Category: Reproductive Rights

Danica Jorden: El Salvador: Miscarriage of Justice

17 Women in Prison for Miscarrying Await Pardon

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Linda Gordon: Race, Class, and Women’s Bodies: Historical Legacies

The human body never stands free of social and historical power relations. Long after many assume that history is past, it lives on, and it leaves its marks on bodies

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Linda Gordon: Abortion as a Moral Choice

We shouldn’t need these pro-child arguments to justify abortion, because choice in reproduction should be a woman’s right

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Sarah Lazare: State-Level Attacks on Reproductive Rights

Lawmakers over the past three years have dramatically cut access to reproductive health care, state by state

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Bill Berkowitz: Meet Dr. Willie Parker, Christian Abortion Provider

Parker had what some might call a second “come to Jesus” moment, deciding “to give up his fancy career to become an abortion provider”—for the poorest of the poor and the most needy…

Z. C. Dutka: Revolutionary Students Demonstrate Against Venezuela’s Strict Anti-Abortion Laws

On Sunday, around 200 Venezuelans from various socialist collectives gathered in the student residences of Plaza Venezuela, in Caracas, to protest the country’s strict anti-abortion laws

Nadia Prupis: Louisiana Judge Partially Blocks State’s New Restrictive Abortion Law

The law could have forced abortion clinics to close throughout the state

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Linda Gordon: Why Is Birth Control Still So Controversial

For most people, the ability to plan and choose family size was a necessity of modern life. Why then are Americans still fighting about this?

Katie Mcdonough: Criminalizing Pregnancy

Mallory Loyola was arrested and charged with simple assault two days after giving birth to her daughter

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Katha Pollitt: Where Will the Slippery Slope of ‘Hobby Lobby’ End?

It’s not reassuring that a CEO’s views of a fertilized egg get deference today, but workers’ contraceptive coverage is left to the fates

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