Kathleen Reeves

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Kathleen Reeves recently completed a master’s degree in Humanities and Social Thought at New York University.


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Planned Parenthood: Not Goldman Sachs

Kathleen Reeves

Foes are painting Planned Parenthood as an inflated corporation, dangerously powerful and drunk on profits. So the true kingpin of American corporate power is a group of community health clinics providing free and low-cost care?

Sex: What Is It?

Kathleen Reeves

A survey from the Kinsey Institute tackles the murky, but vital, question of What Is Sex? and the answers underscore how changeable our definitions may be.

Women, Listen to Your Mothers

Kathleen Reeves

Because of the tremendous work done in the 60s and 70s, my generation can sit around and have conversations about our feelings about abortion. But we need to remember that what matters politically is the legal right to have an abortion, without which these conversations are moot.

Live from Iowa: Latina Empowerment

Kathleen Reeves

A radio drama written and directed by an MFA student at the University of Iowa aims to empower Latina women about sexual health. The program, called “La Noche Te De Sorpresas,” or “The Night Gives You Surprises,” is broadcast in Spanish and is one of two culturally-specific radio shows being launched by the University of Iowa College of Public Health and the Iowa Initiative to Reduce Unintended Pregnancies.

Cardinal Rigali, Republican Lobbyist

Kathleen Reeves

Cardinal Rigali manipulates Catholic morality to bring it perfectly in line with Republican policy, though it doesn't reflect the “Catholic” line on war, poverty, and health care. But listen: those issues are just not that important.

The Toll of Foster Care

Kathleen Reeves

Carrying the burden of childhood abuse and neglect, these girls and women present a greater, specific challenge to those who work to prevent teen pregnancy.

International Aid, Made Local

Kathleen Reeves

By using the peer-to-peer model, the Minnesota International Health Volunteers program avoids, or at least reduces, public health obstacles that arise when there’s a culture clash.

Terry v. Newman

Kathleen Reeves

The dispute between Randall Terry and Troy Newman sheds light on the way that activism can satisfy a person’s hunger for attention and influence—how it can become a power trip.

Witnessing Abortion

Kathleen Reeves

Merely to be in the clinic — in the waiting room or procedure room — is not to understand the choice a woman makes.

Choice, Palin Style

Kathleen Reeves

Palin has unintentionally demonstrated that there’s a way in which a pro-choice world honors the decision to carry an unplanned pregnancy more than a world without choice does.

The New Inquisition

Kathleen Reeves

The implication that political power lies in the Catholic hierarchy rather than in Catholics will only alienate the faithful.

When Moral Conscience Poisons Health Care

Kathleen Reeves

One of Bush’s last gifts to our nation was the Provider Conscience Rule, which protects anyone who works in a health-care facility and who doesn’t want to provide “any services or advice they find objectionable.”

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