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6 Ways Women In Canada Have It So Much Better Than They Do In The U.S.

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

Kylie Cheung | May 18, 2016 - 12:04 am

NARAL Just Gave State Lawmakers Pro-Choice Ratings, & Things Are Looking Shockingly Not Good

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.

Kylie Cheung | May 2, 2016 - 10:47 pm

5 Things You Need To Know About Birth Control Around The World

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…

Kylie Cheung | May 2, 2016 - 9:55 pm

Thousands Of Women Want Justice Kennedy To Know Abortion Was The Right Choice For Them

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

Robyn Pennacchia | February 29, 2016 - 2:45 pm

Planned Parenthood Shooter: “I’m Guilty! I’m A Warrior For Babies!”

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…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | December 9, 2015 - 6:00 pm

Bill Nye Uses Science To Defend Women’s Reproductive Rights

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,…

Katrin Higher | September 26, 2015 - 11:00 am

Fire At Planned Parenthood Clinic In Washington State Was Arson

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…

Katrin Higher | September 5, 2015 - 4:00 pm

The EACH Woman Act Will Make Reproductive Choice A Reality For All Women

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

Robyn Pennacchia | July 8, 2015 - 2:06 pm

“Satanist” Missouri Woman Invokes “Religious Freedom” To Have Abortion Without Waiting 72 Hours

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

Robyn Pennacchia | May 1, 2015 - 9:30 am

Arizona Passes Bill Requiring Doctors To Lie, Say Abortions Are “Reversible”

Abortions are not, in fact, reversible.

Robyn Pennacchia | March 26, 2015 - 4:30 pm

Trick-Or-Treat? Here’s Some Anti-Choice Propaganda Instead!

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…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | November 4, 2013 - 2:43 pm

Texas Teen Sues Parents For Right To Not Have An Abortion

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…

Jessica Wakeman | February 21, 2013 - 4:20 pm

New York Governor Cuomo Looks To Update State’s Abortion Laws

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…

Sarah Gray | February 19, 2013 - 6:00 pm

Woman Dies After Late-Term Abortion, Anti-Choice Protesters Leak Her Name & Private Medical Info

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…

Jessica Wakeman | February 15, 2013 - 3:20 pm

Meet The Woman Reopening Dr. George Tiller’s Abortion Clinic In Witchita

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…

Jessica Wakeman | February 11, 2013 - 5:40 pm

North Dakota Advances Anti-Abortion “Fetal Personhood” Ballot Measure

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…

Jessica Wakeman | February 8, 2013 - 5:40 pm

Alabama Seeks More Restrictions On Abortion Clinics

Alabama has advanced an Orwellian-named bill called the “Women’s Health & Safety Act” which seeks to heap more restrictions on abortion providers — for instance, regulating the architectural infrastructure…

Jessica Wakeman | February 7, 2013 - 5:20 pm

Michigan Republicans Think Women Should Be Forced To Have Invasive, Medically Unnecessary Transvaginal Ultrasounds Before An Abortion

Women would be forced to have invasive, medically unnecessary transvaginal ultrasounds two hours before having an abortion if Republicans in Michigan get their way. A male Republican in Michigan’s state…

Jessica Wakeman | February 7, 2013 - 1:40 pm
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