May 2010

Human Rights Emergency in Arizona


Remembering Rhonda Copelon: Sept. 15, 1944—May 6, 2010

I met Rhonda Copelon in 1977, when Congress passed the Hyde Amendment, making it impossible for poor women to get abortions on Medicaid. A group of New York feminists came together to figure out how to fight this ban. Many of us did not want to treat abortion as an isolated issue as previous feminists had done; we also wanted a broader platform than the radical feminist slogan of “abortion on demand” or the evasive language of “choice.”  We wanted to defend a woman&rs

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