Editors’ Note

Dear Readers,

A REMINDER TO ALL TULANE STUDENTS: The university has funds to support your travel out of state for reproductive healthcare that you are unable to attain in Louisiana (AKA abortion care). See "Accessing Abortion FAQs" or contact the Office of Case Management. Check out our Post-Roe Resources document for other kinds of info and support. 

Thanks to those who were able to join us last Thursday for Conceiving Equity. We hope you were as inspired as we were by all of the great work the Reproductive Rights and Reproductive Health interns are doing. And we were honored to have Prof. Kimala Price share her knowledge and expertise with our community as the 11th annual Roe v. Wade speaker (and the first one since the overturning of Roe). 

If you are looking for ways to get involved, look no further. As always, in this month's issue, you will find tons of events, job and internship openings, and news articles pertaining to reproductive rights, health, and justice.


Kelsey Lain, School of Liberal Arts, '23
Clare Daniel, PhD, Newcomb Institute, Tulane Unversity
Aliyah Daniels, ReproNews co-founder and editor emeritus, Class of 2018

Lift Louisiana is Hiring a Staff Attorney
"The Louisiana Coalition for Reproductive Freedom is collecting data on refusals. By collecting this information, we hope to educate and inform the public and be better positioned for ongoing advocacy and support. If you or someone you know has been denied medication by pharmacies or pregnancy-related care from a healthcare professional in connection to the overturning of Roe V. Wade or a state abortion ban or restriction, we'd like to hear about it."
Emily Schoenbaum Grant
"The Emily Schoenbaum Grant seeks to encourage and support projects that will benefit the lives of women and girls, particularly those in the New Orleans area. We are particularly interested in organizations doing work around race. Preference may be given to organizations with whom we may develop future internship or service-learning partnerships.

Individuals or nonprofit, IRS tax-exempt organizations in Louisiana are eligible to apply. Preference will be given to applications that involve community organizations. Faculty, students, and alumnae are encouraged to apply for work they are doing in the community.

The application cycle is open and applications are due by May 31, 2023."
Reproductive Rights Are Worker Rights
"We vote to protect our fundamental freedoms like reproductive health care and the right to join a union. Elections matter—did politicians in your state protect or take away your freedoms?

Click your state to learn more. Or switch between the different worker laws using the map key."
Info, advocacy & support for people denied the care they need to be healthy & live with dignity!
"The Louisiana Coalition for Reproductive Freedom is collecting data on refusals. By collecting this information, we hope to educate and inform the public and be better positioned for ongoing advocacy and support. If you or someone you know has been denied medication by pharmacies or pregnancy-related care from a healthcare professional in connection to the overturning of Roe V. Wade or a state abortion ban or restriction, we'd like to hear about it."
Visioning New Futures for Reproductive Justice Declaration 2023
"This statement is authored by the undersigned individuals and organizations, and is the collective and shared work of all, crafted in a spirit of loving abundance.

Reproductive Justice leaders met January 20-22, 2023 in Atlanta, Georgia, convened by SisterSong Women of Color Reproductive Justice Collective. This summit took place on what would have been the 50th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision that legalized abortion—a decision that was overturned in 2022 leading to the loss of legal abortion in half the country. The group envisioned a new future for Reproductive Justice, which follows here."
Free eBook Downloads of Abortion and Reproductive Rights-Related Titles
"Considering the Supreme Court’s recent overturning of Roe v. Wade—the 1973 decision that established a constitutional right to abortion nationwide—Rutgers University Press is making a collection of eBooks about abortion and reproductive rights free to download until the end of January 2023. 

Readers may download any of the seven books on this page for free entering the code “RCCC” at checkout."
PJI Releases End Plantation Prisons
"Promise of Justice Initiative (PJI) debuts a new public resource showing the experience of people forced to labor in Louisiana’s prison system. The End Plantation Prisons Project includes 20 videos about what it is like to work in indentured servitude as punishment for a crime in Louisiana. It also has an interactive map that allows the public to learn more about the prison labor being used in Louisiana’s jails and prisons."
Doing Right at Birth: Apply to Become a Health Professional Champion
"We seek 15 healthcare professionals (including physicians, nurses, and social workers) to grow, spread, and sustain efforts to change reporting policies and provider practices in caring for birthing people who use opioids and other drugs.  To apply:  Please include a 1 page statement of interest and a resume or CV. The 1 page statement should include your reason for wanting to become a health professional champion, what changes you want to make/contribute towards (institutional policies/protocols, state policies, etc.), and any information about institutional barriers or support you anticipate. If you have institutional barriers, explain how support from this group could help people navigate the institutional barriers to change."
Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast Promotora Program
"PPGC is expanding our Promotora program in partnership with Latinx organizations throughout Louisiana. We’re working to train local New Orleanian Latinx leaders using the Promotora created VOICES (Volunteer, Open, Inclusive, Community Education on Sexuality) Program, which was created this year by our Promotora team.  Our sessions are delivered to audiences of 5+ people, virtually or in-person (when it is safe to do so). Find out more information by reaching out to our team at"
Job Opening: Program Manager
"The Louisiana Public Health Institute is hiring for a Program Manager for the Family Health team. The Program Manager will be responsible for the successful planning and implementation of multiple projects in the Family Health team in collaboration with local and national partners."

