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US Abortion Rights: Who Would Kill the Gander that Goosed a Golden Egg?

US Abortion Rights: Who Would Kill the Gander that Goosed a Golden Egg?

The suffering of US women under the iron heel of abortion is intensifying, especially for women of color.  This makes it imperative to closely examine possible paths forward. As a teenager during the 1960s I witnessed two political paths that remain imprinted on my mind. LBJ and 14 (b) Even before classes began in 1963, I had organized the first[Read More…]

by 21/10/2022 Comments are Disabled Life/Philosophy
Protests in Italy against stripping of rights to Abortion  

Protests in Italy against stripping of rights to Abortion  

Italians thronged through Rome, Milan, Palermo and other cities Wednesday to defend right to abortion, which faces impending threat by a far-right party expected to form the next government after leading in parliamentary elections. A most significant development in light of ascendancy or consolidation of neo-fascism .which adheres to abolish right to abortion. striking to the very need of the[Read More…]

by 01/10/2022 Comments are Disabled World
Right to Bodily Autonomy v/s Right to Life: Is there a just half-way?

Right to Bodily Autonomy v/s Right to Life: Is there a just half-way?

The US Supreme Court’s overturning of the Roe vs. Wade judgment which provided a constitutional right to abortion on June 24, 2022, triggered a spark of debates all over the globe. The altercations between advocates of abortion rights (preserving the right to patient choice and bodily autonomy) on one hand and the advocates of the anti-abortion movement (seeking to preserve[Read More…]

by 22/09/2022 Comments are Disabled Patriarchy
Kansas Trusted Women

Kansas Trusted Women

The “Vote Yes” side screamed at us that we wanted to kill babies. Their skillfully branded mother-and-child logo and cynical three-word slogan “Value Them Both” were everywhere here in Salina, Kansas. Always the same cozy white-on-purple image and soothing words on yard signs and banners, as if they were My Pillow or Hobby Lobby. On weekends, they would occupy street[Read More…]

by 05/08/2022 Comments are Disabled Patriarchy
Right-Wing Extremists Are Making Fiction Come True

Right-Wing Extremists Are Making Fiction Come True

Ever since the early morning hours of November 9, 2016, standing in a ballroom with red-hatted Trump election celebrants in the New York Hilton, I’ve been waiting for this moment. This eruption of misogyny, unlike any since perhaps the witch trials and the burnings of midwives at the stake, was only a matter of time. As shocking, as wildly insulting as that pussy-grabber winning[Read More…]

by 01/08/2022 Comments are Disabled World
The U.S. Is a World Outlier on Abortion Restrictions

The U.S. Is a World Outlier on Abortion Restrictions

The recent overturning of Roe v. Wade is part of a pattern of American exceptionalism that harms people in both the U.S. and the rest of the world. We know the United States is an outlier in abortion restrictions, but it is still startling to realize just how much. In the last two decades, 50 countries around the world have liberalized abortion[Read More…]

by 23/07/2022 Comments are Disabled World
Controlling Bodies and Subverting Democracy

Controlling Bodies and Subverting Democracy

When I was the age that my daughter is now, my favorite sweatshirt had the words “Choice, Choice, Choice, Choice” in rainbow letters across its front. My mom got me that sweatshirt at a 1989 rally in response to Webster v. Reproductive Health Services. In that case, the Supreme Court upheld a Missouri law restricting the use of state funds and facilities for[Read More…]

by 20/07/2022 Comments are Disabled World
Pro-Choice Activists Call Upon Biden to Act Boldly

Pro-Choice Activists Call Upon Biden to Act Boldly

In demonstrations across the nation today activist rallied under the call of Rise Up 4 Abortion Rights and in support of their actions, participants were asked to wear green, the internationally recognized symbol of abortion rights. Here in Washington, women of all ages along with their supporters, marched to the White House after a nearby rally in support of Women’s[Read More…]

by 10/07/2022 Comments are Disabled World
Overruling Roe v Wade: The International Dimension

Overruling Roe v Wade: The International Dimension

American exceptionalism can be a dreary thing, and no more so than each time a US president promotes the country’s imperial credentials and continued prowess.  But in matters of literacy, shared wealth, and health care, the US has been outpaced by other states less inclined towards remorseless social Darwinism. The overruling of Roe v Wade by the US Supreme Court[Read More…]

by 29/06/2022 Comments are Disabled World
 Activists Tell the Supreme Court to “Shove it”

 Activists Tell the Supreme Court to “Shove it”

In the wake of the highly expected overturning of Roe v. Wade, activists demonstrated their contempt in towns and cities across the country for the Supreme Court and its highly politicized conservative agenda in a National Day of Defiance. In San Francisco alone there were three simultaneous demonstrations with protesters voicing their commitment to reestablish Women’s Rights for Pro-Choice, while[Read More…]

by 26/06/2022 Comments are Disabled World
US Supreme Court abolishes constitutional right to abortion

