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.
Fifty years from now, the future cannot look like the world we already changed.
Building firewalls for women’s rights—like those now in place in Illinois, New York, Nevada and Vermont—is more important than ever.
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.
We’re re-launching the legendary #WeHadAbortions campaign. Join us in demanding safe, legal abortion access—for everyone, in every state.
It’s true that tensions are running high—but the stakes are even higher. So today in class, we are talking about it. Pursuant of county directives to remain apolitical in my classroom, I waded into the topic of reproductive rights within its walls.
Women, children and communities thrive when parenthood is a choice that is made freely, and not forcibly.
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.
Overturning the landmark Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion could leave women facing handcuffs, not looking for coat hangers.
When developed countries politicize the female body, those of us in developing countries feel the effects.