In The Midst Of A Reproductive Rights Crisis, We’ve Lost More Watchdogs

Activist Tamara Stevens with the Handmaids Coalition of Georgia stands outside the Georgia Capitol after Democratic president



Activist Tamara Stevens with the Handmaids Coalition of Georgia stands outside the Georgia Capitol after Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) addressed an event to speak out against the recently passed “heartbeat” bill on May 16, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia.
On Monday, reproductive justice and sexual health publication Rewire.News announced the imminent layoffs of five employees, including all of their remaining reporting staff. In a lengthy statement published on the website, Editor-in-Chief Jodi Jacobson explained that the nonprofit publication had lost $2 million in grant funding over the past two years, and had been forced to restructure “in an attempt to maintain our capacity for long-term sustainability.” 

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