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.
A new timeline from RH Reality Check illustrates the history of HB 2, the omnibus anti-abortion bill passed by Texas conservatives in 2013, and the court fight leading to today’s Supreme Court order.
Under HB 2, Texas’ omnibus anti-abortion law, doctors must fulfill medically unnecessary requirements just to stay open, forgoing a patient’s comfort.
On Monday, the Global Day of Action for Access to Safe and Legal Abortion, we at Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest and the Hawaiian Islands (PPGNHI) are reminded that legal abortion is critical to improving maternal health and reducing maternal mortality around the world.
Here are eleven shaming themes I’ve encountered, along with my responses, to help other pro-choice advocates prepare for the muck that’s likely to get slung our way as the right wing continues its crusade against reproductive health-care providers.
The movie should be lauded for its frank dialogue about choice and abortion.
The Texas Latina’s arrest, which took place in the middle of a doctor’s visit, is about so much more than immigration policy.
If we truly want to improve pregnancy rates and health outcomes of low-income women and women of color, we need to provide both family planning resources and comprehensive sexual health education in communities and to stop the criminalization of women of color’s pregnancies.
As a physician who provides abortion care, I did not perceive anything shocking about the language used by the Planned Parenthood medical staff in the attack videos. I attribute this to the context of the conversation: business among colleagues, or at least those pretending to be.
Police charged William Kennedy, 27, with simple criminal damage to property and with committing a hate crime. If convicted of both, he could be sentenced to up to six months in prison and fined up to $500.