Rise Up For Roe!

Demand Justice, Planned Parenthood and NARAL Pro-Choice America are currently on a cross-country tour calling on feminists to rise up for abortion access and oppose Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court.

Humanae Vitae and a Half-Century of Harm to Women Around the World

Next week, the Vatican will open the World Meeting of Families in Dublin, Ireland—just one month after the ominous anniversary of Humanae Vitae, the Vatican policy banning birth control. While the hierarchy “celebrates” 50 years of Humanae Vitae, a ban that has caused half a century of harm to the world’s poorest communities, and as we […]

Daring to Remember: What Nursing School Taught Me About Abortion

“Your wife came to the hospital this afternoon,” I told him, “very sick with an infection. She went to an abortionist and something went very wrong.” He clutched his lunch pail, his face registering shock.

I Won’t Stop Fighting for Title X—Because it Transformed My Mother’s Life

My mother can recall in vivid detail the day she went with her friends to buy birth control in 1970.

More Voters Support Abortion Rights Under Roe v. Wade Than Ever

A new poll finds that a majority of registered voters support the Supreme Court’s 1973 ruling in Roe v. Wade that legalized abortion nationwide across party lines—marking an all-time high for the popularity of abortion rights to be reported from such a study.

Women’s Hard-Won Reproductive Rights Shouldn’t Be Up For Debate

Women have fought too long and hard for their reproductive freedom to go back now—and Kathy Calvin, President and C.E.O. of the UN Foundation, and Natalia Kenem, Executive Director of the U.N.’s Population Fund, are putting their feet down.

Daring to Remember: My Semana Santa Secret

I had written a number of suicide notes to my loved ones. My pregnancy, in my interpretation, was a fate worse than death.

Daring to Remember: Shame and Silence in the Waiting Room

I could see the shadows of others as they entered the vestibule and rang the bell, and right after us three more women arrived and then two more. Ten abortions were scheduled for that morning. The nurse told everyone to be quiet and leave the lights off.

Daring to Remember: My Mother’s Horror Story

I had to trust this man because I knew no one else, and I was in my second month of pregnancy. We met at the hospital. I produced the money and was told to go home and wait for their call. The man was solicitous, but insultingly insinuating. I have never felt so powerless in my life.

Severe Anti-Abortion Harassment Forced This Indiana Clinic to Close—But Providers are Fighting Back

“I am putting Allen County Right to Life, and all anti-women’s groups, on notice. You have intimidated and harassed us for the last time in this community. We will be back, stronger than ever before.”

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