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Abortion mobilities

13 Aug 2022-Geography Compass-Vol. 16, Iss: 9
About: This article is published in Geography Compass.The article was published on 2022-08-13. It has received None citations till now. The article focuses on the topics: Mobilities.
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TL;DR: In this article, the authors examine the methodological, epistemological, and political challenges that mobile units raise for scholars and activists alike, and reflect on what they learned from their failure to map mobile crisis pregnancy centers.

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TL;DR: In this paper , the authors examine the methodological, epistemological, and political challenges that mobile crisis pregnancy centers raise for scholars and activists alike, concluding that the mobile nature of on-the-go crisis pregnancy centres makes them difficult to both map and regulate.
Abstract: Crisis pregnancy centers—anti-abortion non-profits that masquerade as abortion clinics—are increasingly using mobile units to expand their geographical and political reach. In this article, the first to consider mobile crisis pregnancy centers, we examine the methodological, epistemological, and political challenges that mobile units raise for scholars and activists alike. The mobile nature of on-the-go crisis pregnancy centers makes them difficult to both map and regulate. Taking these challenges as a starting point, we reflect on what we learned from our failure to map mobile crisis pregnancy centers. We first outline how mobile crisis pregnancy centers—the epitome of the wild, ungovernable, and unruly—call into question the glorification of these concepts in feminist and queer studies. We also suggest that mobile crisis pregnancy centers trouble the possibility of thinking feminist and political geography separately, as well as the positive affects associated with mobility in discussions of reproductive mobilities. We close with a qualitative analysis of mobile crisis pregnancy centers’ online presence, examining the particular concerns that their mobility raises in terms of race, class, and place.

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TL;DR: In this article, the authors assess the constitutionality of Texas House Bill 2 (H.B. 2), which regulates abortion providers, as applied to clinics located in the area between the state's border with Mexico and internal federal immigration checkpoints.
Abstract: This Note assesses the constitutionality of Texas House Bill 2 (H.B. 2), which regulates abortion providers, as applied to clinics located in the area between the state’s border with Mexico and internal federal immigration checkpoints. Should these statutory provisions go into full effect and lead to these clinics’ closure, undocumented immigrants living in the border zone will need to pass through the internal checkpoints to reach abortion clinics elsewhere in the state. The Note evaluates the Texas statutory provisions as applied to border-zone clinics using two distinct analytical frameworks: the undue burden analysis specific to abortion jurisprudence and the doctrine of unconstitutional conditions. The Note concludes that under either approach, H.B. 2, as applied to these clinics, violates the reproductive rights of undocumented immigrants and is therefore unconstitutional. The rights burden created for this group by Texas’s law regulating abortion clinics illuminates both the way in which federal-state allocations of power in the border zone may endanger substantive due process rights and, more broadly, the relationship between geographic space and substantive due process.

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TL;DR: In this paper, the authors explore the impact of criminalization and restricted abortion access in Poland, Italy, and parts of the United Kingdom, and look at the ways in which the partial and extensive criminalisation of abortion can affect women's access to abortion.
Abstract: The article explores the impact of criminalization and restricted abortion access in Poland, Italy, and parts of the United Kingdom. We look at the ways in which the partial and extensive criminali...

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TL;DR: In this article, the question of how a tourist destination reverberated with reproductive potentiality or a "reproductive vibe" was explored, drawing on a conceptual framework of therapeutic atmospheres.

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