At 17 years old, I found myself sitting alone in a bathroom stall, waiting for the results of a pregnancy test.
When reporting on the Midwest, media outlets often forget about communities subject to state violence and suppression.
Little Woods tells the truth about abortion. In Hollywood, that’s a revelation.
Abortion Regret lays out a history of criminalization as a process that includes sowing stigma, creating systems of surveillance, manipulating or compiling new data, and establishing who gets to be a worthy victim.
In one article, a prominent pro-choice advocate and author offers a take that is breathtakingly insulting and obtuse, particularly for us as Black women and reproductive justice leaders living and working in the Midwest and the South, where abortion access is most threatened.
The film left a number of important stories regarding communities of color on the cutting room floor.
Black liberation is not measured in numbers of Black births; it is measured by thriving, autonomous Black lives.
Rather than reduce women’s lives to a misogynistic thought experiment for op-ed pages, we should listen to what it is women say they need to lead fulfilling lives, have healthy pregnancies and build thriving families — not punish them.
It’s not just Gilead’s regressive dystopia — too frequently, futuristic TV looks back at abortion, not forward
America already has a dark history of state-sanctioned violence on Black and brown bodies for medical experimentation, particularly on those living in poverty and under government control. And we stood as idly by then as we do now.