In an ideal world, abortion providers would lead lives just like any other medical professional. However, in the highly charged environment we live in, abortion providers’ lives are different.
Last month, pro-choice Ohioans and legislators gathered outside the Statehouse as we have done time and again. But this time something was different.
The most insidious way American politicians attempt to influence the behavior of private citizens is by quietly passing laws that legislate doctor-patient communications, going so far as to force doctors to lie to patients.
My heart dropped when I heard the news on July 13th, 2013.
On June 5th, with the stroke of a pen, Governor Pat McCrory restricted the rights of North Carolina women by signing a bill imposing a 72-hour mandatory delay on abortions.
By now, most reproductive rights, health and justice activists have heard of Purvi Patel, the Indiana woman sentenced to decades behind bars after what she maintains was a miscarriage.
My family moved from Mexico to the United States in 1993 shortly after I was born. Texas became our home and there we built a life that was founded in perseverance and an unrelenting sense of hope.
In Montana, we are two-thirds of the way through our 64th Legislature and there is no doubt that 2015 is a tough year for reproductive rights.
Tennessee has some of the strongest protections for personal privacy in the country. Unfortunately, last November we lost Amendment 1, a ballot question that was designed to make it easier for politicians in Nashville to push for abortion restrictions.
As a new year begins, we have a lot to celebrate in Colorado.
On November 4th, voters in North Dakota made history when they made it the third state in the nation to decisively reject a "personhood" amendment and, with it, the extreme agenda of the personhood movement.
Over the last four decades, we’ve watched anti-choice advocates shift focus from criminalizing abortion to an incremental strategy of passing medically unnecessary regulations designed to force abortion clinics to close down.
Kicking off in Los Angeles, California on August 9th, the All* Above All Be Bold Road Trip began its month-long, cross-country journey through 12 cities and eight states.
The Missouri Legislature is just hours away from deciding if politics will once again trump medicine.
Women's health care has targeted medication abortion since it became available in the U.S. over the past decade and a half ago.
Oklahomans pride themselves on the way our citizens pull together in emergencies and tragedies. But many residents, unfortunately, also like to call ours the most conservative state.
Access to contraception long seemed settled and remote from the culture wars.
On February 4, dozens of allies met on the steps of the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH) in Baton Rouge to do something that we rarely get to do on the harsh battlefield of reproductive justice work in Louisiana – celebrate a victory.
On January 15th, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in McCullen v. Coakley, a case challenging the Massachusetts Buffer Zone Law.
Voters in Virginia faced a clear choice when it came to women’s health and reproductive rights in the Virginia governor’s race.
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