September 12, 2014 - 4:22 pm
Why wouldn’t Kaling’s character, Dr. Lahiri, discuss abortion in a show about a gynecologist’s office? It always comes back to stigma.
July 1, 2014 - 12:52 pm
Black women already have low and inconsistent use of birth control due to access barriers, and Monday’s Hobby Lobby decision is one more that puts effective care out of financial reach for many in need.
May 27, 2014 - 10:38 am
While forced parental involvement laws aren’t new, more states have been passing them or tightening their existing laws to decrease access to abortion for teens.
Recently, social media lit up with the news that Amazon.com vendors are selling Plan B One-Step emergency contraception for as low as $16.90 plus shipping. We have to ask: How is that possible?
May 16, 2014 - 11:05 am
Because of an article I wrote about my abortion story,
people I’ve never met requested that I kill myself, get raped, die in childbirth, and be sterilized. But I also received love and support from friends and allies, and I’d love to see a whole movement emerge telling people who share their abortion stories: #YouAreLoved.
April 1, 2014 - 9:25 am
Unlike other televised representations of abortion experiences, House of Cards pulls back the curtain on the complex internal processes and external actions taken by many who have had abortions.
January 21, 2014 - 5:06 pm
Breast cancer advocates see the Affordable Care Act as a huge win for Black women, for whom breast cancer is the second most common cancer. But improving access won’t address our fear and the stigma associated with illness and poverty; stories of survival can.
August 15, 2013 - 9:59 am
In California, AB 154 would increase the number of abortion providers by allowing trained certified nurse midwives, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants to provide early abortion care.
July 29, 2013 - 5:39 pm
Bills like SB 138 in California will enable people like me to access health care, mental health services, birth control, and substance treatments without fear that a parent or partner will find out about it, saving out-of-pocket and state costs along the way.
July 9, 2013 - 9:53 am
The act of telling someone how, when, where, and why they should, or should not, share their personal experience is one deeply rooted in privilege.