Reproductive Justice

Today Marks 40 Years of Hyde Amendment Hell

The Hyde Amendment, the deliberately anti-choice law that prohibits government-funded health insurance such as Medicaid from covering most abortions, turns 40 today. 

Purvi Patel Released From Prison After Feticide Conviction Overturned

After serving more than 18 months in prison for feticide and neglect of a dependent, Patel is free.

Dr. Parker speaking at a podium wearing a suit and bowtie.

Meet the Man Putting Himself on the Line to Provide Abortions in the Deep South

"Reproductive justice is my world view and my outlook," says Dr. Willie Parker, who left a successful career in obstetrics to provide abortions to mostly low-income women of color in the Deep South.

In Defense of Korryn Gaines, Black Women and Children [Opinion]

America’s investment in policing and prisons prevents our ability to create systems of safety and protection for Black families. Given this, we must question the means Black parents have to protect their children. 

WATCH: Alabama Black Caucus Interrupts State House Session With 'We Shall Overcome'

The state caucus members sang out in frustration after the state house approved two bills that would restrict safe abortion access.

Supreme Court Hears Another Religious Challenge to Contraceptive Coverage

Zubik v. Burwell continues a series of legal challenges by religious groups to the contraceptive coverage mandated by the Affordable Care Act.

Everything You Need to Know About the Biggest Abortion Case In Our Lifetime

On this 43rd anniversary of Roe v. Wade, you need to get familiar with another huge case the Supreme Court will hear in March: Whole Woman’s Health v. Cole.  It could reverse a controversial Texas law that has closed most of the state's abortion clinics under the guise of women's safety. Or it could mean that even fewer women in this country will have access to an affordable, safe and timely abortion. 

Meet the Women Trying to Be the New 'Left Flank' of the Repro Rights Movement

Writer/activists Pamela Merritt and Erin Matson have teamed up to launch a new direct action organization pushing for abortion access and reproductive justice.

New Anti-Abortion Billboards Give Reproductive Justice Activists Déjà Vu

Citing racism, black reproductive justice groups are rallying against a spate of anti-abortion billboards going up in the South.

Murder Charge Dropped Against Georgia Woman Who Used 'Abortion Pill'

District attorney dropped malice murder charge against Kenlissia Jones, but will pursue misdemeanor possession of a dangerous drug charge.

Texas Clinics In Danger After Court Upholds Anti-Abortion Law

Fifth Circuit court upholds restrictive provisions of Texas' restrictive law, leaving half the state's clinics in danger of closure.

Georgia Woman Charged With Murder After Taking Abortion Pill

A woman has been charged with murder and drug possession after aborting fetus with Cytotec.

Why I'm So Scared by the Purvi Patel Verdict

The Indiana woman who either had a miscarriage or a self-induced abortion was sentenced to 20 years in prison for feticide. What does race have to do with this penalty?

New Law Book Could Change the Face of Reproductive Rights

The first of its kind, "Cases on Reproductive Rights and Justice" gives law students a new, intersectional way of thinking.

A Tale of Two Movements

As we celebrate the 42nd year of Roe v. Wade, the capstone of the reproductive rights movement, another movement dominated by people of color enters its third decade: reproductive justice. Here the six major differences between the fight for reproductive rights and the struggle for reproductive justice.

Debunking the Myth That Latinos Are Anti-Choice

New survey suggests that most Latino voters in Texas think women should have access to abortion without political interference.

An Open Letter to the New York Times: Race and the Reproductive Rights Movement

A recent New York Times article erases the role of women of color in the shift away from the term "pro-choice."

Campaign Aims to Treat Pregnant Women Who Battle Addiction

Campaign emphasizes treatment over criminalizing women.

Albuquerque Residents Set to Vote on Abortion Ban

If passed, it would be the first municipal ban on abortion in the nation.