Kimberly Lawson

Health

This Tennessee Lawmaker Claims a Fetus Can Survive Outside the Womb at Conception

"This is an example of how politicians do not understand the medical language enough to make a policy based on it."
Kimberly Lawson
a day ago
Health

When He Throws Your Birth Control Pills in the Garbage

Pressuring someone not to use birth control is called reproductive coercion and it's a form of intimate partner violence.
Kimberly Lawson
8.12.19
body

Women in Labor Can’t Hold In Their Babies. Nurses Tell Them To Do It Anyway

Mothers in labor are often asked to delay birth to accommodate doctors’ schedules. In many cases, it can have harmful consequences.
Kimberly Lawson
7.16.19
reproductive rights

Opening an Abortion Clinic Means Jumping Through Absurd Hoops

Groups try to operate under the radar to avoid harassment of construction workers, zoning fights with city council, and other obstacles.
Kimberly Lawson
7.12.19
mind

Sleep Deprivation Can Be a Weapon in the Hands of an Abusive Partner

Unlike other types of physical abuse, sleep deprivation doesn’t leave a mark.
Kimberly Lawson
7.9.19
Health

People Are Already Dying From Being Denied Abortions

A new study is a reminder of the serious consequences of restricting abortion access.
Kimberly Lawson
6.14.19
LGBTQ

Trump Is Very Confused About Trans People

On Wednesday, Trump commented that trans people shouldn't be allowed in the military because they take "massive amounts of drugs"—among other inaccurate claims.
Kimberly Lawson
6.6.19
mental health

What It Feels Like to Learn Your Rapist Is Dead

“There was a part of me that felt he never got a fair shake in life.”
Kimberly Lawson
6.3.19
Race

What It's Like to Be Labeled a Rude Black Girl

A new report quotes Black women on the ways adults assumed they were sexually active at an early age and labeled them as “loud, aggressive and angry” or “having an attitude problem."
Kimberly Lawson
5.16.19
black maternal health

When Will the US Protect Black Women From Dying in Childbirth?

Across the United States, politicians are taking steps toward enacting legislation that reduces racist bias against pregnant Black women and infants. But there's still a challenging journey ahead.
Kimberly Lawson
4.16.19
reproductive rights

At a Georgia Clinic, Abortion Bill Causes Uncertainty and Fear

House Bill 481, which proposes making abortion illegal after around six weeks, is adding to a national debate around "fetal heartbeat" bills. But at a women's health center in Atlanta, it's already stirring very real worry and confusion for patients.
Kimberly Lawson
4.5.19
prison reform

'Starving The Beast': The Women Working To Close a Misused Atlanta Jail

Marilynn Winn, a formerly incarcerated 68-year-old Black woman, wants to repurpose Atlanta City Detention Center into a wellness and freedom center for the local community.
Kimberly Lawson
2.8.19
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