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Memo to Pope Francis: Women Who Have ‘Resorted’ to Abortion Don’t Need Forgiveness

The Pope has made it easier for women to get forgiveness for abortions. But it's he who should be asking forgiveness, for implying that women who get abortions don't know what they are doing or why.

The Pope has made it easier for women to get forgiveness for abortions. But it’s he who should be asking forgiveness, for implying that women who get abortions don’t know what they are doing or why.

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We Trust Black Women to Stand Up, Speak Out, and Lead

SisterSong and our partners and allies are committed to trusting Black women, telling the truth about our lives, and demanding that decision makers either stand with us or get out of the way.

SisterSong and our partners and allies are committed to trusting Black women, telling the truth about our lives, and demanding that decision makers either stand with us or get out of the way.

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Advocates: Domestic Violence Survivors Face Housing Instability Under Arizona Housing Ordinance

A lawsuit filed in federal court targets an ordinance that advocates claim leaves survivors of intimate partner violence forced to chose between calling the police for help or facing eviction.

A lawsuit filed in federal court targets an ordinance that advocates claim leaves survivors of intimate partner violence forced to chose between calling the police for help or facing eviction.

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Bleeding Wounds and Breastfeeding Hell: The Costs of No Paid Maternity Leave in America

The financial bind of no paid leave can become a physical nightmare for working women who have just given birth.

The financial bind of no paid leave can become a physical nightmare for working women who have just given birth.

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Black Colleges Should Advocate for Breastfeeding Families

With full access to lactation spaces and resources on college campuses, Black mothers would not have to choose between their education and their breastfeeding goals. They could have both.

With full access to lactation spaces and resources on college campuses, Black mothers would not have to choose between their education and their breastfeeding goals. They could have both.

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Celebrating Baltimore and Black Ebullience

A marching band playing at Artscape 2015 in Baltimore, Maryland, held last month.

The plight of the Black community, in Baltimore and elsewhere, should not overshadow the vibrancy and resilience of Black people.

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Improving Reproductive Care for Women in Jail Is Not an Impossible Task

Women in city and county jails frequently face barriers to accessing contraception, abortion, prenatal care, and disease screening and treatment. But preventive family planning can be improved in jails around the United States by implementing a few core tenets for those incarcerated there.

Women in city and county jails frequently face barriers to accessing contraception, abortion, prenatal care, and disease screening and treatment. But preventive family planning can be improved in jails around the United States by implementing a few core tenets for those incarcerated there.

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How False Narratives of Margaret Sanger Are Being Used to Shame Black Women

Anti-choicers wield misattributed and often outright false quotes about Sanger as weapons to shame Black women for exercising their right to choose, and even more nonsensically, to shame them for supporting Planned Parenthood.

Anti-choicers wield misattributed and often outright false quotes about Sanger as weapons to shame Black women for exercising their right to choose, and even more nonsensically, to shame them for supporting Planned Parenthood.

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Getting Republicans on Record About How Fetal Tissue Research Has Helped Them

Imagine if the next debate among the Republican presidential candidates started with the moderator asking all the participants who are parents to raise their hands if their children received the polio vaccine as infants.

Imagine if the next debate among the Republican presidential candidates started with the moderator asking all the participants who are parents to raise their hands if their children received the polio vaccine as infants.

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How Are Women Still Being Treated Like Second-Class Workers?

It's the 21st century, but we're still having this fight: An NYPD police officer gets denied a promotion opportunity because she gave birth on the wrong day. But there's hope that if we keep fighting, it will get better.

It’s the 21st century, but we’re still having this fight: An NYPD police officer gets denied a promotion opportunity because she gave birth on the wrong day. But there’s hope that if we keep fighting, it will get better.

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