This year is one like no other. It makes sense, then, that the holidays would be different this year too. I come from an interfaith background, my dad’s side celebrates Christmas and my mom’s side celebrates Hanukkah. Though, it would be more accurate to say that we all celebrate together.
I’m thrilled to be in Ms. Magazine for the very first time with an interview with the incredible Jennifer Weiss-Wolf, talking Scotland, menstrual equity, and how the US can make periods better.
Looking for supplemental blessings for Hanukkah this year? Want to infuse reproductive justice into you celebration? Look no further! In my latest article for Jewish Women’s Archive, I give short and sweet blessigns for each night of the holiday to recite to spread the spark of justice.
Recently, I had the pleasure of chatting with Garnet Henderson, host of Access: A Podcast About Abortion about a frightening trend of anti-abortion clinic protesters showing up in droves to harass patients, staff, and volunteers outside of abortion clinics
This has been an agonizing 36 hours waiting and watching the results from the election roll in. Though we’ve known for weeks that we would not know the final result of the election on election day itself, it’s agonizing to wait with so much at stake. I spoke with Washington Jewish Week about what advice National Council of Jewish Women and I are giving today around being patient.
Tonight, I am proud to finally announce that I have been voted onto the board of the Emma Goldman Clinic, a feminist and independent abortion clinic serving the people of Iowa. I have been sitting on the development committee since early February and when asked to become a full, voting member I jumped on it. Monday was my full orientation and tonight are my first committee meetings as a director.
After a two-day hiatus on the 18th and 19th, the Repro Roundup continues! This was a busy week for abortion news, despite the fact that I refuse to give more airtime to the Barrett confirmation process or this administration’s antics. One of the intentions of these Roundups is to cover news that doesn’t get wide attention. So while there may be repro news dominating the news cycle, there is repro news getting pushed to the side. That’s the news I want to cover. Here’s what I covered this week:
Another week, another boatload of repro news that got buried by the Trump administration’s nonsense. Here’s a list of what you may have missed:
This week was busy in repro news and I managed to post at least once a day on my new Medium column, the Repro Roundup, which is a personal best for me. Here’s the collection of stories from this week:
Part way through the day, I got a lovely message from a Jewish nurse-midwife who runs an independent abortion clinic and is looking for resources for her staff about Judaism and abortion to better serve her patients. She plans on doing the same for more faiths in the future!