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.
Author: Yamani Hernandez
Black Women’s Abortions Are Not ‘Black-on-Black Crime’
Black liberation is not measured in numbers of Black births; it is measured by thriving, autonomous Black lives.
I Had a Miscarriage—and Needed the Help a Doula Could Provide
A doula’s role is explicitly and exclusively to provide emotional support to a person navigating pregnancy and its outcomes. So why aren’t more providers telling us about them in our times of need?
Back to School (-to-Prison Pipeline)
For parents of children with emotional disabilities, sending our kids to school is a dangerous exercise in Russian roulette with the school-to-prison pipeline.
Want to Win on Abortion? Talk About It as an Issue of Love, Compassion
Talking about abortion through an economic lens is not about “monetizing abortion,” and it is not a “losing strategy.” It’s quite the opposite.
The call no parent wants to receive
As a parent, it is sad and scary to leave my child at school all day with people who don’t understand him at best, and at worst, do not like him.
Scandal and the Hyde Amendment
Television can be frustrating because there is a tendency for people and problems to be oversimplified. Scandal is not always an exception to this, but we’ve seen time and time again compelling ways that current problems in American life are lifted up, carefully critiqued and addressed by the end of the episode.
STOP PUNISHING PREGNANT TEENS
It is time for adults to come to terms with the sexual health, sexual identities and sexual rights of youth. In particular, it is time for adults to stop punishing young women for their sexuality, and definitely for their own pregnancies.