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Volunteer Interview: Sarah

Volunteer Interview: Sarah

Interviewed by Sarah Lopez, Literary Women in Action Sarah, 22, first found herself drawn to helping others during her first semester of college. Originally from Coppell, Texas, she was studying International Development at Washington University in St. Louis,...

Texas: Don’t Mislead Young People About Their Rights

Texas: Don’t Mislead Young People About Their Rights

As part of Texas's forced parental consent for abortion law, the Department of Health and Human Services is required to publish information materials that explain the rights of young people to judicial bypass, as well as "alternatives to abortion" and "health risks of...

Let’s Talk About Sex: Consent

Let’s Talk About Sex: Consent

By Lydia, Literary Women in Action I was a sophomore in college when I went back to campus early to train with our health staff on consent workshops for the incoming class. I honestly just wanted to get back to school sooner and see my friends. I wasn’t an avid...

In Your Hands: How Young Men Can Help Disarm Rape Culture

In Your Hands: How Young Men Can Help Disarm Rape Culture

By Zoë Fay-Stindt of Literary Women in Action There are hundreds of ways sexual violence creeps into our everyday: between media and popular culture, the jokes we make with our friends or the general way we carry ourselves in the world, sexual violence has been...

Breaking News: Justice at the Fifth Circuit

Breaking News: Justice at the Fifth Circuit

March 2, 2018 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Interviews: Tina Hester, Executive Director, 512-450-4899   Fifth Circuit Affirms Janes’ Rights to Meet with Attorneys over ORR Blockade Over the last year, the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) has repeatedly refused...

Birth Control in Texas: How do I afford it?

Birth Control in Texas: How do I afford it?

By Sarah Lopez Image from Grist Texas offers a few different options to help people prevent pregnancy. For those with insurance, birth control is required to be covered thanks to the Affordable Care Act. For those without insurance, some state programs and...

Medication vs. Surgical Abortion: Understanding the Options

Medication vs. Surgical Abortion: Understanding the Options

By Lydia Blaisdell For this post, we’re going to explore the differences between medication abortion (the abortion pill) and in-clinic abortion (“surgical” abortion) for an early pregnancy. First, I want to counter a few commonly held misconceptions about abortion...

What Roe v. Wade Means to Jane’s Due Process, 45 Years Later

What Roe v. Wade Means to Jane’s Due Process, 45 Years Later

  JDP’s former case manager, Emily Rooke-Ley, at the Supreme Court oral arguments for Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt   Forty-five years ago, abortion was legalized nationwide in the landmark Supreme Court case, Roe v. Wade. The case ruled that the...

HIV/AIDS: What You Should Know

HIV/AIDS: What You Should Know

Image from Advocates for Youth By Zoë Fay-Stindt, Literary Women in Action Advancements in medicine and awareness about HIV/AIDS have come a long ways since it first broke out in the 80’s. Over a million people in the U.S. are living with HIV today, and when treated...

Volunteer Interview: Aubrey

Volunteer Interview: Aubrey

We’re happy to share a brand new Jane’s Due Process Volunteer Interview. This week we are excited to share an interview with our Aubrey, a 23-year-old law student in Dallas and an incredible JDP volunteer. A small town Texas girl in the big city, she enjoys reading,...

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