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Planned Parenthood Believes It’s The Target Of A Sting Operation By Anti-Choicers

Planned Parenthood Federation of America clinics in 11 states have reported a string of suspicious incidents where women come in asking questions about sex-selective abortions, leading the organization to believe it’s being targeted with a “hoax” by an anti-abortion sting operation.

Women claiming to be pregnant came into clinics over two dozen times, asking provocative questions about sex-selective abortion, the Huffington Post reports. (Patient confidentiality prevents PPFA from identifying the clinics.) The women asked questions like how soon they could find out the gender of their fetus and whether they could schedule an abortion if they were expecting a girl. Keep reading »

Rick Santorum Should Have 72-Hour Waiting Period Before He Can Abort His Campaign

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Rick To Rape Victims
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Frothy Santorum Drink
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Rick Santorum aborts his campaign
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Not that I wanted Sen. Rick Santorum to continue his presidential campaign of caveman asshattery. But it doesn’t seem fair that he should get to just, you know, choose that choice for himself while women around the country are forced to wait up to 72 hours to make a decision about their own freakin’ uterus. Ashley Judd, Michelle Trachtenberg, and a couple other ladies have the best idea on how to fix this injustice: Rick Santorum should have a 72-day waiting period — and a healthy dose of “non-judgmental” lecturing — before he can abort his campaign. Rick, are you sure this is the right decision? Are you suuuure?  [Funny Or Die]

Anti-Abortion Michele Bachmann Claims Republicans “Want Women To Have Their Own Choices”

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Michele Bachmann poured water for all her male contenders. Read More »
Bachmann Vs. Breastfeeding
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What's Michele Bachmann got against breastfeeding? Read More »
Bachmann Stupidity
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Sorry, Michele, "the morning-after abortion pill" doesn't exist. Read More »
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Senator Kristen Gillibrand gets the Girl, You’ve Got Bigger Stones Than Me Award of the week for going head-to-head on “Meet The Press” yesterday with none other than Rep. Michele Bachmann. (Rep. Bachmann, let me remind you, refers to emergency contraception as “the morning-after abortion pill” thus conflating it with abortion, suggests the HPV vaccine can make children become mentally retarded,  jokes about so-called “ex-gay” therapy and does not allow her daughters to ask boys on dates.) Somehow Sen. Gillibrand managed not to reach through the TV screens and shake her … even when Bachmann said Republicans want women to “make their own choices.”

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Today’s Lady News: Arizona Bans Abortions After 20 Weeks

  • Arizona’s Governor Jan Brewer signed a law yesterday which bans abortions after 20 weeks (rare to begin with), except in cases which risk of death or serious injury. The law also mandates an ultrasound 24 hours prior to having an abortion and requires state officials to create a website which shows fetal growth at various stages. [MSNBC]
  • The breast cancer charity Susan G. Komen For The Cure sent as many grants this year to Planned Parenthood affiliates as it has in the past. This comes despite a politically-motivated attempt earlier in the year by Komen to halt grants to PP, which caused great controversy. [Washington Post]
  • Feminist Frequency takes on race in “The Hunger Games” and the controversy over naturally blonde, fair-skinned Jennifer Lawrence being cast as olive-skinned, black-haired Katniss Everdeen. [Feminist Frequency]
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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 »
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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

I Took Plan B
Our writer took the morning-after-pill to thwart unwanted pregnancy. Read More »
My Miscarriage
One writer discusses her miscarriage. Read More »
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How you can help protect access to reproductive health care. Read More »
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Am I pregnant or not? Only one way to find out. 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 »

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