Posts tagged "reproductive rights"
It's Her Choice

It’s Her Choice

There are myriad reasons why a woman has the right to choose which I couldn’t possibly begin to list here.
Our Constitutional Right to Abortion Regardless of Religion

Our Constitutional Right to Abortion Regardless of Religion

I was raised a Protestant fundamentalist during the 1960’s and the evils of abortion were never mentioned.
How US Policy Denies Life-Saving Care to Women Raped in War

How US Policy Denies Life-Saving Care to Women Raped in War

“I have nothing to give the child. How can I return to school? I am a woman with a bad reputation. I have no future. I cannot go to study anymore. I am a woman without a future.”
There Was Zero Question in My Mind

There Was Zero Question in My Mind

I did not want to be pregnant and definitely did not want a child. I felt no ambiguity or uncertainty about this. What I felt was determined.
I'm Pro-Choice Because Sophie Needed One

I’m Pro-Choice Because Sophie Needed One

I remember the panic in her voice when Sophie told me her period was late... 2 months late.
Let’s Make Access to Abortion Meaningful for All Women

Let’s Make Access to Abortion Meaningful for All Women

Meaningful access to abortion includes affordability, health care coverage, and physical access or proximity to a provider.
My Mother Wanted To Be An Astronaut

My Mother Wanted To Be An Astronaut

I do not thank my Mama for not aborting me anymore than I blame her for the miscarriage she had when I was in the 2nd grade. Another healthy baby girl joined our family years after and she has our Mama’s eyes.
The Fence

The Fence

In fact I believed, more so than ever, that it takes immeasurable courage and compassion, strength and caring, to choose to have a child—and equal amounts of the same to choose not to have a child.
My Abortion Story

My Abortion Story

I wish pro-lifers pushing new Texas laws understood: Hearing my little girl's heartbeat would have been unbearable.
Military Abortion Rights: Boxing In Women Who Serve

Military Abortion Rights: Boxing In Women Who Serve

Military families not only bear the full burden of costs for abortion care but, in some circumstances, are also actively blocked from receiving it even with out-of-pocket funds.
Graduate Baby Blues: When Pregnancy and College Don't Mix

Graduate Baby Blues: When Pregnancy and College Don’t Mix

This piece is my story about my journey to choice.
Our #AbortionMatters Blog Carnival

Our #AbortionMatters Blog Carnival

Consider this post home base for our weekend-long series!
RH Reality Check Analysis Finds Abortion Heavily Regulated Across the Country

RH Reality Check Analysis Finds Abortion Heavily Regulated Across the Country

"An analysis of these documents shows that congressional Republicans will find no support for their arguments in favor of new restrictions on abortion care in the evidence presented by the states."
Judges Blocks Law Restricting OTC Emergency Contraception

Judges Blocks Law Restricting OTC Emergency Contraception

On Monday, a state court temporarily blocked an Oklahoma law that would require persons 17 years or younger to have a prescription to access emergency contraception and require proof of age before purchasing the medication.
Federal Judge Rules In Favor of Anti-Abortion Extremist Angel Dillard

Federal Judge Rules In Favor of Anti-Abortion Extremist Angel Dillard

A federal judge ruled Thursday that an anti-abortion extremist's threatening letter to a Wichita, KS Doctor is protected under the First Amendment and does not constitute as "true threat."
Call for Submissions: #AbortionMatters Blog Carnival (UPDATED)

Call for Submissions: #AbortionMatters Blog Carnival (UPDATED)

As part of the 31 Days of Unity campaign, the Feminist Majority Foundation will host #AbortionMatters, a blog carnival. We're hoping you submit!
Georgia Governor Bypasses Legislature to Pass Restrictive Abortion Ban

Georgia Governor Bypasses Legislature to Pass Restrictive Abortion Ban

Georgia Governor and anti-choice advocate, Nathanial Deal (R), has found a way to circumvent state legislators in order to pass an abortion insurance coverage ban for state employees. The Department of Community Health voted 5 to 3 (with one abstaining vote) on Thursday to pass the statewide ban for all672,000 state health insurance plan members...
More than Abortion: What We Lose When Clinics Shut Down

More than Abortion: What We Lose When Clinics Shut Down

Make no mistake: though headlines focus narrowly on only the abortion care provided at these clinics, the regulation of health centers means we're losing much more than one procedure.
Restrictive Abortion Law Temporarily Blocked in Wisconsin

Restrictive Abortion Law Temporarily Blocked in Wisconsin

A Wisconsin law that would require abortion clinic doctors to have admitting privileges to a hospital within 30 miles the clinic was blocked by a state judge Friday.
Leading Reproductive Rights Organizations Join Together for "31 Days of Unity"

Leading Reproductive Rights Organizations Join Together for “31 Days of Unity”

Center for Reproductive Rights joins with reproductive rights, health, and justice organizations in August to urge Congress to take action against extreme attacks on women’s health.