Posts tagged "pro-choice"

Anti-Choice Male Lawmakers Hope To Remove Maternity Coverage From Obamacare

Now that the GOP has control of both the House and the Senate, they are more determined than ever to rid the country of the Affordable Health Care Act. In order to do this, however, they have to submit their own plan for health care--which, so far, is not looking too good. Especially for…
By: Robyn Pennacchia / February 5, 2015

House Passes “No Abortions For Poor Ladies” Bill On Roe v. Wade Anniversary

After backing down from a controversial bill that would make abortion illegal after 20 weeks, the Republican controlled House passed another anti-abortion bill today, called "The No Taxpayer Funding For Abortion" Act. Coincidentally, today is also the anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court decision that deemed abortion a decision to be made…
By: Robyn Pennacchia / January 22, 2015

North Dakota Gets Creative In Attempt To Ban Abortion

Last year, the state of North Dakota attempted to enact a "Fetal Heartbeat Bill" that would prevent women from seeking an abortion once a heartbeat can be detected, or at 6-7 weeks. This, however, was quickly overturned by a judge because it violated the standard set…
By: Robyn Pennacchia / January 14, 2015

Professor Mireille Miller-Young Sentenced To Anger Management Classes For Stealing Anti-Abortion Protesters’ Sign

Back in March, Mireille Miller-Young, an associate professor of feminist studies at UC Santa Barbara, made headlines for stealing a graphic anti-abortion sign from a group of protesters called Survivors Of The Abortion Holocaust on her campus. In addition to destroying the sign with scissors, Miller-Young also allegedly scratched and pushed a 16-year-old protester.
By: Jessica Wakeman / August 18, 2014

“Abortion Barbie” Posters Greet Texas Gubernatorial Candidate Wendy Davis In Los Angeles

Texas gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis flew to Los Angeles this week for a campaign fundraiser and was welcomed with warm temperatures, the promise of In-N-Out and, oh yeah, these "Abortion Barbie" posters. Created by the "conservative street artist" Sabo and paid for by Midland, Texas, woman Kathryn Stuard, the posters feature a pregnant Barbie's body with…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 23, 2014

Professor Mireille Miller-Young Charged With Theft, Battery, Vandalism After Stealing Anti-Abortion Protestors Sign

Mireille Miller-Young, an associate professor of feminist studies at UC Santa Barbara, has been charged with theft, battery and vandalism after she stole a sign from anti-abortion protesters on campus and then destroyed. During the fracas, Miller-Young allegedly scratched and pushed a 16-year-old girl who was one of the anti-abortion protesters.
By: Jessica Wakeman / March 24, 2014

True Story: Why I Tell Everyone About My Abortion

I first wrote about my abortion in the spring of 2012. At that point, it had been seven years since my procedure, and something that never crossed my mind. Although the majority of the responses were overwhelmingly positive and other women took to the comments section to share their own abortion stories, those who were…
By: Amanda Chatel / November 12, 2013

Texas Hero Wendy Davis Talks The Filibuster, Abortion Rights & The Questionable Tactics Of Pro-Life Senators

Texas senator Wendy Davis appeared on "Anderson Cooper 360" Wednesday night to discuss her historic filibuster against anti-abortion Senate Bill 5. Davis thanked all of the supporters in the gallery for standing with her through the 13-hour ordeal. "Their energy kept me…
By: Julie Gerstein / June 27, 2013

Anti-Abortion Activists Hold First “Leave The Abortion Industry Day”

Anti-abortion activists have many approaches to stopping abortion. One is to spread lies about the science around reproductive health. Another is to pressure women to feel guilty for terminating pregnancies, regardless of their reason. Another is to restrict abortion access through the courts. And yet another is to target the employees and property of abortio…
By: Jessica Wakeman / April 16, 2013

Kansas Abortion Clinic Operated By Dr. George Tiller To Reopen

Finally, something positive happening for the reproductive rights of women in Kansas. Four years after abortion provider Dr. George Tiller was fatally shot by anti-abortion activist Scott Roeder in Wichita, Kansas, his clinic is re-opening. Activist Julie Burkhart, who worked with Dr. Tiller for seven years, started the nonprofit organization Trust Women Foundatio…
By: Sarah Gray / April 4, 2013

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 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…
By: Jessica Wakeman / February 21, 2013

Lizz Winstead Succinctly Breaks Down Where We Are With Roe V. Wade

Lizz Winstead is the one of the founding writers of "The Daily Show" and a staunch and funny feminist. In this new video, Winstead teams up with the women's rights group UltraViolet to show you how much "choice" many women actually have. Did you know that there's only one abortion clinic in these four states:…
By: Julie Gerstein / January 26, 2013

Sarah Silverman Goes After The Bro-Choice Vote

No one ever really asked what the bros had to say about the Republican "war on women." Which was sad, really, because they stood to lose quite a lot of blowies if we all had to be barefoot and pregnant. They will be ignored no longer! Now Sarah Silverman is putting that whole having-dated-Jimmy-Kimmel thing…
By: Jessica Wakeman / December 12, 2012

Catelynn Lowell From “16 & Pregnant” Is An Anti-Abortion Extremist

Catelynn Lowell and Tyler Baltierra from MTV's "16 and Pregnant" and "Teen Mom" have been, surprisingly, one of the more controversial couples on the two shows. Catelynn was the only teen mom in the first season to carry her pregnancy to term and put the child up for adoption; the little girl, Carly, is now…
By: Jessica Wakeman / December 3, 2012

Did The Election Reinvigorate Pro-Choice Support?

All the rapey nonsense of the 2012 election seems to have reinvigorated support amongst Americans to identify themselves as "pro-choice." We have to remember, though, that when asked about support for legal abortion, people give different answers depending on how the question is phrased: "pro-choice" versus "pro-life," "support legal abortion in all cases" versus "support…
By: Jessica Wakeman / November 16, 2012

It Turns Out Declaring War On Women Is Not Such A Successful Election Strategy

Who'd've thunk?! Suggesting that pregnancy from rape is "God's will," that some rape is "legitimate" while other rape is not, and saying a woman's body has "a way of shutting the whole thing down" so pregnancy does not occur from rape DOES NOT MAKE WOMEN WANT TO VOTE FOR YOU. Missouri…
By: Jessica Wakeman / November 7, 2012

The Soapbox: How I Lost Faith In The Pro-Life Movement

This piece was originally published at Patheos.com and is being reprinted with permission. The spring of my sophomore year of college I was president of my university’s Students for Life chapter. The fall of my junior year of college I cut my ties with the pro-life movement. Five years later I have lost…
By: Libby Anne / November 5, 2012

Roe Vs. Wade Is Not As Safe As You Think

Think Roe vs. Wade, which effectively legalized abortion in the U.S., is safe? Think again. [Ms. Magazine] Blogger Kelsey Wallace disagrees with me about "hipster sexism" — here's her take on it! [Bitch Magazine] A bar in Wyoming would not allow gay couples to participate in singles night. […
By: Jessica Wakeman / November 2, 2012

Watch Australians Dance In A Pro-Choice Flash Mob!

I love any time activism is infused with joy. That's why I'm loving these Australians who held a pro-choice flash mob where they all danced on the streets of Melbourne to Florence + The Machine's "Dog Days Are Over."  These Aussies — both women and men, old and young — woreT-shirts reading "Abortion: a fact…
By: Jessica Wakeman / October 10, 2012

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

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…
By: Daley Quinn / August 22, 2012
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