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Youth to the Front: Meet the Islander Feminists

Youth to the Front: Meet the Islander Feminists

Q1. Who are the Islander Feminists? And, what inspired y’all to decide to start delivering free plan b and organizing for abortion in Corpus Christi?  The Islander Feminists are a student organization at Texas A&M Corpus Christi (TAMUCC) focused on intersectional...

Youth to the Front: Meet Bans Off Our Bodies Fort Worth

Youth to the Front: Meet Bans Off Our Bodies Fort Worth

Q1. How did y’all meet? And, what inspired y’all to decide to organize to pass the G.R.A.C.E. Act in Fort Worth?  The group all started with the protest immediately following the Dobb’s leak.  The organizer of the local Fort Worth protest created a GroupMe to...

Youth to the Front: Meet Hiba Faruqi

Youth to the Front: Meet Hiba Faruqi

Q1. What inspired you to get involved in abortion rights, health, and justice in Texas? When I attended the Austin Women’s March last October, I found a community of people equally as enraged as I was. Following SB 8, I was really angry and not sure where to channel...

Youth to the Front: Meet Frontera Folx

Youth to the Front: Meet Frontera Folx

Q1. How did y’all meet? And, come together as a group? We came together after a friend of ours who worked for Planned Parenthood told us they couldn’t be on campus because of Title IX. Because of who our community is made up of middle to lower class, early generations...

Youth to the Front: Meet the San Marcos Abortion Activists

Youth to the Front: Meet the San Marcos Abortion Activists

The G.R.A.C.E Act -- a resolution cities can pass to declare that they will be de-prioritizing enforcement of criminal laws related to abortion -- has been passed in Austin, Denton, Dallas, El Paso, and San Antonio, and it's being considered in Houston. But it's not...

Youth to the Front: JDP Interview with Change 4 Choice

Youth to the Front: JDP Interview with Change 4 Choice

In March of 2022,  Jane's Due Process was profiled in this article in Ms. Magazine with a group of teens in Southlake, Texas who were screen-printing and selling t-shirts and tote bags to raise money for abortion access. Of course we had to learn more! So we...

Youth Spotlight: JDP Digital Communications Intern Anwita Siddavatam

Youth Spotlight: JDP Digital Communications Intern Anwita Siddavatam

Over the summer of 2021, Texas high school student Anwita Siddavatam joined Jane's Due Process as a digital communications intern. We recently caught up with Anwita to see what she's up to and how her time with JDP impacted her advocacy for reproductive health,...

Youth Guest Blog: The Stigma of Sex Ed

Youth Guest Blog: The Stigma of Sex Ed

“Have you ever heard of sex ed? It sounds like something dirty. Why would they teach about the word that is whispered only behind closed doors in our schools?” “And surely, surely no child - but especially mine - would ever do such a thing, good heavens no! So of...

Youth Guest Blog: Young people deserve access to abortion

Youth Guest Blog: Young people deserve access to abortion

The first time I heard the word ‘abortion,’ I didn’t know what to think. I was around kids at my school, discussing the pregnancy of a classmate, and the debate turned to her hypothetically getting an abortion. The language they used was just them mimicking their...

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