In this fight, women everywhere lose. But those unable to access the health care they need—including safe abortion services—are paying the highest price.
There is no medical necessity to menstruate every month. In fact, some health experts believe we may be healthier without them.
Nearly 80 organizations in a broad and diverse coalition have released a proactive policy agenda to advance sexual and reproductive health in the U.S. and around the world.
What to do about a declining birth rate? Banning abortion, doing away with sex ed, and making birth control difficult to access is one approach. But stripping women of their reproductive autonomy is the very worst response to population concerns.
Ohio House Bill 90, also known as the “Humanity of the Unborn Child” bill, mandates that educators become part of the state’s mission to “achieve an abortion-free society.”
In the wake of anti-abortion laws sweeping the country, support for abortion in the U.S. is the highest it’s been in 24 years—and voters across lines of gender and party are paying attention to the policies heading into the 2020 election.
Women in the U.S., now facing down anti-abortion laws across the country and a domestic gag rule replicating the dangerous policies the Trump administration administers abroad, find themselves considering a dismal future for their reproductive health and rights—and wondering what life under an abortion ban would look like. They don’t have to look far.
“You need to have a regular and intense exposure of the people to the same information and messaging. Let them reflect, let them speak, let them think about it. It takes weeks and months to change their vision.”
Following a city council decision to ban abortion in Waskom, Texas, the Lilith Fund for Reproductive Equity and NARAL Pro-Choice Texas launched a billboard campaign. Each makes a simple declaration: “Abortion is Freedom.”
The impact of laws treating a mother and a fetus separately affects rights across the board, and not necessarily in ways that all make sense.