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Women's Health Care Rights

Dr. Melissa Gilliam, Kiersten Gillette-Pierce, C. Grimaldi Rewire
Unequal access to transportation and housing disenfranchises many low-income communities. Teenagers who attempt to obtain medical care often experience these inequalities in a heightened way given that they often lack the time, money, and autonomy required to seek the care and information they need. Black people in the United States are among the most discriminated against when it comes to health care—which is further exacerbated when they are not a cisgender man.

How to Oppose the Coming Tide of Right-Wing Planned Parenthood Protests

Katie Klabusich Truthout
Instead of demonstrating outside of Planned Parenthood, Joyce Arthur, executive director of Abortion Rights Coalition of Canada (ARCC), suggests demonstrating outside a "crisis pregnancy center" -- one of the fake clinics run by ideologically extreme religious groups -- or at the office of a local anti-choice group. Also on her list are public areas like city hall.

Algeria Criminalizes Violence Against Women, But…

Middle East Online Middle East Online
In a historic vote Algeria's parliament passed a law on Thursday criminalizing violence against women. But without amendment, observers say the new law is fatally flawed, because it fails to take into account the reality of the power relations and inequality between men and women. The law makes inflicting injury on one's spouse punishable with up to 20 years in prison. But, it also allows a survivor of domestic violence to pardon the perpetrator.

Dispatches from the Culture Wars - June 25, 2013

Shocking Collaboration Between Hollywood and Hitler; High-Paying Lure of the Sea; Selling Guns to Fund the Anti-Abortion Fight; Vacation Camp with Israeli Commandos; Power of Political Comics; Kickstarter Kicks Out Abuse Manual
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