County Governments in Kenya Must Take Lead in Fight for Gender Equality

Siddharth Chatterjee | Posted 05.31.2016 | Impact
Siddharth Chatterjee

Ambassador Tarja Fernandez speaks at the International Women's Day on 08 March 2016. Photo Credit: Embassy of Finland, Kenya The 3rd Devolution Con...

The Cycle of Life: Meaning of Menstruation for the Future of Girls

Emma Saloranta | Posted 05.27.2016 | Impact
Emma Saloranta

The stigma and shame associated with menstrual blood isn't confined to developing countries -- we have our share of it in the Western world too, but at least we don't have to drop out of school because of it.

Purvi Patel, Abortion, and the Feticide Playbook

Lynn M. Paltrow | Posted 05.27.2016 | Women
Lynn M. Paltrow

Lawmakers, prosecutors, and judges need to throw out the feticide playbook. Respect for pregnant women requires rejection of new feticide laws and repeal of any that directly or indirectly provide the basis for punishing pregnant women.

California Minimum Wage Increase Is a Win for the Reproductive Justice Movement

URGE | Posted 05.27.2016 | Women

Amid a barrage of depressingly frequent state-level attacks on abortion access, California Governor Jerry Brown and state labor unions struck a histor...

The Medical Community Must Come to the Defense of Purvi Patel

Pooja Mehta | Posted 05.26.2016 | Politics
Pooja Mehta

None of us can afford to stay silent when a woman is criminalized by her own providers for seeking urgent, necessary medical care in the setting of pregnancy.