Black women know more than anyone how critical elections are. In so many ways, our livelihoods are on the ballot. Politicians are deciding the fate of schools in our communities and whether a living wage will be the law of Read More »
For the last three years, Melissa Madera has traveled to 18 states and eight countries recording more than 200 abortion stories in four languages. Her motivation? The 13 years she spent silent about her own abortion experience. Three years after Read More »
A new film by producer and director Tracy Droz Tragos, Abortion: Stories Women Tell, profiles several Missouri residents who are forced to drive across the Mississippi River into Illinois for abortion care.
The 93-minute film features interviews with over 20 Read More »
“I think one of the next big fights for the reproductive health, rights, and justice movement is to get rid of the Hyde and the Helms amendment, and abortion stories are going to be key to that.”
The future of Read More »
On June 27, the United States Supreme Court issued a 5-3 decision striking down portions of Texas’ anti-abortion law, HB 2, which forced abortion clinics to close if they didn’t meet the same standards as surgical clinics. In the majority Read More »
There’s a prevalent myth that the majority of people seeking abortions are in their teens or trying to avoid parenthood, but study after study is proving that just isn’t the case.
According to the Guttmacher Institute, most people who have Read More »
When Justice Harry A. Blackmun authored the decision legalizing abortion in Roe v. Wade, he wrote that “[t]he right of personal privacy includes the abortion decision, but this right is not unqualified and must be considered against important state interests Read More »
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On the March 20 episode of NBC comedy The Carmichael Show, 20-something couple Jerrod (comedian Jerrod Carmichael) and Maxine (played by Amber Stevens West) have a “sexual accident”: The condom breaks.
That fictional contraceptive failure gives Read More »
Echoing Ida’s Renee Bracey Sherman shares the power of abortion storytelling on Jessica Valenti’s new podcast, What Would a Feminist Do? Billed as “advice from the front lines of modern feminism,” the podcast’s first show dives into the current state Read More »
This week, Echoing Ida’s Shanelle Matthews shared her abortion story with Cosmopolitan:
You can’t divorce my race from my experience. The doctor at the clinic had a nice bedside manner but did make a sort of racist comment — “Are Read More »