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‘Roe v. Wade’ Let Me Become a Mother

I have never had an abortion, but I am grateful to the role that Roe has played in helping me have my own healthy, happy family.

I found out that I was pregnant nearly 40 years after Roe, but my pregnancy and that case are inextricably linked, even though on paper they have nothing in common.

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Why the Pro-Choice Movement Needs to Talk About Children

Our stories and experiences stand as a visceral rebuttal to the anti-choice movement’s desired narrative.

The pro-choice movement’s shift in attention, messaging, and resources away from a focus on family means that the anti-choice movement has been able to make the idea of family, specifically unborn children, central to its emotional power and success.

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Inside the Bro-Choice Campaign: Giving Men the Green Light to Step Up for Reproductive Justice

Male students participate in Bro-Choice week events at Georgia Southern University.

“Reproductive justice isn’t just a women’s issue; it’s a people issue.”

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Yes, Abortion Is a Women’s Issue, and Yes, More Male Allies Are Welcome

In response to the recent discussion about a "bro-choice" movement, I'd like to offer a defense of continuing to talk about abortion as a women's issue, and pointers for how men can be supportive as allies within that frame.

In response to the recent discussion about a “bro-choice” movement, I’d like to offer a defense of continuing to talk about abortion as a women’s issue, and pointers for how men can be supportive as allies within that frame.

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Bridging the Generational Divide in the Struggle for Reproductive Justice

Debate over a supposed generational divide in the fight for abortion access has flared up repeatedly in recent months. Working inter-generationally is vital to the success of a movement, yet these conversations have focused on what supposedly separates generations rather than on ways of working together to win reproductive freedom for all.

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Nancy Keenan Responds to Newsweek Article on Young Pro-Choice Activists

Nancy Keenan of NARAL Pro-Choice America addresses reactions to a Newsweek article and NARAL’s research on the role of younger voters and advocates in the pro-choice movement.

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Where Have All the Pro-Choice Men Gone?

A recent Gallup Poll found that fewer men identify as pro-choice today than they did in 2008. The sexism that’s feeding the anti-choice side and why we need men to support women’s reproductive rights.

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A Wish List for the Pro-Choice Movement’s Next 10 Years

2009 ended with every writer under the sun reviewing the past decade: the best, the worst, the bizarre. Here’s my wish list of things the pro-choice movement should set out to achieve in the next 10 years…not just pay lip service to.

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From Another Young Woman: The Reproductive Rights Movement Must Look Forward, Not Backward

To keep attracting young people to the movement, relying on the fear of a return to a harrowing past isn’t enough. And it minimizes the essential work that is yet to be done in order to achieve true reproductive justice.

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The Empathy Code: Judging, Judgment, and the Next Supreme Court Justice

Pro-reproductive justice philosophy is grounded in empathy — the idea that we cannot judge another woman’s choice unless we’ve walked a mile in her shoes.

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