Uncovering the Value of Reproductive Labor

Reproductive Labor, as defined by Mignon Duffy in “Doing the Dirty Work: Gender, Race, and Reproductive Labor in Historical Perspective” (2007): • Work that maintains daily life (physical or mental health, food preparation and service, cleaning, personal care) or • Work that reproduces the next generation (care of children and youth)

Reproductive Labor, as defined by Mignon Duffy in “Doing the Dirty Work: Gender, Race, and Reproductive Labor in Historical Perspective” (2007):

· Work that maintains daily life (physical or mental health, food preparation and service, cleaning, personal care) or

· Work that reproduces the next generation (care of children and youth)

40 Days of Choice: Showing Up with Love, Care, and Joy for Abortion Access

The only abortion clinic in Northern Minnesota, WE Health Clinic, is situated in downtown Duluth. The unassuming stone building is distinguished only by the large words on the front: “Building for Women.”   WE Health Clinic has provided reproductive health care since 1981, co-founded by Tina Welsh and Dr. Jane Hodgson. Jane was one of the first and only doctors in the country to be convicted for providing an abortion in

What being an abortion doula taught me about care work and reproductive freedom

When I saw a training to become an abortion doula through SPIRAL Collective, I mostly went out of curiosity. A doula is a companion that provides information, physical, and emotional support. Doulas have been around since ancient times across all cultures. There are birth doulas, postpartum doulas, abortion doulas, even death doulas. They manifest as

I’m Voting for Reproductive Freedom on Nov. 6

My name is Aliya, and I am TakeAction Minnesota’s deputy communications director. I’m excited to vote for candidates who will stand for reproductive freedoms this November—candidates like Tina Smith, Tim Walz, Peggy Flanagan, and Keith Ellison. They’ve pledged to fight for the rights of all Minnesotans so that no matter your gender, race, or zip

This Week in Action: Anniversary of the Women’s March

In case you missed it, this is from last Friday’s”This Week in Action” email: This Sunday is the anniversary of the Women’s March, the largest single-day protest in American history, and in honor of that anniversary, this week, we’re sharing stories about women. Over the last year, we’ve seen the beginning of major cultural shifts, like