Tag: reproductive justice

I Was the Only Black Woman to Testify Against an Abortion Ban. They Cut My Mic.

Last week, lawmakers in Tennessee held hearings for Senate Bill 1326, which would redefine fetal viability in attempts to implement a near-total ban on abortion. Over the course of several hours, members of the state’s Senate Judiciary Committee heard from speakers for and against the bill, who were each instructed they had 10 minutes to […]

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Ladies…You’re Going to Want to Own This Reproductive Rights-Affirming T-Shirt by Pyer Moss

Ladies, how much unsolicited advice do you think we receive on any given day? How many intrusions, corrections, interruptions and outright dismissals do you think we contend with within a 24-hour period—so many that the vast majority don’t even register anymore? How often are we told we don’t even know our own minds or experiences, […]

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Prosecutor Drops Charges Against Marshae Jones, the Alabama Woman Who Caught a Case When She Lost Her Unborn Baby After Getting Shot in a Fight

Marshae Jones. An Alabama prosecutor, Lynneice Washington, says she has dropped the manslaughter charge that was filed against Jones after she lost her fetus when she got shot during a fight.Photo: Jefferson County (Ala.) Sheriff’s Office via AP, File Marshae Jones, the Alabama woman who was arrested and charged with manslaughter in the death of […]

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The War on Women

A protestor dressed as a character from Hulu TV show “The Handmaid’s Tale,” based on the bestselling novel by Margaret Atwood, after participating in a rally against one of the nation’s most restrictive bans on abortions on May 19, 2019 in Montgomery, Alabama.Photo: Julie Bennett (Getty Images) The Trump administration is waging a war on […]

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Spike Lee on Filming in Georgia After Abortion Ban: ‘They Got to Shut It Down’

Photo: Jordan Strauss (Invision/AP Photo) Ever since Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp signed into law a “heartbeat” bill that prohibits abortions as early as six weeks into a pregnancy, Hollywood studios such as Disney, Netflix and Warner Bros. have expressed an unwillingness to continue filming in the state should the draconian legislation be implemented. Disney, Netflix […]

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Disney, Netflix React to Georgia’s Anti-Abortion Ban

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The Walt Disney Company Bob IgerPhoto: Manuel Balce Ceneta (AP Photo) As the country’s top producer of pecans, peanuts, and trap music, the state of Georgia is a bit of a paradox—case in point, it’s the birthplace of both the civil rights movement and the televised antics of Stevie […]

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Missouri Dangerously Close to Becoming First State Without Access to Abortion Clinics

Photo: Jacquelyn Martin (AP Photo) Last week, Gov. Mike Parson—in his efforts to position Missouri as “one of the strongest pro-life states in the country”—signed legislation that makes any doctor who performs an abortion within the state subject to up to 15 years imprisonment. Missouri Governor Signs Legislation Banning Abortions at 8 Weeks On Friday, […]

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Fight’s On: ACLU, Planned Parenthood Sue to Stop Alabama’s Virtual Abortion Ban

A protester wears an “I stand with Planned Parenthood” shirt at a May 21, 2019, rally in Atlanta against recently passed abortion ban bills. Photo: Elijah Nouvelage (Getty) Planned Parenthood and the American Civil Liberties Union on Friday filed a federal lawsuit seeking to overturn Alabama’s law that bans abortions except in cases of “serious” […]

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