Cherisse Scott is a reproductive justice activist in Tennessee, USA, where her work is to take on anti-choice billboards in public spaces and work with faith groups to bring comprehensive sex education to Tennessee schools in place of currently mandated … Continued
The 2016 National Clinic Violence Survey found that anti-abortion violence in 2016 was higher than it’s been in 20 years and with conservative Republican Attorney General Jeff Sessions overseeing law enforcement initiatives that ought to protect providers from harm, … Continued
USA Pregnant against their will, with few options, and fearing for their lives and safety “I’m in the family way again, and I’m nearly crazy, for when my husband finds out that I’m going to have another baby, he … Continued
In this Issue, Berkeley Media Studies group partnered with the Sea Change Program to explore how abortion stigma appears in mainstream print and online news and to consider the implications of these portrayals for reproductive health, rights and justice advocates. We also consider implications for journalists interested in telling stories that broaden the narrative around abortion in ways that affirm the range of individuals’ reproductive experiences and reduce shame and stigma.
In the past few months, before and after Trump took office, both Planned Parenthood in Washington DC and several private gynaecologists who provide birth control methods who were interviewed by the Washington Post have said that women have been visiting their offices more than usual specifically to ask about birth control. An increase in the use of IUDs and implants has been taking place for some time, but now women are worried about losing benefits.
Shipments of the combination pack of the two pills, mifepristone and misoprostol, used for medical abortion finally began arriving in Canada at two clinics in Vancouver and Calgary during the week of 16 January 2017. Misoprostol has long been available … Continued
City officials in Grande Prairie, in northwest Alberta province, rejected a confrontational advertisement for the side of the city’s municipal buses, which led to a two-year court battle between the anti-abortion group claiming the right to freedom of expression against the city’s authority to decide what is appropriate and what is not appropriate for putting on the side of their municipal buses.
In 2016, 18 US states enacted 50 new abortion restrictions, bringing the number of new abortion restrictions enacted since 2010 to 338. On the other hand, between 2001 and 2016, US states have enacted 214 legislative measures aimed at expanding … Continued
While NAPW does more than legal advocacy, one way to simplify and sum up NAPW’s work is to say: If you are locked up because you are knocked up – call NAPW.
The end of 2016 marked the close of a century since the first silent film in the United States addressed abortion. In these past 100 years, film, television, and our popular culture have addressed abortion in evolving ways: from the pre-code films of the 1920s, to the exploitation films of the 1940s, to television plotlines in support of legal abortion in the 1960s, to the alternately stigmatizing and stigma-busting portrayals of the 1990s and early 21st century.