Reproductive Rights Blogs We LoveFriday, September 18th, 2009
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15 and Counting are campaigning for reproductive rights, so we thought we’d let you know about other blogs with the same mission.
This is the website of Share-Net, a network of Dutch development organisations and individual consultants working in the field of sexual and reproductive health and rights, and HIV. The organisation explains: “Share-Net aims to maintain and strengthen the capacity of its members through information sharing, capacity building and policy dialogue.” The website features news and events on the relevant issues.
This is the blog of NARAL Pro-Choice America which says it as has been the leading advocate for privacy and a woman’s right to choose. The organisation has over a million members and is “fighting to protect the pro-choice values of freedom and privacy”. The blog features news, opinions, videos and campaigns.
Womenstake is the blog of the blog of the National Women’s Law Center, whose mission is “to protect and advance the progress of women and girls at work, in school, and in virtually every aspect of their lives”. The Center’s Health and Reproductive Rights program fights “to protect reproductive rights… protecting a woman’s right to decide to have an abortion; expanding access to affordable birth control, including emergency contraception; investing in comprehensive sex education and ending federal funding for abstinence-only programs”. The blog features a weekly roundup of relevant news plus comment on the burning issues.
This is the Abortion Blog, written by a “pro-choice, proud atheist”. The author also admits to being a bit of a biology nerd. She says the blog is “for women and girls who need a chance to hear from someone about what it’s really like, and something I need to help me through this sort of scary experience that lots of women go through, but few talk about”. The posts consist of news and campaigning updates, as well as opinions.
The Reproductive Rights Prof Blog is a member of the Law Professor Blogs network. Unlikely many of the more general reproductive rights blogs, this one has a specific legal and academic focus. It’s edited by Caitlin E. Borgmann, a professor of Law at the CUNY School of Law, and the aim of the blog is to provide resources, news, and information for law school professors who specialise in reproductive rights. There is news that will be of particular interest to academics and litigators, and also announcements of conferences and abstracts of recent scholarships on reproductive rights topics.