The women sharing their abortion stories in the Whole Woman’s Health v. Cole briefs owe much to the women lawyers who filed a 1970 landmark case challenging New York’s abortion ban.
The event is part of a national movement aimed at refocusing the debate on abortion from a political perspective to a personal one.
“For so long, folks have talked about abortion … with shame or with euphemisms or as if there’s something wrong with it,” Erin Matson, co-director of Reproaction, said.
While we don’t know what would have brought Anna Yocca to self-induce, we can surmise what would bring a person to do so given what we know about the state of reproductive health care in Tennessee and the roles other factors, such as job security and health care, might play.
In the face of yet another clinic attack last month, this one in Colorado Springs, everyone who cares should be asking the same thing: What can we do to stop another act of violence?
Advocates say Arizona’s race- and sex-selective abortion ban targets Black and Asian-American women and penalizes health-care providers who serve communities of color.
Crisis pregnancy centers moving into facilities formerly occupied by abortion care providers potentially leaves a pregnant person without the medically accurate information they need to have a healthy baby, advocates say.
As there have been more and more abortion stories on television in the past few years, it’s important to recognize how groundbreaking Shonda Rhimes’ work truly has been. Rhimes is a board member of Planned Parenthood of Los Angeles, and is clearly invested in how abortion is portrayed in our popular entertainment. Indeed, her shows are unique in these portrayals.
College students in Texas and Montana are staging “Out of Silence,” a play meant to destigmatize abortion. The play includes a series of vignettes meant to illustrate how and why women decide to end their pregnancies.
When my parents came to visit me for the first time in Washington, D.C., it coincidentally was a big day for reproductive health: The EACH Woman Act was being introduced. I decided to use that as an opportunity to finally have a talk about my abortion advocacy work.