On Friday, June 26, members of the board of Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) voted to appoint interim leader Alexis McGill Johnson as the permanent president and CEO of the organization, as well as the organization’s advocacy arm, the Planned Parenthood Action Fund.
From abortion to weight loss, the patriarchal tradition of policing women’s bodies is a strong and long lasting one. Telling women what they must or must not do with their hair—whether that be the color, texture, quantity or location of it—is just another way women’s agency over their own bodies is controlled.
After yesterday’s fractured opinion, legislatures will continue passing ever-more restrictive laws, and states will press hard to get them back in front of this unsettled Supreme Court.
June Medical Services presented the Court with a second bite at the apple. Louisiana couldn’t get Roberts to bite this time. But there’s a lot of the apples in the tree, and it only takes one.
In every issue of Ms., we track research on our progress in the fight for equality, catalogue can’t-miss quotes from feminist voices and keep tabs on the feminist movement’s many milestones. We’re Keeping Score online, too—in in this biweekly round-up.
The Supreme Court struck down a Louisiana law requiring abortion providers to have admitting privileges at a hospital within 30 miles. At a press conference, the case’s litigators acknowledged that this ruling represented a victory for abortion access; however, the fight is far from over.
The Child Care is Essential Act would create a $50 billion Child Care Stabilization Fund to help child care centers remain open and operating through the pandemic, as well attempt to repair the nation’s broken child care system for the 21.5 million workers with a child under the age of six. Providing funding for child care would help to alleviate unemployment inequalities that disproportionately affect women of color. To enable moms return to the workforce, child care centers must be given the necessary funding to remain afloat.
From Stonewall to the Supreme Court, Pride month has long been a time for celebration, activism, and progress in the LGBTQ community. Here are eight monumental events in LGBTQ history that took place during Pride month and brought us to where we are now.
The entertainment industry needs to use its power and unique position to radically change the oppressive, systemic and white supremacist culture that persists in Hollywood.
The Trump administration stains the nation with xenophobic, transphobic and sexist actions and sentiments. This is the War on Women Report.
As the Supreme Court prepares to release a decision on June Medical Services v. Russo—a case challenging a medically unnecessary admitting privileges law in Louisiana that seeks to shutter the state’s few remaining abortion clinics—I can’t help but look back at the enormous role that my reproductive life and freedom have played in shaping who I am today.