Nov 8 2017

The District of Columbia is Taking Steps to Protect Abortion Providers

Cheers to Washington, D.C. for taking steps to protect abortion providers! On November 7, 2017, the D.C. Council introduced the Abortion Provider Nondiscrimination Amendment Act, a bill to protect health care professionals who provide or support abortion from discrimination. There is a long history of violence against abortion providers across the United States, including many who report hostility and discrimination when their employer finds out that they provide or support abortions. While there are some federal protections in place for...

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Sep 28 2017

Cities in Texas are Fighting Back with Repro Power TX

Abortion funds and reproductive rights advocates across Texas coordinated a multi-city day of action in Austin, Dallas, El Paso and Houston to launch Repro Power TX, a multi-city initiative to fight for abortion access and reproductive justice on the local level at a time of ceaseless state and federal attacks. On September 28, 2017, advocates unveiled a reproductive justice agenda tailored to each city and advocates, local elected officials and community members gathered to share their abortion stories and commit...

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Jan 10 2017

New Frontier: Menstrual Equity

In most places, menstrual hygiene products are taxed as luxury items. Recognizing the necessity of such products, given the realities of women’s lives, cities are reclassifying them as necessities. Most recently, Los Angeles joined the movement to repeal the “Tampon Tax”. The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a motion requiring free pads and tampons to be provided to girls in juvenile detention and requiring the L.A. County Probation Department to provide higher quality undergarments, prenatal and postpartum care,...

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