On Monday, Dawn Wooton, a whistleblower who formerly worked as a nurse at an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) facility in Georgia filed a complaint to the Department of Homeland Security inspector general, detailing medical neglect and a high rate of hysterectomies in the facility. The facility is Irwin Detention Center, run by private corporation […]
Reproductive justice and immigrant rights activist Alejandra Pablos has been denied asylum and ordered to be deported by an immigration judge in Tucson, Arizona. Alejandra has lived in the United States almost her entire life and has been fighting deportation for eight years. Advocates are now calling on Arizona Governor Doug Ducey to pardon Alejandra. […]
California is set to repeal its so-called Maximum Family Grant Rule (MFG), a welfare reform measure that essentially punishes low-income women, particularly women of color, for having children.
As the Zika virus spreads, at least five countries have advised women to delay pregnancy, advice that many women’s rights advocates have criticized as unrealistic and offensive given restrictive abortion laws and the inaccessibility of birth control in many of the affected areas.
A Tennessee woman was arrested and charged with attempted murder last week, three months after an attempt to terminate her pregnancy using a coat hanger.
In the latest attempt to limit access to abortion in Ohio, legislatures are proposing a bill that would prohibit abortion when a fetus tests positive for Down Syndrome.
The court’s decision to take the pregnant woman off life support was in line with her family’s wishes.
The only thing more frustrating than fighting the sheer will of the state is discovering that one’s allies aren’t all that invested.
Reproductive justice advocates are currently convening in Chicago for the Reproductive Justice Leadership Summit & 20th Anniversary Celebration. We’re following the conversation on Twitter- here are some snippets!
The Moral Mondays movement has announced a Moral Week of Action taking place from August 22 to 28 that will include events and protests in 11 additional states.
The shooting of Michael Brown has sparked days of protests and called national attention to continued and persistent police violence in African-American communities. Less focus, however, has been placed on how his death is directly linked to the struggle for reproductive justice.
Ten years ago today, the feminist movement made history with the largest march ever on the National Mall, and ten years ago today, the feminist movement proved that we were a force to be reckoned with. If there’s any memory worth holding onto, that’s certainly one of them.
Denying millions of women access to affordable birth control is denying them fair and equal access to basic preventive health care. This legislation is a step in the right direction: It will guarantee New York women, not their employers, the freedom and fundamental right to make their own personal healthcare decisions about what is best for them and their families.”
The Madison, Wisconsin city council unanimously passed a buffer zone ordinance last week to protect people entering or exiting healthcare clinics, including women’s reproductive healthcare clinics, in the city.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced last week that generic versions of Plan B One Step will now be available over-the-counter to women of all ages.
Young pro-choice supporters on college campuses around the country have planned activities aimed at exposing the lies that CPCs spread to put women’s health at risk.
“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.”
When women get pregnant in America, they pay more and die more than women in other industrialized nations.