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A Dual Disenfranchisement: 2013 Update

Voting article icon Issue Brief As recently released data show, the rate of women of color showing up at the polls on Election Day increased from 2008 to 2012.

by Liz Chen | Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Interview with Dorothy Roberts

University of Pennsylvania Professor Dorothy Roberts explains how she came to the movement, shares lessons about how to ensure that the movement be inclusive, and explores the connections between reproductive justice and the child-welfare system in light of the recent Supreme Court case, Adoptive Couple v. Baby Girl.

by Liz Chen | Monday, April 22, 2013

Future Choices II

Guadalupe Benitez, Joanne Clark, Gabriel Clark Benitez, book_alt2 icon Report The longer we put off the regulation and oversight of assisted reproductive technologies, the more complications that will ensue for an untold number of families.

by Jessica Arons and Liz Chen | Monday, March 25, 2013

The Family and Medical Leave Act Advances Reproductive Justice

Workplace leaveOn the 20th anniversary of the Family and Medical Leave Act, we look at how the law has helped the reproductive justice movement advance its cause.

by Liz Chen | Monday, February 4, 2013

Infographic: Emergency Contraception over the Counter

The age restriction to emergency contraception creates barriers not just for teens but also for adult women. These barriers should be removed so that emergency contraception is available over the counter without a prescription to all.

by Liz Chen and Lindsay Rosenthal | Friday, December 7, 2012

Where the War on Voting Meets the War on Women

Woman preparing to voteThis election season women voters of color may face a dual disenfranchisement when the war on women meets the war on voters.

by Liz Chen and Jessica Arons | Monday, November 5, 2012

A Dual Disenfranchisement

African American woman in the voting booth book_alt2 icon Report When women of color are denied the opportunity to participate in civic life because of voter ID laws, they also lose the ability to voice their opinions and hold lawmakers accountable on the reproductive health issues that directly affect them.

by Liz Chen | Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Why Courts Matter: Reproductive Rights

Planned Parenthood rally article icon Issue Brief When it comes to issues of women’s rights and health, the federal judiciary will continue to play an instrumental role, and we must actively engage in shaping its composition.

by April Carson and Liz Chen | Friday, October 5, 2012