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The Sound of Silence: Where Is the Anti-Choice Outcry Over North Carolina’s Forced Sterilization of Women of Color?

From the early 1900s up until the 1970’s, over 30 states had formal eugenics programs, that enforced compulsory sterilization of individuals deemed to be “unfit” and “promiscuous.” States sterilized people that were disabled, poor, people of color, and immigrants. North Carolina had a particularly aggressive program. Yet the silence from anti-choice groups on the issue is deafening.

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In Missouri, Legislators Fail to Protect Women’s Basic Rights, Undermining Justice for All

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon

In Missouri, anti-choice Republicans opted to place the Missouri state government between doctors and their patients, and a Democratic Governor signed the bill into law.  Reproductive justice activists must share our disappointment with the Governor and state legislators who voted for the abortion restriction bills.

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The Anti-Choice Movement: A Dangerous Place for African American Women

A racist, anti-choice billboard has been placed in my city, in a neighborhood less than 20 minutes from my home. Yeah, it’s hard to put into words just how disgusted and insulted I am.

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Missouri Senate Passes 20-Week Abortion Ban

SB65 ignores rigorous medical standards and replaces them with vague, ambiguous new standards in a deliberate attempt to undermine a physician’s judgment and create confusion.

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Racist Anti-Choice Billboards Are Back

If the most dangerous place for a black baby is in a black woman’s womb, then how safe are black children in a black woman’s care?

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What Pharmacy Denials in Missouri Would Mean for Me

As more states debate legislation to protect pharmacists who refuse to fill prescriptions on “moral” grounds, many consumers may face debates, forced public disclosures or delay at the pharmacy counter.

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Lindsay Love: Young People Picking Up the Political Torch

Montana House candidate Lindsay Love discusses how activism, gender, youth and reproductive health are affecting her state campaign.

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Preparing For a Hysterectomy: It’s Not a One Day Affair

Life doesn’t stop when a person finds out they will have to have major surgery.  It keeps churning on and all the things associated with preparing for surgery gets added to the weekly to-do list.

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Reproductive Choice: It’s Not Always About Abortion

That’s what choice is all about, having the ability to partner with a doctor to make decisions that are right for the individual.  That doesn’t mean those decisions would be right for someone else, but that’s the point lots of people missed.

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Abstinence-Only Education Offers Nothing But an “F”

I’ve taught young women who thought drinking a certain brand of soda pop would prevent HIV/AIDS infection and who were convinced that certain forms of birth control caused permanent sterilization.

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