This week RH Reality Check is saying goodbye to Amie Newman. Amie has been a solid foundation for our team for almost five years. Through the years her insightful and spirited writing has enlightened and focused our community on a wide array of the many challenges facing reproductive and sexual health and justice. In the way of a tribute to her amazing work at RH Reality Check we present the ten posts, out of the nearly seven hundred she composed, that garnered the most reads. They highlight Amie's particular interests and background in maternity and birthing issues and the political insight she honed while here.
With deep appreciation for all Amie has done for the community and the movement during her time at RH Reality Check, here is Amie's Top Ten:
Pregnant? Don't Fall Down the Stairs
Feb 15, 2010
When anti-choicers conceptualize, dream up and manage to pass bills in the name of being "pro-life", there is no question they know these laws have the potential to ruin lives.
Pregnant Behind Bars: The Prison Doula Project
Aug 2, 2007
At least 7 percent of incarcerated women are pregnant when they are sent to prison, with little access to health care or pregnancy resources. A group of Washington state doulas are there for them though.
Does Refusing a C-Section = Child Abuse?
Aug 13, 2010
A woman comes into a hospital, in labor, refuses to pre-consent to a c-section, and has her baby whisked away under charges of child neglect?
Share Your Late Term Abortion Story
Jun 1, 2009
Did you have a late term abortion? Did your partner? Dr. Tiller's death leaves a giant hole in access to late term abortion medical care in the United States - critical health care. We encourage women and their partners to share their experiences in an effort to help people better understand the nature and circumstances that lead people to undergo a late term abortion.
The Real Rick Warren
Dec 17, 2008
Religious leader Rick Warren has been picked to provide the invocation at President Elect Obama's inauguration. Does his extremist position on social issues represent the common ground Obama is striving for?
Bad Medicine: AMA Seeks To Outlaw Home Births
Jun 16, 2008
In an unmistakably insecure and aggressive move, the American Medical Association (AMA) adopted a resolution at its annual meeting last weekend to introduce legislation outlawing home birth.
Switching Sides: Arlen Spector Says Republicans Have Moved Too Far To The Right
Apr 28, 2009
Calling out the Republican party for their overly conservative leanings, Senator Arlen Spector of Pennsylvania decides to become a Democrat.
Risking the Future: Repeat C-Section or Vaginal Birth?
May 28, 2009
A new study uncovers more reasons for women to consider their childbirth options and to fight for their right to thorough, unbiased and accurate information when thinking about what kind of birth for which they'd like to plan.
Rape Victims Aren't Victims, According to Georgia Rep.
Feb 4, 2011
Rep. Bobby Franklin, a Republican in Georgia, has introduced a bill which would re-classify victims of rape, stalking and family violence to "accusers."
A Culture of Violence Against Women: More Than Rape Kits
Sep 16, 2008
If rape victims have been charged for rape kits in Wasilla, Alaska, under Sarah Palin's leadership, we deserve to know why. But we deserve to know a lot more than that. Which set of candidates will pro-actively create policies that address the root causes of rape and sexual assault?