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Perspectives

Adventures in Clinic Escorting

A few months ago, I decided I would put my reproductive rights rhetoric into some action and started looking into opportunities for clinic escorting and general volunteering in the arena of women’s health and rights. The Supreme Court is currently reviewing a case that challenges the buffer zones around abortion clinics on the grounds that […]

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Feminism

The El Salvadoran Government is Killing Beatriz

Just months after the tragic death of Savita Halappanavar, another young woman is set to die from anti-choice policies. After weeks of fighting for the abortion that would save her life, a woman going only by the name of Beatriz was denied the procedure by the El Salvadoran Supreme Court on Wednesday of this week. Savita’s death […]

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Feminism

Just When You Thought It Couldn’t Get Any Worse: North Dakota’s Newest Abortion Bans

Yep, just when we thought it couldn’t get any worse, North Dakota pushes into law what is undoubtedly the most anti-choice legislation to ever crawl from the bowels of uberconservative hell.  Did they think that this week’s Supreme Court deliberations would mean that progressives weren’t paying attention?

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Life

The Courage of My Convictions

I have a big mouth. I have a loud mouth. This tends to get me into trouble on occasion.

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Feminism

Just How Anti-Choice is Paul Ryan?

Answer: Pretty damn anti-choice! Mitt Romney introduced his fresh-faced young VP hopeful last Saturday morning, while some of us still lay asleep in our beds, thinking the world wasn’t so bad after all.

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International Women's Issues

Anti-choice Ads: Why I Don’t Want Them Banned

Over the past week or so in Dublin, ads like this have been appearing on the side of buildings:

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Feminism

Only 41% of Your U.S. Peers are Pro-Choice

I hope you weren’t having a good day, because here’s some upsetting news: the number of pro-choice Americans is down to 41%. Let’s think about that. Forty-one percent. Less than half. Not the majority.

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Politics

Texas Women Need Your Help!

Texas women need your help. Starting March 14th, 2012, more than 130,000 Texas women will be out of luck when it comes to receiving reproductive health services. The many women who count on the Texas Medicaid Women’s Health Program (TMWHP) to obtain well-woman exams and family planning will no longer have reasonable access to these services.

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Feminism

Lies the Anti-Choicers Tell Me

It’s that time of year, y’all! No, not jelly beans and Cadbury eggs everywhere time. Well, that too. No, it’s “40 Days for Life” time! Or, as I like to call it, “40 Days to End Women’s Bodily Autonomy and Exercise Religiously-Based Manipulation Based on Medical Falsehoods” time! Isn’t that just charming?

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Politics

It’s Pro-Choice or No Choice: Protesting Against the March For Life

On May 12, 2011, the annual March for Life rally was held in Ottawa. The March for Life is an anti-choice event, consisting of a rally at Parliament Hill and a march through the streets of downtown Ottawa. When my friend invited me to a pro-choice counter-protest, I knew I had to go.