Access to information is critical for reproductive rights and in promoting gender equality. The anti-abortion movement knows this—so one of their tactics is to instigate confusion, blur the lines between opinion and facts, and in that confusion, instill fear and obstruct people from making informed decisions in their own lives.
Author: Judy Taing
Judy Taing is the head of gender and sexuality for ARTICLE 19. She sits on the International Women’s Media Foundation’s Advisory Board on Online Harassment, and co-authored the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe’s Resource Guide on the Safety of Female Journalists Online.
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