challenging religious privilege in public life

Richard Grossman


How Family Planning Benefits the Individual

Family planning has been called one of the top 10 public health achievements of the 20th century by the US Centers for Disease Control.

Not everyone wants to be a parent

Pronatalism is causing humans to reproduce at an untenable rate, thus increasing overpopulation and environmental damage.

Self-Managed Abortion

Fortunately, medication abortion using mifepristone and misoprostol is safe and effective and was approved by the FDA in 2000.

Sometimes it is Best to Hide Contraceptive Use

Hiding contraceptive use is a common strategy in many countries where patriarchy rules. Men in patriarchal societies usually desire large families.

The Other Side of Reproductive Coercion

The other side of reproductive coercion: women are often forced to bear, and raise, children that they did not intend to have.

Overpopulation and War

Although the Palestinian Territories have higher fertility, the Israeli fertility is also high, especially for a relatively rich country.

Good News about Family Planning

Globally, 50 countries have liberalized their abortion laws since 1994, and 4 have decreased access to safe abortion services – including the USA.

Let’s look at the facts of climate change

Severe storms, enormous fires, the high temperature and drought we’ve experienced are all caused by what we have done to the climate.

Applaud Freeing the Pill

Last month a US Food and Drug Administration's advisory panel voted to approve selling an oral contraceptive pill "Over The Counter".

Why focus on population?

Why focus on population? Globally, according to the United Nations, there are 121 million unintended pregnancies.