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 […]
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 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, […]
I’m going to say this for the last time, because I am getting seriously tired of saying it: if you ever argue that access to abortion should be protected ‘because the fetus might be disabled,’ you are not making a pro-choice argument. You are making an ableist argument. And you are also playing directly into the hands of the […]
Here’s a thing about the right that puzzles me, and it’s something I have written about before: many conservatives claim to be deeply concerned about ‘the children,’ yet they actively work against their welfare on a regular basis. Most are specifically interested in foetuses, creating a sort of fetish for them that I find deeply […]