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Abortion Behind Bars

Terminating a pregnancy in prison can be next to impossible. Rebecca Grant In March 2004, a 19-year-old Arizona woman was sentenced to four months in Maricopa County jail for a DUI, shortly after discovering she was pregnant. She asked for a delay in her sentencing hearing so she could obtain an abortion, but the prosecutor […]

Reproductive Justice Discussion Connects Abortion and Economic Issues

At the Crossroads of Economic and Reproductive Justice Panel (InsideSources/Erin Mundahl) Since the introduction of the new healthcare bill, women’s health issues are back in the news. As Congress works out the details of the replacement plan, many left-leaning women’s groups are watching carefully to see how women’s health fares in the redrafting process. Although […]

Brianna Wu Wants to Change the Democrats’ Playbook

Interview by ANA MARIE COX Brianna Wu CreditAndrew T. Warman for The New York Times Many people are familiar with you as a prime target of Gamergate, a harassment campaign against women in the video-game community. Considering the flood of abuse you received, why would you decide to do something as high-profile as run for […]

10 Times Representative Steve King Has Been Horribly Offensive

This is a man who believes immigrants are frightening, abortion is morally wrong, and birth control will lead to the end of civilization.  GETTY by ROBIN MARTY  On March 12, Iowa Rep. Steve King set the internet on fire with his undeniably racist tweet claiming, “We can’t restore our civilization with somebody else’s babies.” It […]

Changing the conversation around abortion

By Nan Little Kirkpatrick and Amanda Williams Photo by Todd Wiseman During the 2013 filibuster of Texas’ anti-abortion bill — the House Bill 2 that shut down clinics across the state — Sen. Leticia Van De Putte, D-San Antonio famously asked: “At what point must a female senator raise her hand or her voice to […]