Reproductive Justice

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Senate Debates Bill That Could Save The Lives of Black Mamas

Watch as the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions holds a hearing on the Maternal Health Accountability Act of 2017.

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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.

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Motherhood, Poverty and Privacy in Trump's America

A legal scholar argues that poor mothers are stripped of their right to privacy under the conditions of the state benefits system—and that the situation could get much worse.

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DOJ Asks Supreme Court to Vacate Ruling That Granted Undocumented Teen Access to Abortion

ACLU: “We won’t let this distract us from the real issue here, which is that there are many more young women like Jane Doe out there who are still unable to get the care they need because of the Trump administration’s unconstitutional policies.”

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Undocumented Teen Has Abortion After Weeks of Battling Trump Administration

“I made my decision, and that is between me and God. Through all of this, I have never changed my mind.”

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UPDATE: Federal Appeals Court Rules That Undocumented Teen Can Obtain Abortion

The decision overrules the Trump administration’s objections.

In a New Memoir, Dr. Willie Parker Pushes for a 'New Theology of Abortion'

In “Life’s Work,” abortion provider, activist and Christian Willie Parker takes a bold stance on the moral imperative for safe and legal abortion.

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SCOTUS Nominee Neil Gorsuch: Where He Stands on Civil Rights, Reproductive Justice, the Environment and More

Human Rights Campaign: “We cannot afford a justice who will roll back our rights, or who will be a rubber stamp for Donald Trump’s unconstitutional actions.”

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ACLU Kicks Off 7-Point Plan to Fight Trump Administration, Protect Civil Liberties

The organization also filed requests with several government agencies, demanding documents regarding Trump’s possible conflicts of interest.

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Activists Deliver 510,000+ Signatures Ahead of Health and Human Services Nominee Hearing

Congressman Tom Price wants to defund Planned Parenthood.

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WATCH: 'SNL' Honors Obama with 'Christmas in Hollis' Parody

Keenan Thompson, Leslie Jones and musical guest Chance the Rapper dropped bars in “Jingle Barack.”

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WATCH: The NYC Health Department Just Released This Movement-Approved Video About Sexual and Reproductive Justice

The surprisingly elegant video comes out of a year of collaboration between the health department and members of 50 community-based organizations.

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.

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Dr. Willie Parker is Putting Himself on the Line to Provide Abortions in the Deep South

“Reproductive justice is my world view and my outlook,” says 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.