Reproductive Justice

New Anti-Abortion Billboards Give Reproductive Justice Activists Déjà Vu

by Miriam Zoila Pérez on Jun 17, 2015 11:00AM

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

Topics: Economic Justice, Gender & Sexuality

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

by Kenrya Rankin Naasel on Jun 11, 2015 2:42PM

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

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Texas Clinics In Danger After Court Upholds Anti-Abortion Law

by Kenrya Rankin Naasel on Jun 11, 2015 1:25PM

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

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Georgia Woman Charged With Murder After Taking Abortion Pill

by Kenrya Rankin Naasel on Jun 9, 2015 2:15PM

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

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Why I'm So Scared by the Purvi Patel Verdict

by Miriam Zoila Pérez on Apr 8, 2015 9:55AM

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?

Topics: Gender & Sexuality

New Law Book Could Change the Face of Reproductive Rights

by Miriam Zoila Pérez on Feb 27, 2015 7:00AM

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

Topics: Gender & Sexuality

A Tale of Two Movements

by Miriam Zoila Pérez on Jan 22, 2015 10:00AM

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.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality

Debunking the Myth That Latinos Are Anti-Choice

by Miriam Zoila Pérez on Nov 3, 2014 7:00AM

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

Topics: Gender & Sexuality

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

by Miriam Zoila Pérez on Jul 31, 2014 2:17PM

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

Topics: Gender & Sexuality

Campaign Aims to Treat Pregnant Women Who Battle Addiction

by Jamilah King on Feb 17, 2014 2:06PM

Campaign emphasizes treatment over criminalizing women.

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