reproductive rights

  • Gabriel Leão

Abortion can be hard for many adults to understand and process, let alone for kids. As with so many potentially major life events, they are often left in the dark without any comment or explanation as if nothing happened, or receive a rigid lecture from an authority figure imposing only their singular point of view. The book "What’s an Abortion, Anyway?" proposes a new, more fluid and non-judgmental way to explain this event to the small ones.

  • Ida Kovčin

Ida Covcin talks about growing up in Poland and what that meant for her ideas about and experiences with sex and possible pregnancy, and participating in the powerful abortion bans that have taken place there over the last few years.

  • Emily Joy Allison-Hearn

Hello. I’m glad you’re here. I first just want you to know that I see you. I see you showing up here and maybe elsewhere, trying to learn, being open to new information and being willing to change and to grow. Intelligence, Stephen Hawking famously reminded us, is the ability to adapt to change. You’re smart, you’re doing your best and I believe in you. I know what it’s like to go your whole life being told one thing is true only to find out that actually, it isn’t. That’s happened to me so many times, on so many different topics, I’ve lost count. I know what it’s like to feel angry and disillusioned. I felt angry and disillusioned, too, when I began to realize that what I had been told about abortion was a lie.

  • Al Washburn

What's the difference between reproductive rights and reproductive justice? What's "biopower"? How do I defend my community's reproductive autonomy?

  • Caroline Reilly

Legal scholar and reproductive rights expert Carol Sanger talks about barriers to abortion access and supporting pregnant teens.

  • Heather Corinna

Elydia: I'm so sorry you're having to go through this with so little support. Being pregnant can be scary enough for anyone, even when it's wanted, but it's even more overwhelming when you're going it alone. First of all, understand that NO ONE can force you to abort, or make your reproductive...


Why are we pro-choice? The short answer is that we do not feel that any person, group, community or culture can consider those who can become pregnant as equally human and whole, with as much right to everything that happens within their bodies as those who cannot become pregnant have over theirs...

  • Audra Williams

Kate Greenaway is the Canadian director of Medical Students for Choice, a group of 7000 medical students across the US and Canada who are working towards improving school curriculums to include reproductive health training, especially abortion training.