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Black Women Are Dying From a Lack of Access to Reproductive Health Services

By La’Tasha D. Mayes Like much of U.S. history, the story of Roe v. Wade – a landmark Supreme Court ruling and victory for women’s health — is complicated by who was left behind. The United States is a country built on the backs of Black women, and benefits daily from our intellectual genius, cultural influence and economic […]

Opinion: Black Women Need Real Change, Not Just Thanks

By La’Tasha D. Mayes After Roy Moore’s defeat at the hands of Alabama voters—driven by Black voter turnout, especially the votes of Black women—we saw the celebration, credit-taking, and meaning-making that usually accompanies a progressive electoral victory. But one thing was different this time. This time, mainstream media and social media feeds flooded with messages […]

How To Fight For Reproductive Rights In 2018 By Sticking To These New Year Resolutions

By Caroline Burke The first year of Donald Trump’s presidency was filled with so many frightening policy changes that, frankly, it’s been hard to keep up with it all. But one of the central and most aggressive forms of oppression we’ve experienced so far has been the systemic and deliberate attempt to strip American women […]

Single-Payer: A Reproductive Justice Value

By Katie Kablusich This piece is part of Fighting for Our Lives: The Movement for Medicare for All, a Truthout original series. The reproductive justice movement focuses on expanding the ability of all people to access the full spectrum of reproductive health care — from contraception and cancer screenings to abortion and prenatal care. This priority […]

What’s At Stake

By Irin Carmon If the anti-abortion movement had its way, no woman would be allowed an abortion — turning back the clock a half-century and then some. The stark reality of what is at stake is that the US is only one or two Supreme Court justice swaps away from that. Read more.    

4 Laws That Are Proven To Hurt Single Moms

By Annamarya Scaccia Single parenthood is hard. You have to work and raise a family, often times with little help from your friends and loved ones. It’s a juggling act of epic proportions that can be made worse by outside circumstances out of your control. Take, for example, state and federal legislation. Lawmakers have passed […]

Can Cities Save Our Reproductive Rights from the Grabby Hands of Donald Trump?

By Melissa Batchelor Warnke Donald “Grab ’Em By the Pussy” Trump is proving to be just as cruel a president as reproductive-rights advocates feared. In the course of his campaign, Trump transformed himself into a rigid pro-life candidate; chose a vice president who had, as a Representative, written an amendment to defund Planned Parenthood; and […]