Abortion

G Spots and Sore Spots

By NWHN Staff | Nov 1, 2014 | Comments Off on G Spots and Sore Spots

G spots You may have heard about the “friend-zone” (a platonic relationship where one person has unrequited feelings for the other), but here’s a new term: the “co-zone” — short for “condom-zone.”  MTV and Trojan Brand Condoms have partnered to…

I’m Mad as Hell…and I’m Going to Vote

By Cindy Pearson | Sep 1, 2014 | Comments Off on I’m Mad as Hell…and I’m Going to Vote

I’ll say it again: I’m mad as hell — and I’m going to vote! I’m just plain furious about recent attacks on women’s health. From the Supreme Court to the state legislature, women’s health is being undermined by decisions that limit our ability to get the services and coverage we need in order to maintain our health.

Women Taking Abortion Pills on Their Own

By Amy Allina | Jul 1, 2014 | Comments Off on Women Taking Abortion Pills on Their Own

When a woman in Idaho, who had taken drugs that she ordered over the Internet to end her unintended pregnancy, told a friend about what she experienced, she ended up under arrest, charged with a felony for having an illegal abortion.

Lift the Bans for All of Us

By Amy Allina | Nov 1, 2013 | Comments Off on Lift the Bans for All of Us

The National Women’s Health Network (NWHN) was founded in 1975, at a time when many women’s health activists felt encouraged by the changes they saw in reproductive health care. The organization’s early years coincided with the start of the modern era of legal abortion in the United States.

U.S. Foreign Policy Obstructs Efforts to Make Abortion Safe

By NWHN Staff | Sep 1, 2013 | Comments Off on U.S. Foreign Policy Obstructs Efforts to Make Abortion Safe

This year there have been unprecedented attacks on abortion access in the states. Despite substantial public outcry, targeted regulation of abortion providers (TRAP) laws have passed in Texas — after the famous, 13-hour filibuster by State Senator Wendy Davis — and Ohio.

Reproductive Justice and Childbearing Women

By NWHN Staff | Mar 1, 2013 | Comments Off on Reproductive Justice and Childbearing Women

In January, the U.S. women’s health movement celebrated the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, which gave women the right to legal abortion. In the decades since Roe, health activists have focused on advocating for reproductive justice, which demands that women have the right to be parents — as well as the right not to parent — and to decide where, with whom, and how we give birth.

Why Restrictions on Later Abortion Care Impact Us All

By NWHN Staff | Jul 1, 2012 | Comments Off on Why Restrictions on Later Abortion Care Impact Us All

“Danielle Deaver was 22 weeks pregnant when her water broke and doctors gave her a devastating prognosis: With undeveloped lungs, the baby likely would never survive outside the womb, and because all the amniotic fluid had drained, the tiny growing fetus slowly would be crushed by the uterus walls.

Billboards, Women of Color, and Politics

By Shaniqua Seth | May 1, 2012 | Comments Off on Billboards, Women of Color, and Politics

Accentuated and airbrushed, often young and Caucasian, female body parts are displayed on billboards throughout the U.S. as a staple marketing technique to attract consumers’ attention and dollars.

Can We Turn Back the War on Women?

By NWHN Staff | May 1, 2012 | Comments Off on Can We Turn Back the War on Women?

While the opposition has a game plan, it’s the wrong one. Pro-choice advocates can build power by increasing our ability to mobilize our majority base and collaborate with allies for social and economic justice.

Making it Personal

By NWHN Staff | Jan 1, 2012 | Comments Off on Making it Personal

The 1 in 3 Campaign Aims to Change the Abortion Debate