This was another week in which one news event dominated the airwaves — the Supreme Court heard oral arguments on two same-sex marriage cases. The first case to go before the Court related to California’s Proposition 8, a law that nullified the state supreme court’s decision that the California constitution protects the right to same-sex marriage. [...]
When I think of the term abortion, I always think of a woman at a life altering crossroads of her life. A tough decision that women unfortunately have to make sometimes. I can honestly say, I don’t wish the thought process on anyone, because it is extremely difficult. In Iowa, lawmakers are hard at work [...]
In spring 1987, I was the public relations director for a private women’s hospital in the southeast. One day that year started with a press conference about triplets conceived through a new In Vitro Fertilization program at the hospital. The day ended with me as a patient in the same facility, suffering a miscarriage from [...]
The “bad” moms of Queensland, Australia are on notice — a new law is being considered that will put the “rights of the unborn child should be considered ahead of the mother,” according to the Queensland police union. The AAP reports: “Those children also deserve the right to a full life and health and should [...]
I came to Jackson as a part of the project on sexual education, religion and public policy. But, the truth is a much wider net had to be cast. I couldn’t talk about sex-ed without talking about contraception. I couldn’t talk about contraception without talking about abortion. Abortion is inextricably linked to the larger cycle [...]
What is the legacy of Roe v. Wade 40 years later? To someone who has grown up in a post-Roe world, with friends and family members on both sides of the abortion debate, it seems to me that in the last 40 years our nation has grown more sharply divided, more deeply distrustful, and farther [...]
Two distinct fortieth anniversaries are knit together in my mind this month: the Roe vs. Wade decision reaches 40 just a couple of months after Free to Be You and Me got there. One is a Supreme Court decision about the right to abortion and the other is a children’s book and record about challenging [...]
In 1973, I was an optimistic young person about the way things seemed to be moving on women’s rights, especially with regard to making our own health decisions. 1973 was the year the Supreme Court handed down the decision Roe v. Wade, which guaranteed that states could not deny women the right to have an [...]
The Broad Side contributors Robin Marty and Jessica Pieklo have been working long and hard on their book about what has happened to women’s reproductive rights since the Supreme Court decision in Roe v. Wade in 1973 through today. On the 40th anniversary of the historic ruling that guaranteed a woman’s right to decide her [...]
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