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Federal Abortion Ban: Implications for Women’s Health

This year’s Supreme Court decision on late term abortions adversely impacts women’s health but some are advocating doctors assume more risk in the face of a bad ruling.

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Paternal Consent Bill Proposed in Ohio

A group of Ohio state legislators have submitted a bill that would ban women from obtaining abortions without consent from the man who impregnated her.

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Justice NOW: Advocacy and Activism for Women in Prison

Compelling social justice advocacy and activism must take the form of multidimensional organizing and intersectional thinking. Justice NOW in Oakland, California is a brilliant example of this kind of work.

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Violence Against Women Not Included in Peace Index

The first-ever study ranking countries according to their level of peacefulness, the Global Peace Index, was recently published, but fails to include the most prevalent form of global violence.

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The Way We (Never) Were

Samuel Berger writes in The Nation about the evolving phenomena of "choice" politics—focusing on the newly emerging pitfalls in the matter of reproductive technologies.

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Teen Preganancy Rate Drops, Yet Disparities Continue

New findings on child wellness in the United States were released Friday: the rate of teen pregnancy is at an all time low, but there are still significant disparities between race and class.

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Building Another World: New Tools for Reproductive Justice

Last week at the United States Social Forum, a group of organizations and activists created a new activist tool, "The Reproductive Justice Briefing Book: A Primer on Reproductive Justice and Social Change."

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Criminalizing Victims: Impacts of the Coleman-Domenici Amendment

Senators Coleman and Domenici have proposed an amendment which would put undocumented immigrant women at risk of deportation for reporting a crime—including domestic violence.

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Rape and War: Important Changes at the ICC

The International Criminal Court's newest investigation is its first case in which the number of mass rapes outnumbers the number of mass killings, supporting the argument that war is a women's rights issue.

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Unconcerned About Women’s Health

A common tactic used by opponents of reproductive justice is to feign interest in women’s health and well-being. An example of anti-woman dogma dressed in health rhetoric is Concerned Women for America.

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