reproductive justice

6 Ways Women In Canada Have It So Much Better Than They Do In The U.S.

Better political representation? Check. Paid leave? Check. Leader who literally can’t stop talking about feminism? Check and check. More »


Study Finds Married Women Have More Abortions Than Anyone Else

A new global study just shattered the ultimate myth about women who have abortions. More »


Study Shows Abortion Rates Are Down–But Not For Reasons Anti-Choicers Will Like

Increased rates of birth control use have led to fewer unintended pregnancies. More »


Shocking Study Shows States Lie To Patients Seeking Abortion

One-third of all women seeking abortion in the United States are given misleading information. More »


Yet Another Republican Thinks Rape And Incest Can’t Result In Pregnancy

That’s not how this works. That’s not how any of this works. More »


Thousands Of Women Want Justice Kennedy To Know Abortion Was The Right Choice For Them

Arguments for Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt will be heard this Wednesday. More »


SCOTUS Dashes North Dakota’s Dreams Of Basically Outlawing Abortion

North Dakota Republicans hoped to be able to pass a law banning abortion after 6 weeks. More »


Retta, Elizabeth Banks And More Tell Abortion Stories For Roe V. Wade Anniversary

Words matter. Stories matter. People matter.

As the abortion storytelling movement continues to pick up momentum and people become bolder about a procedure one in three women will have in their lifetime, campaigns like Draw the Line from the Center for Reproductive Rights (CRR) have been poppingMore »


Sorry, Not Sorry: Why I Won’t Apologize for My Abortion

 

The critics are unanimous: Women apologize too much.

We seem to be sorry for every goddamn thing, even when we’re not in the wrong. Growing up feminine means learning to say sorry for speaking in a meeting, going to work, taking up physical space, you nameMore »


Arizona Passes Bill Requiring Doctors To Lie, Say Abortions Are “Reversible”

Abortions are not, in fact, reversible. More »


Guess What That State Rep Who Gave His Adopted Daughters To A Rapist Is Up To Now?!

OK, let’s play a game. Say that you are an Arkansas State Representative who has been in the news for the last couple weeks on account of the fact that you gave your adopted daughter to a rapist because you thought she was possessed by Satan. What is the absolute last type of legislation that you want… More »


House Passes “No Abortions For Poor Ladies” Bill On Roe v. Wade Anniversary

After backing down from a controversial bill that would make abortion illegal after 20 weeks, the Republican controlled House passed another anti-abortion bill today, called “The No Taxpayer Funding For Abortion” Act. Coincidentally, today is also the anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court decision that deemed abortion a decision to be made privately… More »


North Dakota Gets Creative In Attempt To Ban Abortion

Last year, the state of North Dakota attempted to enact a “Fetal Heartbeat Bill” that would prevent women from seeking an abortion once a heartbeat can be detected, or at 6-7 weeks. This, however, was quickly overturned by a judge because it violated the standard set by the Supreme Court of 24-25 weeks.

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The Soapbox: Why We Cannot Have Reproductive Justice Without Fighting Police Brutality

“Some problems we share as women, some we do not. You fear your children will grow up to join the patriarchy and testify against you, we fear our children will be dragged from a car and shot down in the street, and you will turn your backs upon the reasons they are dying.”
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Shocking: 250 Women In California Were Pressured Into Sterilization

Almost 250 female inmates in the California prison system were sterilized — some after being pressured by doctors — between 1997 and 2010, according to a a new report. The report conducted by the Center for Investigative Reporting quoted women that had felt pestered into getting tubal ligations at both the California Institution for Women in… More »


Swedish Lesbians Hogging The Sperm Bank Stockpile

When my boyfriend IM’d me something called “Swedish Lesbians Suck Sperm Banks Dry,” I initially thought he was just horny. But, lo and behold, it’s actually an article about how more lesbian couples in Sweden are using donor sperm from fertility clinics for artificial inseminations. In fact, one Swedish hospital reported an 18-month backlog for… More »