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Ireland’s First Abortion Provider Opens Next Week

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  • A Marie Stopes International women’s reproductive health care clinic — sort of the Planned Parenthood across-the-pond — is opening next week in Belfast, Ireland. The clinic will be the first-ever in Ireland to provide abortions, which are illegal except to save the woman’s life or preserve her health.  [Feministing]
  • Female Marine vets describe an absolutely brutal culture of sexist name calling and sexual harassment. I would love to have our Frisky readers who are in/have been in the armed services weigh in. [Star And Stripes]
  • Are American women better off than we were four years ago? Journal E.J. Graff investigates. [American Prospect] Keep reading »

Candidate Co-Stars With Vaginal Probe In New Campaign Ad

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It’s that time of year where you can’t turn on the television without another campaign ad intoning “… and then Barack Obama ate a live baby.” So I think this ad from North Carolina State Senate candidate Deb Butler is amazing for its understated simplicity: she appears onscreen with a transvaginal ultrasound wand, which her opponent State Sen. Thom Goolsby supported women being required to receive prior to an abortion. (It is currently being challenged in court.) “He wouldn’t dare show you this but this is Goolsby’s contribution to women’s health: a medically unnecessary procedure that is now required by state law,” Butler says, as she holds the vaginal proble. “He promised us his first priority would be jobs, but instead he’s following us into the doctor’s office.” It’s intense for a campaign ad, but is so jarring it works. What do you think of the ad? Tell us in the comments!

(Thanks to commenter LR52185 for the link!) [YouTube via Deb Butler For Senate]

Watch Australians Dance In A Pro-Choice Flash Mob!

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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 of life” as part of Reproductive Choice Australia’s End The Stigma campaign. It’s an attention-getting stunt that’s moving without being in your face.

After the jump, you’ll also want to watch ethicist Leslie Cannold in her TEDxCanberra 2012 talk, “I Had An Abortion … Or Maybe I Didn’t.”

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Anti-Abortion Legislator Encouraged His Mistress To Have … An Abortion

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Slutty slut sluts should keep their legs closed if they aren’t prepared for an unwanted pregnancy resulting from sex. But the rules are a little different, obviously, if you are a conservative lawmaker. Fret not if you co-sponsored the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act, the Life at Conception Act, and numerous other pieces of anti-abortion legislation. Because if it’s you who was actually having the sex, all those other rules and morals and condemnations don’t apply. Especially if you’re married and the person who got pregnant is your mistress. Then abortion is totally okay. Encouraged even!

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Free Birth Control Means Fewer Abortions, Says Study (Which Proves Common Sense)

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A new study called “The Contraceptive Choice Project” outlined in the journal Obstetrics & Gynecology tracked over 9,000 women in St. Louis and found free birth control led to drastically lower rates of abortion and births by teen moms. The study gave a range of free birth control options to poor and uninsured women (those at the greatest risk for an unplanned pregnancy) between 2007 and 2011.

Access to birth control, including the most effective, implanted options — meant women had fewer abortions: 4.4 to 7.5 abortions per 1,000 women in the study. Not only is that lower than the national average of 20 abortions per 1,000 women but lower than the abortion rate for women in St. Louis, which is 13.4 to 17 abortions per 1,000 women. The Obstetrics & Gynecology study, published yesterday, predicted that one abortion could be prevented for every 79 to 137 women being given free contraception. Keep reading »

Guess Who Was Once Arrested For Blocking An Abortion Clinic Entrance?

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  • This guessing game isn’t too hard: GOP pain-in-the-neck Rep. Todd Akin, of course. Akin has admitted he was once arrested for blocking an abortion clinic entrance. Aw, come on, guys! He just wanted to first make sure those women were “legitimately raped”! [Feminist.org]
  • Women speak 25 percent less than their male counterparts in meetings when women are in the minority, according to a new study published in the American Political Science Review. [Today]
  • The Discovery Channel website has an interesting “Fact Or Fiction?” quiz about feminism that seems to me both accurate and educational. So perhaps you want to give it a whirl? [Discovery.com] Keep reading »
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