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.
A Women’s March on America has been organised in the United States, inspired by the Women’s March on Washington, which calls on all US Americans to hold marches on 21 January 2017 in communities across the country. To date, events are being organised in 12 European countries, as well as Australia, Canada, Mexico, and New Zealand. Details of those marches can be found in this post. Please send a link to new events so we can publicise them, to: email@example.com.
The need for vigilant fact-checking in 2016 did not – by any stretch – begin or end with the presidential election. Here are just a few of the most memorable instances of lawmakers and politicians – including the president-elect – employing junk science in an effort to restrict a constitutional right.