Emily Douglas

Emily Douglas is The Nation‘s web editor. She was Associate Editor at Rewire from 2007-2009. She has been involved in feminist and pro-choice activism for many years, and her writing on reproductive rights and other issues has appeared in The American Prospect, The Nation, and Rewire. She has also worked in direct service legal advocacy at Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders in Boston. She graduated from Harvard University in 2004.


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An Rewire Farewell

Emily Douglas

A farewell, and a thank you, the incredible community of reproductive justice advocates and writers gathered around Rewire.

VIDEO: Anti-Health Care Reformers Turn to Threats of Violence

Emily Douglas

In a chilling collection of anecdotes, Rachel Maddow last night connected the dots between a handful of instances of threatened and parodied violence against Democratic, pro-health care reform legislators and the known tendency towards violence among the radical right in the United States.

VIDEO: PBS Examines “Abortion Providers Under Siege”

Emily Douglas

PBS has produced an exceptional segment about violence and harassment targeting abortion providers, asking whether Dr. George Tiller's killing was an act of domestic terrorism and what the effect of decades of violence has on women's access to the procedure.

VIDEO: Rachel Maddow and Frank Schaeffer on Anti-Choice Violence

Emily Douglas

Rachel Maddow guest Frank Schaeffer says that while he doesn't think that more extreme wings of the anti-choice movement collaborated with alleged killer Scott Roeder or knew he planned to murder Dr. George Tiller, anti-choice groups do know who commits vandalism against clinics, who glues the doors shut, who might plan to throw firebombs.

VIDEO: Rachel Maddow Investigates Scott Roeder’s History of Anti-Clinic Violence

Emily Douglas

In an extensive interview with the office manager "Jeffrey Peterson" of the Central Family Medicine Clinic in Kansas City, Rachel Maddow last night established that Roeder had repeatedly visited and vandalized that clinic -- a federal crime under the FACE Act, that the FBI had been alerted to Roeder's harassment of that clinic, and that the FBI did nothing about it.

Operation Rescue, Jill Stanek: Only Too Happy to Aid and Abet

Emily Douglas

Anti-choice groups across the nation are busy insisting that since they didn't personally pull the trigger, their protests, harassment, and hate speech are not to blame for the murder of Kansas abortion provider Dr. George Tiller. Yet some anti-choice activists -- even now -- seem only too happy to aid and abet the crazy ones who will resort to violence.

California Supreme Court Upholds Proposition 8

Emily Douglas

The California Supreme Court today ruled Proposition 8, the ballot initiative outlawing same-sex marriage, constitutional, while declaring valid the thousands of same-sex marriages that took place while same-sex marriage was legal in the state.

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