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NATIONAL ARCHIVES BLURRED CRITICISM OF TRUMP IN A WOMEN’S MARCH PHOTOGRAPH

A bevy of powerful placards and slogans hovered over streets around the country last weekend at the Women’s March 2020, continuing a tradition that had begun in 2017 as a response to the election of the 45th President of the United States. And while “Trump Is Not My President” remains a perennial theme, the march…

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THIS BRILLIANT ART EXHIBIT DECLARES WAR ON ANTI-ABORTION LAWS

Last year, Alabama passed the Human Life Protection Act, which bans abortions and criminalizes doctors who perform the procedure. A few weeks after, Georgia passed a law that prohibits abortions after a fetal heartbeat is detected, which usually happens after 6 weeks of pregnancy (most women wouldn’t know they were pregnant yet). Legal abortion is…

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VIRGINIA RATIFIES THE EQUAL RIGHTS AMENDMENT 38 YEARS AFTER THE DEADLINE + 2020 WOMEN’S MARCH

After being elected to Virginia’s state government for the first time in a generation, the Democrats are continuing to make history with the ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment on Wednesday, January 15th . This makes Virginia the 38th state to advocate that the "equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or…

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BROOKLYN MUSEUM ADDRESSES REPRODUCTIVE RIGHTS CONTROVERSY WITH FILM FESTIVAL

Reproductive Rights Film Festival November 8th - 9th The Brooklyn Museum 200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, NY The Brooklyn Museum introduces a film festival devoted to reproductive rights, a highly politicized topic in 2019. It's been more than 4 decades since Roe v. Wade passed, and yet the conversation surrounding a women's right to choose if,…

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THE CASE OF MARSHAE JONES: HOW RESTRICTIVE ABORTION LAWS IMPACT REAL WOMEN

Marshae Jones was five months pregnant when she was involved in an altercation at a Dollar General parking lot after work. In the midst of the fight, Jones, 27, was shot by the other party, resulting in the loss of her unborn child. A grand jury in the state of Alabama declined to indict the…

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REPRODUCTIVE RIGHTS UNDER TRUMP’S PRESIDENCY

Women have been protesting in the streets with signs that say, “My body, my choice,” “Women’s rights are human rights,” “I am a woman not a womb” and “Want fewer abortions? Support Planned Parenthood.” More women are growing concerned about their reproductive rights since Donald J. Trump was elected president in November. Planned Parenthood reported…

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ACTIVISTS PROMOTE ABORTION PILL AMID MOUNTING THREATS TO CLINICS

South Carolina has become the latest state to jeopardize women’s health by vilifying and attempting to outlaw abortion. On April 26th three male Republicans on the state’s subcommittee outvoted their two female Democratic colleagues in support of S.217, more commonly known as the personhood bill. The Republican votes mean that the bill, which defines a fertilized…

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CELEBRATE THE 10TH ANNIVERSARY OF ‘JUNO’ & SUPPORT PLANNED PARENTHOOD

“I’m calling to procure a hasty abortion.” -Ellen Page in 'Juno' When Juno came out in 2007 it was one of the first films to capture the millennial zeitgeist and to treat the subject of teen pregnancy with a frankness and humor that opened an important discussion for audiences across America. Fast forward ten years and…

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ATTACK ON ABORTION CONTINUES WITH OHIO ‘HEARTBEAT BILL’ & NEW TEXAS LAW

A volatile year for women’s reproductive rights continues. Tom Price, Donald Trump’s recent pick for Health Secretary is a vehement critic of the Affordable Care Act and he joins Vice President-elect, Mike Pence, in his goal to defund Planned Parenthood. While there will be much to fear at the federal level after January 20th, it is…

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