Collective Rising Internship Application Open Until January 30!

"Applications are now open for the 2023 Collective Rising Internship Program! One of Collective Power for Reproductive Justice’s key programs, this paid 10-week internship brings you to the front lines of a movement that reaches beyond Roe to bring true access to abortion, contraception, and bodily autonomy to communities across the country.

Interns will participate in organizing, advocacy, direct service, community health, education, research, public policy and more. All interns receive a $4,500 stipend and complete an intensive internship training at the annual Collective Power conference."
Medication Abortion “Reversal” Laws: How Unsound Science Paved the Way for Dangerous Abortion Policy, American Journal of Public Health, January 18, 2023

Student Encounters with a Campus Crisis Pregnancy Centre: Choice, Reproductive Justice and Sexual and Reproductive Health Supports, Canadian Journal of Sociology, December 31, 2022


Report: Black Students Most Likely To Attend Worst Public Schools,, January 30, 2023

The Joy of Sex Ed, Gambit, January 10, 2023

National and International

Abortion Restrictions Limit Training of Future U.S. Doctors, America CGTN, January 31, 2022

Illinois man charged in Planned Parenthood clinic fire, Associated Press, January 25, 2022

How Are Wisconsin Women Doing Under The 1849 Abortion Ban?, Wisconsin Examiner, January 24, 2022

Abortion Was Once Common Practice In America. A Small Group Of Doctors Changed That, NPR, January 19, 2022

Bristol abortion clinic owner: ‘I don’t need a welcome mat’, Tennessee Lookout, January 18, 2022

Early Abortion Looks Nothing Like What You’ve Been Told, New York Times, January 22, 2023

‘I Don’t Want to Die’: Fighting Maternal Mortality Among Black Women, New York Times, January 18, 2023

People In Abortion-restrictive Us States Economically Disempowered – Study, The Guardian, January 17, 2023

'Self-managed' Abortions Could Still Bring Criminal Prosecution Under Child Chemical Endangerment Laws, 1819 News, January 7, 2023'

South Carolina Constitution Includes Abortion Right, State Supreme Court Rules, New York Times, January 5, 2023

Birth Equity: Intentionally Rebirthing Experiences, MCH Leads, January 1, 2023

She Says Doctors Ignored Her Concerns About Her Pregnancy. For Many Black Women, It’s a Familiar Story., ProPublica, December 27, 2023

The Road To Universal Childcare Will Be Local, The Guardian, December 23, 2023

How To Help Unaccompanied Children From Central America—ideas From The Washington, DC Area,, June 11, 2021



Sister Style: The Politics of Appearance for Black Women Political Elites
Newcomb Institute
2:00 - 4:00PM CST, February 1, 2023

"A public lecture by Dr. Nadia Brown, Professor of Government, chair of the Women’s and Gender Studies Program and affiliate in the African American Studies program at Georgetown University. She will be at Tulane University in the Diboll Gallery of the new Commons on Wednesday, Feb. 1 at 2 p.m. She will be discussing her new co-authored book, Sister Style: The Politics of Appearance for Black Women Political Elites. "
Life course: Intergenerational exposures and health outcomes
Tulane Center of Excellence in Maternal and Child Health & the National Healthy Start Association
1PM - 2:00 EST, February 2, 2023

"Join the National Healthy Start Association for our Women's Health series. Each month we will focus on a different topic regarding women's and reproductive health. This webinar will discuss the following:
  1. Describe the concept of the life course perspective
  2. Identify early-life influences on reproductive health
  3. Summarize the role of early-life, preconception, and prior-generation exposures on health outcomes
  4. Identify potential approaches for improving cardiovascular risk and birth outcomes."
Medical Provider Listening Sessions
LIFT Louisiana
1PM CST, February 2, 2023

"Lift Louisiana would like to invite you to participate in listening sessions we are hosting. We want to hear from you about if and how Louisiana's abortion ban laws have impacted you and your patients. Your experiences will be critical to informing our advocacy efforts this year as we push to reduce the harm caused by the enactment of these bans.

