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Forward Thinking is Equity Forward's blog platform. Here, you'll find our team's work in op-ed format.

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The "Pro-Family" Movement's Push Toward Transphobia



Ashley Underwood, Research Associate - March 31, 2021 Blog Post

The Weaponization of “Family”

The goal of “protecting” the “traditional family” has a long history of being a veneer for hateful agendas and harmful policies. Former President Reagan’s vilification of single mothers paved a path to withhold federal support from lower income families....

Anti-LGBTQ Human Rights Reproductive justice

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The Trump Administration Spent Four Years Sidelining Science And Manipulating Human Rights



Rachel Wormer, Research Intern - December 22, 2020 Blog Post

In December 2017, the Trump administration, by way of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), reportedly banned the use of several terms at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), including “fetus,” “evidence-based,” “science-based” and “transgender.”

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HHS Human Rights Trump Administration

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Deception With Your Dime: Anti-Abortion Centers Are Misusing Funds to Harm People and Enrich Themselves



Mary Alice Carter, Senior Advisor - December 18, 2020 Blog Post

We’ve all seen the billboards on the highway and the bus and subway ads. The text reads, “Pregnant? Afraid? We’re here to help.” And they often feature a woman, usually white, with her head bowed, brow furrowed. Underneath is a toll-free number and a website link. If you have ever thought that...

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Wins and Losses for Reproductive Rights: Ballot Measures in 2020



Mario Sto. Domingo, Research Intern - December 11, 2020 Blog Post

One month has passed since Vice President Joe Biden and Senator Kamala Harris were declared the winners of the 2020 presidential election. Since then, much of the national media’s attention has shifted to their transition team and President Donald Trump’s refusal to concede. While the incoming...

Anti-reproductive health bills Reproductive justice

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The Ministerial on Religious Freedom: Pompeo’s Last Extremist Hurrah



Molly Bangs, Director - November 13, 2020 Blog Post

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and other Trump administration political appointees are not going out quietly. Days after denying President-elect Joe Biden’s victory and falsely claiming the State Department would transition to a second Trump term, Pompeo will give opening remarks at the third...

Anti-LGBTQ Commission on Unalienable Rights Human Rights International State Department Trump Administration

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Bad Apples Cannot Explain ICE’s Forced Sterilization



Molly Bangs, Director and Ashley Underwood, Research Associate - October 29, 2020 Blog Post

In September, The Intercept broke the story detailing a whistleblower’s complaints against a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention center in Georgia, including forced sterilization of immigrant women. In a crowded political landscape and media environment, the details of the...

HHS Human Rights Reproductive justice Trump Administration

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Introducing "Forward Thinking", Equity Forward’s Blog



By Molly Bangs, Director - October 15, 2020 Blog Post

We are excited to introduce “Forward Thinking” — Equity Forward’s new blog platform. Here, you’ll find much of the same quality research that drives our campaigns and reports, but in op-ed form. 

Forward Thinking is launching four years after the Trump Administration...

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