Brie Shea & Imani Gandy; and Caitlin O'Kane
States are clamoring to pass unconstitutional pre-viability abortion bans in the hopes that the Supreme Court’s conservative majority will kill Roe v. Wade. Since this was written new bills have passed in Alabama, Georgia, Missouri and Louisiana.
Over the years, the team, made up of 20 to 30 women, in Chicago, at any given time, ended up facilitating at least 11,000 abortions before Roe v. Wade was passed in 1973 and made abortion a constitutional right. We're now facing an assault on women.
We need an energetic movement that will fight for abortion without reservation. And that means reclaiming its radical roots—and reclaiming it from big national organizations, including the Democratic Party.
The decision to terminate a pregnancy is never a political one, it is a personal one... We need to start listening to people with first-hand experience instead of talking heads, priests and politicians.
This is a poem about abortion--the law versus the rights of women--by the poet Danielle DeTiberus. Here's why she wrote it: Currently, 25 states regulate that a woman undergo an ultrasound before having an abortion. In some cases, the doctor performing the ultrasound must narrate the procedure, following a script which the AMA has found to contain false and misleading information.