Maureen Shaw

Maureen Shaw is a feminist, writer, and proud mama of two. Her writing has appeared widely online, including sherights.com (which she founded in 2011), Quartz, The Atlantic, Huffington Post, MicScary MommyWomen Under Siege, Jezebel, and more. Maureen holds a master’s of arts degree in human rights from Columbia University.


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Maureen Shaw
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Commentary Human Rights

Preventing a Provider From Talking About Abortion Isn’t About Safety, It’s About Stigma

For pro-choice activists and supporters, the complaint filed against the MedStar Washington Hospital Center represents much more than a passionate doctor pitted against her employer. This is about abortion stigma and the need to affirm and normalize abortion’s role in basic health care—something that’s infinitely harder to achieve when providers are silenced.

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