September 30 marks the 38th year since Congress passed the original Hyde Amendment—the measure that bans the use of federal money for abortion, with exceptions for rape and incest, primarily affecting Medicaid recipients.
I’ve had to come to terms with how the shortcomings of the ACA affect my life.
Fannie Lou Hamer used the power of storytelling to compel America to recognize the humanity of poor Black people in Mississippi.
Recently, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) permitted generic emergency contraceptive pill manufacturers to sell their products over the counter.
Women of color are less likely to have access to appropriate emergency contraceptives.
Fannie Lou Hamer’s legacy continues through a number of Black women farmers and Black women farmer-owned cooperatives across the rural South.
Despite reproductive justice being rooted within the experiences of women of color, white reproductive justice organizations claim to struggle with “diversity” or “finding” women of color with which to collaborate.
For me, Valentine’s Day is not just about celebrating romantic relationships, but also a day to celebrate the multi-faceted relationships with the numerous people in our lives, particularly my friendships with the amazing black women in my life.
I have watched government officials, church leaders, anti-choice activists, and citizens fight tirelessly to criminalize abortion in my home state.
Though choice is a significant part of gaining gender equality, I remain struck by how our First Lady, a black woman with black daughters, has yet to talk about reproductive health as broader than ”choice.”