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Kansas Abortion Restrictions

Despite advancements being made in society from top to bottom, from gay marriage to the Supreme Court stepping in to keep abortion clinics in Texas open, there are still states holding out when it comes to the right of women to have control over their own bodies. Kansas may not be one of them.   […]

Abortion Law in Texas


With all the positivity going on in America, with the Supreme Court’s decision regarding gay marriage, it’s still a bit of shock to see some states still lost in the stone age when it comes to abortion rights. It’s a frustrating situation to say the least, to see the whole of the country making great […]

Drones for Reproductive Rights


When you think about news on reproductive rights it usually centers on state laws and legislature. Testimonials of both tragedy and success are widely spread around the press to gain awareness on the issue. The link between drones and safely ending an early pregnancy is not a connection commonly made-until now.   A coalition of […]

Missouri Abortion Law

In many of the more progressive regions of the United States, it’s easy to think that women’s rights battles are typically fought overseas, in areas where there is massive inequality between men and women. However, there are plenty of instances of reproductive rights and other women’s issues coming under the crosshairs in political debates right […]

Abortion Procedures in Texas

There is a dangerous experiment in women’s reproductive health happening in Texas this year. There were more restrictions placed on abortion procedures and operating sites in that state between 2011 and 2013 than in the decade preceding it combined.   As a result, a mere 44 clinics remain open in Texas, a number that could […]

Abortion Rights in Spain

The fight for women’s rights is truly an international one, and in some regions, we’ve been faring very well. Although abortion rights for women has been a difficult world to navigate here in the United States, progressive governments across Europe have acknowledged the right of women to decide what happens to their child and body. […]

Federal Payments for Abortion Services

Here at South Avenue Women’s Services, we know how important it is to enter the fray in the current battle being waged over women’s rights. For more than 100 years, different parties in our country have debated reproductive rights, and aside from a few landmark victories, it has been a long road for women to […]

A War on Women in 2014

Just yesterday, much of the nation commemorated the 41st anniversary of the Supreme Court’s landmark decision, Roe v. Wade. While many of us celebrated the decision as a monumental step forward in terms of equality and the total right for a woman to choose what to do with her own body, others were not so […]

We Must Fight the Good Fight in 2014

When it comes to freedom, or the idea of it, 2013 was a complicated and terrifying year, to say the least. Between Edward Snowden and the NSA controversy, our basic rights have been put under the bureaucratic microscope and the results don’t look pretty. Are we free or are we not? Do we have control […]

Protecting Peace Corps women in the event of rape

The three goals of the Peace Corps are as follows: helping the people of interested countries in meeting their need for trained men and women, helping promote a better understanding of Americans on the part of peoples served and helping promote a better understanding of other peoples on the part of Americans. Those are certainly […]