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Miriam Zoila Pérez

Miriam Zoila Pérez
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Miriam Zoila Pérez is a writer, blogger and reproductive justice activist. She is an Editor at Feministing.com and founder of RadicalDoula.com. Her work has appeared in Bitch Magazine, The Nation, Alternet, The American Prospect and a number of anthologies, including Yes Means Yes: Visions of Female Sexual Power and a World Without Rape. In 2010, Pérez was named one of the Lambda Literary Foundation's Emerging LGBT Voices. Learn more about her work on her website, or follow her on twitter @miriamzperez.

The Movement to Stop Prisons From Shackling Women in Labor Builds

The Movement to Stop Prisons From Shackling Women in Labor Builds

by Miriam Zoila Pérez on October 4 2011, 9:31AM

Four more states passed laws banning the practice this legislative year, but the vast majority of state prisons still maintain the absurd idea that a woman in childbirth is a security risk.

Topics: Criminal Justice, Gender & Sexuality

Teen Moms Look for Support, But Find Only Shame

Teen Moms Look for Support, But Find Only Shame

by Miriam Zoila Pérez on May 6 2011, 10:34AM

Young mothers’ needs have gotten lost in the fever to prevent their pregnancies.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, Schools & Youth

Home Birth Is Safer, Cheaper and Can End Disparities in Moms Dying

Home Birth Is Safer, Cheaper and Can End Disparities in Moms Dying

by Miriam Zoila Pérez on April 12 2011, 10:12AM

The U.S. ranks behind 40 other countries in terms of maternal mortality, despite spending the most money per capita on health care.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, Health

Past and Present Collide as the Black Anti-Abortion Movement Grows

Past and Present Collide as the Black Anti-Abortion Movement Grows

by Miriam Zoila Pérez on March 3 2011, 9:35AM

On more than 170 billboards nationwide, a campaign is exploiting America’s racist medical history to foster the belief that abortion is black genocide.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, Health, Planned Parenthood

Anti-Abortion Bills Surging Through Capitol Hill--and States, Too

Anti-Abortion Bills Surging Through Capitol Hill—and States, Too

by Miriam Zoila Pérez on February 9 2011, 9:32AM

The House GOP is making good on its promises, but so are state legislators. In all cases, women of color lose the most.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, Health, Planned Parenthood

For Proof the DREAM Act's a Good Idea, Look at Cuban Americans

For Proof the DREAM Act’s a Good Idea, Look at Cuban Americans

by Miriam Zoila Pérez on December 8 2010, 9:33AM

We’ve thrived thanks to an immigration policy that makes anything on the table now seem downright draconian.

Topics: DREAM Act, Immigration