The story of Purvi Patel’s prosecution, and the others lining up behind her, paint a bleak picture of life under the state’s ultra-conservative Republican reign and give a frightening look of what’s to come as increasingly draconian abortion restrictions force pregnant people to turn to other, sometimes illegal and often dangerous, means.
The disability-selection abortion ban being considered in Indiana should serve as a warning to pro-choice disability rights activists of the legislative maneuvers sure to take place in the coming months.
The Indiana legislature began its 2015 session on Tuesday, and while state lawmakers have yet to file any bills to revise an anti-choice state law struck down by the courts, at least one bill has been filed to further restrict reproductive rights in the state.
Contrary to a narrative that young people are apathetic or lazy or too busy texting to care about human rights, in fact young people are at the helm of the movement for justice for all people. I, for one, can’t wait to see what they pull off in 2015.
A New York grand jury failed to indict the officers involved in Eric Garner’s death, while the Roberts Court heard arguments in two big cases for equality advocates.
Wednesday’s ruling declared a 2013 law that requires all abortion clinics meet the same architectural requirements as surgical centers unconstitutionally singled out a Lafayette clinic for closure.
As a continuing issue, the quiet, day-to-day use of sterilization as a weapon to infringe upon reproductive rights—especially those of disabled people—rarely bubbles up into the public consciousness.
In which I scare you into voting.
Indiana will next year cut off food stamp benefits to tens of thousands of residents who have not secured jobs or participated in work training programs.
The University of Notre Dame has jumpstarted the efforts of religiously affiliated nonprofits to get the Roberts Court to weigh in on the accommodation to the birth control benefit.