A few months ago, I decided I would put my reproductive rights rhetoric into some action and started looking into opportunities for clinic escorting and general volunteering in the arena of women’s health and rights. The Supreme Court is currently reviewing a case that challenges the buffer zones around abortion clinics on the grounds that it limits the First Amendment rights of plump grandmothers and other “sidewalk counselors.” Read More Adventures in Clinic Escorting
Just months after the tragic death of Savita Halappanavar, another young woman is set to die from anti-choice policies. After weeks of fighting for the abortion that would save her life, a woman going only by the name of Beatriz was denied the procedure by the El Salvadoran Supreme Court on Wednesday of this week. Savita’s death can be written off by some as mistake or a medical tragedy rather than institutional misogyny, but if Beatriz dies, it will be at the hands of El Salvador’s courts.
Read More The El Salvadoran Government is Killing Beatriz
Yep, just when we thought it couldn’t get any worse, North Dakota pushes into law what is undoubtedly the most anti-choice legislation to ever crawl from the bowels of uberconservative hell. Did they think that this week’s Supreme Court deliberations would mean that progressives weren’t paying attention? Read More Just When You Thought It Couldn’t Get Any Worse: North Dakota’s Newest Abortion Bans
I have a big mouth. I have a loud mouth. This tends to get me into trouble on occasion. Read More The Courage of My Convictions
Over the past week or so in Dublin, ads like this have been appearing on the side of buildings:
I hope you weren’t having a good day, because here’s some upsetting news: the number of pro-choice Americans is down to 41%. Let’s think about that. Forty-one percent. Less than half. Not the majority.
Read More Only 41% of Your U.S. Peers are Pro-Choice
Texas women need your help. Starting March 14th, 2012, more than 130,000 Texas women will be out of luck when it comes to receiving reproductive health services. The many women who count on the Texas Medicaid Women’s Health Program (TMWHP) to obtain well-woman exams and family planning will no longer have reasonable access to these services. Read More Texas Women Need Your Help!