Archive for June, 2016

Jun 30, 2016

Supreme Court strikes down Texas abortion clinic restrictions in major pro-choice ruling

Read original article on Vice News. June 27, 2016, 10:15 am By Sydney Lupkin This story is part of a partnership between MedPage Today and VICE News. The Supreme Court just struck down restrictions on abortion clinics in Texas, setting a national precedent in a major victory for pro-choice groups. In a 5-3 ruling on […]

Jun 30, 2016

What SCOTUS’ HB2 Decision Means for WOC’s Reproductive Health

Read original article on DLG Media. June 27, 2016 By DLG Media It’s a big day for reproductive justice for women in the United States and a special victory for women’s rights in Texas. Today the Supreme Court ruled in the case Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt (formerly v. Cole). In it, it struck down Texas’ anti-abortion law […]

Jun 28, 2016

Asian-American Advocates Celebrate Victory in SCOTUS Abortion Ruling

Read original article on NBC News. June 27, 2016, 2:30 PM EST By Janine Wolf The Supreme Court’s 5-3 decision in Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt Monday, striking down one of the nation’s most restrictive laws on abortion doctors and facilities, is receiving praise from Asian-American advocacy groups and elected officials. “Today is a very […]

Jun 27, 2016

National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum applauds Supreme Court decision on abortion rights

NEW YORK — Today the Supreme Court of the United States ruled by a vote of 5-3 that the abortion restrictions outlined by Texas’ House Bill 2 place an undue burden on women, deeming it unconstitutional. National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum (NAPAWF) Executive Director Miriam Yeung released the following statement in response: “National Asian […]

Jun 23, 2016

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 23, 2016 Contact: Amy Lebowitz / 212-255-2575 Statement of Executive Director Miriam Yeung NEW YORK — Today, the U.S. Supreme Court handed down a decision that continues to block President Obama’s expanded Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and the new Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Legal Permanent Residents (DAPA) […]

Jun 20, 2016

The Supreme Court’s Upcoming Abortion Ruling Is A Huge One, Especially For Minority Women

Read original article on Uproxx. By Kimberly Ricci June 20, 2016 More than half a century ago, the U.S. Supreme Court established a woman’s fundamental right to an abortion. Since then, lawmakers, special interest groups, and confused presidential candidates have worked to reverse this right. The court’s landmark case, Roe v. Wade (1973), struck down […]

Jun 17, 2016

Punishing Women for Abortion

Read original article on The American Prospect. By Atima Omara June 16, 2016 When Donald Trump declared in March that there should be some form of “punishment” for women who have abortions if the procedure is banned, abortion opponents quickly protested that their aim is never to penalize women. “No pro-lifer would ever want to […]

Jun 12, 2016

National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum decries Orlando hate crime, cautions against anti-immigrant, anti-Muslim responses

For Immediate Release June 12, 2016 Contact: Amy Lebowitz (212-255-2575 or Statement of Executive Director Miriam Yeung NEW YORK — IN response to the shootings at an LGBT nightclub in Orlando, Fla., NAPAWF Executive Director Miriam Yeung issued the following statement: “Our hearts are broken and we are deeply saddened by the tragedy in […]

Jun 08, 2016

The Conviction of Purvi Patel and the Criminalization of Abortion

Read original article on Alternet. June 2, 2016 By Rachel M. Cohen Last March, Purvi Patel, a 33-year-old Indiana woman, was sentenced to 20 years in prison for fetal homicide. Patel is the first woman in the country to be convicted under a feticide law for having an abortion. Reproductive rights advocates believe that her […]

Jun 03, 2016

Opinion: Purvi Patel’s Case Is Part of an ‘Unjust Pattern’

Read original article on NBC News. June 3, 2016, 8:39 AM EST By Nimra Chowdhry and Lisa K. Sangoi Last month in Indianapolis, we joined dozens of Asian-American women in a packed court room to bear witness to appellate court oral augments for Purvi Patel, a South Asian American woman who ended her pregnancy outside […]