N.Y. Lawmakers and Activists Speak Out for Abortion Rights and Reproductive Justice: “If We Cannot Control Our Own Bodies, There Is No Democracy”

“If we cannot control our own bodies, there is no democracy. That is the requisite of every democracy,” said Gloria Steinem at a press conference organized by Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney (D-N.Y.) with New York political leaders and reproductive rights advocates in front of Planned Parenthood Manhattan Health Center in New York City on Monday. 

The Supreme Court Must Not Reward Anti-Abortion Violence

Overturning Roe or limiting the constitutional right to abortion is not about women’s health. It’s about politicians seeking to deny women bodily autonomy and exert control over their future. 

The bottom line is that abortion is a constitutional right, one in which states do not need to meddle. The Supreme Court must rule against the Mississippi abortion ban—for the rule of law.

Dobbs v. Jackson Recap: Seven Times Justice Sotomayor Stood Up for Abortion Rights

Feminists and abortion advocates went into Wednesday’s oral arguments in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization with a sense of dread and foreboding at the potential loss of Roe.

Despite a dismal outlook from experts, the pro-abortion Supreme Court justices put up a good fight. Justice Sonia Sotomayor in particular had several remarkable standout moments. Through quick quips and accessible language steeped in facts and research, she repeatedly reminded us why she’s known as “the people’s justice.”

Supreme Court Heard Case That Could Deny People’s Ability To Live Life on Their Own Terms

The state of Mississippi is asking the Supreme Court to deny people the ability to decide for themselves what is best for them and their families. The significance of such a decision cannot be overstated.

As an ob-gyn who has included abortion care as part of my practice for almost 20 years, I have seen the harm to a person’s physical and emotional health as a result of denying them the ability to access abortion care.

Supreme Court Could Redefine When a Fetus Becomes a Person, Upholding Abortion Limits While Preserving the Privacy Right Under Roe v. Wade

On Wednesday, Dec. 1, the Supreme Court will hear a case many believe will force the conservative justices—who now command a majority of the Court—to decide if they will strike down Roe v. Wade or uphold the long-standing precedent.

There is a third path the justices could take. The Court may focus its ruling on a more neglected aspect of the ruling in Roe—the Court’s understanding of the facts of fetal personhood.

Too Often, Daughters Are Family Caregivers. Better In-Home Care Options Would Change That

Without access to in-home care, women tend to take up the unpaid responsibilities of caregiving. In my family, it fell to me—the oldest daughter. 

Congress has finally agreed on a framework for Biden’s Build Back Better Agenda. This includes an unprecedented investment in home care to expand access to caregivers by improving their pay and training. Congress must invest in home care. Young girls and young women deserve to experience their childhood. 

Facebook Profits from Anti-Abortion Misinformation While Suppressing Medically Accurate Abortion Facts

Social media companies are circulating anti-abortion groups’ unproven and potentially dangerous “abortion pill reversal” theory, while at the same time blocking factual information about abortion pills from reproductive health groups.

“Facebook and its subsidiary Instagram are hiding vital, accurate information about abortion pills—and we won’t stand for it.”