May 28 is the International Day of Action for Women’s Health—a day advocates have commemorated since 1987. This year, the focus is on institutional violence.
Women should be free to choose their childbirth experience, whether it be in a hospital or in the woods. But I fear that Born in the Wild will be a disingenuous attempt to suggest that modern medicine ruined childbirth.
Anti-choice “aid” organizations and people like Steve Mosher, believe the women they’re “serving” are meant to reproduce, even as their bodies give out, and they can’t feed the children they have.
Concern for women’s rights among many conservatives extends only as far as it can be used against our enemies.
According to a report today from Feministing, Amnesty International has
started a campaign to repeal the anti-abortion laws in Nicaragua, which
were enacted one year ago—laws that ban abortion in every single case,
regardless of the state of the mother or the fetus’s health, mandating
prison sentences for women who request them and doctors who perform
A Senate Appropriations Committee yesterday passed an amendment that, if passed in the final foreign aid appropriations legislation, will ban future imposition of the global gag rule.
Bristol Palin: “ambassador for abstinence” or for safer sex?; Obama, Clinton sound different themes on abortion and reproductive health; “Choose Life” license plates pass Texas House; what conscience clauses really do.
In a speech for the history books, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton made a clear and uncompromising case for lifesaving role of international reproductive rights and health care access when testifying before the House Foreign Affairs Committee yesterday.
Filmmaker Lisa Russell talks to RH Reality Check about “Not Yet Rain,” a new documentary examining the impact of liberalized abortion laws in Ethiopia.
At the recent Commission on Population and Development, for the first time in eight years, the US was front and center advocating an increased global commitment to reproductive health and rights.