In her debut memoir, “I’ve Had One Too,” Anna Wood demystifies what abortion can look like. Moving beyond the stark binaries of pro-choice and pro-life, she brings readers along her personal journey to come to terms with her decision to have an abortion.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will undertake a review of longstanding restrictions on the medication mifepristone used for miscarriage and abortion care.
“Finally, science and common sense have a foothold on this issue.”
As the pandemic has brought our world’s climate and health crises into sharp relief, the time is ripe to include women’s reproductive rights as part of our climate solutions toolbox.
The defeat of Donald Trump, and Biden’s attempts to dismantle Trump’s white supremacist agenda, have inspired a fevered campaign by state-level Republican lawmakers of voter suppression and abortion restrictions. While at first glance these efforts might appear to be unrelated, they are deeply connected.
A coalition of over 140 reproductive rights and health care advocates has called on President Biden to mitigate the harm caused by the over-implementation of US foreign aid restrictions, especially the 50-year-old Helms Amendment, that has limited women’s access to and information about abortion overseas.
Anti-abortion lawmakers have passed significantly more abortion restrictions in 2021 than in the first four months of 2011—the year previously regarded as the most hostile to abortion rights since Roe—enacting 61 restrictions in 13 states.
“The current barrage of coordinated attacks must be taken seriously as the unprecedented threat to reproductive health care and rights that it is. The year 2021 is well on its way to being a defining one in abortion rights history.”
The National Abortion Federation won a major victory in a lawsuit against anti-abortion extremist David Daleiden for illegally infiltrating and recording NAF meetings.
Latin America has some of the most restrictive abortion laws in the world, which further entrench abortion stigma and have a disproportionate impact on pregnant people from marginalized communities. Public prosecutors, the gatekeepers of the criminal legal system, can simply stop enforcing criminal abortion laws.
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.
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.