This is the guy writing our national reproductive health policies: Texas Senator John Coryn wrote language into an anti-human trafficking bill that would ban a victim restitution fund from covering the cost of abortions.
The Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act was poised to be the rarest of federal bills: one that passed through the usually deadlocked Senate with bipartisan support.
In New Orleans, access to abortion is becoming more and more off-limits. Photo by Viewminder.
All across the country, conservative political groups are rolling back abortion access with small laws that chip away at reproductive health clinics. In Louisiana, for example, state lawmakers passed a bill that requires doctors who perform abortions to have admitting privileges at area hospitals.
Forty-two years ago this month, we celebrated a victory for equality and personal autonomy. The prohibition on legal abortion technically ended with the Roe v. Wade decision in the 1973 that Americans have the right to terminate a pregnancy before the point of viability no matter where they live or what their life circumstances.
Nicki Minaj recently told Rolling Stone that she is pro-choice. Photo by Christopher Macsurak.
There is danger in a single story, as award-winning author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie would say. When a multitude of voices are flattened into a monolithic entity, the risk of presenting only a narrow perspective grows.