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“Hands Off, Crazy”: The “Call Me Maybe” Cover About Your Vagina

Rachel Maddow apparently tweeted this “Call Me Maybe” cover the other night and I’m loving it: it’s called “Hands Off, Crazy” and it’s all about the politicians trying to take…

Jessica Wakeman | August 22, 2012 - 11:40 am

Longtime Tennessee Abortion Clinic Forced To Close

A longtime abortion clinic in Tennessee is shutting down as the result of a new law called the Life Defense Act, which requires doctors have admitting privileges at local…

Jessica Wakeman | August 17, 2012 - 5:40 pm

Girl Talk: I Had An Abortion

This piece first appeared on Eyelid’s LiveJournal and has been reprinted with her permission. You can read some clarifying background info here.

So uh, don’t freak out, but I…

Eyelid | August 17, 2012 - 12:00 pm

Girl Talk: I Wish My Mother Had Aborted Me

In this piece, reprinted with permission from Role/Reboot, Lynn Beisner explains the difference between the two phrases “The best choice for both my mother and me would have been abortion”

Lynn Beisner | August 14, 2012 - 1:00 pm

Gay Rights, Planned Parenthood On Agenda At Democratic National Convention

Next month the Democratic National Convention will be held in Charlotte, North Carolina, where Democratic delegates will nominate President Barack Obama for their candidate. Such events are not just about…

Jessica Wakeman | August 10, 2012 - 3:40 pm

5 Reasons I’m Going To Planned Parenthood’s Youth Organizing & Policy Institutes – And You Should Go, Too

I’m one of the hundreds of people signed up to go to Planned Parenthood’s Youth Organizing & Policy Institutes this fall.  Here are the top five reasons I hope you’ll…

Elizabeth Reaser | August 10, 2012 - 11:00 am

Court Block’s Arizona’s Ban On Abortions After 20 Weeks

Yesterday, a federal appeals court blocked Arizona from enforcing its ban on abortions after 20 weeks except in order to save the life of the mother or to avert…

Jessica Wakeman | August 2, 2012 - 5:40 pm

D.C. Abortion Ban Proposed Literally The Day After Different D.C. Abortion Ban Is Defeated

It’s not like Congress has anything pressing to do, like encourage job growth! That’s the only reason why literally one day after the House of Representatives failed to advance a…

Jessica Wakeman | August 2, 2012 - 1:40 pm

Abortion Ban In Washington, D.C., Fails

A bill to ban abortion in the District of Columbia has died in the House of Representatives. The bill, proposed by Rep. Trent Franks (R-AZ), would have criminalized abortion…

Jessica Wakeman | August 1, 2012 - 5:40 pm

Dominican Republic Does The Right Thing: Chemo For Pregnant Teen Girl With Cancer

A pregnant 16-year-old with leukemia was at the center of a debate over abortion in the Dominican Republic, as doctors feared repercussions of administering chemotherapy that may kill her fetus.

Jessica Wakeman | July 30, 2012 - 4:40 pm

Doctors Must Inform Women Of Nonexistent Abortion-Suicide Link, Court Rules

Doctors in South Dakota must inform women of a nonexistent link between having an abortion and a risk of suicide, a federal appeals court has ruled. The ruling pertains…

Jessica Wakeman | July 25, 2012 - 5:40 pm

Chicago Abortion Death Ruled Accidental

The death of Tonya Reaves, 24, from a D&C (Dilation and Curettage) abortion during her 12th week of pregnancy at a Chicago Planned Parenthood has been ruled an accident by…

Jessica Wakeman | July 24, 2012 - 5:20 pm
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