Mississippi is one of many states that have sought to block funding for Planned Parenthood since the release of widely discredited videos released by the anti-choice front group known as the Center for Medical Progress.
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When YouCaring and GoFundMe insert themselves as barriers to abortion access to people with uteri, they become little more than enablers and perpetuators of shame and stigma. This behavior prevents those who are most in need of assistance from getting the support that may save their lives.
The “partial-birth abortion” procedure that debate moderator Chris Wallace referred to is an inflammatory and non-medical term created by the anti-choice National Right to Life Committee in hopes of making abortion restrictions easier to pass.
Rewire spoke with Madera in September about her motivations for creating the Abortion Diary Podcast, the abortion rituals some have followed, and the effect storytelling can have on policy and culture.
The law requires the state’s licensed pregnancy-related centers to display a brief statement with a number to call for access to free and low-cost birth control and abortion care.
According to local activist Alejandra Gomez, racism and xenophobia allegations have trailed Arpaio for years.