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09.1.2022  /   webmaster
Winning authors will receive cash prizes, and the first-place winning submission will also be granted a “presumption of publishability” and receive expedited review by the Berkeley Journal of Gender, Law & Justice. Here's how to submit.... Read more
09.1.2022  /   If/When/How Guest Voice
If/When/How asked Melissa Shube to tell us how she and her colleagues at The Lawyering Project are challenging forced parental involvement laws and TRAP laws... Read more
09.1.2022  /   If/When/How Guest Voice
If/When/How asked Jess Braverman, Legal Director at Gender Justice, to tell us how her organization is challenging forced parental involvement laws to ensure young folks in Minnesota have access to the care they need.... Read more
Bold statement graphic for Youth Abortion Access Week with an If/When/How logo in the upper right corner. The background is a mustard yellow with primrose centered text that reads, “Young people are capable of making their own decisions about their bodies and lives.” To the left of the “og” is a multicolored butterfly and flowting of the period that ends the statement is a multicolored butterfly below and to the right.
08.30.2022  /   If/When/How Staff
Abortion is still a human right, and young people should have full autonomy over their own pregnancy, birthing, and parenting decisions.... Read more
Bold statement graphic for If/When/How's gifth annual Youth Abortion Access Week. The graphic has an If/When/How logo in the upper right corner. The background is three different colored stripes with each stripe highlighting a part of the statement. The top is a light blue with dark purple text and reads, "If your activism comes with an asterisk." The next stripe is pink with red text that reads, "excluding young people under 18." And ends in a stripe of dark purple with pink text,"then you do not stand for abortion rights for all."
08.29.2022  /   If/When/How Staff
If there is going to be a future for abortion access, it must be a future in which all people have true access to confidential abortion care, including young people under 18 years old.... Read more
Pink and lavender gradient grainy background graphic highlighting a key finding from If/When/How's recently released research on abortion criminalization in the U.S. In the upper right corner is the If/When/How logo. In the center is dark crimson text that reads, "Mapping abortion criminalization." Below is a United States map with states where people have been criminalized for abortion highlighted in dark red. The state are California, Idaho, Arizona, Nevada, Utah, Colorado, Texas, Oklahoma, Iow, Arkansas, Wisconsin, Illinois, Michigan, Indiana, Ohio, Mississippi, Tennessee, Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland, D.C., Pennsylvania, New York, and Massachusetts. Below in crimson text is elaboration on the finding: From 2000 to 2020, If/When/How identified 61 cases of people criminally investigated or arrested for allegedly ending their own pregnancy or helping someone else do so..
08.9.2022  /   If/When/How Staff
61 people have been criminalized for self-managed abortion in the last twenty years. New research from If/When/How shows what the future of abortion criminalization could look like.... Read more
06.24.2022  /   If/When/How Staff
A statement from If/When/How on Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization.... Read more
If/When/How quote graphic with a black background and a white If/When/How: Lawyering for Reproductive Justice logo in the upper right corner. To the left is the quote in bold, white, and teal text that reads, “Judges, like juries, despite the call for objectivity, do not leave their lived experiences behind when they walk through the doors of a courtroom. What could it mean for a “reasonable person” standard to be analyzed by someone with a different perspective on what it means to be reasonable, a perspective that is not white, that is not cisgender male, something altogether different..” Below in bold, white text is the attribution: Yveka Pierre, Esq. If/When/How Senior Litigation Counsel.
04.6.2022  /   If/When/How Staff
By Yveka Pierre, Esq., If/When/How Senior Litigation Counsel
While widening the scope of experiences and viewpoints on the bench to include that of a Black woman may lead to some positive outcomes for some people experiencing oppression (to the apparent chagrin of conservatives), it doesn’t erase the conditions that allow oppression to occur.... Read more
If/When/How graphic with a dark blue background with white and yellow fireworks at the bootom announcing the '22-'23 RJ Fellows. Centered are seve nsqares with teal frames with headshots of the '22-'23 RJ Fellows. From the top left to right: Ariana Camara, Kate Doyle, Elias Fox Schmidt, Chelsea Gonzalez, Nina Haug, Amanda Le, and Meera Rajput. Next to Meera's photo is an If/When/How: Reproductive Justice Fellowship Program logo. Below is teal text that reads, "If/when/How: Lawyering for Reproductive Justice proudly announces the '22-'23 RJ Fellowship cohort,"surrounded by the fireworks.
04.1.2022  /   If/When/How Staff
Meet Reproductive Justice Fellow Meera Rajput, who is taking her passion for advocacy to Physicians for Reproductive Health this fall.... Read more
If/When/How graphic with a dark blue background with white and yellow fireworks at the bootom announcing the '22-'23 RJ Fellows. Centered are seve nsqares with teal frames with headshots of the '22-'23 RJ Fellows. From the top left to right: Ariana Camara, Kate Doyle, Elias Fox Schmidt, Chelsea Gonzalez, Nina Haug, Amanda Le, and Meera Rajput. Next to Meera's photo is an If/When/How: Reproductive Justice Fellowship Program logo. Below is teal text that reads, "If/when/How: Lawyering for Reproductive Justice proudly announces the '22-'23 RJ Fellowship cohort,"surrounded by the fireworks.
04.1.2022  /   If/When/How Staff
Get to know Reproductive Justice Fellow Amanda Le, who is taking her passion for advocacy to Positive Women's Network-USA this fall.... Read more