ISSUE 54: MARCH 2023

Editors’ Note

Dear Readers,

In this issue, we spotlight the new pharmabox in Tulane's Lavin-Bernick Center (LBC). The LBC is open 24 hours a day to students and the pharmabox contains emergency contraceptives (EC), pregnancy tests, and several other healthcare products.

We also want to remind you that you can access pregnancy tests and EC for free at Tulane's pharmacy and free pregnancy tests are being stocked by The Well at several locations around campus. Finally, Big Easy EC, Tulane's peer-to-peer EC distribution network, will deliver free EC, pregnancy tests, and other supplies to you when you need them.

Check out below for upcoming events, recent news, and other opportunities and resources!


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

Image Description: A vending machine with health supplies, such as Tylenol, band-aids, emergency contraception, and pregnancy tests. The pharmabox can be found on the first floor of the LBC, in between the Information Desk and Fed Ex Office.
Submissions Now Open For Reproductive Justice Zine
Submit your work to our Reproductive Justice zine with Mental Realness Mag! The deadline for this paid opportunity is March 4th."
Research Grants on Reducing Inequality
"The William T. Grant Foundation is providing grant funding for research to build, test, or increase understanding of programs, policies, or practices to reduce inequality in the academic, social, behavioral, or economic outcomes of young people ages 5-25 in the United States. Research that focuses on reducing inequalities along race, ethnicity, economic standing, language minority status, or immigrant origins will be prioritized."
Podcast Interview With Dorothy Roberts
"Fifty years ago, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Roe v. Wade, guaranteeing a constitutional right to abortion. That is, until now. In this episode, Ben and Khalil talk with Dorothy Roberts – one of the nation’s leading scholars on the child welfare system and reproductive rights – about how the Dobbs decision is expected to have a disproportionate impact on Black women."
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."
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."
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"
Abortion Attitudes in a Post-Roe World: Findings From the 50-State 2022 American Values AtlasPublic Religion Research Institute, February 23, 2023

“She didn’t think fat women deserved to have children”: Memorable messages from healthcare providers in the context of fat pregnancy. Women’s Reproductive Health, February 10, 2023

History and Politics of Medication Abortion in the United States and the Rise of Telemedicine and Self-Managed Abortion, Journal of Health Politics, Policy, and Law, January 23, 2023



As LGBTQ Book Challenges Rise, Some Louisiana Librarians Are Scared To Go To Work, PBS, February 27, 2023

Louisiana Anti-abortion Group Calls On Doctors To Stop Denying Care Exempted By Ban, The Guardian, February 26, 2023

Follow The Line: Redlining's Effects Are Still Felt Today In New Orleans, WWL, February 23, 2023

Democratic Governors in 20 States Form Reproductive Rights Alliance, Louisiana Illuminator, February 21, 2023

Abortion as Essential Healthcare Becomes Even Clearer after Dobbs, Maurer Global Forum, February 21, 2023

National and International

‘We Just Don't Want to Die': Documentary ‘Birthing Justice' Highlights Maternal Health Crisis for Black Women, NBC Washington, February 23, 2023

Maternal Mortality Rose Across Much Of Europe And North America After 2016, Who Report Shows, NBC News, February 22, 2023

“It Could End Abortion in America”: Two Tiny Towns At the Center of the Abortion Wars, Vice, February 13, 2023

Originalism Is Going to Get Women Killed, The Atlantic, February 9, 2023

It’s No Surprise the AMA Is Leaving Abortion Providers Twisting in the Wind, Rewire, February 7, 2023

Texas Lawsuit That Seeks To Ban Abortion Drug Nationwide Sparks Fear Among Advocates, Texas Tribune, February 5, 2023

Federal Appeals Court Strikes Down Domestic Violence Gun Law, AP News, February 2, 2023

‘It’s A Public Health Risk’: Nurse Decries Infection Control At Us Anti-abortion Crisis Center, The Guardian, February 2, 2023

To Prevent Youth Violence, Invest In Young People, The Hill, January 17, 2023

Self-advocacy is crucial when it comes to combatting the Black maternal health crisis,, January 15, 2023

Study: Wealthiest Black Moms More Likely To Die In Childbirth Than Poorest White Moms,, January 7, 2023

In Conversation with Kara Mailman, Catholics for Choice, September 12, 2022



Pack the Court
ACLU-LA & Power Coalition
9AM CST, March 6, 2023
600 Camp Street, New Orleans, LA 70130

"The ACLU-LA and Power Coalition is hosting a "Pack the Court" at the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals on Monday, March 6th at 9 AM. 

On this date, an oral argument regarding the Chisom v. State of Louisiana case will be heard by the justices at the court. This case will impact the Voting Rights Act as well as Black representation on the Louisiana Supreme Court."
PPGC Educational Sessions
See below for further information.
TeenTalk - Mythbusters: Sex Ed Edition!
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM CST, March 8, 2023
ZOOM, Houston, TX 77023

"Join us for trivia that will bust common myths and break barriers to having informative, stigma-free conversations about sexual health. This is your chance to get your questions answered and have fun with some friendly competition! The Kahoot-style sex ed trivia questions are informed by questions submitted by teens."
TeenTalk - Sex and the Media: Part 2
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM CST, April 5, 2023
ZOOM, Houston, TX 77023

"How are relationships, sex, and abortion portrayed in popular TV shows and movies? What about queer identities, and the coming-out process? As a follow-up from last year's TeenTalks, the teen educators of teenREACH are leading a conversation about how the media shapes what we think about sexual health. You don't need to have attended part 1 to join this important (free!) session."
10,000 Women Louisiana
See below for further information.
"Women make a difference in people's lives through advocacy every day. Join 10,000 Women Louisiana for the first regional women's networking event to increase your reach. Share your stories, build your network, and increase your power!"
Shreveport Women's Power Hour
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM CST, March 13, 2023
Shreveport, Louisiana
Acadiana (Lafayette) Women's Power Hour
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM CST, March 15, 2023
Lafayette, Louisiana
Cenla (Alexandria) Women's Power Hour
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM CST, March 16, 2023
Alexandria, Louisiana

Upcoming National/Regional

“The Call” Austin Premiere

National Domestic Violence Hotline
7:30pm CST, March 1, 2023
Alamo Drafthouse, Austin, TX

"You’re invited to the short film premiere of “The Call.” Presented by @AllstateFDN, this moving short film honors the courage of the 6.4M people served by The Hotline."

BMHW 2023: “Building for Liberation: Centering Black Mamas, Black Families and Black Systems of Care"

Black Mamas Matter Alliance
April 11 - 17, 2023

"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. "

Birth & Beyond Summit 2023: Advancing Community-based Approaches to Birth Equity

HealthConnect One
June 19 - 23, 2023

"The Birth & Beyond Summit theme, "Advancing community-based approaches to birth equity," reflects HealthConnect One's commitment to community-led initiatives, locally driven research and solutions, and movement building across the reproductive justice, birth equity, maternal and early childhood health spectrum.

We emphasize the importance of centering on community-led initiatives to reinvest in underserved communities and increase local efforts to reduce health inequities and advance reproductive justice. Birth and Beyond 2023 recognizes the timely need to elevate community strengths in pursuing hope for Black, Brown, and Indigenous birthing families and their communities.

The 2023 Birth and Beyond Summit will meet the need for a space to convene, strategize, and share ideas led and created by Black, Brown, and Indigenous communities."
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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