Reproductive Rights

The Art of Activism

By Kira S. Jones | Jan 27, 2015 | Comments Off on The Art of Activism

The image hangs in the entryway of the Dean’s Office in the College of Fine Arts at the University of Utah. An inkjet print of a photograph mounted on a frame, no border, no glass, but slightly larger than life, titled “SB-1433.”

Environmental Toxins Threaten Reproductive Health and Justice

By NWHN Staff | Jul 1, 2014 | Comments Off on Environmental Toxins Threaten Reproductive Health and Justice

Amidst the hard-fought battles to protect and expand access to basic reproductive health care, including abortion care and contraception, we don’t often stop to connect the dots between reproductive health and environmental health. This is due partly to the siloed nature of our two movements, and to the historically defensive nature of work to protect environmental and reproductive health and rights.

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.

Reproductive (In)justice: Women and Mothers in Prison

By NWHN Staff | May 1, 2014 | Comments Off on Reproductive (In)justice: Women and Mothers in Prison

As Mother’s Day approaches and you make phone calls across the country, stop across town, or gather in the memory of a mother to honor and show your love, we ask you think about our mothers and women in prison.1 In many cultures and traditions, love is expressed through compassion, something not often shown to incarcerated women.

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.

Challenges to the Contraceptive Coverage Rule: What’s at Stake?

By NWHN Staff | May 1, 2013 | Comments Off on Challenges to the Contraceptive Coverage Rule: What’s at Stake?

Since the Obama administration announced in August 2011 that health insurance plans would be required to cover contraceptive care without charging co-pays, over 50 lawsuits have been filed across the country claiming that requiring employers to provide insurance coverage for contraception violates employers’ religious beliefs.

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.