Violence against abortion providers is terrorism, full stop. The federal government’s pointed refusal to engage with it is not acceptable.
Muzzling abortion providers doesn’t make them safer — it adds further stigma and shame to the conversation about abortion, making their work even more dangerous than it already is.
Conversations about reproductive rights routinely leave out both the trans community and the right to parent. Guess where that leaves trans parents.
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 […]
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 […]
The war on reproductive rights in the United States has become riveting for the rest of the world as we debate issues many other countries have settled long ago. People capable of bearing children in the US, especially cis women, are the targets of hateful legislation aimed at depriving them of autonomy and personhood, and […]
The war on reproductive rights is a complicated and seemingly endless one; just when I think I know what’s coming next, some clever legislator comes up with a new way to attack the rights of people with the capacity to carry children. Since the vast majority of those who meet that qualification are cis women, […]