What can you do when you need an abortion, but you’re a minor in a state where you need parental permission you probably can’t get and you don’t have money? Here are some initial steps.
What to do when someone’s religious beliefs or ideas conflict with your need and want for safer sex and pregnancy prevention.
Our society polices which bodies are supposed to reproduce—everything that falls outside of these expectations becomes a spectacle or public property.
Working with young people and sexuality daily, we frequently see users who have pervasive fears about becoming pregnant, even when they aren’t taking risks to begin with.
Instead of only emphasizing that couples should use contraception consistently and correctly, we have to figure out how to help them clarify their feelings about pregnancy, even if those feelings are messy and complicated.
There are many things that are different about the experience of carrying a pregnancy to term versus choosing to terminate, but one place where you’ll often notice a stark difference is in language.
The development of a potential human life requires conception as a first step. But that is not the same as either pregnancy or personhood. You can’t reduce complex reality to a slogan, and when you try to do so, you actually minimize the personhood of women.
For anyone who claims that reproductive rights aren’t an economic issue, try getting a job at 20 weeks’ pregnant.
The treatment of pregnant women in prison exposes problems with mass imprisonment in the United States.
Having an abortion to prevent a child from being born with Down syndrome or another disability can be a positive moral choice. Okay, now let’s go on (assuming you’re not already plotting my demise).