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Immigrant Women Deserve Access to Safe Abortion Care, Not a House of Horrors

Just four months after her arrival in the U.S., Karnamaya’s 4-ft-11, 110 pound body lay dead at the clinic of Dr. Kermit Gosnell (above) in an impoverished Philadelphia neighborhood.

As immigrant women continue to seek better lives in the United States—51 percent of new immigrants are women—we cannot neglect the impact health-care policies and anti-choice legislation have on their lives.

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On Her Fortieth Birthday, What Does Roe Mean for Me and Mine?

(original photo via Orlando Rob/flickr)

As a woman with privilege who has depended on the law, I am grateful for Roe. As a queer, Indo-Caribbean from an immigrant family in the Bronx, I remember that laws often require less than justice does. 

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Savita Had a Heartbeat, Too

What does it say about a society when it leaves a woman to die in the name of “life?” Where is the respect for women’s lives? This irony pervades the politics surrounding women’s health in my own country, the United States.

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