Last week, Facebook removed a post that fact-checked an inaccurate anti-abortion video. The decision came after mounting pressure from four male lawmakers: Sens. Ted Cruz, Josh Hawley, Kevin Cramer and Mike Braun.
Super Happy Fun America’s recent “straight pride” parade in Boston has come and gone—but the ideology that inspired it lingers, and it is not limited to the parade’s homophobia.
Denying anyone their voting rights or abortion rights is a degradation to democracy. Every person should have control over their own destiny, whether that’s a matter of ballots or bodies.
People facing down medical sexism can’t overcome their career obstacles by “leaning in.”
At the border right now, there’s no solace for young teens who might know little about what’s happening to their bodies—yet have to summon the courage to tell a male guard and ask for pads, only to be denied or given too few to matter. Or have to manage their periods in over-crowded rooms where privacy is scant. And aren’t even able to shower or wash hands or scrub clean stained underwear.
Imagine this: A young person walks in to a health care provider’s office armed with the knowledge they need and deserve about their bodies, their sexual lives and their choices. They are empowered and knowledgeable. Their diverse lives and backgrounds are centered. And their experience isn’t exceptional—it’s typical.
The Trump-Pence Gag Rule punishes low-income patients and the health care professionals who serve them. We cannot allow this ruthless policy to continue to threaten Title X clinics—and we can win this by demanding that our policymakers rescind these rules immediately.
A new study has confirmed what I and many others have known for a long time: Restricting abortion access actually leads to an increase in abortions.
For far too many Black mothers, cultural stigma and a lack of access to quality healthcare and family-friendly workplace policies systematically prevent us from holding the power to decide for ourselves.
“Health systems must be designed to meet the healthcare needs of the survivor—whether or not evidence collection is part of the equation.”