Last week, a South Carolina state senator tabled a bill that the author of this article says every pro-choice lawmaker in the US should copy. It says that if the state wants to ban abortion, it should have to pay all of the costs of birthing and raising children born as a result. SB 928 says that anyone forced to give birth against their will would be acting as a gestational surrogate for the state – labour for which they should be compensated.
This website, from Sex Positive Families in the USA, contains a list of books about sex and sexuality grouped accordingly to children’s age. It is a great resource for anyone working with sexuality education or simply a parent who wishes to teach their children about human body, consent, sexual orientation, gender identity and more. The featured read for this month is Wait, What?: A Comic Book Guide to Relationships, Bodies, and Growing Up is the … Continued
On 9 December 2019, the US Supreme Court left in place a Kentucky restriction requiring doctors to show and describe ultrasound images to women seeking an abortion, even if the patient objects and shows signs of distress, turning away a challenge arguing that the measure violates the free speech rights of physicians. The justices declined without comment to hear an appeal by the American Civil Liberties Union of a lower court ruling that upheld the law … Continued
by Marge Berer Amongst the seemingly endless anti-abortion efforts to destroy the provision of safe, legal abortion in the USA, has been an unproven claim that it is possible to reverse the abortifacient effects of mifepristone by taking progesterone. As the editor of this newsletter, I decided against reporting this up to now because the only “evidence” put forward (by a handful of anti-abortion doctors in the USA) was and has remained too thin to … Continued
The Supreme Court [may not be able] to protect abortion access anymore, but thousands of activists will. America is a country that telegraphs profoundly conflicting ideas of how women should live their lives. There are five female candidates for president. Women are fully integrated into the paid labour force: Almost half of workers are women. Seventy percent of mothers with children work outside the home; the vast majority working full-time. Across income groups, but especially … Continued