Many women have limited access to abortion. Several states allow non-physician clinicians to perform medication or aspiration abortions, and a new study recommends expanding the type of providers who can perform the procedure.
A new campaign started by actress and activist Martha Plimpton, Lizz Winstead of the Daily Show and others is taking its cue from Hester Prynne when it comes to women's reproductive rights. A Is For "is a campaign challenging the traditional meaning of the scarlet letter by encouraging women, and the men who support them, to wear the A proudly."
A new campaign from the Center for Reproductive Rights is causing quite a stir online. The Draw the Line campaign was created to help promote a Bill of Reproductive Rights, "a thundering statement...to the U.S. Congress and the President that they must guarantee and protect reproductive rights as fundamental human rights and stop the attacks by politicians who want to take those rights away." The campaign's videos and online tools feature celebrities like Meryl Streep, Kyra Sedgwick, Kevin Bacon, Audra McDonald, and Amy Poehler.
By Soraya Chemaly