USA – Being denied an abortion and having the baby shown to push women into greater poverty than those able to have an abortion

In 1973, the US Supreme Court recognised the right to abortion as a matter between a woman and her doctor. But abortion rights never really stopped being under threat. One of the latest moves against them comes from the government’s tax bill of 2017, which uses the label “unborn child” for fetuses, a terminology coming straight from anti-abortion advocacy that recognizes personhood before birth, opening the way to criminalizing abortion. In 2013, an important study … Continued

INDIA & USA – Women’s Human Rights and Migration: Sex-Selective Abortion Laws in the United States and India

“Some of the most hotly contested international women’s rights issues today arise from the movement of peoples from one country to another and the practices they purportedly bring with them. In Women’s Human Rights and Migration, Sital Kalantry focuses on immigrants of Asian descent living in the United States who are believed to abort female fetuses because they do not want a female child. While sex-selective abortion is a human rights concern in India, should we, … Continued

USA: NEWS SHORTS

The Women’s March, 20 January 2018 Tens of thousands turned out in Washington, New York, Los Angeles, Philadelphia and hundreds of other cities across the US and the world. Many women again wore pink knit “pussy hats”, now a symbol of the Women’s March and the resistance to Trump, who boasted a year ago about “grabbing pussy” and has not yet been held accountable for it.   SOURCE: The Guardian, 20 January 2018 ; PHOTOS: … Continued

USA – Over 200 state legislators announce their commitment to advance abortion rights and reproductive justice in state capitals

Just a few days before the 45th anniversary of the US Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision on January 22, the State Innovation Exchange (SiX) announced the launch of the Reproductive Freedom Leadership Council, a national network of US state legislators committed to leadership on reproductive rights. State capitals have been central to the fight over reproductive freedom in recent years, and now, over 200 state legislators from 40 of the US’s 50 states have … Continued

USA – Local Montana prosecutor threatens to imprison pregnant women who use alcohol or drugs

On 11 January 2018, the Big Horn County Attorney’s Office in the US state of Montana issued an announcement (Attorney’s Office statement) calling for the “immediate crackdown” on pregnant women that is outrageous, irresponsible, and dangerous to women, children, and families. According to this statement, every pregnant woman should be constantly monitored for the use of alcohol or non-medically prescribed drugs, turned in to state authorities by friends, family members, health care providers and strangers, … Continued

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