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Better political representation? Check. Paid leave? Check. Leader who literally can’t stop talking about feminism? Check and check. READ MORE »


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Pro-choice Washington Democrats performed surprisingly poorly on the NARAL’s pro-choice scorecards, and while some of their ratings were disappointing, the NARAL raised some important points. READ MORE »


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Marie Stopes International (MSI) and several influential Islamic scholars joined up last week to vigorously campaign both for the spread of birth control and contraceptives for Afghan women, and to combat the cultural stigma against women who choose to utilize these most valuable resources. In Afghanistan, abortion is illegal although birth control is not, but access to birth control is incredibly… READ MORE »


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Arguments for Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt will be heard this Wednesday. READ MORE »


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Just in case it wasn’t abundantly clear already that Robert Louis Dear’s attack on the Colorado Springs’ Planned Parenthood on November 27 was politically motivated — because there are seriously some people who refuse to acknowledge what is plain as day — the defendant declared as much in court today. Dear was charged with 179 counts,… READ MORE »


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It has been a pretty shitty year for women’s reproductive rights in this country, I think we can all agree. When so much progression has been made for LGBT rights, Trans Rights and more, the Right still wants to attack the decisions that women make with regards to women and reproduction. Laws are getting worse,… READ MORE »


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Weeks after a major anti-abortion demonstration took place at a Washington State Planned Parenthood clinic, a fire broke out early Friday morning. As if they didn’t have enough to deal with.

At no surprise to anyone, the fire has been ruled arson by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

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Erick Erickson needs to lay off the sauce. READ MORE »


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Abortion rights for all, regardless of income, on demand and without apology. READ MORE »


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Here are two really fun facts about Missouri:

1) There is only one abortion provider in the entire state, at the Planned Parenthood of St. Louis

2) By law, women seeking an abortion must first have an initial appointment, and then wait 72 hours to be allowed to have it.
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Abortions are not, in fact, reversible. READ MORE »


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So much for equality! READ MORE »


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Wait one second, Fat-Shaming Trick-Or-Treat Lady! Before you claim the Worst House To Visit On Halloween Award, we have another contender! This past Halloween night, some trick-or-treaters in Albuquerque, New Mexico, discovered anti-abortion business card-sized literature amongst their bounty of Reese’s peanut butter cups, M&Ms and Starbursts. The cards are printed with pictures of fetuses… READ MORE »


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Mostly when we discuss the “right to choose,” we focus on the right to safe and legal access to abortion.  We mostly focus abortion as the “choice” because a woman’s right to make her own family planning decisions is constantly under attack from conservative politicians and the anti-abortion movement, both of which are pickled with the… READ MORE »


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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo wants to update abortion laws in New York by removing restrictions on late term abortions (past 24 weeks), which have previously been available only if a woman’s life is at risk.  His proposal also includes allowing licensed practitioners to perform abortions, and changing the regulation of abortion to the state’s public health… READ MORE »


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I’m warning you, it’s hard not to read this story without getting enraged.

Last week, a 29-year-old kindergarten teacher from New York went down to Germantown, Pennsylvania Maryland, to terminate her pregnancy at 33-weeks. She was married and fully enthusiastic about having a baby, according to the Washington Post, which says she had a… READ MORE »


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Meet Julie Burkhart of the Trust Women Foundation who purchased the office owned by late abortion provider Dr. George Tiller, who was murdered by an anti-abortion extremist in 2009 in Wichita, Kansas. After raising nearly $1 million to reopen the clinic, it’s set to begin serving women’s reproductive health care needs again this spring. READ MORE »


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North Dakota’s state Senate has approved a “fetal personhood” voter initiative which would allow citizens  to vote on whether to amend the state constitution to read that life begins at conception, thereby criminalizing all abortion. It now must pass North Dakota’s House of Representatives before it ends up on the 2014 ballot. [Feminist.org, HuffingtonREAD MORE »


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