Justice & Law
Justice & Law

Unlike Texas, Mexico Just Legalized Abortion—Thanks to Women Lawmakers: Weekend Reading in Women’s Representation

Weekend Reading for Women’s Representation is a compilation of stories about women’s representation.
This week: It’s no coincidence Mexico legalized reproductive rights *after* women have reached gender parity in Congress; when it comes to women’s rep…

“The Women at Ground Zero”: Remembering the Women Erased from the 9/11 Story

Brenda Berkman understands better than most the years-long fight it took to ensure women could even join the fire service and secure their spots among the first responders who served on 9/11 at ground zero.
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The Texas Ban and the Migration Injustice

“Abortion migration” is when pregnant people travel long distances and cross internal and national borders to access abortion care. While the news out of Texas is extraordinarily alarming, both Texas women and pregnant people across the globe have long…

Why I Refuse to Feel Hopeless About the Texas Abortion Case

I refuse to feel hopeless about the fact that Texas has, for now, successfully banned abortion in that state. Already, the Department of Justice has sued Texas over its restrictive new abortion law, saying the state legislature enacted the statute “in …

When “Six Weeks” Is Actually Two: Understanding Periods Is Essential to Fighting Abortion Bans

There continues to be a visible, troubling disconnect in our collective literacy of the menstrual cycle—especially vis-à-vis the way we frame early pregnancy and abortion. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott spoke to the press about S.B. 8, the new law that all but…

At Gunpoint, Afghan Women Protest in Front of The Taliban: “A Cabinet Without Women Is a Loser”

At grave risks to their lives, Afghan women have held protests for days to stand against the new all-male Taliban government. The Taliban are responding violently.
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