Respecting the Bump Gets Results as Well as Respect

By: Thursday September 25, 2014 7:10 pm

Girshriela Green got involved the day someone called saying he wanted to make a change at Walmart – the corporation that had left her seriously injured from overwork and seriously underpaid. “I was sitting at home in a neck brace,” she said, “going, how did I land here – I was a model employee, I exceeded all expectations, and I’m sitting here broken.”

When she returned to work, Girshriela needed light duty because she was still recovering from the injury and because she was pregnant. She had trouble getting accommodations and began to hear from other women who were afraid to tell their manager they were pregnant. “Shouldn’t nobody be scared to tell someone you’re starting a family,” says Girshriela. “That’s a beautiful thing.”


FDL Book Salon Welcomes Robin Marty and Jessica Mason Pieklo, Crow After Roe: How “Separate But Equal” Has Become the New Standard In Women’s Health And How We Can Change That

By: Sunday April 28, 2013 1:59 pm

Do you think the Supreme Court should overturn Roe v. Wade, the 1973 decision that established abortion rights? If you’re like the 53% of Americans polled by Gallup recently, chances are you don’t. In that case, you will be dismayed to learn in Crow After Roe: How “Separate but Equal” Has become the New Standard in Women’s Health and How We can Change That about the many creative ways that anti-abortion activists have undercut the right to abortion in the past forty years.

If you identify more closely with the 29% of Americans who want to overturn Roe v. Wade, you may applaud the clever anti-abortion strategies detailed here.

FDL Book Salon Welcomes Sarah Erdreich, Generation Roe: Inside the Future of the Pro-Choice Movement

By: Saturday March 9, 2013 1:59 pm

Sarah Erdreich’s Generation Roe is a crisp, well-written, thorough exploration of abortion through the reality of women’s lives. Erdreich dives into everything from “abortion-recovery counseling” and “crisis pregnancy centers,” to the infamous race baiting anti-choice “black children are an endangered species” billboards. Generation Roe tells the stories of people who work in the field of reproductive health despite threats of violence and Erdreich explores how the stigma placed on abortion fuels those threats. In Generation Roe, Sarah Erdreich also outlines the legislative battlefields across the country and delves into mistakes and missteps pro-choice activists have made along the way.

Controversial “Rape Victims Can’t Get Pregnant” Doctor Was a Romney Surrogate in 2008

By: Thursday August 23, 2012 10:13 am

Just to add further fuel to the fire of Todd Akin’s comments on “legitimate rape” and abortion, it turns out that the doctor whose opinions formed the basis of those comments was a Mitt Romney surrogate during his last run for the Presidency, and according to the Telegraph (UK), spoke to Romney as recently as last year.

Children Under 26 on Parents’ Health Plans May Not Qualify for Maternity Coverage

By: Tuesday August 7, 2012 12:15 pm

Under the Affordable Care Act children may stay on their parents’ insurance up to age 26, which has allowed by one estimate over 2 million sons and daughters to maintain their insurance coverage. However, if those same under-26 plan beneficiaries want to have a child, they may have to look elsewhere for coverage, because maternity care may not be covered for the dependents.

A Texas Abortion

By: Saturday June 30, 2012 6:00 pm

This is my story of getting an abortion in Texas, of my rights being exercised. Even with the laws in place to convince me otherwise, I still made the right decision no matter how much it hurt. I believe I have the right to go through this painful experience without paternalistic intervention “for my own good” as I am solely responsible for myself and my body.

FDL Book Salon Welcomes Linda Greenhouse and Reva B. Siegel, Before Roe v. Wade: Voices that Shaped the Abortion Debate Before the Supreme Court’s Ruling

By: Wednesday December 15, 2010 11:30 am

I would eagerly read anything written by Linda Greenhouse or Reva Siegel on the subject of abortion (or just about any topic). This dynamic duo brings to Before Roe v. Wade decades of careful study and scholarship.

Greenhouse is the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist who set the industry standard for Supreme Court coverage in thirty years with the New York Times (as well as author of Becoming Justice Blackmun, about Roe’s author). Siegel, a Yale Law professor, is a – to my mind, the – leading legal academic writing on abortion, from her 1992 Stanford article, Reasoning from the Body, to recent work including the shift from fetal-protective to woman-protective arguments against legal abortion.

ReproJustice Roadtrip: A Couple Facing Late Abortion Finds Red-state Obstacles in a Blue State

By: Monday August 2, 2010 5:55 pm

In Illinois, Amy S. tells the story of how a wanted pregnancy turned into a parent’s nightmare, and the many obstacles to compassionate care she and her family faced.

Written by Khadine Bennett for – News, commentary and community for reproductive health and justice.

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