No More Coat Hangers

Before Roe v. Wade, an uncounted army of women dedicated ourselves to helping our sisters make decisions and take action about their unwanted pregnancies and other reproductive issues. We listened to their stories, counseled them about options and helped them find the services they needed. We often accompanied them to appointments and procedures.

We Will Not Go Back

A popular medical dictionary defines disease as “literally, a lack of ease” and venereal disease as one “usually acquired through sexual intercourse.” It is apparent that unwanted pregnancy is therefore a very common venereal disease. It is associated with immense physical, mental, social and economic suffering—and in seeking to be cured, women throughout history have risked pain, mutilation and death in numbers that stagger the imagination.

From Roe to Reproductive Justice

When young Asian immigrant women like Purvi Patel and Bei Bei Shuai are being criminalized for the outcomes of their pregnancies, all of us should be asking ourselves what more must be done to achieve reproductive justice—and not just secure our reproductive rights.