Archive for April, 2016

Apr 22, 2016

Breaking: Congressional Testimony: Anti-Choice Measure Would Turn People of Color Into ‘Suspects in the Exam Room’

Read original article on Rewire. April 21, 2016, 5:22pm By Kanya D’Almeida All of the letter’s 56 signatories are people of color who have had abortions. They say the bill would force providers to interrogate patients’ reasons for seeking care and “erect a political divide” between patients and their physicians. Cloaked in the language of […]

Apr 20, 2016

Here’s Why that Race-Sex Abortion Ban Bill is So Discriminatory

Read original article on Women’s E-News. By Sital Kalantry April 20, 2016 (WOMENSENEWS)—You may have never heard of the word PRENDA. But the U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee held a hearing on it on April 14. PRENDA stands for the Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act of 2016. If enacted, the bill would subject medical professionals to […]

Apr 18, 2016

National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum demands justice for immigrant families

For Immediate Release April 18, 2016 Contact: Loretta Kane / Camino PR 917-410-7242 /   Statement of Executive Director Miriam Yeung NEW YORK — Today, the U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments in the challenge to President Obama’s expanded Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and the new Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and […]

Apr 18, 2016

PRENDA ‘undermines constitutional rights’ of black, Asian American women, op-ed states

Read original article on Women’s Health Policy Report. By National Partnership for Women & Families April 15, 2016 “Once again, [antiabortion-rights] politicians are attacking abortion rights for women of color through the so-called Prenatal [Nond]iscrimination Act” (PRENDA) (S 48), write Marcela Howell, executive director of In Our Own Voice: National Black Women’s Reproductive Justice Agenda, […]

Apr 15, 2016

House Republicans push ‘nightmare’ abortion bill based on anti-Asian stereotypes

Read original article on Raw Story. By Jennifer Gerson April 15, 2016, 9:21am EST <img src=&quot;;paid=ar&amp;caid=HQQZPPL3QVBDPPH57QA6T2&amp;plid=E526NZOZIZHADLA3ABP24X&amp;siteId=&amp;kv1=300×250&amp;kv2=&amp;kv7=g&amp;cb=94QmeVxPUhQYGvYlzfM2TL9DQ5IqAMN0FSizYE/U0DA=&quot;> A bill to outlaw abortions based on sex or race that Democratic lawmakers and advocates have called a “nightmare” made its way to the US House of Representatives committee floor late Thursday, where Republicans invoked Frederick Douglass, the Book […]

Apr 15, 2016

House Reps. Speak Out Against PRENDA, Say Abortion Bill Based on Racial Stereotypes

Read original article on NBC News. By Frances Kai-Hwa Wang April 15, 2016, 11:02am On Thursday, Reps. Judy Chu (D-CA), Loretta Sanchez (D-CA), and Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX), as well as advocates for Asian-American, Latino, and African-American women spoke out against H.R. 4924, also known as the Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act (PRENDA), which they characterize as […]

Apr 15, 2016

House Hears Arguments on Anti-Abortion Bill with Racist Overtones

Read original article on Slate. By Christina Cauterucci April 14, 2016 3:29pm A Congressional subcommittee is holding a Thursday-afternoon hearing on a bill that would ban abortions obtained because of the fetus’s sex. Advocates for the Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act (PRENDA) claim they’re simply trying to prevent sex discrimination. But laws like these, which already exist in […]

Apr 15, 2016

GOP Representatives Push Abortion Bill Based On Asian Stereotypes

Read original article on Think Progress. By Alex Zielinski April 14, 2016 12:46pm The House will hear arguments on a controversial anti-abortion bill Thursday — one that purports to combat discrimination but that actually relies on racist stereotypes. The Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act (PRENDA) aims to penalize doctors who attempt to perform an abortion that is […]

Apr 15, 2016

Women’s rights activists say Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act ‘a wolf in sheep’s clothing’

Read original article on the Washington Times. By Bradford Richardson April 13, 2016 Feminist activists may find discrimination in the workplace deplorable, but they’re all for discrimination in the womb. The House Judiciary Committee on Thursday will hold a hearing on the Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act (PRENDA), which would prohibit abortions sought solely on the basis […]

Apr 14, 2016

This Sex-Selective, Race-Specific Abortion Ban Is Actually Being Discussed By Congress Right Now

Read original article on Bustle. April 14, 2016 By Kastallia Medrano On Thursday, the U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing to consider the Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act of 2016, also known as PRENDA. The legislation claims to help communities of color and even women by putting bans on sex-selective and race-based abortions. […]