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A History Of Onscreen Women And Abortion

Abortion has been a hot-button topic for years, but it’s been resurrected as one of the most talked about issues this election season with debates about Planned Parenthood and Todd Akin’s “legitimate rape” remark still ringing in our ears. The heated political and religious discourse on the issue of whether or not abortion should be legal has made it taboo in films and TV, so it’s not often that we see the issue honestly approached on screen. However, there have been some exceptions.

Without giving too much away, the dark comedy “Bachelorette,” out today, is one of those movies. In the film — starring Kirsten Dunst, Isla Fisher, and Lizzy Caplan as high school BFFs reuniting for a girlfriend’s wedding— one of the characters opens up about an abortion from her teen years, and she even references one of the most iconic films about the same scenario, “Fast Times at Ridgemont High.” Let’s look back at some of the memorable female characters who’ve wrestled with the decision to end a pregnancy on screen. Read more …

Conservative Group Enlists Crazy-Eyes Lady For “Abortion Survival” Video

"Deadly Force"
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Seems like a sensible way to prevent abortions and protect life to me. Read More »
Crazy AZ Abortion Law
According to new AZ law, pregnancy begins 2 weeks before conception. Read More »
TX Cuts PP Funds
Texas to cut off funding for poor women's health care at PP clinics. Read More »
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Susan B Anthony List abortion survivor
She's An "Abortion Survivor"

The conservative women’s group Susan B. Anthony List has debuted this not-intentionally-funny anti-Obama advertisement, which will air in Missouri, about the president’s support of reproductive rights. Did you know Barack Obama strangles newly-born babies with this own hands?!  Keep reading »

NH Sheriff Candidate Would Use “Deadly Force” To Stop Abortions (Because That Makes Sense)

Abortion Bill Vetoed
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What was in a scary bill vetoed by New Hampshire's governor in June? Read More »
Cancer Lies
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NH doctors could tell women lies about cancer before having an abortion. Read More »
Abortion Rights
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All of The Frisky's posts about reproductive rights. Read More »

“I would make abortion illegal after 12 weeks.”

“Yeah? Well, I would make it illegal even in cases of rape and incest.”

“Well, I would use deadly force to stop a woman from having an abortion.”

Wait, what? Yes, this is a thing a dude actually said. Keep reading »

According To New AZ Law, Pregnancy Begins Two Weeks Before Conception

Wait. What? I must be reading this wrong. The “Women’s Health and Safety Act,” signed into law yesterday by Arizona Governor Jan Brewer, and referred to by some as “the egg drop bill,” defines pregnancy as beginning two weeks before conception, as it calculates the gestational age starting with the first day of the last menstrual period. The goal of this extreme law, of course, is to reduce the legal window of when a woman may have an abortion. Keep reading »

AZ On Abortion
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The prenatal nondiscrimination act would let men/parents to stop abortions. Read More »
Abortion Lies
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CPCs scolded for misleading women about abortion. Read More »
I Had An Abortion
A mother writes about choosing to have an abortion. Read More »

Youngest Republican Delegate To Platform Committee Stirs Up Controversy

I Had An Abortion
A mother writes about choosing to have an abortion. Read More »
I Took Plan B
Our writer took the morning-after-pill to thwart unwanted pregnancy. Read More »
On Birth Control
This woman uses birth control for medical reasons. Read More »

Yesterday, delegates to the Republican National Convention met yesterday in Tampa, Florida, to finalize the party’s platform on various controversial issues, including abortion, with the youngest member of the platform committee, Jackie Curtiss, 22, having the most to say.

Staunchly anti-abortion, Curtiss objected to an amendment to the platform banning medication “that terminates human life after conception.” The amendment aims to outlaw “abortion pills,” as they are sometimes called, which could, Curtiss worried, potentially include the “morning after pill.” Curtiss emphasized that platform needed to make it clear that the Republican party is welcoming to women, and that such extreme positions could be alienating. Curtiss was also the only person in attendance who referred to Rep. Todd Akin by name, despite the ongoing media attention devoted to his ignorant comments about “forcible rape” and incidences of pregnancy. Keep reading »

Texas To Cut Off Funding For Poor Women’s Health Care At Planned Parenthood

I Had An Abortion
A mother writes about choosing to have an abortion. Read More »
PP's Youth Organizing
Why "Twilight"'s Elizabeth Reaser is attending this PP event. Read More »
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How you can help protect access to reproductive health care. Read More »
Lady! You There! I Make Medical Choices For You!

A federal appeals court ruled yesterday that Texas is now allowed to cut off funding for Planned Parenthood clinics that participate in Texas’ Women’s Health Program. Planned Parenthood performs abortions, which the state opposes, and therefore they are allowed to defund the clinics.

The program helps roughly 130,00 low-income women with health care; it aids women who would not qualify for Medicaid unless they are pregnant. The WHP has always funded Planned Parenthood clinics in the past; its mandate is not to fund “abortion-providing entities” and Planned Parenthood got around that by creating a separate legal entity to accept the funds to use for non-abortion health care. The state knew that and funded the clinics anyway. But then the state of Texas decided it was more de riguer and keeping with the times to defund Planned Parenthood over all this. It rewrote language saying WHP funding couldn’t even go to abortion-providing affiliates. Keep reading »

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