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.
Lara Whyte, Claire Provost, and May Fitzgerald.
Foreign anti-abortion money, Facebook ads and canvassers poured into Ireland to defeat its historic pro-choice referendum. OpenDemocracy outlines six methods anti-abortion forces used against the repeal of Ireland’s constitutional ban on abortions.
In the fall of 2017, radical anti-abortion activists debuted the Red Rose Rescues, bent on disrupting what they see as a stale political movement. Their goal is to be able to stop individual abortions without violating federal law. And so far, they are getting away with it.
From limiting abortion access to destabilizing the family planning safety net, Trump and social conservatives did considerable harm while also signaling their intentions for further attacks in the years ahead.
"RJ is a model not just for women of color, nor just for achieving reproductive freedom. RJ is a model for organizing for human equality and well-being," writes author Dorothy Roberts in her foreword to the new anthology.