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Reproductive Justice Includes Racial Justice

The #BlackLivesMatter hashtag has been the victim of attempted hijackings by the anti-choice movement since its inception. Anti-choice activists coupled traditional slogans of their movement with hands-up imagery. It reminds me of the billboards that went up in Chicago, L.A. and New York City in neighborhoods of color a few years ago attempting to shame […]

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From Mistake to Mission: My Abortion Story

I wanna share a personal story. Many years ago I had an abortion. I sat in a waiting room with other young women waiting to terminate our unwanted pregnancies. Let me just, for a second, tell you what that feels like, sitting alone, waiting to be called, to be taken into a room where you’re […]

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2014 for Women: The Good, the Bad, the Ridiculous

Well we did it. Made it through another year. Now that 2015 is really here, we can focus a bit on the fact that in 2014 women have had some good news and some bad news with a bit of the ridiculous thrown in. But what with wars, floods, NFL domestic violence, police shootings and […]

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Birth Control Made Me

Birth control made me. Kinda oxymoronic, eh? But it did. I could have gotten pregnant oh so many years ago, with my high school boyfriend. I would have been showing in my graduation robe, with that silly gold Honor Student cord meaning nothing, as I settled down in my nothing town, with bills, diapers, and […]

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Daily B.S. — Clinics Close and “Pro-Life” Is Anything But

Welcome to our new feature, “Today’s B.S.” Contributor Robin Marty reads through the reproductive rights headlines and highlights the important ones of the day so The Broad Side readers don’t have to … 1. Anti-choice activists are ecstatic about a proposed 20 week abortion ban specifically for the city of Albuquerque, New Mexico.  Less enthused […]

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