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Dude Lawmaker: How Dare Government Try To Control Men’s Bodies!

Every Sperm Is Sacred
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OK Sen. Constance Johnson has a funny way to combat pro-lifers. Read More »
"Fetal Personhood"
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Fetal personhood laws want a fertilized egg to legally be a person. Read More »
Abortion Rights
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All of The Frisky's posts about reproductive rights. Read More »
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Nothing is quite so entertaining as people who don’t recognize their own hypocrisy, huh? Recently, our hero, Oklahoma State Sen. Constance Johnson (D), introduced an “Every Sperm Is Sacred” law to try to outlaw male masturbation. Legislators in OK have been concerned with banning abortion rights, including a “fetal personhood” amendment which would define a fertilized egg as a person, thereby criminalizing all abortion and IVF treatment.  So, Sen. Johnson thought politicians should turn their attention to all the poor little spermies being spanked out in the shower. ”If we’re taking about protecting life, then let’s talk about life at it’s very basic beginning,” she told “The Daily Show” last night. Keep reading »

Girl Talk: I Was An Unplanned Pregnancy

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Our writer took the morning-after-pill to thwart unwanted pregnancy. Read More »
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One writer discusses her miscarriage. Read More »
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I was born out of wedlock in Minnesota, to a white mother and an Afghan (not the blanket, the country) father. It was considered pretty scandalous for my mom to be a single mother with a brown baby back in 1979 in Minnesota.

My mother had been with my father off and on for nearly seven years before I came along. Just before my conception, Mom had “escaped” down to South Carolina to stay with her sister after my father informed her that he was already in an arranged marriage with his 15-year-old cousin, who would be arriving soon from Afghanistan. My father’s family had arranged the marriage before relocating to the Unites States; apparently, they felt the need to bring tradition — the child bride tradition—along with them.

You can’t blame my father for wanting my mom for the time that he did, though, as his intended wife was a nine-year-old in Kabul when he met my mom at a Twin Cities bar in 1973, coincidentally the year Roe v. Wade was decided. Still, just before his teen wife was to arrive, my father drove all the way from Minnesota to South Carolina to conceive me in the back seat of his Camaro. Keep reading »

Meet Lila Rose, Anti-Abortion Crusader & Co-Opter Of Feminism

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Lila Rose, a twentysomething anti-abortion activist who conducts “sting” operations on Planned Parenthood, penned a piece last week for the news site Politico about the voice she says has been absent from the debate over women’s health care: “that of the anti-abortion feminist.”

Now, it’s not a news that a feminist would also be opposed to abortion; there have always been feminists who have made the individual choice not to have an abortion when presented with an unwanted pregnancy. The problem is when women who call themselves feminists and are also anti-abortion try to climb into my bed, my OB/GYN office, my medical records, and tell me what to do — women like Lila Rose, who writes:

We are women who view the intentional killing of children not as a constitutional right, a matter of privacy or a necessary evil but, rather, as profoundly anti-woman and the antithesis of love. … We are women who believe that something precious is lost when fertility is intentionally excluded from marriage, a sacred bond and a total giving of each spouse to the other. We are women who believe that sex and pregnancy aren’t just health issues; they are also inextricably linked with family, morals, faith and values. And we are women who love everything about being a woman, including being mothers. Keep reading »

Meet The Guy Who Bombed The Wisconsin Planned Parenthood Clinic Sunday Night

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Meet Francis Grady, 50, anti-abortion extremist. On Sunday night, he decided the best way to prevent unwanted pregnancies from being terminated at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Grand Chute, Wisconsin, was to place a handmade bomb outside their window sill. The explosive device caused a small fire and the PP clinic had to close for one day. During a preliminary hearing yesterday regarding the clinic violence, Grady interrupted the U.S. Magistrate Judge to ask, “Do you even care at all about the 1,000 babies that died screaming?”  Keep reading »

Today In WTF: Bill Comparing Women To Livestock Passes

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The prenatal nondiscrimination act would let men/parents to stop abortions. Read More »
My Abortion
This author says her abortion was the best decision of her life. Read More »
Banning Abortions
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PreNDA would ban abortions based on race or sex. Read More »

Seriously, ladies, what is this fuckery? As we reported earlier, a Georgia bill criminalizing abortion after 20 weeks, with no exceptions for rape or incest, has passed Georgia’s Senate, and is expected to be signed into law by Republican Governor Nathan Deal.

This bill has affectionately been referred to as the “women as livestock” bill, after Representative Terry England noted that farmers often have to “deliver calves, dead or alive,” so therefore it shouldn’t be that difficult for a woman carrying a dead fetus to carry it to full-term.

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Today’s Lady News: Another “16 & Pregnant” Teen Chooses Abortion

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  • Last night’s episode of “16 & Pregnant” featured 17-year-old teen mom Briana and her older sister Brittany, who decided to have an abortion.  This isn’t the first time MTV has handled an abortion amongst their cast of pregnant teens: in 2010, it aired a one-hour special called “No Easy Decision”, in which young mother Markai Durham had an abortion. [The Stir]
  • Augusta National still refuses to admit female members and the chairman refuses to budge. [Washington Post]
  • Huffington Post has pledged to donate $5,000 to Girls, Inc. for every positive comment written on the Styleist blog post at the link before April 10th. Go ahead, say something nice! [Styleist]
  • The fianceé of Sean Bell, another unarmed young black man who was shot by police, has penned a letter to Trayvon Martin’s parents. [Essence] Keep reading »
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