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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 […]

The majority of America is now pro-choice

How did that happen? By: Maureen Shaw As we approach the 44th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the landmark Supreme Court ruling that legalized abortion nationwide, more Americans than ever before oppose overturning it — a clear rebuttal of President-elect Trump’s anti-Roe position. Recent research from the Pew Research Center indicates that 69 percent of Americans — or 7 in […]

Reproductive justice takes on the Trump-Pence agenda

By Sue Davis Organizing for the Women’s March on Washington on Jan. 21 has been deep and massive. As of this writing, over 150 “partners” are listed on womensmarch.com. Local marches are planned in multiple cities in 48 states and 26 countries. There is at least one march on every continent, with many in Europe […]

Trump, abortion and women’s health

 By NANCY K. KAUFMAN, OPINION CONTRIBUTOR   Forty-four years ago this month, the US Supreme Court decision in Roe v. Wade affirmed the right of women to seek an abortion without the threat of criminal prosecution. Today Donald Trump, his emerging administration, and the Congress elected with him pose the most drastic threat ever to the […]

‘That Punishment of Women Is Already Happening’

CounterSpin interview with Destiny Lopez on abortion rights under Trump By Janine Jackson Janine Jackson interviewed Destiny Lopez about abortion rights under Donald Trump for the December 23, 2016, episode of CounterSpin. This is a lightly edited transcript. Read more.   

The GOP Is Playing w/ Fire Repealing Roe v. Wade

 By Thom Hartmann Big Picture Interview: Ann Marie Benitez, National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health/AllAboveAll. With Donald Trump’s inauguration just under two weeks away – reproductive groups are gearing up for a big fight to protect abortion access. Are Republicans playing with fire by pushing for a repeal of Roe v. Wade? Read more. 

Reproductive Rights Defenders Promise ‘Good Trouble’ in 2017

By  Katie Klabusich “Along with my colleagues Jan Schakowsky, Diana DeGette, and Louise Slaughter, I am looking forward to re-introducing the EACH Woman Act for the 115th Congress,” Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA) told Rewire in an email. The incoming administration and Congress are arguably the most adamantly anti-reproductive health ever elected, having promised to reduce or […]

If 2016 Was the Year of the Nasty Woman, 2017 Is the Year of the Feminist Activist

By  NADYA AGRAWAL When I think about my New Year’s resolutions, I want them to be aspirational but also achievable — bite-size ways of improving my life month over month. I have the usual points on my list, like exercise more, eat healthier, save more money, and so on. But I have the overwhelming feeling […]