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Mother’s Day: In Solidarity of Mothers Mourning or Separated From Their Children in Gaza and the US

Editor’s Note: In honor of Mother’s Day weekend, we are highlighting stories about the realities of motherhood while facing oppressive systems. Read excerpts from our top picks below. Mothers in Gaza: Loss, displacement, and hunger GAZA, Saturday, May 11, 2024 (WAFA) – In tents deprived of the bare necessities of life, Palestinian mothers endure an indescribable […]

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Reproductive Justice is an International Human Rights Framework, So Why Are Groups Getting Pushback for Supporting Palestine?

Palestinians wait to receive the bodies of their relatives who were killed in an Israeli air strike, at Al-Najjar Hospital, in the southern Gaza Strip, on October 21, 2023 (Anas-Mohammed / Shutterstock) By Nicole Froio / Prism As Israel’s war on Gaza continues, a number of abortion support organizations are facing criticism over their public […]

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Israeli Forces Hit the Main Fertility Clinic in Gaza. Legal Experts Ask, Is It Genocide?

The Al Basma fertility clinic in Gaza City was demolished by a single missile launched by an Israeli tank in December 2023. Although the attack did not make major Western headlines, international-law experts are now puzzling through the implications of such “reproductive violence.” MOHAMMAD AJJOUR / PassBlue By Dawn Clancy / PassBlue For more than […]

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Arizona’s 1864 Abortion Law Was Made in a Women’s Rights Desert – Here’s What Life Was Like Then

Rosa Goodrich Boido, M.D. (b. 1870). Portrait photograph from a 1913 publication (Wikimedia Commons) By Calvin Schermerhorn / The Conversation Dora Juhl, a 15-year-old teenager, walked into Dr. Rosa Goodrich Boido’s obstetrical practice in Phoenix in January 1918. Juhl wanted to end her pregnancy. But abortion was illegal in Arizona. Boido, the city’s sole female […]

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GOP Lawmakers Block Bill to Repeal Arizona’s 1864 Anti-Abortion Statute, Again

New York, NY – May 21, 2019: Hundreds of pro-choice demonstrators rally for women rights organized by Planned Parenthood on Foley Square (Shutterstock) By Chris Walker / Truthout In Wednesday, Arizona Republicans blocked efforts in both houses of the state legislature to repeal a territorial-era abortion ban. This marks the second time this month that Republicans […]

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Majority of Women in States With Abortion Bans Believe Access Should Be Legal

Protest for abortion rights (Flickr) By Amanda Becker / The 19th Nearly two years after the Supreme Court ended the federal right to abortion, more than a fifth of reproductive-age adult women in states with abortion bans have struggled to access abortion care themselves or know someone who has, according to first-of-its-kind polling released Friday by the […]