The War on Women Report: Republicans Blame Unmarried Women for Midterm Results; 80% of Pregnancy-Related Deaths Can Be Prevented


U.S. patriarchal authoritarianism is on the rise, and democracy is on the decline. However day after day, we keep vigilant in our targets to dismantle patriarchy at each flip. The battle is much from over. We’re watching, and we refuse to return. That is the War on Women Report.

+ WNBA star Brittney Griner has been released from Russian detention. “She’s protected, she’s on a airplane, she’s on her means dwelling,” Biden mentioned on the White Home Thursday morning alongside Griner’s spouse, Cherelle. “After months of being unjustly detained in Russia, held beneath untolerable circumstances, Brittney will quickly be again within the arms of her family members, and she or he ought to have been there all alongside.”

For months, Griner lived within the “land of prisons.” On the IK-2 penal colony in Mordovia—about 250 miles southeast of Moscow—there are roughly two dozen massive jails; her “penal colony” might be any one in all them. These prisons are notoriously racist and homophobic.

Brittney Griner was sentenced to 9 years in a Russian penal colony for having two vape cartridges containing cannabis oil. Right here, she is seen on a display screen by way of a video hyperlink from a remand jail throughout a court docket listening to to contemplate an attraction towards her sentence, on the Moscow regional court docket on Oct. 25, 2022. (Kirill Kudryavtsev / AFP by way of Getty Photos)

+ Because the U.S. grieves three high-profile shootings in two weeks, memorials have served as reminders of the nation’s unrelenting gun violence.

A Walmart worker armed with a handgun and a number of magazines shot and killed six individuals—together with a 16-year-old—and wounded three others after opening fireplace in a break room.

Three students had been killed and two had been injured on a university bus.

5 individuals had been killed and 17 suffered gunshot wounds after a shooter armed with an extended gun opened fireplace within the LGBTQ nightclub. The tribute to victims of the Membership Q taking pictures has taken on a deeper which means, turning into an area for LGBTQ youngsters and younger adults to grieve, honor their group and ask, “What now?” 

Let’s not neglect what else was thrown our means over the past month.

Tuesday, Nov. 1

+ Latinas are the largest group of girls of colour residing beneath present or possible abortion bans, in line with current analysis by National Partnership for Women & Families (NPWF) and the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Justice (NLIRJ). Almost 6.5 million Latinas—42 % of them between 15 and 49 years previous—reside within the 26 states which have banned or are more likely to ban abortion. About half are already moms and shut to three million of them are economically insecure.

“We all know that by each measure, Latinas face immense boundaries to healthcare, from lack of entry to care to discrimination and bias within the well being system after we can entry care,” mentioned Sinsi Hernández-Cancio, vp for well being justice at NPWF. “Abortion bans are piling hurt on prime of a legacy of forced sterilization and different abuses Latinas have suffered.”

Wednesday, Nov. 2

+ Because the starting of this yr, 12 girls journalists have been murdered. “In every case, the perpetrators went unpunished, tweeted #WomenInJournalism. “The tradition of impunity should finish throughout the board to ensure that all journalists to report freely.”

Thursday, Nov. 3

+ Greater than 80 percent of pregnancy-related deaths are preventable within the U.S., in line with a report launched by Sen. Elizabeth Warren and different lawmakers with the assistance from suppliers and advocates at Physician for Reproductive Health. And abortion bans will make this maternal mortality disaster even worse. Such bans are estimated to result in a 39 % improve in maternal mortality for Black girls and birthing individuals.

Friday, Nov. 4

+ The Florida Boards of Drugs and Osteopathic Drugs banned gender-affirming care for younger individuals. The board voted 6-3 to undertake a brand new commonplace of care that forbids medical doctors to prescribe puberty blockers and hormones, or carry out surgical procedures till transgender sufferers are 18. Exceptions will probably be allowed for kids who’re already receiving the therapies.

Dr. Kelly Thibert, household medication doctor in Florida and fellow with Physicians for Reproductive Health, issued the next statement emphasizing the significance of the gender-affirming care she gives to her sufferers: 

“To me, this determination means that the care I present to transgender and non-binary youth is dangerous and abusive, when in reality it’s medically mandatory care that may be life-saving. Implementation of those guidelines can have a drastically destructive affect on transgender and non-binary youth and their households; including incapacity to entry primary medical care to the already overwhelming prejudice, discrimination, violence and stigma confronted each day. These sufferers need to have entry to their human proper of affirming and evidence-based healthcare, within the communities through which they reside.”

A rally for trans rights on Feb. 25, 2017 in Philadelphia. There was extra restrictive laws of trans individuals thus far in 2022 than at some other level in U.S. historical past. Trans youth are probably the most frequent goal of lawmakers. (Mark Makela / Getty Photos)

Monday, Nov. 7

+ French Cardinal Jean-Pierre Ricard admitted to abusing a 14-year-old girl within the Eighties—making him the primary Catholic clergy member of his rank to confess to abusing a minor. A report final yr discovered that French church personnel had abused 330,000 minors since 1950.

