Purvi Patel’s 41-year sentence for contradictory charges is a glaring reminder of the fact that abortion’s legal status in the United States does not mean prosecutions for pregnancy loss can’t happen here.
In this first part of RH Reality Check‘s Women, Incarcerated series, we focus on one woman’s prison time—which involved a high-risk pregnancy, forced induced labor, and shackling—to illustrate the problems that thousands of women face behind bars.
The false notion that Black communities are somehow more homophobic than other communities must no longer guide how public health researchers, policy advocates, and practitioners grapple with the impact of HIV in Black communities.
Some activists say proposed legislation doesn’t address all the ways so-called conversion therapy is actually practiced.
Not everyone identifies with the pronouns “he” or “she.” Referring to someone by their correct pronoun denotes respect, and acknowledges the fact that many people live outside of the gender binary.
On this episode of Reality Cast, Tara Culp-Ressler talks about the ongoing fight for IUD funding in Colorado. In another segment, host Amanda Marcotte discusses the gridlock over a sex trafficking bill, and gun fondlers try to hijack the campus rape debate.
As an abortion provider, I now make a practice of using gender-inclusive language—not only when speaking about the issue on traditional and social media, but also when talking to my patients.
Thousands of Detroit residents will once again face having their water service shut off, according to a report by the ACLU of Michigan. Plans are being made by city officials to shut off water service for at least 26,000 Detroit residents.
Some advocates don’t think the Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act is worth trying to save in the first place. At best, they say, the JVTA has a few useful provisions and might give some more money to victims and services. At worst, it could make life more difficult for the vulnerable populations that the bill seeks to protect.
Released on the heels of International Women’s Day, Las Cafeteras’ latest music video follows Mary Anne Aguirre in East Los Angeles. The video of “Mujer Soy” shows Aguirre, a Chicana woman, in her many roles as a mother, worker, and a leader in her community. Writes Maribel Falcón at Remezcla, “Her routine encapsulates the strength that various women in our own lives embody as they work tirelessly in the community as well as in the home.”