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A Response to an Open Letter on Reproductive Justice and ‘Choice’

Dear Monica Simpson and colleagues, I want to be as clear as possible: Planned Parenthood values your work deeply. We honor your past and present efforts to broaden our collective efforts to address the multiple injustices that women face. We appreciate that you push us to do this more, and to do it better. And we hear you when you say that we are not doing enough.

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Reproductive Justice and ‘Choice': An Open Letter to Planned Parenthood

The recent exclusion of the long-term work of scores of reproductive justice organizations, activists, and researchers that have challenged the “pro-choice” label for 20 years, seen recently in New York Times and Huffington Post articles, is not only disheartening but, intentionally or not, continues the co-optation and erasure of the tremendously hard work done by Indigenous women and women of color for decades.

The recent exclusion of the long-term work of scores of reproductive justice organizations, activists, and researchers that have challenged the “pro-choice” label for 20 years, seen recently in New York Times and Huffington Post articles, is not only disheartening but, intentionally or not, continues the co-optation and erasure of the tremendously hard work done by Indigenous women and women of color for decades.

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‘Hobby Lobby’ Is Another Health-Care Barrier for Asian American and Pacific Islander Women

The Hobby Lobby decision is an affront to all women and yet another barrier to Asian American and Pacific Islander women who already face significant health disparities and barriers to insurance access.

The Hobby Lobby decision is an affront to all women and yet another barrier to Asian American and Pacific Islander women who already face significant health disparities and barriers to insurance access.

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Report Debunks Conservative Case for Sex-Selection Abortion Bans

The report shines a light on the harmful racial stereotypes driving one of the right's latest anti-abortion efforts.

The report shines a light on the harmful racial stereotypes driving one of the right’s latest anti-abortion efforts.

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Sex-Selective Abortion Bans Highlight Faultlines in the Reproductive Rights Movement

Sex-selection bans have indeed proliferated throughout the US. They have also merited relative silence from the mainstream reproductive rights movement.

South Dakota could soon become the eighth state in the country to pass a sex-selective abortion ban. Yet these bills have yet to merit a larger conversation, either within the national reproductive rights and feminist movements or in the news more generally.

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On Her Fortieth Birthday, What Does Roe Mean for Me and Mine?

(original photo via Orlando Rob/flickr)

As a woman with privilege who has depended on the law, I am grateful for Roe. As a queer, Indo-Caribbean from an immigrant family in the Bronx, I remember that laws often require less than justice does. 

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Nail Salon Workers Exposed to Untested Chemicals

In the United States, the nail salon industry is booming, but, until recently, the health and safety concerns of nail salon workers have been largely overlooked.

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Finding Unity Through Our Differences

A young, Vietnamese-American woman shares how her community's cultural stigma around sex and reproductive health propelled her towards action; working to create awareness of the health challenges facing young Asian and Pacific Islander women today, through the California Young Women's Collaboration.

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