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Chara Fisher
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Not Again: Two More Pharmacies Refuse to Sell Emergency Contraception to Men

By Chara Fisher Jackson, ACLU of Georgia & Olivia Turner, ACLU of Alabama & Brigitte Amiri, ACLU Reproductive Freedom Project at 3:30pm
It feels like we are banging our head against a wall. In recent years, pharmacies in several states have refused to sell emergency contraception ("EC") to men. We've recently learned of two additional incidents — both at Walgreens — in Georgia and Alabama. The discrimination in the Georgia and Alabama stores followed the same pattern that we've seen in Texas, Oklahoma, and Mississippi: a man attempts to purchase the medication for his female partner only to be confronted by a pharmacist who refuses to sell him the medication for the sole reason that he is a man.

Worse Than Slavery? Black Women and Families Face Extreme Accusations from Roadside Campaign

By Chara Fisher Jackson, ACLU of Georgia at 4:05pm

Last weekend, on the day designated to celebrate the abolition of slavery, an anti-abortion group decided to exploit the observance of Juneteenth to spread a demeaning and insulting message to the black community. Through billboards erected throughout…

Georgia Prison Strike an Outgrowth of Nation's Addiction to Incarceration

By Chara Fisher Jackson, ACLU of Georgia & Vanita Gupta, Center for Justice & Chara Fisher Jackson, ACLU of Georgia at 2:49pm

Business as usual ground to a halt December 9 at nine prisons across the state of Georgia. In what is being called the largest prison strike in American history, tens of thousands of prisoners internally organized a nonviolent protest, announcing to…

Georgia Prison Strike an Outgrowth of Nation's Addiction to Incarceration

By Chara Fisher Jackson, ACLU of Georgia & Vanita Gupta, Center for Justice & Chara Fisher Jackson, ACLU of Georgia at 2:49pm

Business as usual ground to a halt December 9 at nine prisons across the state of Georgia. In what is being called the largest prison strike in American history, tens of thousands of prisoners internally organized a nonviolent protest, announcing to…

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