reproductive rights

How Thousands of Americans Received Abortion Care Abroad Before "Roe v. Wade"

Persistent attacks on abortion access means grassroots efforts are still essential in addressing growing inequities in reproductive healthcare access, especially for underage women, women of color, and poor and rural women. Read more »

Abortion under 45 Hearkens Back to the Jane Era

It no longer seems irrational to believe that we might need to learn from the resourcefulness of prior generations that did not have access to legal abortion. Read more »

Popaganda: How Do We Talk About Abortion?

In recent years, though, there’s been a big shift in the way we talk about abortion. People who’ve had abortions have been able to share their stories widely on social media. Though, of course, they’ve faced a lot of pushback and hatred, real people sharing their stories about abortion is... Read more »

Reframing Abortion to Breathe Life into a “Culture of Death”

What if we decided that abortion is beneficial, essential, and sacred—regardless of when life actually begins? Read more »

When It Comes to Reproductive Rights, We Need More Than Science on Our Side

People who don’t support reproductive freedom invoke science too. Read more »

Undecided: The Reliable Romanticizing of Unplanned Parenthood

The temptation to chalk our decisions up to the whims of some larger, intangible force—God, evolution, DNA, nature, life—is a powerful one. Read more »

On Our Radar—Feminist News Roundup: Women of Color Make Election History

Regardless of the midterm election results as a whole, this is a historic moment for women of color in Congress. Read more »

7 Congressional Races That Could Reshape the Country

Here’s the latest on seven key races to pay attention to today. Read more »

Controlling Interest: Revisioning the binary of abortion and contraception

On the left, the right, and everywhere in between, we still hear about “bad” abortion havers and “good” birth-control seekers. Read more »

Douchebag Decree: Your Laughter Won’t Protect You

Trump doesn’t care about the crowd, only the roar. Read more »

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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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »