reproductive rights

Banning Abortion Isn’t Pro-Life: Anti-Choice Legislation Killed My Great-Grandmother

My great-grandmother died from an infection after a botched abortion.

My great-grandmother died from an infection after a botched abortion.

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Abortion Rights Are A Mother’s Rights

The decision to terminate a pregnancy is often informed by the needs of the children a pregnant person is already raising.

The decision to terminate a pregnancy is often informed by the needs of the children a pregnant person is already raising.

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The Right To Govern Your Own Body Shouldn’t Depend On Where You Live

The right a woman has to govern her own body should not depend on where she lives.

The right to terminate an unwanted pregnancy in Arkansas is disappearing as the U.S. Supreme Court recently declined to hear an appeal.

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How Far We Haven’t Come With Access To Affordable Contraceptives

How do we not have access to affordable contraceptives by now?

One day my female boss said, “Our insurance doesn’t cover birth control, but it covers Viagra.” How do we not have access to affordable contraceptives?

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Why I Work At Planned Parenthood

My work at Planned Parenthood can be exhausting, and stressful, but I love it more every day.

My work at Planned Parenthood can be exhausting, and stressful, but I love it more every day. We are providing necessary care and a safe space.

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Childfree Women Are Amazing: A Look At My So-Called Selfish Life

The author in her home. Photo courtesy of My So-Called Selfish Life

The fact that childfree women exist is remarkable, apparently, and people really want to know how we got this way, as untoward and dangerous as we are.

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Being Pro-Choice Means Respecting My Choice To Not Have Kids

Assuming all women want to bear children is as anti-feminist and reductive as we can get — despite how often I’m on the receiving end of these comments from women who claim to be pro-choice.

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Self-Care Tips For GOP Senators

You, dear senators, have been busy trying to bring about the apocalypse, which doesn’t leave a lot of time for self-care. That’s why it’s imperative that these next four weeks be about one thing and one thing only: your self-care. Here are a few ideas to get you started

You, dear senators, have been busy trying to bring about the apocalypse, which doesn’t leave a lot of time for self-care.

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Having The Abortion Pill On College Campuses Isn't Just Necessary — It's A Total Game Changer

For many, access to abortion is what makes higher education possible.

The abortion pill — a combination of dosages of misoprostol and mifepristone, which inhibit the hormones necessary for pregnancy — was approved by the Food and Drug Administration 16 years ago, but requirements to access the pill vary widely across states.

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Breastfeeding Is A Reproductive Rights Issue — And I Am Pro-Choice

There are far too many stressors involved to force breastfeeding on new mothers. And far too many challenges involved to continue to pressure women who are dealing with a multitude of other issues into choosing one style of feeding.

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