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Commentary: What I Learned From the Birth Control Debate

As we reawaken to the control issues related to women’s bodies again… a reflection on the tension between two competing purposes. “One is social control — ensuring that people conform to social norms, standards and ideologies by providing services that control those who are deemed unworthy or deviant.”

  • 05/04/2022
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News: Minnesota Attorney General and Local Planned Parenthood President Talk Abortion Rights

People born today in this country will likely have fewer rights and opportunities to pursue their own lives than people in my generation have had.

  • 05/04/2022
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Why the World Doesn’t Deserve Black Children: The Peculiar Birthing Rights of Black Women

It was her words “how dare you” that made me sit with my ideas about reproductive rights.

  • 04/28/2022
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If Roe Falls What Could Change for Minnesotans?

“The November election is going to be really important for people who care about reproductive rights in the state.”

  • 04/28/2022
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Birthing With Your Full Self

A Conversation with J’Mag Karbeah, Health Equity Researcher

  • 04/28/2022
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New Full-Service Abortion Clinic Opens in Bloomington, Minnesota

The clinic’s opening brings the number of abortion providers in Minnesota to eight.

  • 02/28/2022
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Abortion bill similar to Texas ban introduced in Minnesota

Rep. Tim Miller, R-Prinsburg has introduced legislation since 2018 that would make abortions after a heartbeat is detected a gross midemeanor. This time, he modeled the bill after the Texas law that has gone into effect, while legal challenges work through the court system.

  • 02/02/2022
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Op-Ed: Privacy in the Age of Abortion Restrictions

If states criminalize, restrict, or even eliminate abortion care, databases that store patient information risk being accessed by hackers and law enforcement to prosecute, publicize, and stigmatize those who have sought an abortion.

  • 12/08/2021
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An Empty Frame in Texas

I could not send my art to a state that would support a trampling of “the right to choose.”

  • 11/30/2021
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Going to the Source: A Commentary About Abortion

I am writing this commentary after years of being fed up with the simplistic nature of the abortion debate. I see what is happening in Texas.

  • 10/16/2021
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VIEW: Hypocrisy

I believe that if you agree with a value, it should apply whatever “side” you are on.

  • 09/13/2021
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Legislative Update: What’s coming up that impacts women?

We checked in with former legislator and current Gender Justice advocate Erin Maye Quade about priorities that impact women and marginalized genders this year

  • 02/23/2021