The War on Women is in full force under the Trump administration. We refuse to go back, and we refuse to let the administration quietly dismantle the progress we’ve made. We are watching.
Just 48 hours after veteran reproductive justice activist Loretta Ross opened registration for her new online course on white supremacy, 500 people had registered. “I will be teaching white supremacy through the feminist lens of love,” Ross told Ms.
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.
With reproductive healthcare in Texas still very much in the air—changing at least five times in two weeks—Arrambide spoke to Ms. about the current state of reproductive healthcare in Texas and the ways that we can encourage our representatives to ensure that abortion be considered essential care.
While the coronavirus crisis has prompted states to postpone primaries and thrown into question how voting will proceed in the coming months, primary results so far suggest that pro-choice candidates are in a strong position to increase their numbers in the House come November. Protecting the House pro-choice majority is critical to women’s rights, regardless of the outcome in the senate and presidential elections.
“We invite everyone who views these ads to see themselves or someone they love in these stories and, no matter how they may feel about abortion individually, get engaged in the fight to ensure all of our right to make the healthcare decisions best for ourselves, our futures and our loved ones.”
It’s time to get abortion and all reproductive health care out of the courts, out of politics and into our communities where it belongs.
In England, at least half of all babies are born into the hands of midwives, including both Princess Kate’s and Meghan Markle’s children. In Sweden and Finland, both countries at the top of their obstetric game, care during pregnancy is provided almost exclusively by midwives, with obstetricians involved in only high-risk pregnancies.
While President Trump prepared to deliver his “State of the Union” address, Mothering Justice Michigan Executive Director Eboni Taylor offered an address to highlight disparities and inequalities Black mothers face and to challenge the public and policymakers to take action.
Donald Trump made history today as the first president to ever address the March for Life. And feminists from across the country talked back.