Posts tagged "reproductive rights"

At Least 100,000 Texas Women Have Tried To Self-Induce An Abortion

Here’s some depressing news: a recent study run by the University of Texas has found that 1.7-4.1 percent of Texas women have attempted to perform an abortion on themselves — which, given the…

Robyn Pennacchia | November 18, 2015 - 3:30 pm

Twerpy Missouri Lawmaker Claims Student Researching Abortion Restrictions Is Breaking The Law

Missouri state Sen. Kurt Schaefer (R-Turdsville) is up in arms over a Mizzou grad student’s thesis. Why? Because she intends to study the effects of the state’s terrible abortion-restricting law requiring…

Robyn Pennacchia | November 12, 2015 - 5:00 pm

Cecile Richards Says She Expects Roe V. Wade To Be Back On The Ballot Soon

In today’s interview with Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric, Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards lamented that the 2016 Republican presidential candidates “make Mitt Romney look like a liberal.” She said although…

Emily Winter | November 10, 2015 - 5:00 pm

Let’s All Laugh At This Line Of Anti-Choice Wannabe Hipster T-Shirts

Oh god, anti-choice weirdos are trying to be hip now.

Robyn Pennacchia | October 1, 2015 - 10:00 am

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

House Votes To Defund Planned Parenthood In Grand Exercise In Futility

Sorry, jerks — this is not going to pass the Senate or be approved by President Obama. …

Robyn Pennacchia | September 18, 2015 - 4:34 pm

Women In Washington, D.C. Can Now Be Fired For Using Birth Control

A House committee voted to overturn a new Washington D.C. law that would have banned employment discrimination based on reproductive health decisions like using IVF, having an abortion, or even

Rebecca Vipond Brink | April 23, 2015 - 5:30 pm

Jemima Kirke Opens Up About Ending A Pregnancy In This PSA

In a new PSA for the Center for Reproductive Rights’ Draw The Line campaign, “Girls” actress and mother of three Jemima Kirke shares her story of terminating a pregnancy when she was in college back in…

Claire Hannum | April 15, 2015 - 9:00 am

Nashville Is Using Sterilization As A Bargaining Tool In Plea Deals For The Most Vulnerable

Nashville prosecutors are returning to the dark ages when it was common to use sterilization as a bargaining tool for plea deals for society’s most vulnerable: minorities, the poor and…

Katrin Higher | March 30, 2015 - 3:25 pm

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…

Robyn Pennacchia | January 22, 2015 - 6:00 pm

Frisky Q&A: Dr. Rebecca Gomperts, Human Rights Activist & At-Sea Abortion Provider

Dr. Rebecca Gomperts is a physician, artist, human rights activist, and founder of organizations Women on Waves and Women on Web, which are featured in the documentary “Vessel.” The organizations…

Claire Hannum | January 16, 2015 - 1:30 pm

Moving Documentary “Vessel” Carries Reproductive Rights Across The Ocean

Upcoming documentary “Vessel” follows the experiences of Rebecca Gomperts, a Dutch physician who founded Women on Waves, which brings contraception and safe abortion services to women in countries with few…

Claire Hannum | November 10, 2014 - 4:30 pm

Wendy Davis Lost The Election, But She Changed The Game

Wendy Davis, kickass American hero, has lost the Texas gubernatorial election. I know I shouldn’t be surprised. For starters, she’s a Democrat, and Texas hasn’t had a Democratic governor in…

Claire Hannum | November 5, 2014 - 1:30 pm

6 Reasons Millennials Don’t Vote (And 6 Reasons You Really Should)

Today is Election Day, and this year’s vote is a very big deal. The US Senate stands to see a major power shift, and this election’s results will set the…

Claire Hannum | November 4, 2014 - 9:00 am

Celebs Heart Lena Dunham’s Planned Parenthood T-Shirt (And You Can Too!)

Lena Dunham teamed up with Planned Parenthood on her book tour, and now they’ve created a special-edition shirt with Lena’s name on it to raise money for the Planned Parenthood Action…

Claire Hannum | October 31, 2014 - 9:00 am

Fox Anchor: Young Women Serving On Juries Is A Bad Idea Because They “Don’t Get It”

Kimberly Guilfoyle and her co-hosts on “The Five” decided on Tuesday’s edition of the show that young women are just too out of it to be functional members of society. They…

Claire Hannum | October 23, 2014 - 12:30 pm

This Woman’s Spoken Word Poem About Her Abortion Is Incredible

This is Leyla Josephine, a spoken word and performance artist based in Glasgow, Scotland, and the video above is her incredible spoken word poem about her abortion. Or rather, the…

Jessica Wakeman | September 21, 2014 - 2:00 pm

Tales Of An Abortion Doula

This fascinating essay about a woman’s experience as an abortion doula is a must-read. []
Today is the 51st anniversary of the Birmingham church bombing that killed four…

Jessica Wakeman | September 15, 2014 - 6:00 pm

The Soapbox: The Problem With Wendy Davis’ Abortion Story

First, let me say that I’m a fan of Wendy Davis. I look forward to reading her recently debuted memoir, Forgetting to Be Afraid, and I admire her amazing energy,…

Julia Fawkes Stuart | September 15, 2014 - 1:00 pm
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