· · · · · 

A Baby Coming Out of a Vagina Is a Vaginal Birth: There’s No Such Thing as ‘Natural’

Referring to vaginal birth as "natural" isn’t just troubling because it is imprecise; it also contributes to a value-laden judgment of mothers’ experiences that can lead to compromised emotional and physical health.

Referring to vaginal birth as “natural” isn’t just troubling because it is imprecise; it also contributes to a value-laden judgment of mothers’ experiences that can lead to compromised emotional and physical health.

· · · · · 

New Research on How to Support Abortion Storytellers

This week, we released Saying Abortion Aloud, a report and set of recommendations for those sharing their personal abortion stories publicly and the advocates who support them.

This week, we released Saying Abortion Aloud, a report and set of recommendations for those sharing their personal abortion stories publicly and the advocates who support them.

· · · · · 

Abortion Speak-Outs Can Combat Our Own Stigma Too

Thursday's live-streamed "one in three" speak-out made me realize that even as a staunch reproductive rights advocate, a clinic escort, and a feminist, I still have to battle my own internalized abortion stigma.

Thursday’s live-streamed “one in three” speak-out made me realize that even as a staunch reproductive rights advocate, a clinic escort, and a feminist, I still have to battle my own internalized abortion stigma.

· · · · · 

Anti-Choice Groups Launch Dishonest Ads Against Colorado Pro-Choice Legislators

With Colorado’s pro-choice state senate majority in the balance in tomorrow’s election, anti-abortion groups are attacking swing-district state senators with misleading and false ads.

With Colorado’s pro-choice state senate majority in the balance in Tuesday’s election, anti-choice groups are attacking swing-district state senators with misleading and false ads.

· · · · · 

Sexism in STEM Starts Early—So We Must Combat It Early Too

With education and awareness, adults can help foster girls' participation in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) subjects by taking steps to break down gender stereotypes—and, in turn, create a more equal workforce in the future.

With education and awareness, adults can help foster girls’ participation in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) subjects by taking steps to break down gender stereotypes—and, in turn, create a more equal workforce in the future.

· · · · · 

Groundbreaking Research Aims to Expand Our Knowledge of Abortion Stigma

Despite its ubiquity in our culture, abortion stigma has garnered relatively little scholarly attention. Now, after two years of effort, there's a new issue of the academic journal Women and Health that focuses entirely on abortion stigma.

Despite its ubiquity in our culture, abortion stigma has garnered relatively little scholarly attention. Now, after two years of effort, there’s a new issue of the academic journal Women and Health that focuses entirely on the subject.

· · · · · 

Pro-Choice Groups Hit Back After Denver Post Endorses Anti-Choice Gardner

Abortion rights organizations say the Denver Post's endorsement of senatorial candidate Cory Gardner contradicts the paper's long-held editorial stance on choice, among other things.

Abortion rights organizations say the Denver Post‘s endorsement of senatorial candidate Cory Gardner contradicts the paper’s long-held editorial stance on choice, among other things.

· · · · · 

Hulu Rejects Anti-Personhood Ad, Labels it ‘Controversial’

A leading online streaming-video service has rejected an advertisement that features a rape victim who opposes Colorado’s "personhood" amendment, because the issue of abortion is too “controversial.” But Hulu runs ads on other political issues.

A leading online streaming-video service has rejected an advertisement that features a rape victim who opposes Colorado’s “personhood” amendment, because the issue of abortion is too “controversial.” But Hulu runs ads on other political issues.

· · · · · 

Where’s the ’16, Parenting, and OK’ Reality Show?

The media’s bad job of reporting on teenage pregnancy and parenting has real-life consequences and effects on teenage families, including depression and generational poverty. By removing these stereotypes, and changing to more positive story lines and outcomes, people in the media can make it easier on teens to create thriving families.

The media’s bad job of reporting on teenage pregnancy and parenting has real-life consequences and effects on teenage families, including depression and generational poverty. By removing these stereotypes, and changing to more positive story lines and outcomes, people in the media can make it easier on teens to create thriving families.

· · · · · 

#NoJusticeNoFootball: St. Louis Activists Protest at Monday Night Game

During the Rams vs. 49ers game in St. Louis on Monday night, activists and members of the community protested outside and inside the arena as part of the Ferguson "weekend of resistance."

During the Rams vs. 49ers game in St. Louis on Monday night, activists and members of the community protested outside and inside the arena as part of the Ferguson “weekend of resistance.” Despite some drunk fans verbally and physically assaulting protesters, organizers maintained a calm rarely mentioned in media reports.

· · · · ·