Every year when the anniversary of Roe v. Wade rolls around, I am troubled by the loud silences in our triumphant tales of struggle. As a history doctoral student who researches African Americans and abortion, the story I tell is quite different.
The anniversary of Roe v. Wade is a reminder that the battle for women’s rights is far from over.
Reproductive health and rights were once again the subject of extensive debate in state capitols in 2012. Over the course of the year, 42 states and the District of Columbia enacted 122 provisions related to reproductive health and rights. One-third of these new provisions, 43 in 19 states, sought to restrict access to abortion services.
Rachel Maddow reviews the litany of Republicans who made the mistake of expressing their offensive ignorance about rape and/or women’s bodies out loud in public and notes that the American voting public rejected them at the ballot box.
Catholic bishops went all in this election season. Will they learn anything from their defeat?
Not content with their ground game, anti-choice zealots are taking over the skies, too.
Catholic bishops continue to try and exert their will on religious voters.
A lawsuit filed by the ACLU brings an important change to Illinois rules regarding birth certificate changes.
When Joe Walsh argued that “new technology” made abortions to save a woman’s life unnecessary, he was parroting a dangerous view that could put millions of lives in jeopardy.
The owners of the Chicago Bears fear that requiring the football team to furnish its employees contraception tramples upon their religious freedom. And they even have a song about it.