US Supreme Court abolishes constitutional right to abortion

On Friday, at the stroke of a pen, six unelected judges ended the right to abortion, dramatically altering the country’s legal and social landscape. For the first time in American history, the Supreme Court eliminated a fundamental constitutional right broadly recognized and supported by the overwhelming majority of the country’s population. The 6-3 decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization is[Read More…]

by 25/06/2022 Comments are Disabled World
 Abortion Rights Activists Nationwide Solidarity Protest

 Abortion Rights Activists Nationwide Solidarity Protest

WASHINGTON (05-14) – Today in over 450 towns and cities across the USA, abortion rights activists rallied under the theme of “Rise up 4 Abortion Rights.” This follows a week of nationwide abortion rights demonstrations, die-ins, banner drops, walkouts, art installations and chalking to bring their message in a show of support for this vital right of personal choice. According[Read More…]

by 15/05/2022 Comments are Disabled World
Roe vs Wade and Echoes in India 

Roe vs Wade and Echoes in India 

I first came across the concept of abortion at the age of 17 when I watched the film “ Julie” where an Anglo Indian girl falls in love with a Hindu boy and gets pregnant with him. Abortion is briefly considered and equally quickly abandoned as it is a forbidden act for devout Christian. Eventually, Julie is sent away before[Read More…]

by 10/05/2022 Comments are Disabled India
Leaking for Roe v Wade

Leaking for Roe v Wade

The US Supreme Court Chief Justice was furious.   For the first time in history, the raw judicial process of one of the most powerful, and opaque arms of government, had been exposed via media – at least in preliminary form.  It resembled, in no negligible way, the publication by WikiLeaks of various drafts of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, the forerunner to[Read More…]

by 05/05/2022 Comments are Disabled World
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Near-total abortion ban goes into effect in Texas

Legislation banning abortions as early as six weeks into pregnancy took effect in Texas at midnight after the US Supreme Court did not act on an emergency appeal by Texas abortion providers Tuesday. Senate Bill 8, ushered through the Republican-dominated state legislature and signed into law by Governor Greg Abbott, prohibits abortions whenever an ultrasound can detect a “fetal heartbeat,”[Read More…]

by 02/09/2021 Comments are Disabled World
Abortion Rights and Abortion Laws In The Present Times

Abortion Rights and Abortion Laws In The Present Times

The term abortion has varied connotations and can lead to dissent many a times. It is a controversial issue which has been debated, protested and has political ramifications as well. The crucial decision of when to give birth touches chord with most of the women of 21st century as they have progressed much beyond their traditional assigned role to procreate[Read More…]

by 14/01/2021 1 comment World
Analysis Of Backlashes Against Medical Termination Of Pregnancy Act 1971 – Can It Help Us Better Our MTP Act 2020?

Analysis Of Backlashes Against Medical Termination Of Pregnancy Act 1971 – Can It Help Us Better Our MTP Act 2020?

Abstract– As we come closer to new Termination Of Pregnancy Act  (MTP Act) 2020, a look at the MTP act 1971 can help us understand the importance of abortion laws in relation to women’s reproductive rights better. Unsafe abortions claim many lives in India even with such strong legislation. Can the MTP Bill 2020 with its increase time limit help[Read More…]

by 15/12/2020 Comments are Disabled Patriarchy
I Had an Abortion and Now I’m Not Ashamed

I Had an Abortion and Now I’m Not Ashamed

The Personal Is Still Political – And It’s Planetary, Too I have never said this publicly before, but in December 1974 I had an abortion. I was 22 years old, living in a cold, dark house in Portland, Oregon, spending my days huddled in front of a wood stove trying to finish my undergraduate senior thesis. I did not want[Read More…]

by 15/07/2019 Comments are Disabled Patriarchy
Feminist Theological View on Abortion and Catholic Church

Feminist Theological View on Abortion and Catholic Church

                               The word abortion has been abominable to Catholic Church for centuries and the theological views on abortion from catholic perspective always painted abortion as a heinous moral sin. In tracing the Christian antipathy on abortion in the church history, it become rather an ironic factor[Read More…]

by 13/12/2018 1 comment Patriarchy
Texas, Abortion And The US Supreme Court

Texas, Abortion And The US Supreme Court

The abortion right in the United States, given full force in Roe v Wade, has never been a plain sailing affair.[1] The language of rights is ever a prickly matter, marred by the undergrowth of burdensome reasoning and poor application.  In a country where the foetus, less than quality of life, is holy, obstacles will always exist. The subject before[Read More…]

by 28/06/2016 Comments are Disabled Human Rights, Patriarchy, World