In Texas, DIY abortions are on the rise, despite the obvious dangers.
The story of abortion access in rural communities can turn into an elaborate, time-consuming saga.
Conversations about reproductive rights routinely leave out both the trans community and the right to parent. Guess where that leaves trans parents.
As reproductive rights shrink in the United States, we must not forget teenagers and the role of bodily autonomy in their lives. Everyone deserves abortion access, and children’s bodies aren’t property.
Five years ago, I wrote an extended piece about the critical need for nuance in reproductive rights discussions — it became, ultimately, a chapter in Get Out of My Crotch!, an anthology on the subject pulled together to commemorate Roe v Wade. Five years later, the points I raised are all still relevant. Reproductive rights and justice are […]
Ohio has some extremely stringent abortion restrictions, thanks to conservative leanings in the state and aggressive abortion bills that anti-choice legislators are unafraid to introduce over and over until they pass. To receive an abortion in the state, patients must get counseling that ‘discourages‘ abortion, and cannot undergo the procedure on the same day, which […]
We talk about the war on reproductive justice in this country in a lot of different ways, and as we pick our way through them, we have to take care to avoid harming even as we’re trying to do good — as, for example, in the case of the ‘justified abortion,’ which suggests that some […]
Earlier this year, Pope Francis magnanimously announced that priests — instead of bishops alone — would be allowed to forgive people for the ‘sin’ of abortion, as part of the upcoming Year of Mercy, which begins on 8 December. We are evidently all supposed to be quite thrilled about this gesture, as it comes as part […]
On the left, there’s a great deal of internal conflict about how to handle abortion. Some of us favour abortion on demand and without apology, for any reason, in any context: I unilaterally support abortion and it is not appropriate for me to interrogate people who decide to pursue the procedure. The reason for an […]
I’m noticing a really exciting trend in the tenor of discussions about reproductive rights: The acknowledgement that women aren’t the only people who need access to abortion services, and that not all women have the capability to get pregnant. These things are interrelated and they’re powerful statements about how we’re finally starting to shift social […]