Amy Coney Barrett’s political views and her stances on several health care issues are going to inflict a lot of harm on many people. We looked at how important these issues are to our community, using data from the Politics Survey, to discuss what’s at stake with Barrett’s impending nomination to the Supreme Court.
This week’s Extra! Extra! turns to other areas of the news. Not because RBG’s death and the verdict on Breonna Taylor’s murder aren’t important. But because sometimes things are so strongly felt, no words could possibly capture their lasting consequence. We turn instead to several trans rights issues, reproductive rights, some disturbing trends on the far right and an update on how COVID-19 is upending this country. To close out, a few stories of small wins; a little bit of hope.
I was proudly pro-abortion before I was a mom. I’ve doubled down on that belief after becoming one.
If you have a cervix, you should get pap smears regularly.
Queer and trans Black women and femmes have the blueprint to defeat Georgia’s abortion ban. Alyssa Milano… does not.
The speculum hasn’t been meaningfully redesigned since the 1800s. These three women are working to change that, but they have a ways to go, needing to overcome medical barriers and focus on better health for queer and trans people. The good news? We can help!
“This is what happened for me: I started crying as soon as I put my legs into the stirrups.”
Doctors agreed about what kind of sex I should want to have, and how much pain and inconvenience I should be willing to endure to have it.
Comics for Choice, or C4C, is a comic anthology full of stories about abortion where the funds go to the National Network of Abortion Funds, so that everyone everywhere has access to abortions even if they can’t afford it or don’t have easy access.
A lot of terrible, overwhelming things are happening for our community, right now. Let’s hold one another and try to understand what’s going on.
The government needs to know that we support increasing abortion rights, not suppressing them, and that it is absolutely unacceptable to force uterus owners to fund an organisation trying to restrict our bodily autonomy.
“We really wanted to make talking about periods an enjoyable experience. Fun characters in realistic situations with cute illustrations seems like the perfect way to show some likable role models talking about their bodily functions in a positive way.”
Since Trump has officially taken office, he has signed several executive orders, one that puts women’s lives in danger all across the world. Today he signed executive orders to continue construction of Keystone XL and Dakota Access oil pipelines.
Republicans haven’t been able to figure out what they think should replace the Affordable Care Act since it was introduced in 2010, and repealing it now will leave millions of Americans uninsured, but they’re not letting that stop them! They say they’re going to try to move forward on a repeal by the end of the week.
Ohio passed laws that bans abortion as early as 6 weeks after a heartbeat is detected and bans abortion after 20 weeks. Texas is making healthcare facilities bury or cremate fetal remains, which will probably increase abortion costs in the state.
“In the United Kingdom abortion is free on the NHS and available up to twenty four weeks — which is around when people stop listening and fail to notice the small print.”
The government should already be buying me my tampons, but they’re not, and so Mike Pence will.
A new study shows women who seek an abortion are pretty certain they want to go through with it, Michelle Obama’s latest speech is fantastic, women protest outside Trump Tower, the ACLU finds social media companies are selling user data to a company used by cops and more news.
An Indiana appeals court dropped Purvi Patel’s feticide charge but she’ll still have to serve time for a reduced neglect charge.
Autostraddle and A-Camp staff and family members are here to talk about what PP means to us as LGBT folks, and why we need it to be around for a very, very long time.