The Long Hand of Slave Breeding, Redux

by JoAnn Wypijewski, published on Counterpunch, June 6, 2022 A stunning discussion of women’s rights and the freeing of slaves as these topics relate to today’s anti-abortion campaign.   #MeToo is a disturbing phenomenon which at times frees women to speak the unspeakable openly, but leaves the power of whose voice is heard and what will be done about it, who[…]

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Lizelle Herrera & Texas Repression – Arrest Exposes Anti-Abortion Laws

by Monica Moorehead, published on Workers World, April 12, 2022 There was joy and a sigh of relief when Ketanji Brown Jackson was finally confirmed as the first Black woman justice to sit on the U.S. Supreme Court, based on a 53-47 Senate vote April 7. Then another legal development of a totally different kind occurred in Starr County, Texas,[…]

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The struggle for reproductive justice is a struggle against capitalism: A 10-point fightback program

Workers World Party Statement, January 20, 2021 The Women and Oppressed Gender Caucus of Workers World Party issued the following statement and program on the 49th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision. Email the caucus at As a result of a hard-fought mass movement, the U.S. Supreme Court issued the landmark ruling in Roe v. Wade on Jan.[…]

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Planned Parenthood’s Margaret Sanger problem

By Sue Davis, published on Workers World, August 19, 2020 Planned Parenthood of Greater New York issued a strong statement July 21 that condemned Margaret Sanger’s relationship with eugenics theory and practice. “By saying this, we disarm a tool anti-abortion opponents use to shame women of color, especially Black women, from seeking the full spectrum of sexual and reproductive health[…]

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