Physicians, nurses, midwives, doulas, health care technicians and clinical or hospital staff are encouraged to participate.

These sessions will NOT be recorded and any information shared will be held confidential unless explicit permission is granted to share."

Upcoming National/Regional

A Roundtable on Reproductive Justice, Politics, and Racism in the U.S.
San Diego State University, College of Arts & Letters
3:30 - 5:00 PM PST, February 1, 2023

"In 2022, the Supreme Court overturned Roe v Wade. The Dobbs v Jackson case was closely watched by the media and also by reproductive justice scholars. The decision was the culmination of decades of anti-abortion activism and policy in the U.S. that has sought to limit reproductive health care. This roundtable explores issues of reproductive injustice, health care, and infant and maternal mortality through a moderated discussion of two new books, Price’s Reproductive Politics in the United States and Casper’s Babylost: Racism, Survival, and the Quiet Politics of Infant Mortality, from A to Z."
#BMHW23 National Call
Black Mamas Matter Alliance
2:00PM CST, February 8, 2023

"Next month join the Black Mamas Matter Alliance for our 2023 National Call to talk all things #BMHW23! During the call BMMA will discuss the goals, vision and purpose behind the week and how to take part in all of the great activations and events we have planned — including our 2nd annual “Black Maternal Health Walk” hosted in partnership with SisterSong: Women of Color Reproductive Justice Collective."
Near Birth: Doulas, cultural values and embodied futures in Californian childbearing
Center for Reproduction Research Seminar Series
12 - 1PM PST, February 8, 2023

"Values are cultural problems — they describe things commonly understood as desirable, but how they should be achieved and what they look like in practice can be highly variable and fraught with tension. Births are particularly interesting cultural microcosms, liminal states where aspects of culture that are uneasy and unsettled come to the fore. Based on nearly three years of doctoral fieldwork during which I practiced as a doula (birth attendant) in the California Bay Area, this talk introduces seven contested American values that emerge near birth: progress, autonomy, experience, equality, nature, immunity, and redemption. Together, they illuminate how tensions in Californian birth practices are expressions of competing American futures, mediated through reproductive bodies. My approach investigates cultural questions around childbearing without reinforcing dichotomies that themselves often form the basis of academic and popular debates, sidestepping common demarcations between practitioners and parents as authoritative voices. The value-laden problems that surface in how births are negotiated include what constitutes legitimate knowledge about bodies, how gender intersects with responsibility and vulnerability, and how futures are imagined."

BMHW 2022: “Building for Liberation: Centering Black Mamas, Black Families and Black Systems of Care"

Black Mamas Matter Alliance
April 11 - 17, 2022

"Founded and led by BMMA, Black Maternal Health Week is a week-long campaign held annually on April 11-17th that builds awareness, activism, and community-building​ to amplify ​the voices, perspectives and lived experiences of Black Mamas and birthing people. Since 2018, the activities and conversations hosted throughout the week have intentionally centered the values and traditions of the reproductive and birth justice movements. ​Visit here to learn more about Black Maternal Health Week and see highlights from previous years. "
See all events on the Tulane Reproductive Justice Calendar. This calendar is maintained by Kelsey Lain (Tulane School of Liberal Arts ‘23), so please email her your event information at
*We have recently changed the Repronews Job Board. Click here to give anonymous feedback on the new format.
Students United for Reproductive Justice, Newcomb Institute, Tulane University undergraduates
Big Easy EC, 24/7 Birth Control Delivery Service, Newcomb Institute
Students for Sexual Health Equity, Tulane University School of Public Health
Social Workers United for Reproductive Freedom, Tulane University School of Social Work
Medical Students for Choice, Tulane University Medical School
If/When/How, Tulane University Law School
Please click here to view Newcomb Institute's Post-Roe Resource Document.
Newcomb’s reproductive rights/health/justice-related activities are supported by the Donna and Richard Esteves Fund for Reproductive Rights and Reproductive Health, the Bonnie and William Chapman Fund for Reproductive Rights and Reproductive Health, and the M.B. and Edna Zale Foundation. Read about what our Reproductive Rights and Reproductive Health Interns are up to!

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