The cardinal will take depart and put himself “on the disposal of justice,” in line with Archbishop Éric de Moulins-Beaufort of Reims, who learn the cardinal’s assertion.

Tuesday, Nov. 8

+ This yr’s election season noticed six poll measures on abortion in California, Kentucky, Michigan, Montana, Vermont and Kansas. The entire pro-abortion rights positions passed

“This election reveals us that voters don’t see abortion as a political difficulty however as a basic liberty,” mentioned Nancy Northup, president and CEO of the Middle for Reproductive Rights. “In each state the place abortion was on the poll, voters made it clear that they don’t need politicians controlling their our bodies or lives.” 

Leah Martin, a volunteer with Shield Kentucky Entry, carries brochures with info on Modification 2 in Lexington, Ky., on Oct. 1, 2022. A lifelong Kentucky resident, Martin ended up within the emergency room as a result of she wasn’t allowed to have an abortion. Due to this “horrible” expertise, she went door-to-door towards a state poll initiative that might cement Kentucky’s close to complete ban on abortions. (Stefani Reynolds / AFP by way of Getty Photos)

Wednesday, Nov. 9

+ The Supreme Court docket heard arguments in probably the most important problem to federal Native American protection laws since their enactment. This case facilities on the 1978 Indian Baby Welfare Act (ICWA), which requires states to inform tribes and search placement with a toddler’s prolonged household, members of the kid’s tribe, or different Native American households within the foster care system.

The case, Brackeen v. Haaland, got here to the Supreme Court docket after three white households and a small group of conservative states claimed the legislation is predicated on race and subsequently unconstitutional beneath the equal safety clause. Native activists argue that ICWA will not be about race however about tribal sovereignty primarily based on the political relationship between tribes and the U.S. authorities. 

Overturning ICWA would affect tribal self-governance, making tribes extra susceptible to exploitation for land, oil and cash. 

+ Given the midterm election outcomes, right-wing media figures have zeroed in on two demographics in charge for the Republican’s nonexistent “Crimson Wave”: voters beneath 30 and unmarried women. Each demographics overwhelmingly voted for Democrats. 

“What should you may solely vote should you had been married,” tweeted Article III Undertaking’s Will Chamberlain.

Monday, Nov. 14

+ Ohio state Rep. Gary Click on (R) launched a “personhood act” that might outline personhood as beginning at conception. In an interview, Click on admitted he knew it wouldn’t go, however he’s making an attempt to “recalibrate the dialog.” 

When contemplating the affect on IVF, Click on argued that IVF wouldn’t be banned, “however it may say, okay, you recognize, this stuff like selective discount the place we implant a number of after which we kill those we don’t like, that may have to alter.”

+ On the primary day state lawmakers may file payments, greater than 900 had been filed throughout the U.S. In Texas, Republicans have launched payments to make the state’s excessive abortion ban even stricter—lawmakers need to prohibit companies and municipalities from helping individuals cowl journey prices for an out-of-state abortion.

Tuesday, Nov. 15

+ Goldman Sachs allegedly paid greater than $12 million to a feminine companion who complained about the firm’s toxic work environment, reported Bloomberg. The nameless lady, who has since left the financial institution, detailed vulgar and dismissive feedback about girls from financial institution executives, together with CEO David Solomon.

Thursday, Nov. 17

+ Home Speaker Nancy Pelosi plans to step down subsequent yr. She has led a outstanding feminist legacy—however one not resistant to threats and harassment.

(Recall that on Oct. 28, a person with rope, zip ties and a hammer broke into her dwelling and fractured the cranium of Pelosi’s husband, Paul Pelosi, 82. The person’s mission was to take hostage and break the kneecaps of Nancy Pelosi, “the chief of the pack’ of lies advised by the Democratic Occasion.” “I used to be very scared,” Pelosi advised CNN in an interview. “I’m pondering my kids, my grandchildren. I by no means thought it will be Paul.”)

Friday, Nov. 18

+ Alliance Defending Freedom, a conservative and anti-abortion group, filed a lawsuit towards the FDA for the company’s approval of treatment abortion care. Medication abortion is backed by years of information as being a safe and effective option to finish an early being pregnant. 

Kirsten Moore, director of Increasing Treatment Abortion Entry Undertaking (EMAA Undertaking), issued the next assertion:

“That is one more try by anti-abortion extremists to power their beliefs on all of us. As we simply noticed within the election, they’re out of step with the bulk on this nation. Greater than two-thirds of voters favor a federal legislation that ensures individuals can get entry to an FDA-approved drug, just like the abortion capsule, and a majority agree that states shouldn’t be capable of ban this treatment. Nineteen states have medically pointless necessities for treatment abortion care which can be so onerous they successfully ban its use. Nobody ought to be denied entry to a protected, efficient, FDA-approved treatment due to the place they reside.”

