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By Overturning Roe, the U.S. Will Lay Bare Its Ugly Reality to the World



Molly Bangs, Director - January 21, 2022 Blog Post

On January 22, 1973, the United States became one of the first countries in the world to legalize elective abortion with Roe v. Wade. Forty-nine years later, this will be the last anniversary of the landmark Supreme Court decision, as the Court is now poised to overturn Roe this summer. The U.S...

Abortion Bans Human Rights International Reproductive justice

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We’re All in This Together: Understanding Climate Justice as Reproductive Justice



Dion Mensah, Research Intern - December 16, 2021 Blog Post

As 2021 comes to a close, climate change worsens and reproductive health is under unprecedented threat. But how do the movements for climate justice and reproductive justice intersect?

Many are aware of the range of environmental consequences and unprecedented damage to the natural...

Abortion Bans Human Rights Reproductive justice

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Beyond Abortion: The Radical Agenda of Anti-Abortion Groups



Ashley Underwood, Senior Researcher - August 19, 2021 Blog Post

Groups that used to primarily focus on criminalizing abortion are expanding their portfolios to infringe upon more than just reproductive rights. And they are doing so by strategizing to suppress voter turnout, strengthen their already outsized political power and fuel hostility toward...

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



Ashley Underwood, Research Associate - August 19, 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-LGBTQIA+ 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.”

In...

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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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