Racism manifested by police stops, microaggressions at work, discriminatory and hostile treatment while shopping for groceries and doing other innocuous tasks, and systemic inequalities in housing and education take an enormous toll—both physically and psychologically.
For much of the early 20th century, sex education served to maintain social order and reinforce the interlocking systems of capitalism, patriarchy and white supremacy.
SIECUS’s new resource “History of Sex Education,” provides an overview of the evolution of sex ed and some upcoming policies.
Statehouses are on track to pass an unprecedented level of abortion restrictions this year, with 28 signed into law between in seven states between April 26 and April 29—marking the highest number of new restrictions signed in a single week in at least a decade.
Amid the flurry of attacks on abortion rights in states across the country, New Mexico’s reproductive justice movement recently won a major victory: Our legislature repealed an antiquated abortion ban that would have criminalized abortion if Roe v. Wade is gutted or overturned.
An ambitious on-the-ground electoral coalition mobilized voters, who installed progressive champions in the New Mexico Senate—proving that reproductive justice is a winning issue for our families.
Why is has it taken a pandemic for people to openly talk about periods?
This week, we discuss reports of people experiencing heavier periods after receiving the vaccine, and how the lack of research on menstruation is hampering our ability to combat vaccine disinformation. We also provide updates on the vaccine rollout both in the U.S. and worldwide, as well as track the latest news in the battle for reproductive justice. Finally, health experts weigh in on the verdict of the Derek Chauvin trial.
A lower court’s decision could open the door for the conservative-majority court to take on the landmark case that guaranteed the constitutional right to an abortion.
In the middle of the night on April 2, 2020, buried in a 400-page state budget, a provision to make commercial surrogacy legal in New York was adopted despite a campaign against the move by leading advocates of women’s reproductive health and rights.
Independent abortion clinics perform close to 60% of abortion procedures across the United States. But during the COVID-19 pandemic, they’ve been shutting down at alarming rates.
In response, WRAPP has launched a new initiative to support these clinics and their patients.
As federal policymakers confront the parallel crises of the COVID-19 pandemic, climate change and racial injustice, a significant investment in our nation’s care infrastructure—and the work force and green jobs that power it—presents an urgent opportunity to address all three.
An excerpt from Chapter 2 of “The Unfit Heiress: the Tragic Life and Scandalous Sterilization of Ann Cooper Hewitt” by Audrey Clare Farley—a story of eugenics and women’s reproductive rights framed by the sordid court battle between Ann Cooper Hewitt and her socialite mother.