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.
The #ShoutYourAbortion hashtag seemed to strike a nerve with the Twitter users who heaped scorn and harassment on women who shared their stories.
On August 18, 2014, the Taco or Beer Challenge, a month-long celebration of reproductive freedom, became manifest in the world. The challenge is incredibly simple: You eat a taco or you drink a beer, and you donate to an abortion fund. Last year, we raised $30,000—let’s see if we can do it again.
In response to a recent profile of NARAL Pro-Choice America President Ilyse Hogue, in which she recounted how anti-choice advocates couldn’t handle her growing pregnant belly, we’ve created a new Tumblr to show off our pro-choice and pregnant, or pro-choice and parenting, selves. Join us!
For the first time since 2008, significantly more Americans described themselves as “pro-choice” than “pro-life” in a Gallup poll asking for their position on “the abortion issue.”
Looking up to a Carly Fiorina-type doesn’t help you if you have to quit your job because you can’t afford child care.
Throughout these efforts, students say, labels like “pro-choice” and “pro-life” took a backseat to story-sharing—perhaps offering insight about ways that young activists, far from being apathetic or disinterested, are engaging their peers about issues of reproductive rights and justice.
The compromise on the trafficking bill, which will clear the way for a confirmation vote on Loretta Lynch, was a limited victory for pro-choice advocates.
RH Reality Check Senior Political Reporter Andrea Grimes interviews reproductive justice activists from Texas’ Rio Grande Valley who traveled to New Orleans this week to witness the proceedings at the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals on Texas’ omnibus anti-abortion law, HB 2.
Contrary to a narrative that young people are apathetic or lazy or too busy texting to care about human rights, in fact young people are at the helm of the movement for justice for all people. I, for one, can’t wait to see what they pull off in 2015.