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AANHPI Women Like Me Deserve More Than Donald Trump’s Tokenizing Politics

By NIMRA CHOWDHRY This year is shaping up to be anything but ordinary. For the Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) community, 2017 has already been a year of firsts — and worsts. It’s the fastest growing racial group in the United States, yet it remains underrepresented, both in who makes the policies […]

Roe at 44: How Abortion Funds Help Women Access Abortion Care

By Jennifer Gerson Uffalussy  Yahoo! Beauty Contributing Writer Jan. 22, 2017, marks the 44th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s ruling in Roe v. Wade, which legalized abortion care in the United States. And as the post 44 years have shown, abortion access is an issue that affects individuals from many backgrounds — racial, ethnic, financial, geographic. […]

Women Are Already Being Punished for Having Abortions

By Janine Jackson, CounterSpin | Interview    Janine Jackson: Women’s reproductive rights, never universally comfortably secure, are in clear and present danger under a Trump administration. But much media coverage of abortion has been marked by a static pro/con framing that presents it as, above all, a political football, rather than a question of women’s fundamental human […]

Abortion Restrictions Can Be Very Harmful, Research Shows

Let Texas be a warning to the rest of us.  By Brittney McNamara  A recent report by the Guttmacher Institute found the abortion rate dropped to a historic low in 2014. Subsequently, a report from NARAL Pro-Choice America found that the overall state of abortion in the country is classified as “restricted,” meaning even though federal […]