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#SayHerName Shows Black Women Face Police Violence, Too—and Pregnancy and Motherhood Are No Refuge

By Dani McClain

A new front in #BlackLivesMatter organizing is advancing today as concerned people nationwide gather to draw attention to black women and girls harmed or killed by police violence. 540 more words

News From The Soul Brother

Interesting Things - Memorial Weekend edition!

This weekend is the unofficial start to summer and the first long weekend of the season – it’s also one of my favorite times of year to be in DC.   259 more words

Parenting

When the Catholic Church owns your doctor: The insidious new threat to affordable birth control

Original post from Salon

‘………….By PATRICIA MILLER

Eight of the largest health systems in America are now Catholic-owned. More and more won’t prescribe contraception

Angela Valavanis had already had one bad encounter with the Catholic health care system when St. 1,107 more words

Religion

Privacy vs. Equality in the Supreme Court

There is a lesson in the past fifty years of litigation. When the fight for equal rights for women narrowed to a fight for reproductive rights, defended on the ground of privacy, it weakened.

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Longreads

Why my "free" birth control costs $100 a month (and what you can do to make yours $0)

I found myself on a late night pharmacy run this week to refill my birth control—yes, I’m a procrastinator—but when the pharmacist told me the prescription would cost $99, my blood pressure hit the roof. 719 more words