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San Francisco Takes a Stand Against Abortion Restrictions Targeting Asian Women

San Francisco Takes a Stand Against Abortion Restrictions Targeting Asian Women

by Miriam Zoila Pérez on September 23 2014, 12:00PM

Eight states have passed laws banning sex-selective abortions. The San Francisco Board of Supervisors recently came out publicly against these measures.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality

California Passes Bill Banning Forced Sterilizations of Inmates

California Passes Bill Banning Forced Sterilizations of Inmates

by Julianne Hing on August 25 2014, 4:19PM

Gov. Jerry Brown has until August 31 to sign or veto it, or it goes into effect on its own.

Topics: Criminal Justice, Health, /NOW

An Open Letter to the New York Times: Race and the Reproductive Rights Movement

An Open Letter to the New York Times: Race and the Reproductive Rights Movement

by Miriam Zoila Pérez on July 31 2014, 2:17PM

A recent New York Times article erases the role of women of color in the shift away from the term “pro-choice.”

Topics: Gender & Sexuality

Last Abortion Clinic in the Rio Grande Valley Shuttered

Last Abortion Clinic in the Rio Grande Valley Shuttered

by Von Diaz on March 7 2014, 11:45AM

Another bad week in reproductive health rights.

Topics: /NOW, War on Women

Alabama House Passes Four Strict Abortion Bills

Alabama House Passes Four Strict Abortion Bills

by Von Diaz on March 6 2014, 10:30AM

Among the new restrictions is the ‘heartbeat ban,’ which bans abortions after six weeks.

Topics: /NOW, On Gender, War on Women

'Young Lakota' to Premiere Tonight on PBS, Follows Abortion on the Rez

‘Young Lakota’ to Premiere Tonight on PBS, Follows Abortion on the Rez

by Jamilah King on November 25 2013, 2:15PM

More than just political commentary, the film follows the personal journeys of two young Native Americans who grapple with decisions about their own reproductive health.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, /NOW

Albuquerque Residents Set to Vote on Abortion Ban

Albuquerque Residents Set to Vote on Abortion Ban

by Von Diaz on November 7 2013, 12:24PM

If passed, it would be the first municipal ban on abortion in the nation.

Topics: /NOW

The Missionary Movement to 'Save' Black Babies

The Missionary Movement to ‘Save’ Black Babies

by Akiba Solomon on May 2 2013, 7:40AM

Akiba Solomon looks inside the anti-abortion movement’s evangelical drive to reach “urban” and “underserved” women and communities.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, Health, War on Women

New York City Tries to Shame Its Teens Into Not Having Babies

New York City Tries to Shame Its Teens Into Not Having Babies

by Jamilah King on March 6 2013, 9:22AM

Featuring heart-tugging images of toddlers, a new multiracial ad campaign links teen pregnancy to financial strain, heartbreak, fatherlessness and undereducated children. Reproductive justice activists call the tough-love message counterproductive.

Topics: Health, Politics, Youth and Race

Where Do You Draw the Line Between Privacy and Public Safety? [Reader Forum]

Where Do You Draw the Line Between Privacy and Public Safety? [Reader Forum]

by Nia King on January 28 2013, 9:03AM

Readers sound off on the policing of people of color everywhere, from the streets to between the sheets.

Topics: Criminal Justice, Health

5 Things I Learned About Abortion by Checking My Assumptions at the Door

5 Things I Learned About Abortion by Checking My Assumptions at the Door

by Samara Azam-Yu on January 22 2013, 8:48AM

On the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, Samara Azam-Yu reflects on helping her peers deal with the complex, messy realities of reproductive health in a world without equity.

Topics: Health, War on Women

Five Race and Gender Justice Lessons Learned from This Marathon Election Cycle

Five Race and Gender Justice Lessons Learned from This Marathon Election Cycle

by Akiba Solomon on November 7 2012, 9:49AM

It’s a cliche to say that the work doesn’t end after Election Day. But people keep saying it because it’s true! Herewith, some takeaways from the past four years and next steps.

Topics: 2012 Election, Gender, Gender & Sexuality, Second Term, War on Women

Leave it to a Few L.A. Drag Queens to Explain Mitt Romney and Women's Rights

Leave it to a Few L.A. Drag Queens to Explain Mitt Romney and Women’s Rights

by Jorge Rivas on November 1 2012, 5:31PM

Los Angeles based drag queens Willam Belli, Detox, Vicki Vox, Pandora, and Ozma explain what issues “real women” should care about and who they should vote for.

Topics: /NOW, Politics

Collateral Damage in the War on Women

Collateral Damage in the War on Women

by Akiba Solomon on October 11 2012, 9:54AM

Poor and uninsured women of color are starting to feel the results after two years of relentless attacks on family planning infrastructure. Akiba Solomon reports from Texas.

Topics: 2012 Election, Gender, Gender & Sexuality, Health, War on Women

War on Women and Its Consequences [INFOGRAPHIC] Infographic

War on Women and Its Consequences [INFOGRAPHIC]

by Hatty Lee on October 11 2012, 9:52AM

State legislatures have targeted publicly funded family planning services with unique intensity since 2010. Hatty Lee illustrates who gets hurt in the process.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, Health, War on Women

Are You Eligible for No Co-Pay Birth Control? A Handy Guide to Find Out

Are You Eligible for No Co-Pay Birth Control? A Handy Guide to Find Out

by Julianne Hing on August 1 2012, 2:40PM

It’s a big day for contraception. But the ins and outs of the policy implementation mean many women won’t get covered.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, /NOW

Government-Funded Crisis Pregnancy Centers Won’t Hire Non-Christians

by Akiba Solomon on April 25 2012, 4:10PM

Some crisis pregnancy centers funded by the government require prospective employees, volunteers and board members to “know Christ as their Savior and Lord.”

Topics: /NOW

Artist on Anti-Woman Attacks: 'Politicians Off My Poontang!'

Artist on Anti-Woman Attacks: ‘Politicians Off My Poontang!’

by Julianne Hing on March 9 2012, 12:00PM

“My uterus is mine,” says Favianna Rodriguez.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Gender & Sexuality, /NOW

The New-Old Southern Strategy Mixes Racism and Sexism for Nasty Results

The New-Old Southern Strategy Mixes Racism and Sexism for Nasty Results

by Akiba Solomon on February 28 2012, 10:19AM

GOP presidential candidates have thrown gender dog-whistle politics into the race pot. It’s looking an awful lot like the odious 1960s Southern strategy.

Topics: 2012 Election, Gender, GOP Primary, Gender & Sexuality, Health

Komen Is Just the Latest Round in the Anti-Choice Game of Chess

Komen Is Just the Latest Round in the Anti-Choice Game of Chess

by Akiba Solomon on February 9 2012, 10:43AM

And poor women and women of color remain the pawns who get sacrificed.

Topics: Gender, Gender & Sexuality, Health, Planned Parenthood

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