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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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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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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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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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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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