Category Archives: Latina

40 Aniversario del Caso Roe contra Wade

by Sylvia Barron

“A pesar de haber llegado a la edad de 7 años a este país, no fue hasta los 32 años que por azares del destino me vine enterando lo que esta ley tan significativa representa para las mujeres y/o parejas acerca del derecho a decidir sobre nuestro cuerpo.” Read more…

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40 Aniversario del Caso Roe contra Wade

by Sylvia Barron

“A pesar de haber llegado a la edad de 7 años a este país, no fue hasta los 32 años que por azares del destino me vine enterando lo que esta ley tan significativa representa para las mujeres y/o parejas acerca del derecho a decidir sobre nuestro cuerpo.” Read more…

A Young Latina’s Reflection on “Choice”

by Anonymous

“While sitting in the doctor’s office after receiving the pregnancy results, I couldn’t help to think that there was more to what she asked me, “Do you think you’ll need counseling?” This question allowed me to imagine the very real situations in which states intervene in women’s bodies and decisions. Although I was able to access the critical services I needed, I know that my situation doesn’t always reflect the realities of other Latina women across California or the nation.” Read more…

A Young Latina’s Reflection on “Choice”

by Anonymous

“While sitting in the doctor’s office after receiving the pregnancy results, I couldn’t help to think that there was more to what she asked me, “Do you think you’ll need counseling?” This question allowed me to imagine the very real situations in which states intervene in women’s bodies and decisions. Although I was able to access the critical services I needed, I know that my situation doesn’t always reflect the realities of other Latina women across California or the nation.” Read more…

Reclaiming Spaces: Latinas and Abortion in the U.S.

by Myra Durán

“As one of those young women, I have been on many panels, radio shows and events reaffirming the existence of a generation of activists who are not only involved but integrate these issues into their everyday life. We don’t just limit our activism to abortion and birth control – we constantly have to push back on “apathetic” rhetoric that is used to describe us and our political work.” Read more…

Reclaiming Spaces: Latinas and Abortion in the U.S.

by Myra Durán

“As one of those young women, I have been on many panels, radio shows and events reaffirming the existence of a generation of activists who are not only involved but integrate these issues into their everyday life. We don’t just limit our activism to abortion and birth control – we constantly have to push back on “apathetic” rhetoric that is used to describe us and our political work.” Read more…

40 at 40: My Lifetime with Roe

by Laura Jimenez

I was raised in a family with feminist ideals, had attended my first pro-choice rally by the age of 16, and knew about women in my own family who had decided to have abortions (pre- and post-Roe), so I was clear about the impact of Roe in my life. As a budding RJ leader, I was also certain that Roe was incredibly significant in the context of the lived experiences of women of the nation. Read more…

40 at 40: My Lifetime with Roe

by Laura Jimenez

I was raised in a family with feminist ideals, had attended my first pro-choice rally by the age of 16, and knew about women in my own family who had decided to have abortions (pre- and post-Roe), so I was clear about the impact of Roe in my life. As a budding RJ leader, I was also certain that Roe was incredibly significant in the context of the lived experiences of women of the nation. Read more…