Faces of Feminist Blog

Our official blog, Faces of Feminist, features information about FWHC in the community, news about FWHC's programs, and other inpirational pieces from the many faces of feminist.

 

Breaking: Introduced yesterday, Georgia House Bill 1023 uses Religion to discriminate and harm many Georgians.

It appears the language of HB 1023 is more far reaching than similar bills introduced in other states. Including this HB 1023 definition: “Person' means an individual, corporation, partnership, firm, business trust, joint-stock company, association, syndicate, group, pool, joint venture, and any other unincorporated association or group.”

We’re waiting to hear back from the lawyers, but we think this bill could go at least this far:

  • Religiously affiliated schools firing women because they became pregnant while not married;
  • Business owners refusing to provide insurance coverage for contraception for their employees;
  • Graduate students, training to be mental health providers, refusing to counsel gay or transgender people;
  • Pharmacies turning away women seeking emergency contraception or to fill birth control prescriptions;
  • Businesses closing their doors to same-sex couples planning their weddings.

Read more about the effects of this type of legislation: ACLU: Using Religion to Discriminate and Center for American Progress: ‘Religious Liberty’ Does Not Give People a License to Discriminate
 

LLVI

Happy new year! This is a busy time for the Feminist Women's Health Center, especially our Lifting Latina Voices Initiative (LLVI).


LLVI seeks to challenge the inequalities that Latinas face in accessing sexual and reproductive health care. By Latinas and for Latinas, LLVI provides empowerment and sexual health education.

Univision Atlanta recently featured the important work of LLVI, and we wanted to share this exciting moment with you. Check out the video on Univision's website.


 

Nancy BootheFeminist Health Center's own Executive Director, Nancy Boothe, was honored by the National Women's Health Network with a Barbara Seaman Award for Activism in Women's Health. Nancy Boothe has spent her career fighting for reproductive justice and supporting women in Atlanta as they navigate difficult health decisions.

Established in honor of the late Barbara Seaman, an NWHN founding member, the Barbara Seaman Awards for Activism in Women’s Health takes place each fall. The ceremony recognizes work that exemplifies the spirit and approach of Barbara, including her commitment to listening to women, her dogged determination to correct abuses, and her efforts to bridge the gap between generations of change-makers.

Learn more about Barbara Seaman from the National Women's Health Network.

 

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