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Persephone Birthday

Best of P-Mag: I am Pro-Life and I Vote… Pro-Choice

With all of the Takedowns and Dr. Laura posts, it was hard to make my selections for Best of P-Mag not become the Best of Susan. But this post is one of my favorite things that she’s written. It’s a really well-done, thoughtful, and nuanced look at the ongoing debate between pro-life and pro-choice. This […]

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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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Op Ed

Takedown: Defund Planned Parenthood! Decrease Abortions!

I don’t like abortion. I have never been in a position where I needed one, and am coming at it from a point of privilege, but that doesn’t change the fact that I don’t like it. I would really prefer to see abortion rates drop significantly.

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Perspectives

I Am Pro-Life and I Vote… Pro-Choice

Yesterday marked the 39th anniversary of Roe v. Wade. With the anniversary, there were protests and celebrations from both sides, and it has been a time for everybody to reflect on the meaning of reproductive rights. In the media, anti-abortion groups are often referred to as pro-life; we need to examine this label, and think […]

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Politics

Republican Candidates Care About Privacy, Just Not Yours.

“We are seeing a Republican primary that is absolutely a race to the bottom for women, where they are trying to outdo themselves on who would be the worst president for women.”- Cecile Richards, President of Planned Parenthood Unless you have lived under a rock for the past few years, you’re more than likely to […]

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Politics

Life, Always?

“Life Always.” What are your first thoughts on the phrase? Feasibly, it could be construed as some slogan, found on a Lance Armstrong style bracelet, “Life Always!” – a seize the day sort of optimistic phrase, meant to remind oneself to live in the moment.

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Politics

Political Round-Up 2/18/2011: The Gov’mint Wants Your Money, Your Job & Your Womb, Thankyouverymuch

This week I didn’t get to spend much time trolling Huffington Post and Salon and my other favorite liberal-tastic blogs, so when I actually got around to reading the news last night, my jaw basically unhinged itself and crawled underneath my desk and whimpered. Because seriously, what is wrong with America’s political system?! The answer […]

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News

When the GOP Tries to Invade Your Uterus

Under the circumstances, this headline is only exaggerated in the sense that John Boehner & Co. have no known plans to shrink themselves and march up the skirts of American women everywhere. Less literal interpretations apply perfectly, however, to a new law the Republican party, specifically the blood-lustey Republican Representatives who hold a majority in […]