Archive for February, 2016

Feb 24, 2016

Annual Take Root Conference gathers reproductive justice activists in red states

Read original article on The City Sentinel. By Darla Shelden February 22, 2016 Hosted by the OU Women’s and Gender Studies Program Center for Social Justice, the 6th annual Take Root Conference will be held on Friday, February 26. and Saturday, February 27 on the University of Oklahoma campus in Norman. Conference activities will take […]

Feb 24, 2016

LGBTQ Task Force joins Amicus Brief in support of birth control coverage in the Affordable Care Act

Read the original article on LGBT Weekly. By Steve Lee February 22, 2016 WASHINGTON, D.C. —The National LGBTQ Task Force has joined 28 other local and national LGBTQ rights, civil rights, youth advocacy, and reproductive health, rights and justice organizations in filing an amicus brief in support of respondents in Zubik v. Burwell. The brief, co-authored by the National […]

Feb 15, 2016

National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum released the following statement in response to the passing of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 14, 2016 Contact: Leng Leng Chancey 202-4701-3170 x 08 llchancey@napawf.org   NEW YORK – National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum Executive Director Miriam Yeung issued the following statement: “We extend our deepest condolences to the family, friends, and colleagues of Justice Scalia. His death creates a vacancy at a critical time […]

Feb 08, 2016

Washington Sex-Selective Abortion Ban Will Fuel False Stereotypes Against Asian-American Women

Original post in The Stranger by Pramila Jayapal and Miriam Yeung • Feb 8, 2016 at 12:24 pm   This week, the Senate Law and Justice Committee voted to pass Senate Bill 6612, the so-called “Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act,” out of committee. This law would ban sex-selective abortions in Washington by criminalizing doctors who provide abortions […]

Feb 08, 2016

Gail Chang Bohr receives Minnesota MLK Distinguished Service Award

Read original article on Asian American Press. By AANews January 22, 2016 St. Paul, Minn. — Gail Chang Bohr, retired Ramsey County District Court judge, was one of six recipients of the Minnesota Council on Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Distinguished Service Award. The ceremony was on January 18, 2016, Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, and […]

Feb 05, 2016

National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum condemns Washington Senate committee vote on racist, baseless abortion ban

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Lauren Gray 212-255-2575 lauren@caminopr.com   NEW YORK — Yesterday, Washington State’s Committee on Law and Justice voted to pass Senate Bill 6612 — a bill that bans abortions based on the fetus’ sex — out of committee. The abortion ban is based on false stereotypes of Asian Americans rather than facts […]

Feb 02, 2016

43 years after Roe v. Wade, why we (still) need reproductive justice

Read original blog post on Ford Foundation. By Lourdes A. Rivera Senior Program Officer, Gender, Racial, and Ethnic Justice January 22, 2016 Forty-three years after the US Supreme Court legalized abortion, the mainstream debate about reproductive rights still rages—and still focuses overwhelmingly on abortion. There is good reason for this: Almost every day brings news […]

Feb 01, 2016

National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum, women’s reproductive rights and health advocates oppose Washington’s proposed racist abortion ban

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Lauren Gray, Camino PR 212-255-2575 lauren@caminopr.com Janet Chung, Legal Voice 206-406-4566 NEW YORK — Tomorrow, Washington State’s Committee on Law and Justice will hear Senate Bill 6612 – a bill that bans abortions based on the fetus’ sex. The abortion ban is based on false stereotypes of Asian Americans rather than facts and […]