A president who is under the cloud of impeachment for abusing the power of his office and assaulting the legitimacy of our elections cannot be trusted to appoint judges who hold the duty of preserving and protecting our most fundamental rights, including our elections and the right to vote.
Donald Trump made history today as the first president to ever address the March for Life. And feminists from across the country talked back.
At the March for Life today, so-called “pro-life” activists will undoubtedly celebrate the strides that have been made by the Trump administration on behalf of their anti-abortion cause. But if the movement is truly driven by the value of respecting the dignity of and preserving human life, they should reconsider celebrating Trump as their champion.
Consular officials now have the authority to deny a visitor visa to any pregnant women if they have reason to believe that she intends to travel to the U.S. for the “primary purpose” of giving birth.
Illinois Governor Pritzker has vowed that the state will be a beacon of hope for women in need of abortions, which is important as other midwestern states attempt to put new restrictions in place—but even the Land of Lincoln has a parental notification law. Now, it’s come under renewed fire.
The human toll of reduced reproductive justice seems of little consequence to those advancing the modern anti-abortion agenda. Instead, they seem more concerned with availing themselves of the one tool in the patriarchal toolkit that never fails to put women “back in their place” whenever we come too close to gender equity for their comfort—our bodies.
On the 47th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, and on the heels of a record-breaking year for abortion bans, state legislators on SiX’s Reproductive Freedom Leadership Council are speaking out on what this Roe anniversary means to them.
As an immigrant woman, I am proud to have raised my own child in the United States. I know that to achieve true access to abortion, we need a government that works on solutions that reflect the needs of families like mine.
“He’s not a great guy, but it’s not like he’s Harvey Weinstein.” It was said about a booker who made passes at younger comedians. It was said about a club producer who made “jokes” to me about trading sexual favors for spots. It was said about a comedian who sexually assaulted other comedians.
The optics were chilling: men in riot gear with AK47s drawn stormed into a home where homeless Black women and their children were seeking shelter in the cold, wet winter months. The images from the scene challenge us to examine how race and gender inequality are embedded in the DNA of our homelessness epidemic.