Texas Legislators Don’t Just Want to Ban Abortion

November 05, 2021

Since the United States Supreme Court declined to stay Texas Senate Bill 8 (SB 8) that largely makes abortion illegal in that state, much has been written about the ongoing erosion of reproductive rights, the long-term consequences and damages that pregnant individuals — particularly those...

America Lurches Toward Its Checkered Past

September 30, 2021

If you live in Texas, are unemployed and own a handgun, you are in luck. The Texas Republican governor, his stooges and the Texas Republican-controlled legislature have stepped up to the plate for you. On September 1, Texans were gifted with a new law essentially banning abortions in the state,...

Return of Jane: Would Stricter Rules Bring Back Illegal Abortion?

September 24, 2021

Before the landmark 1973 US Supreme Court decision in Roe v Wade that protected a woman’s right to choose to terminate a pregnancy without government intervention, many women found themselves in a desperate position. If a woman, especially a low-income woman, wanted an abortion, she often had to...

For Americans, Abortion Is More Controversial Than Same-Sex Marriage

September 21, 2021

The raging debate around abortion rights in the United States has recently been reignited when Texas passed a law banning all abortions past the detection of a fetal heartbeat, usually at a six-week mark. The issue gained further traction after the Supreme Court failed to block the...

Why Texas’ Abortion Law Matters

September 13, 2021

It has not yet been 50 years since women were able to open a bank account without a male cosigner or since Roe v. Wade was passed in 1973 ensuring women the right to safe and legal abortion. However, by refusing to halt the implementation of Texas’s anti-abortion law, Senate Bill 8, the US...

Violence Against Women Is an Assault on Human Rights

December 16, 2019

Meena (name changed), a 26-year-old woman from Pune, India, has been receiving assistance from the Family Planning Association. One day, she rushed to the clinic in tears, desperately hoping for some help. Meena continued to cry as the counselor screened her for signs of domestic violence. She...

Is America Really the “Land of the Free”?

August 22, 2019

Freedom is under attack around the world. Police are rounding up hundreds of opposition protesters in Moscow, while hundreds of thousands are protesting in Hong Kong for freer elections, a free press and freedom from extradition to China. Yet in the United States, the hard right is taking...

US Move on Reproductive Rights Sets Dangerous Precedent

June 14, 2019

Earlier this year, the Trump administration cut funding to the Organization for American States for protecting reproductive rights. While America’s attention has turned to the restrictive abortion bans across numerous states, the Trump administration has continued its relentless attacks on...

Jehovah’s Witnesses Holds Women Back

December 16, 2016

An open letter to Serena Williams about Jehovah's Witnesses' treatment of women. Dear Serena, I want to start by applauding everything you said in your open letter that was reproduced on The Guardian website last week. As a woman, I too have experienced firsthand the inequity and unfair...

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