Treatment abortion makes use of two forms of tablets: mifepristone, which interrupts the movement of the hormone progesterone that sustains the being pregnant; and misoprostol, which causes contractions to expel the contents of the uterus. (VAlaSiurua / Wikimedia Commons)

Sunday, Nov. 20

+ The LGBTQ group marked Transgender Day of Remembrance by honoring transgender and gender-nonconforming individuals killed by violence—not less than 32 this yr, in line with a report from the Human Rights Campaign. On this report, 85 % of transgender and gender-nonconforming victims of deadly violence since 2013 have been individuals of colour. Black transgender girls represented 63 % of all victims.

Most victims—77 %—had been youthful than 35 and greater than 4 in 5 had been transgender girls.

The HRC honored every of the 32 lives misplaced this yr:

  • Amariey Lei from Wilkinsburg, Pa.
  • Duval Princess from Jacksonville, Fla.
  • Cypress Ramos from Lubbock, Texas.
  • Naomie Skinner from Highland Park, Mich.
  • Matthew Angelo Spampinato from New Citadel, Del.
  • Paloma Vazquez from Houston.
  • Tatiana Labelle from Chicago.
  • Kathryn “Katie” Newhouse from Canton, Ga.
  • Kenyatta “Kesha” Webster from Jackson, Miss.
  • Miia Love Parker from Chester, Pa.
  • Ariyanna Mitchell from Hampton, Va.
  • Fern Feather from Morristown, Vt. 
  • Ray Muscat from Independence Township, Mich. 
  • Nedra Sequence Morris from Opa-locka, Fla.
  • Chanelika Y’Ella Dior Hemingway from Guilderland, N.Y. 
  • Sasha Mason from Zebulon, N.C.
  • Brazil Johnson from Milwaukee, Wis. 
  • Shawmaynè Giselle Marie from Gulfport, Miss.
  • Kitty Monroe from Cordova, Tenn.
  • Martasia Richmond from Chicago. 
  • Keshia Chanel Geter from Augusta, Ga.
  • Cherry Bush from Los Angeles.
  • Marisela Castro from Houston. 
  • Hayden Davis from Detroit. 
  • Kandii Reed from Kansas Metropolis, Mo.
  • Aaron Lynch from McLean, Va.
  • Maddie Hofmann from Malvern, Pa.
  • Dede Ricks from Detroit, Mich.
  • Mya Allen from Milwaukee, Wis.
  • Acey Morrison from Fast Metropolis, S.D.
  • Semaj Billingslea from Jacksonville, Fla.
  • Tiffany Banks from Miami. 

Tuesday, Nov. 22

+ Google introduced a policy in 2019 requiring that commercials showing alongside abortion-related search outcomes be licensed primarily based on if they supply the process. Now two senators are asking the tech big to make sure this coverage is more consistently applied to handle deceptive adverts from anti-abortion disaster being pregnant facilities or “fake health clinics.”

Wednesday, Nov. 23

+ Only one week after the legislation was overturned by a Fulton County choose, the Georgia Supreme Court docket has reinstated the state’s six-week abortion ban. This ruling will not be the ultimate phrase on the state’s abortion legislation. Nonetheless, issuing this order put the six-week ban—when many don’t know they’re pregnant but—again into fast impact. 

Ladies are being turned away and compelled to hunt important healthcare elsewhere. 

“It’s outrageous that this excessive legislation is again in impact, simply days after being rightfully blocked,” mentioned Alice Wang, workers legal professional on the Center for Reproductive Rights in a statement. “This authorized ping pong is inflicting chaos for medical suppliers making an attempt to do their jobs and for sufferers who are actually left frantically trying to find the abortion providers they want. Georgians are once more being denied management over their very own lives and futures, however we’ll do every little thing in our energy to strike down this ban for good.”

Wednesday, Nov. 30

+ November is the busiest journey month of the yr, even for home violence victims whose abusers management them by limiting entry to the skin world.

After receiving recognition for ‘The Final I’m Sorry’ marketing campaign, Safe in Harm’s Way Foundation Inc., and Neon are collaborating once more to cease home violence with one other highly effective PSA. 

The PSA imagery makes use of the physique language of a husband and spouse sitting throughout the dinner desk to highlight the underlying scars of emotional abuse. The person looms over the girl, bodily encroaching in her house, whereas the girl is concurrently shrinking in worry, discomfort and disgrace. The message: “Nobody ought to make you’re feeling small.”

“The essence of this marketing campaign is the sensation one will get once they really feel lower than or diminished in an intimate relationship. The nuance exists on this unstated, and painful, relationality between companions. We targeted on this easy reality so that folks can draw a connection to their very own lived expertise, even on an intuitive stage,” mentioned Sam Lauro, artwork supervisor at Neon.

This home violence consciousness marketing campaign has been featured on greater than 340 nationwide screens, together with Occasions Sq.’s entrance, Union Station in D.C., places of work, fuel stations, billboards, digital bulletins and mall kiosks throughout the nation.

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