Contraception

Apr 17

The Supreme Court to Weigh in on Crisis Pregnancy Centers

On March 20, 2018, the Supreme Court heard the case NIFLA v. Becerra, which centers around the constitutionality of a California state law called the Reproductive FACT Act. This important piece of legislation sets standards for ensuring that visitors to clinics whose “primary purpose is providing family planning or pregnancy-related services” are properly informed about California’s low-cost…

Apr 10

New Interns!

Hana Raskin is RHAP’s spring 2018 Network Research Intern. She is studying at NYU’s Center for Global Affairs, where she is part of the Gender Working Group, a group which aims to mainstream gender into conversations on global affairs. She has written research papers on why abortion is a security issue, and on reproductive rights…

Apr 10

Spotlight on a Donor: Gayle Raskin

“I’m so fortunate that I could choose when to start a family and had access to legal abortion when I needed it.” Gayle Raskin has volunteered with the Reproductive Health Access Project since 2015 after attending a screening of Vessel, a documentary about Women on Waves – a team of international women and medical professionals who…

Apr 03

Spotlight on a Volunteer: Angela Petriello

One month after the November 2016 election, several RHAP staff, volunteers, and board members came together to brainstorm ideas on how to manage the growing number of people interested in getting involved in our organization. One of the volunteers who joined us was Angela Petriello, a former co-worker of RHAP’s Development Officer, Rosanna Montilla-Payano. “Hearing…

Mar 30

Women’s History Month: Renee Bracey Sherman

“Reproductive justice is our past, present, and our future. It is the framework that our ancestors thrived on. We cannot fight for reproductive and human rights without centering marginalized communities, the people who have abortions, those who parent in poverty, across borders and disabilities, and at a young age, and seek adoption in our work.…

Mar 27

Getting Involved with RHAP

There are many ways to get involved with the Reproductive Health Access Project. Clinicians can sign up to receive our monthly Contraceptive Pearls, an evidence-based, free e-publication sharing the most up-to-date contraceptive information. For those of you who are clinicians and are looking to get more involved in RHAP’s clinical organizing, please join the Reproductive…

Mar 23

Women’s History Month: Loretta Ross

Loretta Ross is the definition of the word “survivor.” Ross has lived through sterilization abuse, rape and was forced to raise a child born of incest. Though these conditions, ones that affect women of color disproportionately, could have limited her potential, she instead became an advocate for women’s rights, diversity, and human rights. “I’ve been…

Mar 20

Women’s History Month

Since its establishment in 1987, Women’s History Month has been celebrated to honor achievements that women have contributed to American popular culture, politics, art, and other aspects of American history. In the second chapter of our yearlong reproductive justice campaign, the Reproductive Health Access Project is excited to highlight visible women who are change-makers and…

Mar 13

Focus on a Cluster: Maine

When Dr. Kohar Der Simonian moved to Maine from the Bay Area a few years ago, she found that she missed the organized, tight-knit community of reproductive health care providers and advocates back in California. While clinicians and advocates across Maine have always provided and advocated for reproductive health care, they face different challenges than…