Longtime feminist activist Loretta Ross has a solution for the counterproductive public shaming that takes place in social justice movements—she calls on us to try “calling in.”
On Monday, the Supreme Court agreed to hear an appeal in a case involving a Mississippi law banning most abortions after 15 weeks. The court will consider the question as to whether all previability prohibitions on abortion are unconstitutional.
“Make no mistake: The purpose of any abortion ban—including this 15-week ban in Mississippi—is to snowball into an outright ban on all abortion at any point in pregnancy and for any reason.”
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will undertake a review of longstanding restrictions on the medication mifepristone used for miscarriage and abortion care.
“Finally, science and common sense have a foothold on this issue.”
The defeat of Donald Trump, and Biden’s attempts to dismantle Trump’s white supremacist agenda, have inspired a fevered campaign by state-level Republican lawmakers of voter suppression and abortion restrictions. While at first glance these efforts might appear to be unrelated, they are deeply connected.
On May 3, attorneys general from Virginia, Illinois and Nevada filed an appeal with a D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals seeking a declaration that the Equal Rights Amendment is now part of the U.S. Constitution.
“How much longer should the women in this country wait to be afforded equal protection under this country’s founding documents?”
Anti-abortion lawmakers have passed significantly more abortion restrictions in 2021 than in the first four months of 2011—the year previously regarded as the most hostile to abortion rights since Roe—enacting 61 restrictions in 13 states.
“The current barrage of coordinated attacks must be taken seriously as the unprecedented threat to reproductive health care and rights that it is. The year 2021 is well on its way to being a defining one in abortion rights history.”
The National Abortion Federation won a major victory in a lawsuit against anti-abortion extremist David Daleiden for illegally infiltrating and recording NAF meetings.
Clemson University settled a historic Title IX case, promising to ensure equality between men and women’s athletic teams.
“Both the men and women sued on different Title IX grounds—and they both won. That’s never happened before. In the past, you had men suing against Title IX. Here you have the men and the women on the same side of the battleground against the university.”
“From student loan debt to CPR training; from COVID-19 impacts to homelessness, every issue is a gender issue,” says the United State of Women (USOW) about their new initiative to highlight gender disparities across all policy issues.
Coercive control laws are an important part of addressing the abuse you cannot see, and preventing the physical violence that often follows from it.
“Coercive control is a gateway to physical violence,” said Doreen Hunter, co-founder of the Americas Conference to End Coercive Control. “A high percentage of people who engage in coercive control will eventually resort to physical violence.”