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Top Strategies for Improving Maternal Mortality: Lessons from Haiti

By David Vanderpool, MD As a humanitarian and medical nonprofit founder working in Haiti following the 2010 earthquake, I discovered several issues contributing to extremely high maternal and infant mortality rates in the region we served. By implementing a few key strategies to improve both, we decreased maternal mortality by…

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How two leaders reimagine reproductive justice in a post-Roe world

“When the decision came down, I stopped everything,” said Njoku of the Supreme Court’s ruling in the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization case, which overturned Roe v. Wade and nearly 50 years of legal precedent. “I closed my computer and silenced my phone. Then I meditated for an hour.…

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How the Climate Crisis Affects Reproductive Rights featured blog post image. A person holding a globe on fire.

How the Climate Crisis Affects Reproductive Rights

By Skye Wheeler This reproductive health crisis, brought about by climate change, can look very different in different regions of the world. Around the world, the climate crisis is worsening the inequities surrounding who gets to have a healthy pregnancy and baby. Esther McCant, who works as a doula in…

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Equality for Women of Color

By Carolyn Since the overturning of Roe V. Wade, it is clear that people are showing their true colors. This decision directly affects women of color, and will affect them more, because of a lack of resources these women face, and how they are treated on a day-to-day basis... Read…

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The Overturning of Roe V. Wade

By Ri The Supreme Court overturning Roe V. Wade, ends the constitutional right to an abortion, sending the U.S. back many years into the past. Not allowing women, and child-bearing people, to choose what they can do with their bodies won’t stop them from finding harmful alternatives. This ultimately leads…

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A Generation Left Unheard: How Teen Girls Have Lost Their Rights

7/27/2022 by KAITLYN DONATO In the time following the Supreme Court’s official overturn of Roe v. Wade, I have reflected on what it means to be a teenage girl in a nation that fails to respect women’s rights. Pro-choice demonstrators gather in front of the US Supreme Court in Washington, DC, on May…

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Samantha Gordon: THE PLAN

THE PLAN is a short film by Samantha Gordon, that follows a young girl’s journey to buy Plan B, and the guilt and anxiety that surrounds accessing the contraceptive. https://youtu.be/MEJKi6hRDvc Occidental College is a partner of the ERA Coalition and the Fund for Women’s Equality. Connect and Follow Us Twitter: @4womensequality and @eracoalition…

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Cassandra Keho: Without Rest

Installation Title: Without Rest Photographed on Sunday, May 1, 2022, 7:25 a.m. (of note: Hobby Lobby is closed on Sundays) “The ability of women to participate equally in the economic and social life of the Nation has been facilitated by their ability to control their reproductive lives.” Planned Parenthood of…

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How Texas’s S.B. 8 Restricts Sexual Abuse Survivor Advocacy

4/4/2022 by MICHELLE SIMPSON TUEGEL We as attorneys have a right to do our jobs, which includes giving our clients candid, truthful advice, in their best interest, free of coercion. AUSTIN, TX - OCTOBER 02: Demonstrators rally against anti-abortion and voter suppression laws at the Texas State Capitol on October 2, 2021…

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Women’s Rights and Democracy Are Inextricably Linked

3/24/2022 by JENNIFER WEISS-WOLF We cannot expect to meas­ure the ebb and flow of a truly inclus­ive demo­cracy without first look­ing to gender equity. Women’s rights have been the canary in the coal mine all along. AUSTIN, TX - OCTOBER 02: Demonstrators rally against anti-abortion and voter suppression laws at…

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