Reproductive justice leaders continue to speak out against the racist anti-choice billboard campaigns being launched around the country. The Chicago Abortion Fund is leading the effort to oppose anti-choice efforts to target black and low-income neighborhoods on the south side of Chicago.
My generation of feminists took abortion from the back alleys and made it legal for women; today’s generation of feminists will make it affordable, accessible and viable for <strong>all</strong> women – not just the privileged or the comfortably employed middle-classed, or those with supportive families, friends, or partners who support their right to have an option or make a decision to have an abortion. To my fellow pre-Roe feminists, let’s pass the torch without fear or apprehension!
The Black Girl Project premiere screening, coctail and panel discussion Friday August 27, 2010.
Although HIV is considered a chronic manageable condition in the U.S., AIDS-related illnesses continue to be the leading cause of death among African-American women aged 25 to 34 years old.
Celebrating the good during Black Herstory Month is as easy as it is tempting, but exploring and addressing the injustices that remain unaddressed is required for the month to be meaningful.
African American women who care about reproductive justice are not fooled into thinking that the Black anti-abortion movement cares about gender justice. If they had their way, we would be re-enslaved once again, based on our fertility.
Behind virtually every abortion is an unintended pregnancy. African American women have higher abortion rates than their white peers because they have much higher rates of unintended pregnancy — three times higher than those of white women.