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National Minority Health Month: WOC’s access to abortion services

TweetCross-posted from the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health’s blog, “Nuestra Vida, Nuestra Voz.”  Each April public health and civil rights advocates work to raise awareness about the health inequities that continue to impact communities of color in the U.S. Among the health conditions that are usually highlighted are diabetes, HIV/AIDS, certain cancers, mental illness, [...]
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The march backwards: Women’s rights at risk in Europe

TweetSpain is about to criminalise abortion; politicians in the UK repeatedly attempt to reduce the 24-week limit; and yesterday in Brussels (Thurs, Apr 10), a Parliamentary hearing discussed a European Citizens’ initiative that if successful would block European Commission (EC) development funding for maternal health. Working for sexual and reproductive health charity, Marie Stopes International, [...]
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Forty-three years later, I am still on the front Lines

TweetBy Merle Hoffman, CEO of Choices Clinic and Editor in Chief of On The Issues Magazine. It has been 43 years since I founded one the first legal abortion clinic in the country—2 years before Roe v. Wade. It has been twenty-five years since I organized the first pro-choice civil disobedience. It was 1989 and [...]
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4 fundamental rights that are hard to come by if you’re poor

TweetCross posted at Of Means and Ends. Americans like to think of our country as a land of opportunity where every man, woman and child has a shot at success. With hard work and dedication, anyone can make it. The growing income gap belies the idealistic rhetoric. There are many straightforward ways in which low-income [...]
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A Dark Day for Texas Women. A Dark Day for Justice

TweetBy Brigitte Amiri, ACLU Reproductive Freedom Project Last night the U.S. Supreme Court issued a decision refusing to block a Texas law that has forced more than one third of the women’s health centers to stop providing abortion. The Court reached its decision despite the fact that the law is having devastating effects on women [...]
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