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10/21/2020

Let’s Celebrate a Victory! Healthcare for Trans Persons and Repro Justice This month we are highlighting a positive development in the reproductive justice landscape in Mississippi: We have a new gender affirming hormone therapy practice, Spectrum: The Other Clinic, based in Hattiesburg! RJ means giving repro healthcare, rights, and justice for EVERYONE. Access to this essential medical […]

10/21/2020

The Language of “Repro”

What’s the difference between reproductive health and reproductive rights? And what is reproductive justice? We hear these questions off and on, and maybe you’ve wondered yourself! Reproductive Health, Rights, and Justice Organizations and individuals in the “repro” movement work within one or more of these frameworks. We thought we’d share a few basic definitions and resources to […]

10/21/2020

Reproductive Justice and Dignity in Pop Culture

Pop culture and media often shape how we think about the world. As we escape indoors from the summer heat and unrelenting pandemic, look for how issues related to reproductive freedom and dignity are portrayed in the media we consume. What are the stories being told? Who’s telling them? What questions are they asking? How […]

10/21/2020

Doing The Work.

“Doing the work” can mean a lot of things. For some, the work is meeting the direct needs of the community through sex education, or child care, or abortion care. For others, the work is affecting change through policies and laws that create more just and equitable society. And for still others, the work is […]

06/04/2020

Childcare: Our Unspoken Crisis

The Childcare Situation is Dire. Let’s Talk About It. Schools are closed, camps are canceled, and many daycares are closed as well. Working parents are expected to continue to work full-time and also become care-givers for their children. Even though our society does not recognize care-giving as valid work that deserves fair pay, providing care is […]

06/04/2020

April 2020: Reproductive Health News and Tools

Opponents of reproductive dignity are pushing their agenda even during this global health crisis.   On April 10, Governor Tate Reeves announced that all “elective surgeries” in Mississippi would be halted through April 27, 2020 due to COVID-19. He includes abortions in the “elective” category. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynegologists disagrees, however, calling abortion care essential and […]

06/03/2020

March 2020: Keeping Faith in a Crisis

A note from Ashley Peterson, Faith in Women Director:  In February 2019, Faith in Women sent a newsletter focusing on Caring for Ourselves in Troubling Times. At that time our concern was the wave of abortion bans sweeping many states, including Mississippi, and we hoped to offer support to our friends and colleagues on the front lines […]

06/03/2020

2020: Courage, Community, and Resilience

Our vision for 2020 is to grow in courage, strengthen our community, and embrace resilience. Join us!  Courage: What gives you courage? When we think about our Faith in Women activism, it helps to remember why we are fighting for reproductive dignity for Mississippians. Do you want to create a healthier, more equitable world for your own children? Do you […]