This post by Kelley Calkins originally appeared on Ravishly on Jan. 22, 2015, and is reprinted with permission. A dear “happy birthday” and a hearty “goddamn, I want to build a barricade around you to protect you from the clutches of politicians who seek to render women autonomy-less chattel” go out to Roe v. Wade today!
So much good reading this week!
Ah, it’s a short week because of Thanksgiving, so there can’t be that much to talk about, right? Well… The relatively low amount of shit to report on was balanced out by how truly terrible a lot of it was. Sorry! (As usual, trigger warnings for pretty much everything apply.)
It was only a matter of time.
It’s time for another round of “what has the Catholic Church ever done for Ireland?” Content note: child abuse, child death, birth abuse, forced adoption.
The inquest into the death of Savita Halappanavar concluded in Galway last week with a verdict of medical misadventure. The day of the verdict would have been her 5th wedding anniversary.
Details of one report into Savita Halappanavar’s death point to medical mistakes and legal issues.
“When people think they are fundamentally broken, it affects their freedom to choose.” -Mama Be Good
Late last month, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, backed by the Obama Administration, announced that all health insurance providers were required to include prescription birth control in their preventive health coverage. Kathleen Sebelius, who was still suffering major criticism for her December Plan B decision, decreed that all health insurance providers must […]
“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 […]
I just want it to be over. I just want it to be over. – Elaine Riddick, sterilization survivor. Among the ugliest and perhaps most underreported incidents in the fight for reproductive access and justice is forced sterilization. The practice, which began out of the eugenics movement to “weed out” bad genes, turned into a powerful […]
We don’t kill our children. We love our children. We fight for our children. But we believe in fighting for our children not just through the 9 months to make sure that a woman’s right to birth justice is ensured. We want to make sure that women have the necessary support to be good parents. […]
Well now, you didn’t think being a woman was going to be easy, did you? – When Abortion Was Illegal When I was in my early twenties, I had a medication-based abortion after my birth control had failed.
Steph Herold is just one voice out of many. As the creator and founder of The Safe Abortion Project, as well as the now well-known site I Am Dr. Tiller, Herold provides a space that allows people to speak on their experiences working in abortion clinics by taking on the moniker of the late Dr.Tiller, […]
“All these years I’ve stayed at home, while you had all your fun. And every year that’s gone by, another baby’s come. There’s a gonna be some changes made, right here on nursery hill. You’ve set this chicken your last time, ’cause now I’ve got the Pill.” – Loretta Lynn, “The Pill”