New Jersey Governor Authorizes Two Laws That Expand Access to Reproductive Health
Governor Phil Murphy restored funding for Planned Parenthood and increased Medicaid eligibility for family planning services.
STUDY: As Bottled Water Sales Rise in Communities of Color, So Do Environmental Dangers
A new study examines the role of big business in promoting to people of color—and pressuring politicians not to improve water infrastructure.
New Journal Reimagines Approach to Eradicating Poverty
The proposed policies could help lift 23.3 million people of color out of poverty.
Planned Parenthood Launches Campaign to Advance Reproductive Rights Legislation in All 50 States
“We need to do more than just fight against the bad policies—now is the time to push for good ones.”
5 Tools for Radical Self-Love on Valentine's Day
“On a day that is committed to commercialization around romantic love, what better thing to do than direct all of that juicy, yummy, love energy towards yourself?” asks Sonya Renee Taylor.
This Queer Black Cancer Survivor Showed Her Mastectomy Scars at New York Fashion Week
Sex educator Ericka Hart received major applause when she revealed her scars at Cromat’s Fall 2018 show.
READ: Black Woman in Mississippi Charged With Second-Degree Murder After Stillbirth
Advocates fear this is the latest in a trend of women of color being criminalized for their pregnancy outcomes.
New Billboard Campaign Counters 'Abortion Reversal' Misinformation
The Abortion Care Network put up billboards in the San Francisco Bay Area in response to the state nursing board’s recent approval of a course on medication abortion “reversal.”
STUDY: Outbreak of Legionnaire's Disease Linked to Flint Water Crisis
Researchers trace a rise in the illness to the water source that triggered the crisis.
[REPORT] Stress from Racism Linked to Maternal and Infant Mortality for Black Women
Reseachers investigate the impact of discrimination on the growing crisis.
Senate Rejects Ban on Abortions After 20 Weeks
“This vote served as a useless exercise to unsuccessfully undermine the rights of pregnant individuals.”
Senate Confirms Alex Azar as New Head of the Department of Health and Human Services
“We fear that HHS is badly off-course and doubt Mr. Azar will make the changes needed to really put patients’ interests first.”
ICYMI: Trump Administration Creates New Division to Protect 'Conscience Rights' of Providers
Advocates argue that the new ‘Conscience and Religious Freedom’ division of the Office of Civil Rights will allow broad discrimination against women and LGBT people.
Why Immigration Status Has a Bigger Impact on Reproductive Rights Than You Think
On the 45th anniversary of the passage of Roe v. Wade, non-citizen immigrant women find themselves facing increasingly difficult options.
Forum Explores Widespread Discrimination Experienced by People of Color
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation forum focused on community-driven solutions to discrimination in health, housing and policing.
Campaign Aims to Give California Public University Students Full Access to Reproductive Care
The justCARE campaign introduced legislation that would improve access to medication abortion for public university students.
EPA Cautions There is Raw Sewage in Some Water Sources in Puerto Rico
Upwards of 76,000 residents of the hurricane-devastated island still lack access to clean water.
READ: Midwifery Is on the Rise in Native Communities
A new Rewire article explores the efforts to reintegrate traditional birthing practices in Native communities in the United States and Canada.
New Study Shows a Historic Increase in Laws Supportive of Reproductive Rights in 2017
But with slightly more anti-choice state laws also enacted last year, it’s an increasingly divided climate going into 2018.
Start the New Year With These 7 Reproductive Justice Resolutions
Sistersong invited organizations that support reproductive justice to share their #RJResolutions for 2018. Here are seven of our favorites.