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By Jamila Taylor and Anusha Ravi The Trump administration and congressional Republicans have taken actively hostile stances against both immigrant and refugee communities as well as reproductive rights. President Donald Trump has signed two executive orders, currently held up in court, which block the entry of immigrants into the United States from six predominantly Muslim […]
By Charlie Gaeta Many pro-life politicians believe that if they make abortions harder to obtain in their state by closing down providers like Planned Parenthood, or by refusing to expand Medicaid so that it does not cover abortions, the number of abortions will go down. A new study finds that this is not making abortions less […]
By Annamarya Scaccia By law, parents aren’t protected in the United States. The country lacks universal paid leave that would make taking care of their families a lot easier. Also absent from federal law is legislation that would close the gender wage gap or provide strong workplace protections. There’s also the lack of state laws […]
Want to Win on Abortion? Acknowledge the Contributions of Women of Color and Embrace Our Values-Based Approach
By Destiny Lopez and Silvia Henriquez Women of color who have shaped and are leading the fight for abortion rights and reproductive justice today have not always been recognized for our innovation, strategic insights, and transformative achievements. We have charged forward anyway, while also transforming the terms of the fight. Unfortunately, our history, our political […]
By Yamani Hernandez Eleven years ago I joined the fight for abortion access, after a 14-year-old parent, pregnant again by an adult, told me it was cheaper to pay friends $10 each to beat her up and force miscarriage than it was to afford an abortion. She said she would lose her housing if she […]