Reproductive Rights

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.

San Francisco Takes a Stand Against Abortion Restrictions Targeting Asian Women

Eight states have passed laws banning sex-selective abortions. The San Francisco Board of Supervisors recently came out publicly against these measures.

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.”

Last Abortion Clinic in the Rio Grande Valley Shuttered

Another bad week in reproductive health rights.

Alabama House Passes Four Strict Abortion Bills

Among the new restrictions is the ‘heartbeat ban,’ which bans abortions after six weeks.

'Young Lakota' to Premiere Tonight on PBS, Follows Abortion on the Rez

More than just political commentary, the film follows the personal journeys of two young Native Americans who grapple with decisions about their own reproductive health.

Albuquerque Residents Set to Vote on Abortion Ban

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

5 Things I Learned About Abortion by Checking My Assumptions at the Door

On the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, Samara Azam-Yu reflects on helping her peers deal with the complex, messy realities of reproductive health in a world without equity.

Five Race and Gender Justice Lessons Learned from This Marathon Election Cycle

It’s a cliche to say that the work doesn’t end after Election Day. But people keep saying it because it’s true! Herewith, some takeaways from the past four years and next steps.

Leave it to a Few L.A. Drag Queens to Explain Mitt Romney and Women's Rights

Los Angeles based drag queens Willam Belli, Detox, Vicki Vox, Pandora, and Ozma explain what issues “real women” should care about and who they should vote for.

Collateral Damage in the War on Women

Poor and uninsured women of color are starting to feel the results after two years of relentless attacks on family planning infrastructure. Akiba Solomon reports from Texas.

War on Women and Its Consequences [INFOGRAPHIC]

State legislatures have targeted publicly funded family planning services with unique intensity since 2010. Hatty Lee illustrates who gets hurt in the process.

Are You Eligible for No Co-Pay Birth Control? A Handy Guide to Find Out

It’s a big day for contraception. But the ins and outs of the policy implementation mean many women won’t get covered.

Government-Funded Crisis Pregnancy Centers Won't Hire Non-Christians

Some crisis pregnancy centers funded by the government require prospective employees, volunteers and board members to “know Christ as their Savior and Lord.”

Artist on Anti-Woman Attacks: 'Politicians Off My Poontang!'

“My uterus is mine,” says Favianna Rodriguez.

The New-Old Southern Strategy Mixes Racism and Sexism for Nasty Results

GOP presidential candidates have thrown gender dog-whistle politics into the race pot. It’s looking an awful lot like the odious 1960s Southern strategy.

Komen Is Just the Latest Round in the Anti-Choice Game of Chess

And poor women and women of color remain the pawns who get sacrificed.