Abortion stigma is a form of gender discrimination and punishment, and it represents social control of both women who need abortions and providers who provide them.
They say it’s about compassion, eugenics, diversity. But in reality, isn’t it just about chipping away at abortion rights any way that they can?
“I’m sure the prosecutor will understand” isn’t usually a sound way to write your legislative bills.
What if we made fetuses evidence and said abortion would “destroy” it? It’s illogical in every way.
In the whirlwind of policy debates and activist conferences, it is easy to gloss over the victories we’ve accomplished together this past year. As I look forward to my next year, I’m glad to have such powerful hermanas beside me because we still have much work to tackle.
The California legislature unanimously passed a bill banning the use of restraints on pregnant women. Will the governor sign it?
In addition to imposing unnecessary and damaging limits and requirements on women’s medical care, do anti-abortion laws contribute to a social climate in which it is acceptable to terrorize me, my colleagues, and our patients?
Last week, New Mexico Governor Martinez’s administration added new requirements for low income families applying for child care assistance. They include either petitioning the absent parent for support, OR saying your child was conceived through incest or rape.
This evening, we received confirmation from the office of Children, Youth, and Families Department of New Mexico that Governor Martinez requested that the word “forcible” be removed from the proposed guidelines for childcare assistance. But many questions about the proposed policies remain.
Forcible rape is back in the news, this time in New Mexico, where the administration of Governor Susana Martinez is seeking a “forcible rape” test for women seeking childcare assistance, proving you don’t have to be male to be a misogynist.