Abortion isn’t a “cultural” issue. The production of children, and who will pay for it, is a key economic battlefront.
Jenny Brown is a member of National Women’s Liberation and a former editor at Labor Notes. She is a coauthor of the Redstockings book Women’s Liberation and National Health Care: Confronting the Myth of America and author of Birth Strike: The Hidden Fight Over Women's Work. Her latest book is Without Apology: The Abortion Struggle Now.
With meager public support for parents, US women are having fewer children than ever. Raising the next generation is work — and American women seem to be on strike.
Feminists have been pushing for years to repeal the Hyde Amendment. But we should think even bigger: Medicare for All.
In the United States, women face the prospect of becoming mothers without necessary social protections. Many decide it’s not worth the risk.
Why feminists are calling for a national women's strike during Donald Trump's inauguration.
The demand for abortion has had the most success when it’s been free of preemptive compromise.