reproductive rights

Vile Villainization: Why Did Conservatives Attack Chrissy Teigen for Miscarrying?

Teigen’s experience is heartbreaking, but it isn’t uncommon in a country that politicizes and distorts miscarriages.

Finding Abortion Care Is Even Harder Than It Seems

Abortion is our right and we get to choose what we want for our bodies. Read more »

What Just Happened: A Victory for Abortion Rights

There’s no question that this is good news, but we shouldn’t assume that today’s decision amounts to a wholesale fuck-you to abortion opponents.  Read more »

Thanks to Coronavirus, Abortion Clinics Are under Attack—Again

Many abortion patients are now at greater risk of uninterrupted, hostile behavior from anti-abortion protesters. Read more »

War of Words: If We’re Going to Protect Abortion Access, Language Matters

The language we use to talk about abortion impacts the fight to keep it safe and legal. Read more »

Action over Fear: Don’t Wait for the Supreme Court to Decide on Abortion Rights

I heard sadness and anger from many I spoke to about the state of abortion rights and the case currently before the  Supreme Court. But not once did I hear anything resembling futility or defeat. Read more »

Hyde and Seek: Where 2020 Candidates Stand on Repealing the Hyde Amendment

The amendment was the successful opening salvo in the U.S. anti-abortion movement. Read more »

Need an Abortion? There’s an App for That

Now there’s an even more intimate way to access abortion information that can be truthful and reliable or wildly misleading—an app on your smartphone. Read more »

I Walk the (Front)lines: A Clinic Escort on the Politics of Protection

No matter what happens to Roe v. Wade, whether it is struck down or slowly eroded by seemingly benign restrictions, it won’t stop clinic escorts. Read more »

Renee Bracey Sherman Is the Beyoncé of Abortion Storytelling

She has been an integral part of the national and global fight for reproductive justice for quite a while now. Read more »

This Week in Our Bodies: Population Control Isn’t the Answer to the Climate Crisis

Your weekly update on reproductive rights, and how to join the fight. Read more »

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Films and TV Portray Abortion as More Dangerous Than It Is

Films and television shows tend to present a skewed portrayal of abortion—when fictional movies and TV shows include a plotline about abortion... Read more »

In a Bizarre 1976 Comic Book, Spider-Man Fought the Villain of Misleading Sex Education

Last week, I came across a very strange comic book: in 1976, Planned Parenthood teamed up with Marvel to publish a one-off comic in which... Read more »

The Dramatic History of American Sex-Ed Films

In 1948, in a seventh grade classroom in Eugene, Oregon, a teacher dimmed the lights and flipped on 16mm projector. A film called Human... Read more »

Douchebag Decree: Anti-Choice Hidden Camera Edition

Tool-in-pimp's-clothing James O'Keefe's laughable costume and douchebag seduction methods have mostly discredited his conservative... Read more »