Note: The Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt case has been identified as the most important abortion rights case in decades with the outcome having immediate, national implications. Spanning the course of three days, this blog documents the first-hand experience of waiting at the Supreme Court for that decision to be announced. Monday June 20 On the next to last Monday in June, […]
On SCOTUS Days We Wear Our Feminist Shirts: Part 3
Back to the Supreme Court for more. Third time’s the charm, because WE WON! Let me clear this up for you: WE WON! In a 5-3 vote, SCOTUS invalidated the restrictions placed on abortion clinics in Texas. The TRAP Law known as H. B. 2 is unconstitutional. As Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg (Notorious RBG) put […]
Motherhood and Reproductive Justice: An Intimate Look at Birth in Togo
Note: In honor of National Women’s Health Week (May 8-14), this is a guest blog from former Feminist Majority Foundation Intern Paige McKinsey, a 2015 graduate of the University of Mary Washington currently serving the Peace Corps in Togo. “Le bebe arrive! Le bebe va arriver!” shouted the midwife. I stared at a woman, lying […]
Cecile Richards Celebrates H*yas for Choice at Georgetown University
On 20 April 2016, the Lecture Fund, a student-run group at Georgetown University, pulled off a truly historic event. Cecile Richards, President of Planned Parenthood and the Planned Parenthood Action Fund, came to speak about the future of reproductive rights and campus organizing in the context of TRAP laws, the Supreme Court, and other topical reproductive […]
Why I Vote (and I Think You Should, Too)!
“I don’t really care about politics.” “But I don’t know how to register! It seems complicated…” “It doesn’t really matter if I vote or not anyways, it won’t make a difference.” There is something that seems so intimidating about registering to vote. It is easy to post our opinions on social media for specific candidates […]
Join Feminist Campus at the VA Board of Health Meeting to #ScrapTrap!
Feminists in Virginia: Women’s health centers need us more than ever before. Next week on Thursday, September 17th, the Virginia Board of Health will meet to vote on the proposed amendments to “TRAP” restrictions. Join your Feminist Campus team and activists from across the state as we stand with Virginia women’s health centers! Reproductive rights […]