Lisa works with the Strong Families Initiative as a Communications Strategist, which includes leading communications for multiple campaigns, editing the reproductive justice blog, and supporting racial justice leaders to find and use their voices as writers. Lisa lives, works and plays in Oakland with her husband and their two kids.
Mother's Day has a way of making everyone feel like an outsider. This brunch-y, kid friendly version of Mother's Day, creates the feeling that there is some elusive "right way" to celebrate and be celebrated. We want to flip that.
Lots of people take birth control pills because they are having sex and they don’t want to get pregnant. In fact, 86 percent of us take it at least in part because we want to be able to have sex and not get pregnant. Reproductive health, rights and justice advocates think it's a really good thing that women have autonomy over their bodies, their sexuality, and access to a full range of good choices about how to manage their fertility.
A widely-supported bill intended to close gaps in existing legislation and ensure that correctional officers would use the least restrictive restraints possible on pregnant women is vetoed by the governor.
The bill to prevent the shackling of pregnant women in CA's prisons, is the California State Sheriff's Association's top priority for a veto. It means more for them to veto this bill than any other bill on the Governor's desk right now. Those who follow politics in Sacramento know this does not bode well.
Many of the same states that resist comprehensive sex ed also have loose laws for gun ownership. Gun-rights advocates maintain that straight-forward education is the best way to keep kids safe. So why do we treat sex ed differently?
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